The Sattlerwirt – a family business for generations

Hosts out of passion, rooted in the traditions of the Tyrolean lowlands – that’s the Astner family at Sattlerwirt. As genuine hosts, hospitality is in their blood and this is appreciated by countless travellers and guests – and has been for many decades.

Senior chef Midi has established the flourishing family business together with her husband Josef Astner who sadly passed away in 2016. Birgit and her siblings Beate and Harald have invested in the future of the Sattlerwirt and extended the hotel business.

But what would kitchen, service and hotel business be without dynamic staff? The professional and friendly team impresses with admirable loyalty and first-class service.

The Sattlerwirt – run by the Astner family for 120 years

The beginnings of the Sattlerwirt date back to the faraway year of 1343. In those days tithe had to be paid to the Ettal monastery; for Sattlerhof, this amounted to 43 x 3/8 pints of wine. During the centuries to come the large inn in Oberndorf nourished its owners only barely. In the course of the 19th century the lords of the manor changed often until the estate was purchased by Josef Astner in 1897.

Ever since then it has been the proud property of the Astner family. Over time the Sattlerwirt established a lucrative income, not alone due to its favourable location: Ebbs/Oberndorf was located nearby the new Inntal railway which offered the ideal means of transport for the first tourists. Wars, the economic crisis and even the famous thousand-Reichsmark-embargo of 1933 could not harm the Sattlerwirt.

With the take-over of Josef Astner III a lot of changes were implemented. He was a visionary and pioneer in many areas and abandoned the unprofitable agriculture and the little shop and made of the guesthouse a modern hotel. He kept investing because he wanted to keep up to date with the latest touristic developments.

Josef III (who sadly passed away in November 2016) and his wife Midi Astner made of the Sattlerwirt what it is today: a traditional Tyrolean inn with adjacent hotel, offering friendly and accommodating service while meeting highest quality standards. Today, their children Birgit, Harald and Beate run their heritage together, setting the tracks for a bright future.

Birgit
Birgit
Beate
Beate
Harald
Harald
Anna Maria
Anna Maria
Mother Midi
Mother Midi

Birgit is the oldest of the Sattlerwirt siblings; she is the SEO, always keeping the bigger picture in mind. If she isn’t organizing, planning or chitchatting with the guests, then she is swimming, golfing, mountain biking or relaxing over a good book and a good glass of wine.

Her best tip for you: “A bike tour to Walchsee Lake – and if you wish to cover a few more metres of altitude, cross the Gwircht Alm! After a refreshing lake tour stop for an ice cream at Café Praschberger – simply delicious!”

After 25 years of working in a bank and the birth of her daughter Magdalena, Beate has come to work at Sattlerwirt. She takes care of accounting and administration and is also the SEO of the Sattlerwirt. Beate loves spending time with her daughter as well as biking, reading and engaging in communal politics.

Her best tip for you: “A visit to the Ebbs Rarity Zoo: my daughter cannot get enough of the over 70 animal species including coati, rhesus apes and pink flamingos! Also the Hexenwasser Adventure Park in Söll is great fun for the whole family.”

Harald has followed a training as a cook. Today he is not only responsible for the service area, but also for the technical details in the conference rooms and the rest of the house. He is a passionate mountaineer, backcountry skier and mountain runner and thus your man if you have questions about the mountains and climbing.

His best tip for you: “Take the bike (or Kaiserlift J) to the Kaindl mountain hut, the starting point for the ascent to the Scheffauer mountain. If you prefer a quick tour, I recommend the Ritzau Alm in the Kaisertal valley, my favourite; the pressknödel soup is simply a dream!”

Anna Maria, Harald’s daughter, is going to the hotel management school and already helping diligently at Sattlerwirt. Her hobbies are hiking and parties.

Her best tip for you: “I love to hike o the Stripsenjoch house at 1.580 metres altitude. Great food, great views, great mood! Highly recommendable!”

It has been 48 years now that Mother Midi has been the hostess at Sattlerwirt and the good soul of the house. She loves looking after her granddaughter Magdalena and the flowers in the garden and anticipates her weekly yoga lessons as much as the mountain tours on Mondays.

Her best tip for you: “A hike over Brennkopf to the Walchsee lake towards Wandberg mountain is not too strenuous and offers spectacular views!”