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The Hinteregger family - from the hube to the hotel

In the 15th century, the Greierhube occupied the spot where the KIRCHHEIMERHOF now stands majestically on a plateau above the rooftops of Bad Kleinkirchheim.

Once known as “im Kray”, it was known and appreciated for its incredible views. “Im Kray” means something like “out on the edge”.


What started off centuries ago in this wonderful spot on the edge of the Nockberge mountains was turned into a focal point of Bad Kleinkirchheim’s tourism by Elli and Otto Hinteregger in 1960. That was the auspicious year in which the Hinteregger family bought the Greierhube and therefore also the birthplace of the KIRCHHEIMERHOF.
Elli was a trained chef and pastry cook and Otto a passionate innkeeper, an ideal combination which is reflected in the hotel’s hospitality to this day. Elli and Otto Hinteregger laid down the foundations for the host tradition, which is still upheld in the form of hard work and enthusiasm.

Gerald and his wife Sigrun have been running the KIRCHHEIMERHOF business since 2003.

The next generation of the Hinteregger hotelier family are already waiting in the starting blocks. Daughter Anna studies tourism management and son Moritz goes to Tourism Collage in Salzburg.

The construction stages in the Hotel Kirchheimerhof

1960

Purchase of the Greierhube

1965

Inn with 35 beds

1970

From inn to hotel with 50 beds and the first indoor swimming pool with sauna in Bad Kleinkirchheim

1985

Expansion of the hotel from 50 to 90 beds
Reconstruction of the wellness area and expansion with indoor pool, whirlpool, Finnish and steam sauna

1986

Design of the hotel driveway, lawn and park.

1988

Construction of the leisure facility: squash hall, children's area, tennis court and golf driving range

1989

Relocation of the Troad box at the hotel and extension to the cozy, rustic “Groar Alm” a few steps from the hotel and directly on the ski slope with approx. 35 seats and a large sun terrace.

1991

Construction of the adventure pool

1992

Expansion of the hotel to 160 beds

1993

Extension of the dining room

1995

Extension of the stable for the Limousin cattle breeding

1996

From the historic vegetable and coal cellar to the popular wine depot for tasting fine wines

2000

Conversion of the heating system from oil to pellets and construction of the photovoltaic system on the hotel roof

2002

Extension and renovation of the hotel kitchen

2003

Expansion and expansion of the wellness area:
5 new saunas, cosmetics and treatment rooms, panoramic relaxation room

2006

Redesign of 19 rooms in high-quality stone pine and garnet - the power stone of love - both materials from our Nockberge region
A fitness room will also be set up.

2007

Opening and integration of the Zirbenstube in the lobby area as a cozy place to get together.

2008

Redesign of the lobby, reception and bar area and the "Kirchheim Corner" restaurant.

2010

Adaptation of the relaxation room and extension to include an infrared sauna.
Renovation of the staff house and new furniture.

2012

Children's area expanded by one level with a climbing wall, tower with slide and many other attractions
Acquisition of the magic carpet exclusively for hotel guests

2013

Construction of the natural play arena with tree house, climbing ropes, sandpit and Gatschplatz with its own fountain, slide ...
Redesign of the outdoor relaxation area with cozy places.

2014

Redesign of 25 rooms with high-quality materials, artistic elements by a local artist and the popular Murmelbau family suites.
Acquisition of the floating lounger to expand the wellness concept in the SPA
Acquisition of a snowmaking system for the snow fun land
Opening of the first farm coffee in the Groar Alm

2015

Certification as an organic farm and modernization of the herb garden with raised beds
New stove for our rustic Groar Alm for even more hut romance.
New construction of the hotel laundry.
Renewal of the passenger elevator I.

2016

Redesign of the buffet area with "Show Kitchen" and extension of the dining room to include the Hinteregger Stube.
Connection to the LAWZ Klagenfurt (fire alarm system).
Construction spray land with fancy water attractions.
Adaptation of the indoor pool with a new look and feel and expansion of the relaxation loungers
Redesign of the Groar Alm outdoor area with paving and comfortable benches
Opening of our apartments "Panorama Loft".
Area-wide expansion of the free WiFi network in the entire hotel and in the Groar Alm.

2017

Energy generation Power and heat coupling - two sources of energy are obtained from the natural product of the pellets: electricity and thermal energy
Extension of the parking facilities at the hotel
Acquisition of a new solarium
Renewal of the passenger elevator II.
Extension of the stables for our mini farm.

2018

Construction of the new Kirchheimerhof Gym
Adaptations in the Kirsch Junior Suites

2019

More comfort and space to relax in the relaxation room
XL shower in selected family rooms
Family room with wooden floor
Even more panorama through new windows in the indoor pool

XL ski storage NEW with direct hotel access
Ski rental NEW directly in the hotel with our partner Intersport
Gym room for yoga, pilates, etc.
Cozy lounge area with a panorama over Bad Kleinkirchheim
Extension of the hotel entrance


Currently in planning:

Extension of our cozy Groar Alm

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