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From a forge to a 4-star hotel

The name Saalbach (formerly Salpach) was first mentioned in documents as early as 1350. The name originated from the stream that flows through the village (the Spielberg Stream is next to the hotel) and ends in the river Saale (Saalach).
It all started in the workshop...
In 1688 Christoph Felseisen ran a blacksmiths on the site of the present hotel Saalbacher Hof.

In 1799 our own relative Matthias Dschulnigg worked as a master craftsman at the blacksmiths. The workshop provided ten buckets, water scoops and two fire ladders for the village that could be used by the community in case of fire. Matthias’ son Jakob Dschulnigg married Magdalena Felseisen in 1808 and in 1811 their son Johann was born.
Saalbach in 1926 in winter
School ski course in Saalbach in 1934
Post card of a winterly Saalbach from 1938
Guest house Dschulnigg around 1949/50
Between 1827 and 1849 Jakob Dschulnigg was the mayor of Saalbach.

In 1832 he took over the blacksmiths from his son Johann. In 1836 he also bought the ‘Pichelhof’ (which today is called Tannenhof) and the Bäckstätt. Just like his father before him Johann Dschulnigg also became the mayor of Saalbach and stood office between 1851 and 1856.

His son Johann Evangelist Dschulnigg was born in 1856 and inherited the blacksmiths in 1884. Just like his forefathers he became mayor of the village between 1891 and 1900.

In 1895 Johann Evangelist established the first power station in Saalbach on the site of our sun terrace. Shortly afterwards the first two street lamps appeared in Saalbach and were powered from the little power station. At the turn of the century everyone in the region was having to fight for their livelihoods so Maria Dschulnigg reduced electricity prices for the local school, community hall and for street lighting.

In 1920 Hans Dschulnigg, Johann Evangelist’s son, was born.

In 1927 the blacksmiths had to give way to the need for tourism in the village and was moved to a spot behind the main house. The old blacksmiths was converted into a bed and breakfast establishment.

In 1932 Juliane Dschulnigg was awarded a license to run a boarding house for tourists.
Summer image from Saalbach from 1939
View to Saalbach in summer (1941)
Boarding house Dschulnigg around 1951
Indoor photo from the Hotel Saalbacher Hof around 1953
In 1945 and 1946 Johann Evangelist Junior Dschulnigg was the mayor of Saalbach. His son Hans returned from war and heard that the Americans had built a cable car transportation system in Mittersill. He was allowed to personally visit the cable car and permitted to transport parts of the cable car to Saalbach to build a ski lift. A major success! The technical requirements were all there, but the money wasn’t so Hans Dschulnigg took up the job of persuading habitants of the village to take some risk and to invest in the ski lift project. He managed to convince them and in 1945 the Ski Lift Organisation of Saalbach was formed. This group of forward thinking pioneers took an adventurous step and opened the first lift on the south side of the Kohlmais Mountain in 1946. The lift was 1800m long and the longest drag lift in the whole of Austria.

1948 Hannes Dschulnigg, the son of Hans and Friedl Dschulnigg was born.

1950 Hans was awarded a license to run a hotel.

1954 Hans Dschulnigg took over the Tannenhof. The Saalbacher Hof got bigger and bigger step by step from that moment on.

1955 the dining room was built.

1962 the north wing of the Saalbacher Hof was built.

1964 as a special highlight an outdoor pool was built on the ground of the Tannehofs.

1969 the Café was built.
Summer vacation in the Hotel Saalbacher Hof - that's how it looked like in 1957
Winter photo from the Hotel Saalbacher Hof in 1958
The Saalbacher Hof slightly changed around 1960
The new pool at the Tannenhof in the 60s / 70s
1970 until this year at 5 o'clock a band always played at the dining room. This changed as the "Castello" opend it's doors for the first time.

1971 The north wing was extended and linked to the old Tannehof by a bridge.

1974 The Saalbacher Hof Hotel GesmbH & CoKG was set-up and both houses were managed by the same company. 

1992 Hans Dschulnigg passed on the company to his son Hannes who had been involved with the hotel from a very young age. 

1996 The café was converted into the conservatory

1998 Construction of Rocky Indoor Pool and Spa

2001 Construction of second staff building

2002 Conversion of Tannenhof

2010 The traditional house from the 16th Century was torn down and replaced with the new building

2013 During the summer we celebrated 80 years of hospitality with our old and new friends.

This is how the Hotel Saalbacher Hof looked like at the beginning of this millennium (2002)
Photo from the Castello from the 1970s
Your hosts - Family Dschulnigg & Geissler
The Hotel Saalbacher Hof today
Art Room Small
€ 110,-
Art Room Small
Bedroom with queen size bed (140 x 200 cm) and equipped with artful design features.Further equipment: bath/shower, toilet bathrobe, slippers and swim bag hair dryer room safe radio, cable TV, telephone Coffee- / Tea Station and free WIFI
01.01.2022 - 01.01.2026
Dutch week
Dutch week
This is the ninth time that Saalbach Hinterglemm is holding the ”Dutchweek”.From 15 - 23 March 2025, our winter guests  will be taking over the pistes and huts again with cool international sounds and non-stop party fun during the “Dutchweek”. We are celebrating the dutch week in our legendary nightclub "Castello" as well as in the 2020 - Bar & Lounge and in Soul House.Different side events are perfect activities for a proper long party weekend.
15.03. - 23.03.2025
Double Room Deluxe
€ 135,-
Double Room Deluxe
Modern, spacious bedroom with couch and balcony Equipped with: Bathroom with rain shower and radio Separate toilet Walk-in closet Bathrobe, slippers and swim bag hair dryer Radio with iPod docking station, TV Minibar, coffee- / tea station Room safe, telephone and free WIFI
01.01.2022 - 01.01.2026
World Games of Mountainbiking
World Games of Mountainbiking
With altitudes between 1,000 and 2,100 metres, the grass-covered mountains of the Pinzgau Grasberge provide the ideal conditions for the competition. The 21 kilometres distance with 880 height metres is ideal for first timers and those who race for the first time. Also rookies are welcome to compete in this distance. You need stamina and a high level of fitness for the marathon. Rookies can take part in the shortest course with 31 kilometres at an altitude of 1,160 m. Anyone who thinks they can do more can take part in the marathon with 42 kilometres and an altitude of 1.980 or even choose the longer distance of 58 kilometres at an altitude of 2,920 metres. Ambitious bikers can push their limits along the entire marathon route stretching 80 kilometres and at an altitude of 3,678 m.Spectators cheer on the bikers at the finish line as well as at the highest points of the route – on the Westgipfel and Schattberg summits. Kids on Bikes  Boys and girls compete against each other again in six different age categories for the Junior Trophy. The Rookies can try the first time the new marathon distance of 21 km and an altitude of 880 meters.
05.09. - 08.09.2024

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