The hosts at the Thurnerhof

We are the Kröll family. We pride ourselves on offering each and every guest a warm welcome, genuine hospitality and personal service every day.

Whether on the reception desk, in the kitchen, in service or behind the scenes – in our family-friendly hotel amidst the Salzburg mountains, the entire family takes good care of you & your loved ones. We are always ready to listen to our guests’ concerns, no matter how large or small.

Gertraud Kröll, my grandmother, and Georg Kröll, my grandfather, both laid the foundation stone for today’s hotel business.
They started renting rooms in 1950 in what was then a simple farmhouse.
Even then, my grandmother realised that young people were the future and turned the farmhouse into a youth recreation centre with three rooms and running water in the corridor. After Saalbach Hinterglemm became known as a ski resort, my grandparents were able to accommodate 20 guests in 1958.
Our aim now is to make our house an unforgettable place for your family holiday.
Come and share our enjoyment. Come and share our experience.
From 1980 to 2006, under the leadership of today’s senior managers Hermann and Adele Kröll, the simple accommodation for school trips in the countryside evolved into one of the most modern youth guesthouses in Saalbach Hinterglemm.
They have enthusiastically run, extended and modernised the house. My mother took care of the physical well-being of about 100 guests in the kitchen almost on her own, while my father looked after the office work and all activities around the house. The house was renovated and modernised continuously during the low seasons. My parents decided to take their well-deserved retirement in 2006.
By the way, my mother is still the fairy godmother in the laundry and it would be hard to imagine life without my father as a ski shuttle driver and in-house technician.

In 2006, I was only 21 years old when I took over the family property and the destiny of today’s Hotel THURNERHOF in the fourth generation. Wet behind the ears but full of great vision and energy. I never thought of anything else but to fully devote myself to continuing the parental business in the proven family tradition – even though I could never understand the ‘Student Hostel’ categorisation. From the very beginning, I had only one dream/goal in mind: the ****family hotel THURNERHOF.
A big thank you to my parents at this point, who never slowed me down in my visions and sometimes risky investments.
On the contrary, I could always count on their active support and backing. It didn’t take me long to convert the target group from youth groups to young families. The name was more or less adapted as we went through the numerous conversions of PENSION THURNERHOF and later, to HOTEL THURNERHOF.

Personal happiness joined professional success in 2015. My still-not-yet-wife Erika Fuchs has been by my side since then. She is a master florist and does not have a background in the hotel business, but she provides a breath of fresh air with her great ideas and attention to detail. Her excellent sense for beautiful things puts every last nook and cranny of the house in the right light. Hardly a day goes by without her taking on some minor or major task in the hotel.
The birth of our son Moritz in 2016 cemented our good fortune with the fifth generation.

We look forward to welcoming you.
Your host family
Hermann Kröll and Erika Fuchs with Moritz
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