The Wismeyerhaus then and now
Presentation of the Wismeyerhaus with the "Environmental Seal of Quality".
***Hotel Wismeyerhaus, elev. 1,670 m and affiliated with the Edelweiss chapter of the Alpine Association, is located in Obertauern –one of the most popular/most beautiful ski areas in Austria - in the Schladming Alps.
The hotel, surrounded by several peaks with an elevation of 2,700 m, is located right between two ski lift valley stations and in the center of the high-altitude Obertauern ski area, and since 2005 has been run by Hanni and Peter Burghard.
The road to the hotel we know today began in 1967, when the Edelweiss chapter bought the ski hut "Bohemia" from the Prague chapter and, in 1969, built and opened the original "Wismeyerhaus". Amenities: shower on one floor, small bedrooms, storage.
To keep pace with tourist development, a north-facing addition with comfort rooms was built on the main house in 1994.
In the following years, there was another expansion and then improvements in quality, safety, and environmental awareness. Here are some of the major highlights:
2003: expansion of the reception area, garage, storage rooms.
2004 - 2007: replacement of oil heating with district heating and a new heating system with electronic heat control.
2006: in the main house, new facade / insulation as well as conversion of bedrooms into comfort rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors.
2007: at the Bohemia, new facade / new roof and insulation.
2010: in the main house, new new roof with dormers incl. insulation and conversion of storage rooms into comfort rooms.
2011: new facade on the 1994 extension / insulation and a fire alarm system.
Ongoing until 2011: use of energy-saving bulbs, motion detectors, and extensive water-saving measures in all areas.
The hotel, located between 2 lift valley stations, now has a total of 34 comfort rooms, including 24 double bed/4 2-bed, and /6 family rooms, 2 dining rooms, sauna, and is wonderfully suited for seminars and group events.
Of course, all of this took place through years of great cooperation between Edelweiss and the lease-holders.