Restaurant owner and farmer Rupert Mayr developed the famous "Lukashansl" guesthouse in Ferleiten at the start of the 20th century. The adjacent farm is today a large alpine zoo and leisure park with a children's play area run by the Mayr-Reisch family.
Born 28 March 1891 in Bruck a.d. Glocknerstrasse
Lived with his parents in Bruck and in Ferleiten
The plan was for his brother to take over the family business, but he was killed in the First World War. Therefore it was Rupert who inherited the farm and the "Lukashansl" guesthouse in Ferleiten.
Oversaw the running of a farm, slaughterhouse and bed & breakfast on the premises
Was married to a woman from Vienna, the daughter of an important cattle breeder; he met her while purchasing cattle in Vienna
His father was involved in the construction of the Glocknerstrasse road, talked to Emperor Franz-Joseph and had the road named after Empress Elisabeth
Had two daughters, Elfriede and Herta. Elfriede would later go on to take over the runnung of the business. Today the Gasthaus Lukashansl still exists as a restaurant, while the farm has been turned into a large alpine zoo and leisure part with a children's area and is run by son Georg.
Rupert Mayr died 14.5. 1971
Founder of the Sporthotel Reisch and pioneer of alpine skiing in Kitzbühel. He was the first man to ski on the Kitzbühel Horn mountain and the first ski instructor in Kitzbühel.
Born on 17 October 1863 in Kufstein
Moved to Kitzbühel in 1890
Took over the running of the family's waxworks in 1891
January 1893: brought skiing to Kitzbühel (from Norway) and became the first man to ski on the Kitzbühel Horn
First skier and ski instructor in Kitzbühel
1896: married Marie Tscholl - the couple went on to have five sons and two daughters
Purchased more and more property in Kitzbühel, including the Sporthotel Reisch (opened 1912)
Founded numerous sports clubs, including a ski club
Was a member of the local gynmastics club
Became mayor in 1903
Pioneering spirit - played a major role in establishing Kitzbühel as a ski destination in winter
Died suddenly while skiiing in 1920
The oldest son of the Sporthotel Reisch founder, Ernst Reisch was a passionate skier, ski jumper and bobsleigher. In 1931 he founded the Kitzbühel Ski Club, which still exists today, and played a major role in making Kitzbühel the tourist magnet it is today.
Born on 4.3.1899 in Kitzbühel
The oldest son of Franz Reisch
Completed an excellent education in the field of hotel hospitality
Worked in Munich, Switzerland and South America
Served in both World Wars, was wounded and received military honours
Was major if the village as well as chairman of the local sports club and transport club
A passionate skier, ski jumper and bobsleigher
Founded the Kitzbühel Ski Club in 1931, which still exists today
Played a major role in establishing Kitzbühel as a tourism destination
Was a member of the local choir and gymnastics club
Died 01.08.1966 in Kitzbühel
Had 7 children and passed the Sporthotel Reisch to his oldest son Rupert
Toni Sailer was and still remains a bone fide Kitzbühel legend. The former ski star and singer also worked as head coach of the Austria Ski Team and race director of the legendary Hahnenmann downhill race. Toni Sailer will always be associated with KItzbühel!
Born 17 November 1935 in Kitzbühel
Member of the "Kitzbüheler Wunderteams" (Christian Pravda, Ernst Hinterseer, Anderl Molterer, Fritz Huber, Hias Leitner)
Won three gold medals at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d’Ampezzo (Slalom, Giant Slalom, Downhill)
A the 1958 Ski World Championships in Bad Gastein he won gold in the Downhill, Giant Slalom and Combined events as well as silver in the slalom and many further awards
One of the most successful skiers of all time
Attended an acting school in Berlin and featured in numerous TV shows and films such as "König der silbernen Berge" and "Der schwarze Blitz".
Singer with 18 records to his name
1972 – 1976 head coach and technical director of the Austria Ski Team
1986 – 2006 race director of the Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel
1999: voted Sportsman of the Century
Died 24 August 2009 in Kitzbühel
The Kitzbühel-based poet celebrated his biggest success with "Das rauhe Leben". His works were tolerated by the Nazis, who saw in them a glorification of Austria and even re-published some of his poems.
Was forced to go to work at the age of just 14 in order to support his family
Lost both his parents at the age of 20
Always continued to believe in the goodness of life and began to write down his thoughts
Came into contact with the social democratic party and found in Josef Stern his first supporter
1920: lived in Kitzbühel and published his most successful work "Das rauhe Leben"
His works were tolerated by the Nazis, who saw in them a glorification of Austria and even re-published some of his poems
Became forgotten after the Second World War, though his works have always remained relevant
Died 25.1.1923 in Kitzbühel
Always included in the price:
Wireless internet throughout the hotel
Free parking (does not include underground parking)
Healthy and hearty breakfast buffet (07:30-10:30)
Delicious ingredients sources from the region
Spa & gym
Available for an extra fee:
Á la carte gourmet dinner (at least 3 times per person during the stay, €40 per person per day)
Relaxing treatments (massages)
Underground parking (€15 per parking space per day)
All prices in euros per person / per day including breakfast buffet and free use of sauna, steam bath, bio sauna and fitness room. The local tourism taxe of €1.80 per person / per day is not included. (Subject to change)