Frontansicht des Hotel Koch in Obertauern im Winter
Hotel Koch

A sense for the special

Hotel Koch in Obertauern

Your hosts - the Koch family - with tradition

The Koch family is a family with tradition and a sense for the extraordinary. They have been running their hotel cordially for over 70 years and 3 generations. Hans Koch Founder of the Koch ski school, then the Obertauern Nord ski school. Together with his wife Michaela (Elli), they started their pioneering work in 1946.

The guesthouse, ski school and sun lifts have made a name for themselves in Obertauern. Son Michael and his wife Elisabeth carry on the tradition. Daughter Elisabeth is now in the management and is taking further turns with her husband Stefan. In the family chronicle you will find even more interesting facts about the pioneering work and everything to do with the Hotel Koch in Obertauern.

With fresh impetus

Mrs. Elisabeth jun.

As a trained hotel manager with a sports background. Elisabeth Jr. and her husband Stefan carry on the tradition at the Hotel Koch with heart and soul. With a passion for skiing, she knows the Tauern circuit with its highlights.

Stefan Koch not only ensures a relaxed check-in, luggage service and valet parking, but also takes care of all the technical work that arises in the hotel and is helpful in every department.
We enjoy chatting and giving tips for the slopes and cross-country ski trails as well as information about the hotel.

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"Roman stones - milestones"

At our traditional hotel, you can immerse yourself in the history of automotive beauties from bygone eras.

From our guestbook

Many of our guests come as guests and leave as friends. Some of them have become very dear friends. The interaction is cordial and personal. Of course, we are particularly pleased about the praise. We have summarized some of the best statements from our analog and online guest books for you here.

“A sporting triumph is always a pivotal point. A great moment. When I look back, I see a path of a thousand miles. But you never forget the place where you take your first steps. So were my steps here with you, on ice and snow. For many years, the fingers on both my hands are not enough, I was able to spend wonderful vacation days with you. You watched me grow up, spoiled me with bed and food and your wonderful ways. I would like to say thank you for that.

It’s just great how you welcome your guests. Having stayed in many hotels around the world, I can bluntly say: “Coming to you is like coming home.” So I hope to book with my own family one day. Only together can people fly.”

Thoughts from luger Sascha Benecken

Sascha Benecken is a former German luger who also works as a musician. With his doubles partner Toni Eggert, he became world champion eleven times, won the overall World Cup six times and bronze and silver at the Olympic Games. He ended his active career in 2023. 

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Family chronicle

  • 1944 – Hans Koch comes to Obertauern and starts as a janitor and ski instructor at the Hotel Wiesenegg
  • 1944 – Wedding in October of Hans and Michaela Koch , née. Wagon hammer
  • 1946 – Construction of the Alpengasthof with 8 guest beds – directly on the piste
  • 1947 – Hans Koch becomes ski school director of the Obertauern Nord ski school
  • 1952 – The first sauna in the Alpengasthof Koch
  • 1954 – Birth of son Michael Koch
  • 1958 – Private extension with 2 further guest rooms
  • 1960 – Addition of fireplace room and guest room as well as renovation of the existing sauna
  • 1961 – Construction of the T-bar lifts Sonnenlifte I, II, III by Hans Koch, commissioning on December 21
  • 1977 – Enlargement of the private building
  • 1979 – Wedding in May of Michael and Elisabeth Koch, nee Spreitzer and birth of son Michael Johann
  • 1985 – Michael Koch takes over his parents’ business in December and gives birth to daughter Elisabeth Johanna
  • 1986 – Reconstruction of the Hotel Koch canteen
  • 1989 – Construction of the staff house, vacation apartments and sports store
  • 1990 – New construction of the sauna with steam bath, in-house laundry
  • 1993 – Construction work on fire protection stairs and additional hotel rooms
  • 1996 – Renovation of the restaurant in Swiss stone pine in the traditional house and construction of the hotel garage
  • 2003 – New hotel entrance, the Suppenplatzl, renovation of toilet facilities
  • 2006 – Conversion from oil heating to district heating
  • 2008 – Creation of the family chapel on the sunny slope
  • 2011 – An in-house elevator is integrated
  • 2014 – Renovation of the Stammtisch restaurant
  • 2017 – Elisabeth Koch jun. takes over the management and is thus part of the KG
  • 2018 – Kitchen renovation
  • 2020 – Conversion of old building 2 floors (5 rooms)
  • 2020 – Renovation of the guest rooms and creation of the Plauderstube
  • 2021 – Wedding Elisabeth Koch and Stefan Koch nee. Dabernig
  • 2022 – Birth of daughter Sophie
  • 2023 The Lebensfreude rooms are redesigned with Swiss stone pine and the digital communication is renewed.
  • Visions of the future are running

The very special EXTRA at Hotel Koch

The house chapel was built in 2008 and the Maria Schutz chapel was consecrated in 2012 with Father Paulus from Michaelbeuern, family, valued friends, singing and the sound of the harp. One of many intercessions that was recited: Eternal God, help us to preserve what does not belong to us – the earth, the water, the air and the future of our children.
Wooden shingles donated by family, guests, friends, employees and craftsmen contributed to the creation of this building.

For many of our guests, it is important to give themselves time during their vacation to:

  • to thank
  • to ask
  • to pray
  • to read
  • to think of someone
  • Finding satisfaction u. and much more.

Thank you, the small word with a big impact.
Those who say thank you show it:

  • Appreciation
  • Recognition and
  • Respect

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. Give thanks every day and enjoy the harvest.

Jobs at Hotel Koch

in Obertauern

Live and experience the warmth, friendliness, well-groomed appearance, love of the job, correctness, discretion, general interest in the hotel and the surrounding area, willingness to help our guests at any time, team spirit and professionalism at Hotel Koch from the end of November to the end of April.

Please send your detailed application documents to:

Elisabeth and Michael Koch
Hotel Koch Obertauern
Römerstrasse 25
5562 Obertauern
Phone: +43 6456 7228

Working at Hotel Koch

We sell arriving, breathing a sigh of relief, feeling good.
By this we mean:

  • communication in the German language
  • the cordiality,
  • the friendliness,
  • a well-groomed appearance,
  • the love of the profession,
  • Specialist knowledge,
  • Correctness,
  • Discretion,
  • General interest in the hotel and the surrounding area,
  • Willingness to assist our guests at all times,
  • Ability to work in a team and
  • Professionalism.

What you can expect from us

  • 6-day week with a fixed day off
  • Regulated working hours with remuneration LT.KT with the willingness to overpay depending on qualifications, we expect perfect knowledge of German
  • Free accommodation in our own staff house
  • Free catering even on days off
  • Free internet access
  • Free washing facilities
  • Parking free of charge
  • Coaching

Dear guests, dear friends of the house,

We are delighted that you are visiting our homepage. The 2023/2024winter season has now come to an end and we would like to thank you for the many wonderful Hours. Experiences were described, jokes were told, trump cards were played and acquaintances were made. Everyone Each individual has experienced their own personal hide-away .We are now taking a short break before further visions for the coming season are finalized and implemented.

Inquiries for the 2024/2025 winter season will be accepted and processed from July 2024 .

A concrete offer is possible from July 2024.

Our family business thanks you for your understanding and looks forward to hearing from you again from July 2024. Under the motto: “Movement in the snow is fun for us”, we look forward to receiving your inquiry.