Black & white picture of a house near Falkensteiner Hotels

Our History

How it all began. Welcome Home!

When Maria and Josef Falkensteiner opened a small guesthouse in 1957 in the Pustertal Valley in South Tyrol, nobody could have imagined that in just over 60 years it would develop into one of the most successful family-run holiday hotel groups in Central Europe. 

"The decisive factor was that we always saw ourselves as a family business and never forgot our South Tyrolean roots", Erich Falkensteiner.

Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences is currently represented in six European countries with 27 four and five-star hotels, 2 apartment complexes and a premium campsite. Each hotel is so individual that it can tell its own story. We are happy to share those with you.

The Falkensteiner Hospitality Philosophy

Alpine down-to-earthness, Austrian reliability and a Mediterranean attitude to life are combined with family values and genuine hospitality. A combination that you will feel in every one of our hotels - in the architecture, the culinary offer, the quality and the unique feeling of being "at home" nowhere better than in a Falkenstein hotel. In this sense "Welcome Home!

"The challenge is not to build a hotel, but to create a home," says Erich Falkensteiner.

How it started

It all started when Maria and Josef Falkensteiner opened a small hotel in South Tyrol in 1957. At this point nobody could imagine how it would develop the next 60 years. Our strength made us to one of the most successful family-run holiday hotel groups in middle Europa: We combine individuality and standardization - every Falkensteiner hotel is individual but at the same time we are spread internationally and have the advantages of a group.

1957 founded in south tyrol
360 degree tourism group
6 countries
More than 30 hotels, residences & camping places
3 offices
More than 2000 colleagues
4400 rooms