The Guggenbichl is a multi-generational, family-run guesthouse located high above the rooftops of Kaprun and Zell am See in the Salzburg Alps.
The Guggenbichl guesthouse began life as a farm purchased by the grandparents of Anton Nindl, the present owner, during the war. Their passion and hard work saw the property expand in the subsequent years. The house and the barn were enlarged, pastures were purchased and an alpine inn was opened - the entire family lent a hand.
In the early day, the magnificent location, alpine tranquillity and fresh mountain air attracted people to "Guggen" (Austrian for "look").
With the development of infrastructure in the region, including the start of construction of the alpine reservoirs and a cable car line to the glacier, Pinzgau experienced a boom in tourism. The growing popularity of the resort enabled the Guggenbichl to expand operations at the mountain inn to open year-round, welcoming guests from all over the world, in summer and winter
As the number of guests increased and the workload grew, a decision was taken to separate the farm from the mountain inn. The Guggenbichl then consisted of two guest rooms and a small restaurant with six tables.
In 2001, Hermann Nindl took over the farm. His brother Anton Nindl, the present owner, subsequently acquired the guesthouse in 2002. Their sister Monika Egger-Nindl is currently responsible for the loving decoration in and around the guesthouse and is always by her brothers’ side to offer support and advice.
In 2009, Anton married his partner Claudia, and their son Anton Jr. was born in 2010. Anton also has two older children, Matthias and Theresa, who come to visit during the school holidays.
All the family love their alpine homeland and are aware of how fortunate they are to be able to continue their wonderful heritage.