Kitzbühel’s history stretches back more than 700 years. Situated in the north-eastern Tyrol, the town gave its name to the surrounding Alps. The location at the foot of the “Hahnenkamm”, site of the famous annual Ski World Cup, offers a unique view of the beautiful mountain scenery.
The Hotel Zur Tenne in Kitzbühel is first mentioned in a document dating from 1543 – and for most of the time since then the hotel was owned by mayors of the town. In 1902, the ski-ing pioneer Franz Reisch bought the hotel.
In 1969, Falk Volkhardt achieved a lifelong ambition by buying the Hotel Zur Tenne. He arranged for top-to-bottom renovation and refitting work to be carried out. To preserve the historic townscape, however, no changes were made to the hotel’s facade.
Situated at the centre of town, the hotel comprises two interconnected buildings. The heart of the hotel is the historic threshing floor (the “Tenne”), which provides the ideal setting for weddings, celebrations and conferences. The interior is steeped in history too: the enchanting rooms feature the original lamps bearing Tyrolean, Habsburg and Austrian coats of arms, as well as tin lamps and traditional handmade wrought ironwork.
In 1989 Innegrit Volkhardt followed in her father’s footsteps, becoming General Manager of the family-owned Bayerischer Hof hotel in Munich and the Hotel Zur Tenne. She called in star architect Siegward Graf Pilati to renovate the restaurant, banqueting rooms, reception and spa area. A new, attractive winter garden was also added, providing a view over lively Kitzbühel. The Hotel Zur Tenne reopened in 1995 following its extensive makeover. Today the hotel is a favourite meeting place for Kitzbühel locals and guests from all over the world.