Das Karwendel – Your wellness home at Lake Achen welcomes you – a family with a hospitality gene

Luxury hospitality of 4 generations

What was once a Viennese-style coffee shop, is now one of the leading hotels on the Achensee: classified as a 4-star-Superior hotel with an award-winning gourmet restaurant and many regular guests who always enjoying staying with us.

Plenty of dedication, 200% commitment and far-sighted visions from three generations of the Rieser family are behind Alpine Wellness Hotel Karwendel. We have always treasured and preserved the traditional Tyrolean hospitality and given our guests our undivided attention.

Gastgeberfamilie Rieser 

We love being your hosts during the most wonderful part of your year! We look forward to meeting you:

  • Sepp Rieser - hotelier and farmer by vocation
  • Steffi Rieser - your passionate host at the Karwendel. From early until late she flits through the hotel like a whirlwind and makes sure that everything is OK, that nothing has been forgotten and that the hotel is beautifully decorated. Her children unanimously agree: "Our mum is without a doubt the heart of Hotel Karwendel."
  • Seppi Rieser - manages all the goings-on at the hotel reception and in marketing and helps out in the restaurant and at the bar. The oldest of our three children.
  • Stevie (Stefanie) Rieser - a dedicated chef. She has wanted to be a chef since she was a child and has now put that into practice. The middle child.
  • Maggy (Magdalena) Rieser - successfully completed her hotel management studies in 2014 and is now at the reception desk and in service full time.
  • Sepp Rieser Senior, he has been "a bastion of calm" at the Karwendel since 1960, and even today he is involved in all important family decisions.
  • Seppi Junior - born on January 23rd, 2014, he is the pride and joy of the family and of everyone at Hotel Karwendel.
  • Emilia - the stork brought her on May 21, 2015. :-) She's the baby of the family and has made us perfectly happy.
  • Not to forget the whole Karwendel pampering team ...

History & tradition