Piesendorf, Salzburg (state), Austria

If you are looking for relaxation, seclusion and aesthetics, the Aufberg is the place for you. The two chalets nestle on the slope at almost 1,100 meters like two bird nests. In the middle of the high mountain region of Hochtauern, the Unterberger host family has created an architectural jewel in which visitors immediately feel at home and never want to leave.

Upon arrival, the guest is warmly welcomed and, if necessary, even provided with regional delicacies. Then you can retreat and explore the many unusual details of the chalet.

The four independent apartments, which can also be booked together, offer a modern but cozy living area, an open fireplace that provides cozy warmth and a perfectly equipped kitchen that leaves nothing to be desired. The freestanding bathtub is particularly stylish. The bright rooms of the apartments are spacious, fragrant wood dominates all areas. The numerous panorama windows allow a fantastic view of the Austrian Alps - a complete feeling of freedom at lofty heights. On the balcony and the terrace you can enjoy the energy of the sun early in the morning and experience the evening sun sinking behind the mountain peaks. Ideal conditions to clear your head and indulge in relaxation.

The summary could be subtle comfort with a hint of needle scent. In the chalet you feel so comfortable that you could basically spend your entire vacation in the four walls - which would be a shame given the great surroundings. Hikers start right in front of the Schmittenhöhe and winter sports enthusiasts are in the middle of the ski areas of Zell am See, Kitzsteinhorn and Saalbach Hinterglemm. In summer, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road invites you to a wonderful tour. The Hohe Tauern National Park Center in Mittersill or the Kaprun-Mooserboden high mountain reservoirs are also great day trip destinations. Back in the chalet you can relax in the sauna.

We also featured this accommodation on our blog at Five places in winter.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Apartmentfrom175 €


ArchitectureThe AUFBERG 1113 was built in 2008 and the AUFBERG 1110 in 2012. Andrea and Berta Unterberger wanted to create an exceptional living space on their two wonderful mountain plots in which everyone would like to live. The model for the "Aufberg 1113" was a bird's nest with an all-round panoramic view, the Aufberg 1110 was supposed to be a little more introverted with niches and individual large windows, like a mountain hut. The Unterbergers' ideas were realized by Munich architect Prof. Andreas Meck. The houses have clear lines; they adapt to the landscape and were built as far as possible with local materials such as larch wood. The craftsmen also came largely from the region. Natural materials such as wood, stone, wool and felt were preferably used in the spacious rooms with lots of light. The simple, minimalist design and the modern furniture were largely designed by the architect and developed in the course of construction with the respective craftsmen; The owners chose the rest themselves and ordered them in small factories: classics and timeless individual pieces of furniture. Individual elements were integrated into the building from old wood or stone. The ensemble has been awarded various architecture prizes.

EnvironmentEnvironmental protection is very important to the Unterbergers, which is why they hardly use disposable products, for example. In the kitchen of the apartments there is a trash can with four different compartments for separating garbage. There are no plastic bottles, just glass bottles. The basic foodstuffs in the kitchens of the apartments largely come from regional manufacturers. Bed, table and terry towels were produced by small manufacturers. The houses are heated with geothermal energy. Wood from our own farm is used in the open fireplace.


  • Architecturally interesting chalets in a breathtaking location
  • Subtle and luxurious design
  • Great location in the middle of the ski area
  • Many hiking opportunities in summer
  • Shops and restaurants are only a five-minute drive away
  • For aesthetes, nature lovers and those seeking peace

Chalet apartments4 apartmentsOwn kitchenChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • 2 chalets, each with 2 independent apartments, which can also be connected to each other.
  • All apartments with their own kitchen, open fireplace and sauna
  • L'Occitaine toiletries, bathrobes
  • Nespresso machine with coffee capsules and basic tea facilities
  • Ski Storage
  • Free parking
  • Final cleaning and tourist tax included in the price

Fotos: Michael Heinrich / Privat / Walter Henisch

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Rooms + Rates

per night
Apartmentfrom175 €

Location + Directions

By car

The chalets Aufberg can be reached from Munich in about 2.5 hours (175 km), from Salzburg it takes about 1.5 hours (94 km) and from Zurich it takes about 5 hours (430 km).

By train

The closest train station is in Zell am See. From there you can take a taxi (about 15 minutes).