der daberer. das Biohotel

Dellach im Gailtal, Carinthia, Austria

The multi-award-winning nature and organic hotel with a wonderful spa impresses with yoga, wellness and hiking offers in Carinthia. The cuisine at the wellness hotel focuses on regional slow food. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are also a treat here. Alkaline fasting in combination with yoga retreats is particularly popular in spring, winter and fall. The 4-star superior Spahotel is a retreat for sustainable hiking vacations or wellness breaks in the Gailtal valley. Short breaks are recommended at this popular organic hotel. In addition to yoga and yoga retreats, there are cooking workshops and guided hikes.

From the hotel, guests look south, far across the valley, to the peaks of the Carnic Alps. The daberer is located above the beautiful village of St. Daniel in the Gailtal, with its church in the center, surrounded by green meadows. St. Daniel is one of eight Slow Food Villages in Carinthia. It is about biological diversity, sustainable cultivation methods and last but not least about enjoyable food.

The Biohotel is more than a hotel, it is a place of retreat with countless favorite places both inside and outside. The rooms are lovingly and individually designed. The spa is so spacious that there is even a cozy living room right in the middle. The daberer offers its guests quality time and has been for over 40 years. The pleasure can also be experienced in the kitchen, which is colorful, regional, seasonal and a bit extravagant. According to the Slow Food concept, products of the best quality and from the surrounding area are used.

The siblings Marianne and Christian Daberer run the hotel today together with their parents, Inge and Willi Daberer. First there was a fresh water source, then the daberer was added: In 1928 the St. Daniel spa was opened by Thomas Daberer and later managed by Carla Daberer.

In 1978, today's senior bosses took over the inn and made it into the Daberer Biopension. Her philosophy was “think things differently and develop them further”, which has not changed to this day. Since then, the house has grown and so has the Daberer family. After years of hiking and apprenticeship, Marianne and Christian Daberer also returned to the organic hotel, thus continuing the family tradition.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom93 €
Double roomfrom230 €
Family roomfrom290 €


ArchitectureThe organic hotel is clear and straightforward and offers a lot of space. The materials used are of high quality: wood, felt, sound, light and color. The house was built bioclimatically, so that the solar energy is used passively through the many glass surfaces facing south. The construction took place exclusively with regional craft firms that have known and valued the organic hotel for years. In addition, a solar system and pellet heating for hot water and heating was installed.

FoodThe regional producers come and go in the organic hotel. Much is self-made and the garden supplies fresh ingredients. For the winter it is boiled down and fermented. The daberer is at home in the world's first Slow Food Travel Region. Organic is just as much a part of it as the slow food concept. The fresh trout from our own pond are a specialty of the house. The ice cream and bread, which is freshly baked in the house every day, are homemade. The wholemeal flour for it is ground in-house to further refine the taste.

The majority of the team comes from the local area. The hotel offers employees a secure job in a good location. The hotel facility may be used and there are favorable conditions for relatives. Accommodation in a single room in the nearby staff house is free of charge. The team gets the same good food as the guests. Employees receive discounts on purchases in the shop and on spa products. There is also a "", a further development program for each: n individual: n and the teams in the departments. We are happy to pass on knowledge, train apprentices and support the offer of apprenticeships with Matura. Regular working hours are a matter of course. The host family also supports selected social projects. In addition, there are regional subsidies to Slow Food, the Red Cross and youth sports.

EnvironmentThe hotel has the advantage of its own fresh water source: every drop, whether from the tap or in the pool, comes from its own spring water. Waste separation, natural, environmentally friendly and certified cleaning agents and recycling are consistently implemented in-house. Electricity is obtained from a green electricity provider. The Biohotel has been working climate-neutrally since 2021.

Well-BeingThere is a weekly program for guests with activities such as yoga, Qigong and Pilates. In addition, the organic hotel has been offering "daberer.detox alkaline fasting" for several decades. Fasting with pleasure and relaxing in the spa. The spa area is generously divided on four levels, with saunas, the swimming pool and relaxation rooms. Another highlight are the forest sauna and the forest pond. The spa also offers massages, cosmetic treatments and special fascia training. The program also offers weekly guided hikes in the Carnic and Gailtal Alps. The Gailtal cycle path leads to Hermagor. E-bikes and electric scooters are available for hire for a fee.


  • Family-run nature and organic hotel in the midst of nature for over 40 years
  • Located in the world's first Slow Food Travel region
  • Fantastic, unobstructed view to the south, mountains and nature
  • Generous, calm, relaxing and beneficial
  • Conviction and mindfulness meet enjoyment and quality
  • A wide range of wellness offers, from classic massages to fascia training and alkaline fasting
  • Various excursion options in the area: hikes to Wolayersee and Zollnersee, the Carnic High Trail, the Via Julia August concert summer, Slow Food Travel experiences with the producers to learn and watch

Hotel44 roomsRestaurant (full board)Children welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessPoolNature PoolPets allowed


  • 4 star hotel with 44 rooms
  • Restaurant with regional slow food organic cuisine
  • Living room with fireplace, magazines and newspapers
  • Generously laid out NaturSpa with a wide range of treatments
  • Spring water pool
  • Large garden with herb and flower gardens, forests and streams
  • Forest sauna and forest pond
  • Weekly courses in yoga, Qi-Gong and Pilates
  • Rental of bicycles, e-bikes and e-scooters (for a fee)
  • Prices include full board and other inclusive services


Eine deutsche Umfrage Anfang des Jahres hat gezeigt, dass es in der "Entspannung 2.0" mittlerweile um mehr geht als um die beliebten Klassiker wie Massage, Sauna und Beauty. Stichwort Faszien, Hanf, Snoezelen oder Digital Detox. Und diese Trends sind längst auch in der österreichischen Wellnesslandschaft angekommen, wie im Biohotel Daberer.

Barbara Hutter,, October 2021

Die Zahl der Slow-Food-Travel-Destinationen ist inzwischen auf fünf gestiegen, wobei die Region Lesachtal, Gailtal, Gitschtal, Weissensee weit vorn liegt... Ziele gibt es gleich mehrere, die mit Slow Food Travel verfolgt werden. "Einmal, dass landwirtschaftliche Betriebe von der nächsten Generation weitergeführt werden, indem die Jungen, die sonst vielleicht wegziehen würden, jetzt eine Perspektive haben", sagt Mandler. "Zweitens, dass die Gastronomie regionaler wird und die Wertschöpfung in der Region bleibt. Drittens, dass damit touristisch neue Kunden angesprochen werden, die an Nachhaltigkeit und Kulinarik interessiert und auch bereit sind, einen etwas höheren Preis zu zahlen." Das Klimathema komme dem Vorhaben zweifellos entgegen, weil kurze Lieferwege und kurze Lieferketten integraler Bestandteil der Slow-Food-Philosophie seien.

Günther Strobl,, October 2021

Das Biohotel 'der daberer' zeigt beispielhaft, wie kreativer und innovativer Klimaschutz im Tourismus funktionieren kann. Deshalb wurde es auch von der Expertenjury als einer der Sieger des 'ClimaHost'-Wettbewerbs ausgezeichnet", betont Elisabeth Köstinger, Österreichs Bundesministerin für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus., October 2021

Für ihr Lebenswerk geehrt wird 2021 Familie Daberer vom Der Daberer, das Biohotel. Die Kärntner Hoteliers sind Bio-Vordenker der ersten Stunde, seit mehr als 40 Jahren verankern Inge und Willi Daberer und ihre gesamte Familie das Thema Nachhaltigkeit in ihrer Unternehmensphilosophie., October 2021

Certificates + Awards

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Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom93 €
Double roomfrom230 €
Family roomfrom290 €

Location + Directions

By car

From Innsbruck you need about 3.5 hours by car to Daberer (217 km). It takes just under 3 hours from Salzburg (219 km), from Graz also just under 3 hours (247 km), from Vienna just under 5 hours (427 km), from Ljubljana around 2 hours (167 km) from Venice from just under 3 hours (226 km) and from Munich it is just under 4 hours (258 km). The exact address can be found on the website.

With public transport

A bus runs from the train station in Hermagor to St. Daniel. Alternatively, from the train station in Oberdrauburg, take a taxi to the hotel (18 km).