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Behind the scenes of Kinderhotels

Early days 1988

The idea of offering a perfect family vacation with the highest quality standards and competent support was first presented to the public at the ITB trade fair in Berlin in 1988, when it was still a purely Austrian group.

Despite growing success, the maxim of "taking responsibility for future generations because children are the future" has always remained the same.

In order to spread the Kinderhotels concept outside of Austria and to operate internationally, the hotel cooperation was transformed into a limited company after around ten years, which has since become known as the Original Kinderhotels Europa brand.

Today, 28 hotels in three countries operate under the brand.

Brain behind the success: Gerhard Stroitz

Gerhard Stroitz is considered the initiator of the Original Kinderhotels Europa. The hotelier from Lake Faak and former managing director of the group got the idea from his children Wolfgang and Christian.

For them, "farm vacations" were simply too boring, they wanted to make campfires and build huts in the forest. In 1986, Stroitz gradually transformed his bed and breakfast into a wide-ranging children's hotel with a varied offer.

From the founding of the Original Kinderhotels Europa in 1988 until February 2024, Stroitz acted as Managing Director of the hotel group.

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