The History of Kinderhotels

The story of Kinderhotels Europa

History and origins

The trendsetter in hotels for children

Early days: 1988

Under the auspices of the Austrian National Tourist Office, we set ourselves the goal of offering the perfect family holiday, with the highest quality standards and expert care. At ITB 1988 we introduced what had until then been a purely Austrian hotel group to the public. After ten years the hotel cooperative formed a limited liability company (GmbH) in order to expand and operate internationally. Ever since it has been known by the Kinderhotels Europa GmbH brand and 50 hotels in four countries now trade under this name.

Brains behind the success: Gerhard Stroitz

Gerhard Stroitz is regarded as the person who started Kinderhotels. Sons Wolfgang and Christian gave the hotelier from Lake Faaker See and present Group General Manager the idea, because they both thought simple “farm holidays” were too boring; they wanted to make camp fires and build dens in the woods. From 1986 Stroitz gradually transformed his bed and breakfast business into a comprehensive hotel for children offering a wide range of activities. Gerhard Stroitz has been the hotel group’s General Manager since Kinderhotels Europa was set up.

Brains behind the success: Siggi Neuschitzer

Siggi Neuschitzer has been running Europe’s first babies’ and children’s hotel in Trebesing, Carinthia, for 25 years. The idea of a holiday which centred on the needs of babies saved his parent’s spa hotel from the verge of bankruptcy. In 1985 Neuschitzer and Gerhard Stroitz founded the “Kinderland Kärnten” group and in 1988 Neuschitzer became Kinderhotels’ Head of Marketing & Partner Relations. Siggi Neuschitzer now jointly owns the Kinderhotels Europa brand and is responsible for the hotel group’s PR and industry cooperations.

Kinderhotels Europe

Kinderhotels Europa Group has hotels in Austria, Germany, Italy, Croatia and Portugal, which provide accommodation to suit every taste, from family-run businesses to luxurious wellness hotels. Discover the Kinderhotels in your choice of holiday destination and send a non-binding enquiry to your preferred hotel to secure your family room for your next holiday.

Trendsetter in child friendliness

Kinderhotels Europa blazed a trail in child-friendly hotels and continues to do so today. Many developments and products which are taken for granted today or are, in fact still unique, originated in the hotel group’s initiatives and ideas:

  • Optimum safety standards
    All Kinderhotels are regularly checked by Germany’s independent product safety consultants (TÜV).
  • Smiley system
    The Smiley rating system specifically devised for the group shows at a glance the quality and range of services in the individual hotels.
  • You pay for quality
    Members of Kinderhotels offer their guests an up-market range of services at a price which is fair for all.
  • Own Academy
    The Group’s Kinderhotels Academy offers 300 training sessions per year to provide employees with continuous professional training and development.

Discover NOW the best offers for you and your family!

Lackengasse 1, 5541 Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

TIME for you, TIME for your loved ones! Welcome at  Kesselgrubs Holiday.World.  - the well known  garden hotel for families and horse lovers  in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee. Enjoy an easy-going holiday time and get spoiled with cosiness, tradition and sense of...

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Gmünd 21, 6281 Gerlos

The Children and horse ride Kröller 4 star is situated in idyllic location in the heart of the Zillertal Gerlos, Tyrol. Holidays with children - that is specialized with 4 children Smileys excellent hotel and horse lovers who are given their money's worth. The Kröller-Waterworld with indoor pool, massage table, counter, slide, baby pool and...

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Almhof Familyresort 45, 6281 Gerlos

A very warm welcome in our luxurious Family and Wellness Hotel Almhof.  The best combination for families+activities+wellbeing. 5 Smileys and 4-star superior coupled with a modern alpine lifestyle and love for details - this is hotel Almhof. The perfect family holiday for all generations . In Gerlos there are five side...

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Donnersbachwald 46, 8953 Donnersbachwald

A place, where families feel perfectly comfortable Noticeable hospitality and high-class child care await families in the Kinderhotel Stegerhof with quality in all departments. Personal service, the traditional house, which radiates coziness and the various adventure and recreational offers for the whole family...

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Forststraße 9, 17449 Ostseebad Trassenheide / Insel Usedom

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Hinteraue 6, 39030 Rasen im Antholzertal

Welcome to one of the best family hotels in South Tyrol at the foot of the Dolomites! Our modern resort, with five traditional chalets and magnificent unimpeded views of the Dolomites , is a fantastic destination for all ages. Your holiday is guaranteed to be memorable for all! Together with your...

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Kameritsch 8, 9620 Hermagor-Nassfeld-Presseggersee

A magnificent all-inclusive family holiday is waiting for you! With great nature experiences, top childcare 6 days a week, pools and wellness for small and large connoisseurs, excellent Alpine-Adriatic cuisine and many fun moments. Look forward to the most “Imp”-ortant family holiday of...

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Seestraße 19, 9544 Feld am See

Family holidays next to the lake - Welcome at hotel Brennseehof!   This combination of sports, holidays and spa at the lake with extensive activity program for adults and kids is very unique. At least 10 different types of sport can be learned and done in summer as well as in winter.   For families keen on...

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Via Doghen 3, Località Locca, 38067 Ledro

At the Family Hotel Adriana your children will feel at home! Every day they will happily live enthusiastic adventures in the company of many new friends. Well cared for rooms, spacious, refined, immersed in the typical alpine style of our family hotel in Trentino, will ease your tension and let you live your holiday in the mountains...

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Trebesing-Bad 19, 9852 Trebesing/Millstättersee

    Our feel-good Kinderhotel is furnished in an attractive mix of Mediterranean flair and Carinthian country house style. We are located in Austria’s most family-friendly region, the Lieser-Maltatal valley, not far from Lake Millstatt. Get your day off to a great start with a hearty...

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Kreuzberg 2, 9762 Weissensee

…Welcome to our **** Family Hotel – in the middle of a 140 ha Nature Park Nature and fun for all children   with our highly trained childcare workers with our special nature-child-program, the children´s riding, when visiting the...

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Kameritsch 1, 9620 Hermagor

nawu’s - a wonder at every turn A family paradise in tremendous natural surroundings, with a view that has to be seen. Situated on the southern side of the Alps, with good local weather and all the advantages of a small, family-run, all-inclusive Kinderhotel, we will make your summer or winter holiday into something very special. You...

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Karl-Flieher-Str. 1, 5700 Zell am See

The HAIDVOGL KINDERHOTEL Zell am See is located in the middle of the National Park Hohe Tauern area in the “Salzburger Land”, only a few walking minutes away from the Zeller lake and the hiking and ski area “Schmittenhöhe”. Zell am See - Kaprun is one of the most famous holiday regions of Austria and even one of the most family-friendly ones...

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Am Prinzenwald 3, 87541 Bad Hindelang

OBERJOCH - FAMILUX RESORT FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN THE HEART OF THE EXHILARATING ALLGÄU MOUNTAIN RANGE Our unique resort is beautifully situated at an altitude of 1200 meters in the climatic health resort of Oberjoch, which is hailed by the German Ski Association, as the finest family ski area in the Alps. We have 25 experienced...

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Pankrazbergstrasse 32, 6263 Fügen

As a member of the Kinderhotels Europe , awarded 4star superior we guarantee a perfect family holiday in the lifestyle hotel . Our hotel stands for " Tyrolean lifestyle " - contemporary design meets hospitality . 4000m2 family action paradise. Whether families or singles with child of our hotel : The Mia Alpina Hotel creates for...

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Untere Dorfstraße 5, 6534 Serfaus

Enjoy a unique and unforgettable family holiday at the 4-star Löwe Kinderhotel®. Hotel "Löwe" is member of the Kinderhotel® group since the eighties. Together with the "Bär", the "Löwe" is also a member of Leading Family Hotels & Resorts ®. Since 2008 it...

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Am Hornspitz 1, 4824 Gosau

At the foot of the 3,000-meter-high Dachstein mountain you will find the most innovative holiday paradise for parents, grandparents and children - the Dachsteinkönig - Familux Resort. Awarded 5 Smileys, the Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Award and 1st Place Connaisseur Circle of the 222 Best Family Hotels in Europe. The basis for the...

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Via del Sagittario 30, 30028 Bibione

  The aparthotel situated directly in the sand beach of Bibione   offers every type of comfort, especially for children and a lot of tranquillity for their parents: heated swimming   pool for chidren, nursery service and baby feeding room, a large indoor area equipped with games for children and a smaller...

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Bunzlauer Platz 5, 80992 München

Come home Harry's home is a temporary home. Our hotel combines cozy living character with family flair and a lot of personal freedom. You alone decide how much service you want. Bed and breakfast? With a coffee machine? Or with your own kitchen? And should the plant also move in? No problem. The...

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Mirnockstrasse 38, 9872 Millstatt am See

The **** family hotel with up to 8 professional, loving child minders is a caring baby hotel –simply, a children's paradise for making new friends quick and easy - a youth club hotel with a great outdoor program and an oasis of peace, relaxation and recreation for the parents. You will have a great holiday here! New: 100m²...

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Am Stadtplatz, 98559 Oberhof

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Ulica Girandella 7, 52221 Rabac

In the new Valamar Girandella Maro Suites, everything is tailor-made for children to play and have fun. The spacious suites are equipped with children's items, and the resort has everything your children need on a holiday. Discover an amazing world of fun: the lobby is equipped with slides and climbing walls, the outdoor and indoor...

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Greit 1, 6532 Ladis

Our children hotel laderhof is surrounded in the unique family ski and hike area serfaus fiss ladis. Enjoy aki holidays with your family or active summer holidays in the tirolean mountains. Get spoiled the whole time with pur ladi all inkusiv pension. **Please note that this property will only accept bookings if at least 1 child is...

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Falkertsee 2, 9564 Falkert (in der Nähe von Bad Kleinkirchheim)

AND ACTION: Climbing trail with Zip-line, Climbing wall, Fish&Fun, Bike Pump-Track, giant sandpit, large playing terrace with mooncars, Slackline, Builing dams, Campfire, Pony-Trecking, Riding lessons, small animal zoo, Stand-up Paddling, Rowing at lake Falkertsee and daily free entry to the Heidi-Alm childrens adventure park. ...

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Obereggen 12, 39050 Obereggen

Magnificent alpine nature. Sun-drenched landscapes. A host family that knows exactly what active vacationing families want. The Hotel Maria**** is a paradise for junior mountain climbers, little snow princesses, and adventurers of all ages. In short: It's the perfect place for everyone who loves the mountains and wants a...

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Wald / Kugelgasse 15, 6471 Arzl im Pitztal

WITHOUT CHILDREN NO BOOKING!  Pitzis Kinderhotel offers you holidays at the highest level.   In our children's hotel, which only houses families, we offer you a pampering experience around the clock with our ultra-all-inclusive...

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Herrenanger 9, 6534 Serfaus

Enjoy a unique and unforgettable family holiday at the 4-star superior Bär Kinderhotel® . Together with the "Löwe", the "Bär" is a member of Leading Family Hotels & Resorts® anf offers luxurious family holidays for discerning families with children. We are looking forward to welcoming you in our...

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Buchauer Str. 3, 6212 Eben am Achensee

    Family happiness at the Achensee: Kinderhotel Buchau offers games, fun and action for the whole family!   Riding ponies in the new riding hall „Pferdeglück“, kicking the ball in the soccer school, baby- and children´s swimming at Fred´s Swim...

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Felberstraße 51, 5730 Mittersill

The hotel lies on the outskirts of the town of Mittersill with golf courses, cycle tracks, cross-country skiing trails and the Hohe Tauern National Park on its doorstep.   An organic farm with 45 cows: Milk, meat, and herbs come, for the most part, from our own farm. Your children can help to look after...

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Philosophie

For more than 20 years Kinderhotels Europa has been synonymous with carefree family holidays with premium quality care. The organisation offers accommodation to suit every taste, from family-run businesses to luxurious wellness hotels. All members are inspected by Germany’s independent product safety consultants, TÜV, use only highly qualified employees and regularly undergo secret quality inspections.

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