Welcome to the mountain village Priesteregg
A mountain plateau, 1,100 meters high, with a stunning panorama of the Steingebirge range. Mountain meadows, forests, crystal clear water and a cobalt blue sky.
A sacred and historic place…once a retreat for the priests of Salzburg. Now, history lives anew, at the unforgettable mountain village…Bergdorf…at Priesteregg.
The soothing creak of old wood…the age old stones…the scent of the pine trees.
A short walk to the Almgasthof, a mountain tavern serving healthy, hearty Austrian cuisine with an abundance of Austrian good cheer.
As twilight turns to night, the fireplace crackles with light and warmth, and outside, more stars in the sky than you’ve ever seen before, so close that you can almost reach out and touch them.
Morning. Clear and refreshing like the waters of a mountain stream. A breathtaking view, high above the clouds. As if by magic, your breakfast has arrived.
The first recorded mention of Priesteregg dates back to 1505, when the nobility of Maria Alm bequeathed the plateau to the Archbishopric of Salzburg in return for the promise of Salvation. Serfs worked the land for centuries, tithing 10 percent of their earnings to the Church. After the emancipation of the Serfs in 1782, the land was claimed by the Oberlander family and it has remained in the family for over 200 years. Now a new chapter in the history of Priesteregg is being written as we unveil Bergdorf at Priesteregg.
The clock seems to tick a wee bit slower here in the high mountains. The crackling fires, the creak of the sturdy wooden beams…the sounds of rest and relaxation.
We’ve had the good fortune to enjoy these simple pleasures for most of our lives. Now, we hope to share them with you, enhanced by the expansive amenities of a luxury resort. Bergdorf Priesteregg.
A place of comfort and quiet and inner peace, a place where heart and mind are freed. Join us on a journey of discovery…a reaffirmation of the most important things life has to offer: Your partner - family - friends - good health – and your own sself.
Simple pleasures. Rediscover yourself.
Welcome to Bergdorf Priesteregg
You’ve surely felt the longing for a place where you can find yourself…be yourself…alone, with friends or surrounded by family. To chop wood, kindle a fire in the fireplace and feel the crackling warmth of the flames. Wrapped in a cozy woolen blanket with a good book, or having a wonderful conversation with a good glass of wine at your fingertips. A feeling of warmth and security, at peace in a mountain sanctuary.
Bergdorf Priesteregg is a well-kept secret hidden away on a mountain plateau, 1,100 meters high, with a stunning view of the Leoganger Steingebirge range. It’s not easy to find. There are no signs showing the way. To find this place, you must seek it out. But once you’ve arrived, you’ll see that the view alone was worth the effort. The mighty Steinerne Meer (Sea of Stone) range rises above, with the imposing Hochkoenig peak reaching 3000 meters skyward. Beyond lie the Leoganger valley and the Kitzbuehel Alps. In all, it is an awe-inspiring 360-degree alpine panorama. With this natural backdrop, feel free to dip your feet into the sparkling water of the village pond. Enjoy crystal clear spring water and fresh air, scented by nature’s goodness. It’s just the start of an amazing experience.
Over millions of years, the forces of nature have combined to create a place of unique and natural splendor…the rugged mountain peaks, the verdant alpine meadows, the deep valleys. It seems as if everything here unfolds according to nature’s plan. One of the most appealing aspects of Bergdorf is a deep and abiding respect for and harmony with Mother Earth.
One example is the 200-year old hand hewn wood, gleaned from aging Austrian barns and farmhouses. It has been given new life in the construction of our chalets.
Or the flooring for those chalets. It has been fashioned from 150-year old spruce trees that once towered skyward in the nearby Schwarz-Leo valley. This area is well -known for its giant spruce trees with trunks measuring over one meter in diameter.
But the showcase of our chalets is the bedrooms with paneling crafted from cedar and exuding a most delightful and refreshing aroma with legendary health benefits. Our cedar was harvested at an elevation of 1,700 meters in Austria’s Hohe Tauern national park.
Regional craftsmanship is also on display in the rooftops of the chalets, with handmade larch wood shingles that can withstand the considerable forces of nature. Or the stone tiles in the wellness area. We used flagstone from Solenhofen, once found only in the noble estates along the Danube River.
We also put a high premium on the food we serve at Bergdorf. Much of what you eat here is either grown and prepared here or delivered from farms in the immediate area. We bake our own crisp bread using fresh milk and delectable butter from local dairies. The honey comes from a village down the road. Our jellies and jams are homemade and we have our very own smokehouse for bacon and ham. The hearty, natural, pristine flavors alone are worth the visit.
The venerable “Brücklwirt” premises in the town of Saalfelden, only a few kilometres away from Priesteregg, are home to the cradle of the traditional dresses: the costumes factory of Mrs Regina Wienerroither. The building embodies tradition, history, life-style and values, conveying, however, a quite contemporary atmosphere. This is exactly what characterises Regina’s traditional costumes collection, too. Mrs Wienerroither, a native of Pinzgau county, is a skilled dressmaker and masters still long-forgotten manufacturing techniques. Just like we do, she loves in her home county and draws inspiration from old fashion drawings she found in the local mountainous area including “Salzburg” and “Pinzgau” counties. Yet, her creative work isn’t confined to the local area, but radiates far beyond the surrounding mountain peaks. This is how the local costumes of Priesteregg have developed, being inspired by the colours of “Leoganger Steinberge” Mountains and the traditional wooden structure of our chalets.
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Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at Bergdorf Priesteregg. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, an the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel. Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true. Plus they charge the hotel a commission which is normally around 20% of the room rate.
Sonnberg 22 A-5771 Leogang − Austria
+43 (0)664 1166564
Fax: +43 (0)6583 8255-4
Bergdorf Priesteregg | Huwi and Renate Oberlader | Sonnberg 22 | A-5771 Leogang | Austria
From Munich take Autobahn A8 towards Salzburg (toll free)
Take the Siegsdorf-Lofer-Saalfelden exit. In Saalfelden, turn right at the first traffic circle and drive eight kilometers to Leogang. At the edge of town turn right at the bakery and follow the signs to Bergdorf Priesteregg or Huwi’s Alm.
Alternative route from Germany
From Autobahn A8, take the Innsbruck/Kufstein/Brenner exit onto Autobahn A98. In Austria, take the Kufstein Sued exit and follow the signs to St. Johann/Tirol – Fieberbrunn-Hochfilzen – Leogang
By Train or Plane
We’ll be happy to pick you up at the train station in Leogang. You can book your trip quickly and easily at the following websites:
Leogang is easily accessible from three international airports – Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck
Shuttle-Service from Munich or Salzburg
Holiday-Shuttle is your comfortable transfer from Salzburg or Munich Airport to Bergdorf Priesteregg. The shuttle runs 365 days a year. 6 shuttles a day both ways and carry you til the door of your chalet.
If you prefer a VIP-Shuttle with a Mercedes Minivan or a helicopter-transfer please click here.
There are fewer things more wonderful and precious in life than taking some time out for yourself. It is the very essence of Wellness. At Bergdorf you don’t even have to sacrifice the comfort, relaxation and privacy of your chalet. We provide a specially selected variety of applications from massages, to luxurious baths to “ceremonies.” There’s no waiting, no coming and going, nothing but pure enjoyment. And there’s the added attraction of allowing your partner to be a part of the experience.
Each chalet is equipped with a sauna and wellness bath. A Hot Tub is located on your private terrace. Both the wellness bath and the Hot Tub offer an unobstructed view of the fireplace. The expansive divan provides a supremely comfortable venue for massages.
We start each treatment with a 15-minute foot bath in a pine trough. You can choose from the Alpienne herbal or meadow bloom essential oils. Warm foot baths relieve stress and relax your entire body. They are said to prevent circulation problems and promote all around good health.
Bath | Ca. 10 Min.
As preparation for each treatment, we begin with a foot bath in a pine tub. Hot foot baths are an excellent way of relaxing cramped muscles and soothing many parts of the body.
Alpienne Herbal Foot Bath – soothing
Alpienne Wildflower Foot Bath – energizing
1. Back Massage with Foot Bath | 40 Min. | 40 Euros
Relaxation for back, neck and shoulder
2. Foot Massage with Foot Bath | 45 Min. |45 Euros
The stimulation of certain pressure points improves energy flow to your entire body. The Asian method is applied by hand and is usually very gentle.
Arnica – energizing, refreshing
St. John’s Wart – relaxing
3. Alpienne Mountain Honey Facial Massage | 60 Min. | 60 Euros
This massage takes advantage of the special nutrients found in mountain honey. It relaxes the face and entire body, improves circulation, cleans and tightens the skin and strengthens facial musculature.
4. Neck and Head Massage with Foot Bath | 45 Min. | 40 Euros
Time to relax, unwind and let go. This massage is designed to relieve tension in the neck and head and improves circulation leaving you warm and relaxed.
Bathing is refreshing and rejuvenating for body and spirit. Given the harried pace of modern life, we often make do with a quick shower to start the day. But at Bergdorf, time ticks at a slower pace and a leisurely Alpienne bath becomes a pleasurable interlude of pampering, relaxation and healing.
Honey Pine Bath
This relaxing experience combines the essential ingredients of pure mountain honey and the calming powers of essential pine oils. It smoothes and moisturizes the skin even as stress gives way to wonderful serenity.
This is a strong, energizing bath supplement with an extract of natural herbs, harvested in the nearby meadows and forests. This restorative bath improves circulation and exudes a fresh and inviting fragrance.
This supplement captures the energy of the nutrient-rich grasses and plants that grow naturally in the high meadows. It promotes circulation and exudes the scent of mountain wildflowers in bloom.
Bath salts detoxify the body and can ward off viruses. They act as an internal and external cleansing agent for your entire body.
Herbal bath salts
A blessing for the skin and the body, with essential minerals and trace elements from alpine salts, along with the reenergizing elements of wild mountain herbs.
Pine bath salts
Mountain salts and the calming powers of the “Queen of the Alps.” This bath supplement promotes harmony and calm while strengthening the body and spirit.
Calendula bath salts
Dried marigold blooms are combined with the mineral richness of Alpine salt for a harmonious and beneficial bath supplement.
You’ll find a great many different ways to relax and unwind here. These are just a few of our special tips…
The Forest Bath
The forest bath is tucked away just a few steps from your chalet. Only the locals know where it’s hidden and they’re good at keeping secrets. Two oversized bathtubs at the edge of the forest, filled with fresh, steaming spring water and fragrant essential bath oils. You can enjoy this rare and sensuous experience at any time of day or evening, along with an awesome view of the valley and surrounding mountains. In the evening, we light the bath area with dozens of candles, creating a mood right out of 1001 Nights. Chilled champagne is within easy reach and on clear nights, it would seem, so are the stars.
The Wooden Bench
It’s a magical place, a simple, yet comfortable wooden bench, right outside your chalet. It’s an integral part of a centuries old lifestyle here in the high alpine regions. After a hard day’s work, the wooden bench is a place to rest and reap simple rewards, such as a breathtaking view of the valley and majestic mountains. The Village Pond
Roll up your pant legs, take a seat on the sun-warmed wooden boardwalk and dip your feet into the cool, refreshing water. The pond is surrounded by verdant mountain meadows and forests and peaks that seem to touch the sky. Your mind is free to wander. It’s a perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and that famous Austrian delicacy, Kaiserschmarrn. The service is friendly and discreet, always respectful of your privacy.
The Magic Forest
Bergdorf lies at the edge of magnificent forests, with narrow paths leading through a wonderland of natural secrets and boundless beauty. You’ll discover things you might only have seen in books…herbs, ferns, animals and mushrooms. It’s also a special experience in winter. And after a walk through the snow, you’ll return to a chalet warmed by a crackling fire and with a tasty afternoon treat awaiting your arrival.
Grown in the wild, harvested and processed by hand. The exceptional quality of all Alpienne “Power of the Alps” products derives from our exacting standards. We use only raw materials from controlled natural environments such as herbs and plants that grow in the wild, saturated with all of the healing goodness that nature provides.
All of our unique and unsurpassed “Power of the Alps” health and beauty products have been developed with all natural ingredients indigenous to the Alpine regions. Our sole reliance on nature’s bounty guarantees exceptional quality and highly beneficial effects. The herbs are harvested by expert hands, dried in the sun and rendered into distinctive alpine wellness products, known for their all-natural healing power. We use absolutely no chemical additives. All of our unique and unsurpassed “Power of the Alps” health and beauty products have been developed with all natural ingredients indigenous to the Alpine regions. Our sole reliance on nature’s bounty guarantees exceptional quality and highly beneficial effects. The herbs are harvested by expert hands, dried in the sun and rendered into distinctive alpine wellness products, known for their all-natural healing power. We use absolutely no chemical additives.
The “Wood Spa” is our very special offer. Only a few steps away from the chalets, yet hidden on the edge of the wood, the outdoor bathing facility consists of two bathtubs filled with fresh hot spring water enriched with beneficial additives.
Lying comfortably in the cosy tub, you can enjoy nature and the wide views over the “Leoganger Tal” Valley, the majestic “Steinernes Meer” Mountains and “Hochkönig” Peak.
After this extraordinary wood spa experience, a beneficial and soothing whole body massage with precious “Alpienne” aromatic oil will await you.
Exclusive spa experience in “Wood Spa” for 2 persons | 100,- Euro
The offer includes a glass of sparkling Prosecco for the bath (about 30 minutes) and a nurturing whole body massage with aromatic oil (about 15 minutes)
“Wood Spa” ceremony for 2 person | 200,- Euro
First you will be treated to a whole body skin care with basic salt (about 15 minutes)
Then you will enjoy the romantic spa experience in “Wood Spa” (about 30 minutes) with a glass of Prosecco
The treat is completed by a soothing whole body massage with aromatic oil (about 30 minutes)
In the Village
Wellness, group hiking and bike tours, walks along the creek, tandem paragliding, snowshoe hiking, and festivals at the village pond.
Near the Village
Mountain biking, hiking, a sledding run with night lights and 50 sleds for rent, snowshoe hiking and all kinds of winter activities
The outdoor water park in Leogang, ca. 30 Min.
10 Minutes by Car
Ski Circus Leogang-Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Bike World Leogang, two golf courses, an outdoor water park, tennis courts, summer toboggan course, historic mine tour (Schaubergwerk Schwarzleo), supermarket
30 Minutes by Car
Three golf courses, Kaprun, Kitzbuehel, Zell am See and Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner
60 Minutes by Car
Salzburg, Eisriesenwelt (the largest system of ice caves in the world), the Krimmler Waterfalls, the salt mines at Duernstein, lake Koenigsee, Bad Reichenhall, Bad Gastein
Every chalet features a bike stall equipped with two ultramodern mountain bikes and a repair kit. So you can begin your tour right at your doorstep and end it there as well. If you bring your own bikes along, you can store them in your stall and lock them away safe and sound.
We have a ski and snowboard rental in the village where you can try out the very newest models. You can also pick up lift passes for the Saalbach-HinterGlemm-Leogang ski resort.
Bergdorf offers a free shuttle service that will take you directly to the slopes. And we’ve reserved lockers at the base station so you won’t have to transport your gear back and forth every day. Guests who prefer to use their cars have access to a covered parking area right next to the lifts…reserved exclusively for Bergdorf guests.
Winter is for Families
The mountains are a magical place for children, a winter wonderland of snow. Here you can build a snowman with your kids with a carrot nose and broom and all of the other things a snowman needs. No one will bother you if you try to capture a snowflake on the tip of your tongue and snowball fights are also allowed. Perhaps the best feeling of all is coming out of the cold into the warming comfort of your chalet. Hang your wool socks to dry on the hearth and enjoy a hot cup of tea. Dreams do indeed come true at Priesteregg.
There’s nothing more romantic than Christmas in the mountains. It’s a time of togetherness for families, often a rare luxury in these hectic times. Imagine the fragrance of baked apples, roasted chestnuts, and freshly cut pine branches and Christmas tree on the village square lights up the night. It’s a time to enjoy on the things that really matter, like a meaningful conversation with your partner. The traditional mountain Christmas as Bergdorf is a time of joy and happiness, of peace and goodwill.
There’s always an air of genuine, familiar friendliness at Austria’s mountain inns and Huwi’s Alm is no exception. The aged wood, the candlelight and the amiable staff add to the charm. On the menu, you’ll find an array of fresh, natural, hearty dishes, together with a well-stocked wine cellar. And Huwi’s Alm is just a short walk from your chalet.
Take a comfortable seat next to the wood stove in the farmhouse or at Huwi’s alm and have a leisurely look around. You’ll be amazed at the wood and metal craftsmanship, the rustic zet comfortable wooden furniture, the small windows that seem to add to the cozy atmosphere. It’s said that commitment shows itself in attention to detail.
For decades, our guests have enjoyed traditional, hearty and delicious meals in our farmhouse. Some of our specialties have become true Austrian classics: “Hut Essen,” spare ribs and Galloway roast beef. And don’t forget the grilled whole salmon. Our menu features these and many other fine choices.
At Huwi’s Alm you can “eat your hat” and thoroughly enjoy each and every mouthwatering bite. The “Hut Essen” starts with a serving bowl of crisp, fresh salad in a balsamico-pumpkin seed oil dressing, served with garlic bread. Then, a large iron cooker is brought to your table, heated with fuel paste.” The “flap” of the iron hat cooker is filled with hearty beef stock and vegetables Julienne.
Now it’s time for you to take a thin slab of marinated pork or Galloway beef and place it on the hot iron hat. Let it sizzle until it’s done to your liking and your simple, authentic Austrian meal is ready to eat. We also offer a variety of sauces as well as baked potatoes. Between courses you can sip on the beef broth and vegetables. And the more you grill, the heartier the broth. In all, it’s a one of a kind dining experience, delicious, informal and festive.
Start with a serving bowl of crisp, fresh salad in a balsamico-pumpin seed oil dressing, served with garlic bread. This tantalizing starter is followed by our famous spare ribs, served in a giant iron skillet.Our “top secret” recipe combines a special mix of herbs and spices with an unusual broiling method that leaves the meat delectably juicy and tender. It’s served with baked potatoes and sour cream with chives.
Galloway Roast Beef
Based on the size of your dinner party (four person minimum), we’ll choose an appropriate cut of specially seasoned meat and prepare it over an open grill right before your eyes…and noses…the aroma is indescribable, the most tantalizing aperitif you can imagine. The finished product is perfection for beef lovers…a crispy herbal crust encasing a juicy, perfectly pink cut of meat. It’s accompanied by baked potatoes and sweet/spicy red cabbage. And of course, you’ll get your daily dose of vitamins with a serving bowl of salad and warm garlic bread for starters.
Grilled Whole Salmon
Fresh salad and garlic bread start off this dining experience, followed by the salmon, prepared on an open grill (six person minimum). We serve it in a giant iron skillet with fried potatoes and carrots with parsley. It’s a pleasurable and very Fresh salad and garlic bread start off this dining experience, followed by the salmon, prepared on an open grill (six person minimum). We serve it in a giant iron skillet with fried potatoes and carrots with parsley. It’s a pleasurable and very healthy culinary experience.
Our “Brugg” Inn | Specialities in a warm-hearted atmosphere
Our “Brugg” Restaurant, offering marvellous views of “Birnhorn” Peak and “Leoganger Steinberge” Mountains through the large panoramic window, has a big grill with a fish smoking chamber, where we prepare succulent steaks and fresh smoked fish. The homely and cosy restaurant provides partitioned tables and a veranda for romantic hours on warm summer evenings.
At “Huwi's Alm” Inn, an old hay barn characterised by its historic wooden decoration, the friendly staff serve savoury and delightful dishes. It’s also worth a visit.
To reserve a table at “Brugg” Inn, please call +43 (0)6583 - 82 550
We’re justifiably proud of our Galloway cattle, raised organically right here in the high mountain meadows. They supply our restaurant with the most succulent and delicious cuts of beef available, which we serve exclusively. The Galloway is native to Scotland where they’ve thrived for millennia in the raw, windy, rainy climate.
Galloways are thought to be the oldest and purest breed of cattle on the British Isles. Even the Romans praised the excellent taste of their meat and the first recorded description of the animals comes from the poet Livius (284-204 BC). The Romans were so fond of Galloway beef that they were the only living things allowed to pass through Hadrian’s Wall, which protected the province of Brittannia from the wild northern tribes of Scotland.
When returning to your chalet after a day full of enjoyable activities you may enjoy an invigorating shower or relaxation in the romantic private hot tub. And if you don’t like to leave your snug realm, we will serve you delightful “Pinzgau” specialty dishes in the chalet. Enjoy your meal …!
Hearty “Pinzgau-style” cheese dumplings
Oven-baked potatoes with smoked salmon, diced bacon with onions and cream cheese
Warm smoked trout with creamy horseradish and cranberry cream
Tagliatelle pasta with a light cream sauce and freshwater crayfish
Spicy roast pork ribs
Roast sirloin (medium) from the home-bred Galloway cattle
“Viennese style” cutlet (original recipe)
“Salzburg-style” roast beef with onions
Crisp pork roast
Freshly baked “Kaiserschmarren” (sweet sliced pancake) with plum compote
Since a meal is always a convivial occasion on our “Alm”, we suggest choose together one dish for all occupants of the chalet. We will prepare it timely and serve it to you in the chalet in a big casserole with freshly harvested salads.
* One dish is served for all guests in the chalet.
Sweet Delicacies Created by the “Jam Fairy”
We share the passion for organic food with our friend Véronique Witzigmann, who is the daughter of Eckart Witzigmann, the famous Austrian chef. She often visits us, with her luggage always being full of her marvellous jams and chutneys.
It was her daughter Marietta, who prompted her to make jams. Little Marietta didn’t like fresh fruit or “pieces” of it in the jam, either. So Véronique decided to develop her own fruit spreads. Everyone was enthusiastic about them! And some time she was told: “They are so fine. You should reap more benefit from your hobby. You are really a jam fairy”. This is how it all began.
What started with a few jars of jam for her daughter has meanwhile become a small but sophisticated jam and chutney factory. Her products are handmade in small quantities from best seasonal ingredients according to recipes, which are always tested and refined by Véronique herself. When staying at “Priesteregg” Resort, you can taste Véronique’s delicious jams already for breakfast and take them home to treat your dear ones to these little delicacies.