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We are a natural hotel
Our vision

Naturhotel Alpenhof Murnau in Bavaria

As a nature hotel in Murnau am Staffelsee, we offer our guests a sophisticated and elegant ambience in a natural environment that we preserve and protect at the same time. Our service to our guests, our interaction with each other and our commitment to the region is like the nature that surrounds us: omnipresent, always tangible, tangible, unforgettable and impressive.

Your hosts

What does it take to make a visitor feel almost at home? Hosts who welcome everyone with genuine warmth. And convey the feeling of immediately belonging. Christian and Elke Bär have a very special knack for this. Their greatest joy is to make every stay a 5-star experience. As a native of Murnau, the hotel manager also knows all the secrets and special features of the area and is happy to share them with his guests.

"Inspired by nature.
That's what we stand for."

Experience Alpenhof moments

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Arrive & feel good

The first thing you'll notice at Alpenhof Murnau is the view of the mountain range on the horizon and the "Murnau Moor" in the west. In the hotel itself, a new flower artwork by one of the best florists of Germany awaits you in our lobby. And before going to the room, enjoy one of our very own alp tea creations with a twist at check-in and relax in our modern lobby or on our sun terrace with mountain views.

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Linger & enjoy

Not only our terrace spoils with a great view. At breakfast you may observe how the sun rays awaken the hotel garden in the morning and the Murnauer Moos dive into a warm light or look at noon - whether indoors or outdoors - on "Herzogstand-Heimgarten", "Wetterstein" Mountains & Co. Thanks to our ideal location in the Alpenhof Murnau always twice the pleasure, so to speak. Also in the new restaurant, which opened in June 2018, we bring nature to the table with extra large windows and in the evening you can watch an impressive light and nature spectacle in the hotel garden.

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Relax & recover

In everyday life we are often exposed to time pressure. Relax not only in the nature around the Alpenhof Murnau, but also recharge your batteries in our Wellness & Spa. A special highlight is the "Almsaunadorf", which opened in summer 2022. Depending on the season, the sauna smells of stone pine, lavender & Co. Enjoy the peace and quiet with a good book or in the cosy warmth of the rest houses. For deeper regeneration, we pamper you with our own herbal hay treatments from the surrounding mountain pastures. And in the evening, the Roots Bar invites you to a cosy evening by the fireplace, with one of the signature cocktails.

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Discover & understand

At home in the land of the "Blue Rider", art and culture have a special meaning at our hotel. Not only are we located directly at the source of inspiration, the Murnauer Moos, but art can also be experienced directly at the Alpenhof Murnau itself. So don't be surprised if you discover the famous "Bronze Pony" by Friederun von Strahlendorff-Eilers in our garden. In our hotel's own art corner, we will take you into the world of Wassily Kandinsky, Franz-Marc, Gabriele Münter and take you on a journey to the beginnings of the Expressionium.

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Balance & power

Here at the edge of the largest contiguous high moor in Central Europe, the Murnauer Moos, you can still experience nature in its original form. A perfect place to recharge your batteries and experience the moment in its purest form. With our free adventure programme, you will discover the right amount of experience and relaxation, rest and movement. To ensure that no two days are the same, you can choose from a wide range of activities to suit you and your needs.

  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Guided walks & hikes
  • E-bike tours through the Murnauer Moos
  • Guest cocktail at the Wooden hut in the garden
  • Fitness courses

Nature as a tact giver

Situated directly on the "Murnauer Moos", we orient ourselves to the rhythm of nature. At Alpenhof Murnau, the seasons and times of day determine not only what goes on the plate or which wine swirls in the glass, but also when we go up which mountain, how it smells in our spa or who takes our guests on a discovery tour of the "Murnauer Moos"!
The special thing: We pay attention not only to the nature that surrounds us, but also to the inner rhythm of the human being, which, as a sensitive chronometer, must all too often function against its own beat in everyday life. At Alpenhof Murnau, we therefore strive to create as much free space as possible so that everyone can shape their own time here with us. At the same time, we provide the right "ingredients" for a completely natural feeling of well-being for our guests.

Our partners from the region

The whole is more than the sum of its parts. This is especially true when we talk about your experiences. This would not be possible without a large number of partners who, like us, always strive to create the best quality with the greatest added value for you. That's why we select our partners with great care and place great value on regionality, sustainability and naturalness.

The story

The founder of the Alpenhof Murnau is the hotelier Hellmut Hofmann, who died in 1993. In the 1950s and 1960s, he operated two freeway service stations in the Spessart region, which enabled him financially to realize an entrepreneurial dream: the construction of a motel-style hotel, for whose location he chose the landscape of the foothills of the Alps, which he particularly loved. The plan to build the hotel met with approval in the region. Thus, after more than a year of construction, Hofmann opened his Alpenhof on June 16, 1967. In the opinion of the hotel's founder, the hotel's character, architecture and interior design should correspond to the character of the landscape.


With just over 30 rooms, the house was predestined for the hospitality of the competent and courteous staff, which soon became very popular. The particularly beautiful and quiet location appealed to those in need of relaxation as well as to the discerning conference guest. The cuisine also stood out as particularly remarkable in the judgment of the restaurant guides.

Hellmut Hofmann managed the Alpenhof with great success from the very beginning: The numbers and the occupancy rate matched the great acceptance among the guests and the hotel increasingly gained popularity and sympathy. At the beginning of the 1990s, Hellmut Hofmann decided to sell the Alpenhof for health reasons.

Among the interested parties was Erivan Haub, who as a former regular guest was in a position to take over the hotel and also make it fit for the future by means of costly investments. However, it was particularly the personal connection to the hotel and many meetings with the management team of entrepreneur Haub that persuaded Hofmann to entrust his "child" to the successful entrepreneurial colleague. 

The handover of the hotel took place in spring 1992. After extensive renovation work, the Alpenhof Murnau reopened its doors in May 1993. Further building measures until December 1999 enabled a doubling of the capacities to almost 80 rooms & suites, the construction of an elegant bathing area and the installation of conference rooms. The ceremonial handover to the guests took place within the framework of the turn of the millennium on January 1, 2000. The construction measures with a total investment volume of 30 million Marks at the time have enabled the Alpenhof to achieve its upscale living comfort and a significantly embellished leisure and wellness offer for the guests to this day.

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