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From a tennis hut to a culinary highlight

The rise of fine dining at Trattlers Einkehr

How a humble tennis pavilion serving simple meals evolved into a restaurant that has been recognised by the prestigious GenussWirt gastro initiative and awarded 81 points and a fork by the prestigious Fallstaff Guide. Their recipe for success proved to be a true love of regional produce and an ample helping of culinary skill borne of the longstanding experience of the Trattlerhof's chef, topped with the great taste and innovative spirit of the hotel staff.

Succulent dry-aged beef, freshly caught trout and char, and must-try Carinthia specialities are served daily in the cosy parlour or on the sunny terrace at the traditional Trattlers Einkehr. This rustic alpine hut in the heart of Bad Kleinkirchheim has been a favourite eating place for people of all ages for over 40 years.

A traditionally furnished room with lots of wood and many details.
Trattlers Einkehr in Bad Kleinkirchheim has a long and venerable history.

Five generations, one passion

"It's no secret that the traditional hospitality of the Hotel GUT Trattlerhof**** dates back centuries, but it might be surprising to learn that the very foundation walls of Trattlers Einkehr have a long and venerable history of their own. The wooden structure that provides the setting for delicious meals at Trattlers Einkehr is over 300 years old. It was originally taken from an old barn in Sankt Oswald and rebuilt as an inn at its current site."

A set table with wine and a burger with chips and salad, in a traditionally furnished room.
Pure indulgence and regional delicacies at Trattlers Einkehr.

1979 – Culinary nirvana in one masterstroke

The foundations for Trattlers Einkehr, now such a beloved institution, were laid over 40 years ago. Back then, no one could have guessed that the 4 newly opened tennis courts and the adjoining tennis pavillion would become the site of Bad Kleinkirchheim's top culinary establishment some years later.

1985 – Delicious alpine cooking in the heart of Bad Kleinkirchheim

Thanks to the high-tech Maibrunn chairlift, Trattlers Einkehr can now be accessed from the Carinthian holiday resort in Bad Kleinkirchheim. Hotel guests and local residents have long been coming to this traditional village restaurant for delicious meals.

1986 to 2016 – much more than just a mountain restaurant

Over the years, the simple alpine restaurant has been expanded to include its own fishpond, a spacious sun terrace, a fish-smoking oven, its own pony farm, a beach volleyball court, a popular children's playground, and much more.

From 2017 – A separate restaurante in the village centre

Following the construction of the 14 Trattler Hof Chalets, Trattlers Einkehr has become the go-to, off-site Trattlerhof restaurant for lunch and dinner. The GenussWirt accreditation systm and the prestigious Fallstaff Guide soon recognised the high quality of the food served up at the Trattler alpine restaurant. Trattlers Einkehr has also espoused the Slow Food Initiative for many years, as reflected in the outstanding quality of the regional produce.

Make yourself at home at the traditional Trattlers Einkehr! Book your table today or make an obligation-free enquiry for your next dream holiday at the Hotel GUT Trattlerhof****.