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Our aparthotel is predominantly made of wood. For more than 80 years now our family has owned a carpentry business and therefore we have a special love of wood. This natural material lends the hotel an exceptionally warm, feel-good atmosphere. In the apartments, in particular, the wood used for the floors, the walls and in the living room creates not only a warm ambience but also a wonderful smell. The 4 main kinds of wood used in the hotel are spruce, Swiss pine, oak and maple.



The spruce is an evergreen tree. It can grow to a height of up to 60 metres and can live for up to 600 years. The trunk diameter is around 1 metre but can be up to a maximum or 2.5 metres. Making up around 60% of Austria’s commercial forestland, the spruce is the most important local tree species. It contains essential oils and resins which give it its pleasant smell.

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The Swiss pine is a member of the pine family. It is native to the Alps and the Carpathian mountains. The tree can grow to a height of up to 25 metres and can live for as long as 1,000 years. The initial reddish coloured and later reddish-brown coloured heartwood has an intense, aromatic smell owing to the many essential oils and resins it contains which are effective in lowering blood pressure and heart rate. A local speciality is Swiss pine schnaps which is made from the pine cones.

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Maples can grow to a height of up to 20 to 30 metres and live for up to 150 years. The wood of the maple tree ranks among the most precious hardwoods and is particularly hard-wearing.

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The oak tree grows to heights of between 20 and 50 metres and has wide-spreading, gnarly branches. Its flowers, greenish in colour, develop into acorns which are seated in so-called cupules. Oak trees can become very old; the English oak, for example, can live to an age of up to 1,300 years.

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