The Hochegg in Obergurgl - warm hospitality for 50 years
In 1966, Agnes and Anton Platter (current host Sandra Aste’s grandparents) - opened the Hochegg guest house in “Hohen Eck” in Obergurgl. The Ötztal farmer's daughter and the farm-hand from the South Tyrolean Passeiertal recognised the potential of this extraordinary place, and put their heart and soul into building the Hochegg. The name has remained the same to the present day, and with it the genuine hospitality and personal, sincere relationship with the guests. Obergurgl became famous thanks to hot-air balloon pioneer Prof. Auguste Piccarde’s emergency landing on the Gurgler Ferner in 1931. The enormous media coverage of the event shot the mountain village to fame almost overnight. By the late 1960s, guests from around the world were flocking to the Hochegg in Obergurgl, drawn not just by the possibility of year-round skiing on the glacier, but also by the spot’s summer attractions. Soon, the Hochegg - our family-run accommodation in Ötztal - had become a popular holiday destination for hikers and skiers alike. The Aste family is delighted to welcome many visitors who come to the Hochegg in Obergurgl year after year. After the business was taken over by the next generation in 1988, the house was extended to include apartments in 2003. Since the beginning of 2016 Sandra, the third generation of the Aste family, has taken over the fortunes of the business. Having grown up in this family-run guest-house in Ötztal, Sandra has the hospitality business running through her veins. She shares her passion for the mountains with her partner Gabriel Falkner, a certified mountain guide and ski touring guide who will happily take you on an Alpine hike or a ski tour.