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Berghotel Jägerhof

HISTORY & TRADITION

The Berghotel Jägerhof is a traditional hotel nestled in the heart of South Germany's picturesque Allgäu region. With a history spanning over 80 years, this charming hotel has become a beloved destination for those seeking a relaxing holiday in the lap of nature. Surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain landscapes, the Berghotel Jägerhof offers an ideal retreat for hikers, e-bikers, and nature enthusiasts. Whether you're traveling solo or with your family, our cozy and comfortable accommodations ensure a delightful stay. Indulge in the tranquility of South Germany's breathtaking landscapes and explore the wide range of leisure activities offered at the Berghotel Jägerhof for an unforgettable experience

Berghotel Jägerhof History

"For us, the Berghotel Jägerhof is not just a hotel, but a place to meet nature and people. Here we can share our passion for the mountains and spoil our guests in a special way."

Helmut   and Brunhilde Aurenz

The Rummel family sells the farm building on the Menelzhofer Berg to the Klein family.
The farm is converted into a guesthouse with a mountain restaurant.

1937

Berghotel Jägerhof Isny in Allgäu History 1937

1938  the Berghotel Jägerhof was destroyed by a devastating fire. However, the owners immediately began rebuilding the hotel.  In 1941, the completely rebuilt hotel was purchased by the Dornier company and used as a "Gefolgschaftsheim" (accommodation for employees).

After the end of World War II in 1949, Paul Madlener bought the Berghotel Jägerhof, still with Reichsmarks. But already in the following year the hotel was confiscated by the French occupation forces. Despite these challenging circumstances, the Madlener family, supported by their daughter, Mrs. Hartwig, continued to run the hotel and made it a popular travel destination for people longing for a relaxing holiday in the Allgäu Alps.

1938 - 1951

Berghotel Jägerhof Isny im Allgäu history 1938-1951

1976 - 1980

Berghotel Jägerhof Isny im Allgäu history 1976-1980

After the passing of Paul Madlener and his daughter, the Jägerhof is now up for sale. The young entrepreneur Helmut Aurenz, who had previously been a guest at the hotel and owned a nursery and a peat extraction business for potting soil in Eisenharz, purchased the hotel on May 1, 1976, foreseeing it as his "retirement residence.

A longer renovation phase followed, during which a reception hall with an open fireplace, individual shower/toilet in each room, an expanded terrace, an additional sauna in the existing swimming pool, and a tennis court were built. In 1978, the first "Isny Runde" took place, where personalities from politics and business gathered for exchange of ideas. In 1979, the 35 existing rooms were furnished in a "rustic" country style.

Berghotel Jägerhof Isny im Allgäu history 1976-1980

The reception was moved to the new building and the former reception hall was converted into a fireplace room (part of the restaurant).

The tennis court had to make way for the new building and was rebuilt in an open clearing on the edge of the forest. 

In 1986 the country house was integrated into the Jägerhof and could now be rented as a holiday home.

In 1988 Chancellor Helmut Kohl gave a speech at the 10th Isny Runde.

Berghotel Jägerhof Isny in the Allgäu history 1980-1990

In 1980, the Jägerhof became a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Two years later, 1982, planning for a hotel extension began. 

1984  the accommodation area was expanded from 33 to 69 rooms and a new event and conference room (Altmann/Säntis) was built.

History Berghotel Jägerhof 1980 - 1990

1980 - 1990

Berghotel Jägerhof Isny im Allgäu History 1990-2000

In 1997, a game reserve featuring red deer and fallow deer was established on the meadow below the terrace, providing a natural and picturesque setting. In 1998, the Jägerzimmer and Isny-Stube were given a fresh and modern makeover, enhancing their appeal. The year 1999 saw the addition of a third parking level and a covered delivery area for the kitchen, improving convenience and efficiency. These renovations demonstrate the commitment to enhancing the guest experience and ensuring a seamless stay at the Jägerhof.

Berghotel Jägerhof Isny im Allgäu History 1990-2000

A total of 35 comfortable studios and suites were meticulously designed, complemented by a spacious reception hall featuring a shop and a welcoming open fireplace (No. 3). The Jägerhof now boasts inviting thermal baths, complete with a sauna and bathing area, allowing guests to indulge in relaxation. To enhance the dining experience, the restaurant was expanded to include the Schwarzer Grat and Iberg conference rooms. Additionally, the kitchen underwent three expansions to accommodate increased demand. The panoramic terrace was further extended, offering captivating views, and the former reception area was transformed into a dedicated cosmetics studio. Recognizing the need for ample parking, additional spaces were also added

Berghotel Jägerhof Isny im Allgäu History 1990-2000

In 1991, the pavilion was built as an extension to the restaurant in advance planning for the next hotel extension. The pavilion is an event and seminar room with an area of 130 m². In 1992, the fireplace room was converted into a cozy fireplace bar and opened just in time for Christmas. After 7 years of planning and a marathon of approvals, the extensive renovation/conversion/extension could begin. The excavators came after Easter and on December 1st the "new" Jägerhof was already fully booked again.

1990 - 2000

In 2009, the country house located just 50 meters from the main building underwent a complete renovation, providing guests with modern and comfortable accommodation. The following year, in 2010, Chancellor Angela Merkel graced the Isny Runde for the second time, creating a special and memorable atmosphere at the Jägerhof

Berghotel Jägerhof Isny in the Allgäu Historio 2000-2010

In 2000, the Jägerhof underwent extensive renovation and reconstruction, with one area remaining in need of renovation - the 2nd floor of the main building. This area saw the transformation of 10 small attic rooms into 4 new rooms and 2 suites, each featuring a balcony. The following year, in 2001, the Jägerhof thermal baths were expanded to include a bio sauna, further enhancing the wellness options available to guests

2000 - 2010

In 2011, Federal President Christian Wulff delivered a notable speech at the annual Isny Runde. A year later, following the approval of the "Jägerhof" development plan, the old tennis court was dismantled to make way for the construction of the new Stadl. Initially serving as a storage area for felled wood, the site was transformed into a charming rustic barn during the summer, hosting a wide range of events including weddings, family celebrations, and corporate events The Stadl quickly gained popularity as a beloved venue for various occasions. 

In 2016, the Aurenz family celebrated their 40th anniversary at the Berghotel Jägerhof on May 1st. In 2017, gastronomy on Menelzhofer Berg marked its 80th year. For the first time in 40 years, the Jägerhof temporarily closed for two weeks in February to undergo renovation work. The swimming pool received a new interior lining, eight comfort rooms were modernized, and the bathrooms underwent complete renovation. Additionally, the restaurant underwent upgrades with new seating, a new floor, and a fresh color scheme.

2010 - 2020

In 2018, an additional 12 comfort rooms and 3 maisonettes underwent renovation, including the installation of new, spacious showers. This renovation was carried out while the building was still in operation, ensuring minimal disruption to guests. The 40th Isny Runde in 2019 marked a significant generational change, as Helmut Aurenz and Matthias Wissmann handed over the organization and moderation to Michaela Aurenz Maldonado and Thomas Strobl, along with their consulting team.