Together with the Kainzierlhof, the Gasthof Wörndlhof in the Bavarian Ramsau is the oldest building at Hintersee and was first mentioned in 1461 as Wörndllehen. In the hallway, you can marvel at some of the exposed original quarry stones that were used to build our house back then.
Until the 20th century, our house was a traditional farm. In the 1920s, August Bartels, a native of Westphalia, visited his war comrade Isidor Weiß, whose family were the then owners of the Hotel Post (now the YMCA/ Hintersee guesthouse) and the then Posthof (formerly Wörndllehen/ now Wörndlhof). In 1931 he married Marerl, the sister of his comrade, and thus came into possession of the Wörndlhof.
Wolfgang, August Bartels' youngest son, won the bronze medal in downhill skiing at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck behind Austria's Egon Zimmermann and France's Leo Lacroix. In 1967 he and his wife Margit took over the Gasthof Wörndlhof.
Wolfgang also remained loyal to skiing as a coach, and it was here that he had his greatest success as downhill coach of the "Gold-Rosi", Rosi Mittermaier, at the 1976 Olympic Games, again in Innsbruck. He resigned from his coaching post in 1979 in order to devote all his energy to his wife, his two children and the guests at the Wörndlhof in Ramsau, which he did with dedication.
Wolfgang jun. also had his father's skiing genes in his legs and was a member
of the junior national team of the German Ski Association in the mid-90s. Due to
various injuries, he unfortunately had to end his active racing early. He then
trained as a hotel manager at the Sporthotel Achental (now Golf Resort Achental)
in Grassau on Lake Chiemsee, after which he moved to Salzburg, where he spent 5
years at the Sheraton Salzburg, where he was in charge of the concierge. In
2008, after the much too early death of the senior, the junior took over the
Wörndlhof after a successful 2-year further training at the Steigenberger
Academy in Bad Reichenhall to become a hotel manager and hotel master. In 2012,
he married his wife Barbara, who comes from Styria. She in turn comes from a
very well-known folk music family there, the Zwanzleitner family. The birth of
daughter Emma sweetened their happiness in the same year and daughter Robin
Sophia completed the family in 2016.
Since then, the two have been looking after the well-being of the guests at Gasthof Wörndlhof - Das Refugium am Hintersee in Ramsau in the 3rd generation.
In 2020, the Wörndlhof will be expanded to include "Das Refugium". The old stable building from earlier times was demolished in March 2019 to create a new place of well-being for our guests. A new building with 6 feel-good double rooms/suites, 30-60 sqm with "in-room wellness". Bright, spacious rooms in alpine style with large rain showers, in-room infrared cabins and a fantastic mountain view await you since July 2020!