Our House

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Now in the fourth generation.

Surrounded by spacious, carefully tended gardens with beautiful old fruit trees, the bed and breakfast ‘Haltmair am See’ is an unexpected oasis of tranquillity in the lively town of Rottach-Egern. The lakeside promenade is only a short walk away, as is the centre of this most vibrant of communities around scenic Lake Tegernsee.

While the wonderful Bavarian countryside offers a wide range of activities, the interiors of this four-star family-run hotel combine the flair of a traditional, old-established guest house with all the modern comforts and great attention to detail. 

All the furnishings are also owned by the family, adding an inviting and cosy touch without being too fussy. Hospitality is very important at our establishment – and it has been so for over a century! We want to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible, and we hope you feel almost at home in our hotel – or perhaps even find a home away from home to which you look forward to returning time after time! 

Now in the fourth generation of management, our family-run hotel provides a refuge for anyone in search of peace and relaxation, and it is also the perfect starting point for exploring the area, whether you enjoy hiking, sailing, cycling or mountaineering – or even for a shopping spree in Rottach-Egern with its exclusive stores! We provide a substantial breakfast buffet that caters to every taste, getting you started for a day of activity or simple relaxation. Weather permitting, we are also happy to serve breakfast on our new sunny terrace overlooking the lake.

From a small guest house for summer visitors

to the four-star bed and breakfast.

In 1898, the great-grandparents of the current owners, Mr and Mrs Jennerwein, bought a very small, old farmhouse on a beautiful plot of land on Seestrasse, the road leading from Rottach-Egern to the lake. The property was not used as a guest house from the outset – Johann Jennerwein first used it to set up a carpentry workshop to earn a living.

In 1899, the old farmhouse was torn down to make way for a guest house with 25 beds and an adjoining farm.

In 1929, the establishment was passed down to one of the five daughters, who continued running the guest house until it was ‘commandeered’ to accommodate evacuee children during the war, later serving as a military hospital and refugee shelter.

It was not until 1947 that the bedrooms could gradually be restored for hotel use, at which time guests began to return to the family-run ‘Haltmair am See’.

In 1969, the farm that had been connected to the guest house was finally wound up. The stables were demolished and new rooms were built in their place on the south side of the building, each with an en-suite bathroom and toilet – a real luxury back then!

After the old carpenter’s workshop was also demolished in 1975, the Eham family extended their popular guest house by adding five wonderful sunny holiday apartments. Four years later, the old part of the building closest to the lake was completely renovated, taking care not to spoil the unique charm of the property.
There was still more work to be done, however. To this day, the hotel is frequently brought up to date, enhanced and modernised in order to make guests feel at home during their stay. It is therefore no surprise that the German Hotel and Catering Industry Association (DEHOGA) awarded hotel ‘Haltmair am See’ four stars in 2002.

In 2003, our beautiful ‘Dreimädlerhaus’ building was built with a corridor connecting it to the main building. At the same time, a spacious underground car park was constructed so that our guests’ cars were also kept safe and sound.

2006 saw the complete renovation of the spa area with a new 15-metre swimming pool in addition to beautiful sauna and steam rooms. We also added a large breakfast terrace overlooking the lake.

In 2011, many of our rooms and apartments were renovated and a new breakfast buffet room was built. The hotel also installed a large gym complete with modern fitness equipment and its very own personal trainer. Certified sports scientist Jana Bohn offers a range of training programmes for those looking to spend a day on the go. Younger guests’ needs are also catered for, with a separate room where they can play pool, table tennis and table football.

The summer house was completely renovated in 2012 to meet the high expectations of our guests.

Our most recent renovation project took place in the main building. Here, a number of rooms were brought fully up to date and the staircase shines like new once again. We also made use of the unique opportunity to build our Chalet Käthe at the foot of the Wallberg, a mountain just south of the town. This is another location that offers our guests a home away from home, ensuring they enjoy a memorable stay at Lake Tegernsee.