Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to live in one of Austria’s greatest Nature Reserves

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to live in one of Austria’s greatest Nature Reserves





Property buyers who seek the ultimate rural retreat now have the rare opportunity to buy an apartment in one of Austria’s greatest nature reserves; Alpine Park Karwendel. Kristall Spaces AG, the sales arm of British-managed property developer VenturePlus AG, is now launching All-Suite Resort Karwendel, featuring 32 modern residences. Located in the reserve’s village of Hinteriss, it is only an hour’s drive from historic Munich.

At 928m above sea level, Hinterriss is part of the Risstal Valley in the Karwendel Mountains, which have been declared one of 24 Priority Conservation Areas in the WWF European Alpine Programme.

Stretching from Austria’s Tirol to Germany’s Bavaria, the area is recognised as one of Europe’s most important drinking water reservoirs and is home to an impressive range of flora and fauna. Known as a nationwide diversity hotspot for orchids and other plant species, Karwendel also boasts a high number of golden eagles, chamois, white rabbits as well as 20 different butterfly species and more.

Simon Atterbury, Principal at VenturePlus AG comments: “To be able to buy a property within one of Austria’s protected areas is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Due to the exclusive status of the development’s location, it’s our upmost priority to protect and preserve the surrounding nature. The apartments will be built on the former site of a hotel, which means the plot of land has always been designated to and designed for touristic and living purposes. In addition, we are collaborating with the local authorities and ecologists, who are advising us throughout the construction period, ensuring minimal impact on the wildlife.”

Putting further emphasis on the exclusivity of the project is the fact that the apartments come with full leisure residence status rather than the usual holiday home status. This means, owners can use their apartment all-year round and are not subjected to Austria’s law, which requires standard holiday properties to be let out when not being used to avoid the formation of ghost towns.

Whether residents prefer the Alps in summer or winter, Hinteriss offers an array of activities throughout the seasons. During summer, the Karwendel features panoramic hiking trails for hikers of all levels, whilst mountain bikers can choose from 42 designated bike routes with a combined length of over 1,000km. Functioning as a social hub, to recharge batteries and an opportunity to appreciate the views are 25 catered mountain huts, offering local delicacies and refreshments.

Other amenities nearby Hinterriss include a choice of four golf clubs, with the 9-hole Golf Club Karwendel only 30 minutes down the road. Those looking for water activities can try fly fishing in the River Riss, which runs adjacent to the village, or take advantage of five swimming lakes nearby. The closest one, Sylvenstein See, is a mere 15mins from All-Suite Resort Karwendel. Boasting crystal-clear water and set within a stunning mountain landscape, the lake has firmly established itself as an idyllic spot for swimmers and boating enthusiasts.

During winter, the lakes transform into an ice-skating destination, whilst Hinterriss itself offers residents direct access to a naturally formed toboggan run. Those looking for a ski experience benefit from close proximity to the Ahorn Böden, two alpine meadows and natural landmarks, ideal for cross country skiing and ski tours. Alternatively, visitors can branch out to Mittenwald and its 30km of slopes or Garmisch / Zugspitze with another 50km of skiing. Both areas are within easy reach of Hinterriss, only a 45 minute drive away.

Due for completion in December 2019, All-Suite Resort Karwendel will feature a choice of one, two and three-bedroom apartments ranging from 33m² to 114m². The entire resort is supplied with water from a natural spring and onsite amenities include a brasserie restaurant, bar and a farm shop that offers fresh, local delicacies. Those wanting to put on the chef apron can do so at the ground’s specially designed BBQ area. The communal garden features a Karwendel walk in collaboration with the Nature Park.

History-buffs will appreciate that All-Suite Resort Karwendel’s plot of land used to be home to Hotel Herzoglicher Alpenhof. For centuries, the hotel was linked to the royal family of House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who favoured the area for hunting. Nowadays, Queen Elisabeth ll is a beneficiary of the forestry estate surrounding the resort and Hinterriss even counts Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of Belgium to their neighbours. The rich history as well as the majestic nature surrounding the site will be reflected in the overall design of All-Suite Resort Karwendel.

Whilst the architecture of the development’s exterior is based on wood, stone, water, fire and wind to mirror the area’s nature reserve, buyers are given a choice between a modern and traditional finish for their apartment’s interiors. Standard features include wireless LAN and intercom access. The bathrooms come with Italian ceramics and Hans Grohe fittings, whilst the Miele kitchens boast integrated appliances, cutlery and crockery. The spacious living areas make it easy to relax and come with sofas, upholstered with the finest Loden material.

To make the most of the views, each apartment features triple-glazed floor to ceiling windows and spacious, south-facing balconies or terraces. Prices range from €154,000 for a 2-bed apartment, €415,000 for a 3-bed apartment and €542,000 for a 4-bed apartment.

For more information on All-Suite Resort Karwendel, see www.propertysaleaustria.co.uk or contact Kristall Spaces on Tel: 020 3735 8790




Editors Notes

Kristall Spaces is the sales and marketing arm of VenturePlus AG, a leading British-managed property developer with a 20-year track record in Austria and a current pipeline of ski property developments worth in excess of €150m. The most recent projects include All-Suite Resort Ötztal, All-Suite Resort Fieberbrunn, Silva Peak Residences in Galtür, 2020 Residences in Kühtai and Mountain Spa Residences in St Anton where they achieve an off-plan sell-out rate of 90% (of all our apartments sold prior to completing construction). They develop and sell more ski apartments in Austria than any other company and help owners achieve their dream lifestyle investment.

Kristall Spaces has representative offices in London’s Notting Hill and Switzerland. VenturePlus AG draws on its past experience of developing student accommodation in London, care-home and residential property in Austria, Germany, Ireland and the UK, and retail, office, hospitality and logistics projects in the Balkans.