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Our History

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The Hotel Alte Post breathes the history of Oberammergau. The oldest existing reference dates back to 1612, making it probably the oldest hotel in town. Coats of arms from the days of yore adorn the historic exposed-beam ceiling of our restaurant; a testimony left by the tradespeople who cherished the qualities of the “Löwe” guesthouse, as it was called back then. 

The Hotel Alte Post has been owned by the Preisinger family since the end of the 19th century and is now being run by the fifth generation. In this tradition, we endeavour to make the stay as pleasant as possible for the modern guests of our distinguished hotel. 

A talent for acting runs deep in the family. In the Oberammergau Passion Plays put on in 1950 and 1960, Grandfather Preisinger played Christ, the father Pilatus, and the son Judas. Here we see the three present-day Anton Preisingers during Passion 2000.
It’s a really unique place, our Hotel “Alte Post”, situated in the heart of Oberammergau. We have a total of 72 beds in 38 rooms. Most rooms are accessible by lift. We also provide family rooms with connecting doors and wheelchair-accessible rooms. If you are organising an active stay, you can book our new Bike & Ski Room. You can enjoy culinary delights in our various restaurants or perhaps on the sun terrace. 

We look forward to being your hosts.
The Anton Preisinger family

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The town & surrounding area

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Oberammergau, world famous as the venue for the Passion Play and a leading tourist community, is situated at 837 m high, surrounded by mountains with the Laber (1,686 m) as the highest point and the Kofel (1,341 m) as the landmark.

Below the Kofel on the Grottenweg trail, there’s the Mariengrotte and Malenstein, a reputed pagan sacrificial rock. Opposite in a gap in the rocks of the Laber, 10 minutes above the road there’s the Bärenloch with resurrection figure in the cave.

The Ammer was called “Ambre” by the Romans, derived from the Celtic “Ambara” and “Ambrigow” at the time of the Welf dynasty around 880. Whether the Welf Earl Ethiko settled in the monastic hermitage with his 12 followers here or up the Kappel in Unterammergau is unclear.

The farms date back to these settlers. The Thirty Years’ War (plague, 1635 and 1647 Swedish invasion), War of the Spanish Succession (1703/1704), French Revolution (1800), Napoleonic Wars (1805 and 1809) and village fires as well as frequent floods from the Laine and Ammer hit Oberammergau.

When the railway line was completed in 1900, tourism received its boost with the Passion Play. After the Second World War, the opportunities and facilities for guests were improved massively: a large network of hiking trails, a wave pool, the Laber gondola, Kolben chair lift, nine ski lifts, from 1,5 to 90 km long trails as the circular trail for the König Ludwig Lauf race.

Tips for trips in the area

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Check out the views from the webcams around Oberammergau. Let nature inspire you.

Hotel Alte Post

Blick auf Oberammergau


Laber Bergbahn Blick ins Tal

Laber Bergbahn Terrasse

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Activities summer

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Anyone who can hardly wait for the first few rays of sunshine to explore the outdoors on foot or by bike will enjoy summer in the Ammergau Alps to the full.
Picturesque hiking and cycling trails in the valley along the Ammer or mountain tours up to the peaks in Graswang valley entice you out to explore Bavaria’s largest nature reserve.

We provide a spacious and lockable bike and sports storage room.

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Activities winter

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Get to know the Ammergau Alps in winter. The best way to do this is by cross-country skiing and snowshoeing through the snow-covered valley. Alpine skiing fans and snowboarders can find their happiness on superbly prepared slopes.

We offer a heated and spacious Skiroom which is accessable only for Hotel guests.

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Culture time

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Time out

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approx. 35 seats

Breathe in the history in our rustic Poststüberl. You can find a unique atmosphere here between thick walls. The 17th century wooden ceiling is decorated with several former trade partners’ coats of arms. The rustic wooden panelling and old tiled stove perfectly complete this room’s warm, pleasant ambience.

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Pancake soup
Clear soup with shredded pancakes
€ 5,90
Homemade goulash soup
big cup with aromatic farmhouse bread
€ 5,90
€ 8,50
Potato soup with marjoram
big cup with a pair of sausages and bread
€ 5,90
€ 8,50
Beef bouillon
with semolina dumpling
with liver dumplings

€ 5,90
€ 5,90
Traditional bavarian „wedding soup“
with shredded pan cakes, semolina and liver dumplings
€ 7,90

Starters and salads

Bavarian bread spread trio
Obatzda (cheese cream), Schmalz (lard cream), garlic butter, bread
€ 8,70
vegan spread trio
carrot, beetroot and yellow peppers with bread
€ 8,70
Mixed Vegetables
different kind of vegetables
€ 4,80
mixed salad
several fresh leaf and raw salads, vinaigrette and french dressing
€ 5,90
Salad bowl
several fresh leaf and raw salads, toast and butter
Chef: with ham, cheese and egg
€ 12,90
House: with tuna, anti-pasti-vegetables, onions, olives € 13,90

Hot dishes

Filet of char
roasted in almond butter, potatoes, side salad
€ 21,80
Wiener Schnitzel
breaded escalope, with french fries,
mountain cranberry jam, mixed salad

from pork
from veal

€ 16,90
€ 21,90
Sirloin steak
with roasted onions, jus,
rösti (fried pancake of grated potatoes), green beans
€ 23,90
Mixed grill
medallions from beef and pork, sausages, bacon,
hollandaise sauce, and French fried potatoes, salad
€ 24,50
Rump steak
grilled tomato, French fried potatoes, herb butter, salad
€ 22,90

Bavarian specialties

Vegetable Rösti
Fried mixed vegetables on a fried potato omelette
gratinated with sauce hollandaise and cheese from Ettal
€ 10,80
Bavarian plate
Roasted pork, several sausages, sauerkraut and bread dump
€ 16,80
Ammergauer Knödel Gröstl
fried slices of dumplings, with bacon bits, egg, salad
€ 12,80
Swabian noodles, served in a pan, with roasted onions, salad
€ 13,90
pork medallions in cream sauce, cheese spaetzle
roasted onions, served in a pan
€ 16,90
Roasted pork
with dark beer sauce, potato dumpling, red cabbage
€ 16,50
Farmer’s omelet
with pieces of roasted meet, onions, mixed salad
€ 13,80
Goulash of venison
red cabbage, Swabian noodles, mountain cranberry jam
€ 18,90

Our house plates - from 6:00 p.m. and 2 person minimum

We serve a starter salad to all of our warm plates. After the dinner a „schnaps“ or Espresso is waiting for you.

Snack plate „Ammergau
rustic snack with several kinds of pork sausage, cheese from Ettal cold meat, lard in a small bowl, radishes, mixed pickles, aromatic farm house bread and butter
p.P. € 16,90
Post horn plate
medallion of pork, beef tournedos, pork escalope, roasted bacon, sausages, sauce hollandaise, vegetables, dauphine potatoes, French fried potatoes
p.P. € 25,00
Ammergauer Bauernschmaus
roast pork, sausages, smoked and roast meat from the grill, dark beer sauce, sauerkraut, bread and potato dumplings
p.P. € 19,90
Grilled Entrecote double
double sirloin steak, vegetables, grilled tomatoes, potato rösti, potato croquettes, sauce béarnaise, herb butter
p.P. € 27,90


Cheese plate „Ammergau“
several types of cheese from the cheese dairy Ettal,
with fig mustard and aromatic farm house bread
€ 15,80

Münchner Weißwürste
veal sausages with pretzel and sweet mustard
2 pieces
3 pieces
extra pretzel

€ 6,90
€ 8,90
€ 1,90
Post plate
rustic snack plate with several types of pork sausages
cheese from Ettal smoked meat, lard in a small bow
aromatic farm house bread and butter
€ 16,50
Bavarian sausage salad
pork sausages in vinegar and oil
with onions rings and aromatic farm house bread
€ 11,50

Sweets and desserts

You will find more deserts an our ice cream menu

Homemade “Kaiserschmarrn”
as a main course
as a dessert
€ 11,90
€ 8,90
Apple strudel with custard sauce
as a main course
as a dessert
€ 9,50
€ 6,90
chocolate soufflé
with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream
€ 8,90
Apple fritters with custard sauce € 7,90


opening hours: Our restaurant is open all day. No day of rest.

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You celebrate... we’ll do the rest

We can accommodate family parties with as many as 150 people. We will be happy to advise you on your individual choice of menu.

We are available for you at any time if you have any questions.

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News & Information

28. August 2023 News & Information

We wish you all a wonderful autumn in Bavaria!

Our restaurant and Hotel is opened daily, only in November 5-24 we will be closed for holidays.

We newly opened a charging station for electric cars at our parking.

We are looking forward for your christmas holiday bookings!

Hotel Alte Post Oberammergau

Dorfstraße 19
82487 Oberammergau
Tel.: 0 88 22 / 91 00
FAX: 0 88 22 / 91 01 00
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