Our farm has been continuously family owned since 1686 and, as a result, the Arnoldgut was recognised as an Erbhof estate (special Austrian title for farms which have been managed by the same family for generations) in 1933. When our parents took over the farm in 1959, mechanisation began to take over which made the work on the farm easier.
In the 70s our parents started letting out rooms and since then it has been possible to spend a holiday on the farm in Altenmarkt. When we took over the business in 1999 we decided to make all the improvements needed to increase the wellbeing and satisfaction of our family and our guests.
Farmer Christian primarily looks after the animals, working in the fields and stables, as he has a special gift and enjoys working with animals. He also does the excavation work in the surrounding cemeteries. As a trained carpenter, he always finds enough maintenance work on our farm. In summer, Christian takes our guests on a weekly fishing trip to the Reitlehenalm, which the children really enjoy. He also likes to take the children with him on the tractor during the hay harvest! His hobbies are skiing, cycling and hiking.
Rosemarie the farmer is a trained hairdresser and married Christian in 1997. She looks after the room/apartment letting and everything involved with this – which she does with great enthusiasm and loves doing it. She is quite homely and enjoys having her workplace at home which means she is also able to take care of her big family, the garden and housework at the same time. Her hobbies include walking as well as enjoying chitchat with friends and other people she meets. She places great importance on the family which has proven to be a strong foundation.
Lisa-Maria, our eldest daughter, was born in 1992 and is a qualified kindergarten teacher. She loves interacting with people and children, enjoys photography and is creative, which always comes in handy in her job! Lisa-Maria has already left the "nest", has been happily married since 2020 and has been the proud mother of our granddaughter Valentina since 2023.
Our son Christian, born in 1998, would like to take over his parents' farm later on. He completed agricultural college, followed by an apprenticeship as a machine fitter and training as an agricultural machinery mechanic.
One of his greatest hobbies is skiing. His second passion is playing the harmonica, which he started at the age of 7.
Eva-Maria is our third-born in 2000 and attended the five-year school for elementary education in Bischofshofen. She loves contact with people and usually works on a mountain pasture in the summer. She also completed an apprenticeship as an office administrator at the Altenmarkt-Zauchensee tourist board and now supports tourism as a receptionist.
In her free time, she enjoys ski touring, hiking and meeting up with friends.
Johanna, born in 2003, graduated from agricultural college and then completed an apprenticeship as an administrative assistant at the Altenmarkt municipal office, where she still works.
In her free time, she enjoys meeting up with friends. She is also very close to nature and loves working with animals.
Our latecomer Jonas was born in 2010 and is of course the baby of the family. He is now a great help on the farm and loves working with animals. He currently attends secondary school in Altenmarkt.
Going to the stables is one of his daily "activities".
His hobbies are trampolining, cycling and, above all, skiing.