History of the Hotel

About Hotel Nassereinerhof

The house, steeped in tradtion, has belonged to the Cordin Family since 1952. Built in the 12th century it was once a courtyard and served as a customs station, later it was a farriers and then a post office up until the time it became an Inn. The Inn was called “Gasthof zum Heiligen Kreuz”, Inn of the Holy Cross, and was opened in 1637. The Kaiser Franz Josef was even once a guest in the farmhouse parlor ( built in 1709 ). Since then it has been called „Josef Stub’n“ and has a cozy atmosphere in the evenings.


Ski-Legend Karl Cordin

Karl Cordin is the son of the former owner (from the 1st Generation) and was a famous skiier in the 1970’s . Read more ->


The history of Skiing in St. Anton am Arlberg

Founding of Skiclub Arlberg (1901)
The first Ski Race (1904)
The first ski school (1921)
The birth of the Arlberg-Kandahar-Race (1928)

The beginning of tourism in Arlberg was found to be in the 1900’s. The development of alpine ski racing , supported by the pioneers of Arlberg, founded the legendary reputation of this ski region to the present day.


This new sport grew quickly with the natural talent of Hannes Schneider, who was also the main actor in the movies by Dr. Arnold Franck “Wunder des Schneeschuhs”, “Fuchsjagd im Engadin”. Alpine skiing and the Arlberg region became world famous through ski racers such as Pepi Jennewein, Rudi Matt in the 1930,s and Karl Schranz

Have we peaked your curiosity and you would like to learn more about the history of St. Anton am Arlberg? The following links have further interesting information.

Die Geschichte des Skilaufs (pdf)

Die ersten Skifahrer und die Gründung des Skiclubs Arlberg (pdf)

Die Geschichte mit Jahreszahlen (pdf)