The Ronacher through the different ages
A Wellbeing History
The Healing water of Kleinkirchheim has been highly regarded since the middle ages. People used to pilgrimage from afar to the St. Kathrein church, the source of the healing water. The "Badwirt", as Ronacher used to be called, has always been associated with the church and thus with the healing water.
The history of the thermal bath in Bad Kleinkirchheim: is closely linked with the name Ronacher
In 1908 Elise and Hans Ronacher acquired the spa house, expanded renovated and the building after having been granted "K.K. Licenses and Authorisations" and reopened in 1911 with 50 beds.
In 1922 the "Kärntner Tagespost" reports that after a war-related interruption Frieda and Alberta Ronacher's "world-famous thermal bath with dance, good cuisine and affordable rates were allowed to reopen.
Günther Ronacher joined the company in 1963 extend the hotel to 80 beds and added the cabin lounge stubberl.
1969 the hotel merged with the "Alte Post", and added a new reception, restaurant, bar and an expanded to 120 beds.
In 1970 addition of the large thermal indoor pool with the therapy department .The Ronacher was officially classified as a 5-star hotel. 1976 the hotel expands it capacity to 160 beds.
In 1991 Markus Ronacher is taking over the family business from his parents Günther and Helga Ronacher.
In 2001 the Ronacher Thermen and Wellness world was rebuilt: adding five thermal baths, a sauna village, a relaxation and meditation house and the restaurant "Winter Garden".
2002: Two hotel fanatics come together. Simone Maier, the daughter of Dietmar and Johanna Maier, the 4-toque chef from Filzmoos, and Markus Ronacher, the son of the house. They marry in the summer of 2002.
2003/04: Simone Ronacher takes the lead at the "Hotel Ronacher" and Markus Ronacher at the partner hotel "Die Post". Both were voted "Hoteliers of the Year" by Bertelsmann Verlag.
2009: 100 YEARS OF RONACHER - Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer, valued and loyal guest of the Ronacher and Carinthia enthusiast, gives the eulogy at the celebrations.
2011: Opening of the gourmet shop with in-house manufactory and immediately awarded with the "Golden Tea Leaf" by Gault Millau. Marie Ronacher, the youngest family member is born in January.
2011: The RONCHER CULTUR and ART Festival is hosted for the first time. Stars from screen and stage meet on Ronachers’s small and private festival stage.
2012: We are over the moon to have been awarded through a mystery check as the first and only 5-star superior hotel in Carinthia.
In 2013, the Ronacher received the highest hotel industry award: the "5 Star Diamond Award". This price is awarded by the "American Academy of Hospitality Sciences" based in New York. Oscar winner Maximilian Schell honoured us with a wonderful laudation.
2019 the opening off the delightful movement centre the first PHYSIO-GYM in Europe as well as the multimedia library and the Yoga and Meditation centre.
It is still our daily endeavor to always let the RONACHER shine in the light of time.