Since 2000, I, Sonny Blaickner, have continued my parents' business with the same boundless love that they had.
I hope that my guests draw as much energy and joy from the mountains and Sonnalm as I do.
In 1955, the Sonnenalm and Sonnkogel lifts were built in order to promote hiking and skiing on the Schmittenhöhe. A small, 300-year-old hut - known as the "Kaspernalm" - used to stand next to the mountain station of the Sonnenalmbahn - according to people even back in the olden days, this was a place that had a very unique atmosphere and a special power all its own.
In 1957 my parents, Irmgard and Kurt Blaickner, purchased this wonderful part of the world, investing their boundless love and artistic gifts into designing a wood-framed house, known as "Berghotel Blaickner´s Sonnalm".
The coins you see when you step inside were added because of a Russian tradition which says that, in order to bring good luck to a wooden house, you should stick coins into the cracks. This custom became a ritual, and every year new coins and banknotes from around the world are added.