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History of the Krings Lift Company in Obertauern

In 1957 the three brothers Theodor, Gerhard and Manfred Krings founded a silent partnership and constructed their first small drag lift at Grünwaldsee in Obertauern. Such humble beginnings and the lack of financial means demanded high personal commitment. Due to their vision and an appetite for risk the "Krings Brothers' Lift Company" enjoyed a remarkable rise.


After the drag lift in 1957 the following lifts were built:

1969: the first KA-drag lift

1973: the panorama curve drag lift

1977: the second KA-drag lift


Over the years during the course of modernisation all drag lifts were replaced by chairlifts.
Thus increasing guest comfort considerably.


Further investments followed:

1985: fixed snow-making equipment

1991: the KSB Seekarspitz chairlift


The pistes have been constantly extended and improved and are available to snow-hungry wintersports enthusiasts in winter and grazing cattle in summer. The ski lifts are the core business of the "Krings Brothers' Lift Compay“. In addition they own four restaurants and accommodation properties, plus a disused farm in Untertauern (the three brothers original home).


Book by Gerhard Krings: "Mining and the Developement of Tourism in Seekar-Obertauern“

Gerhard Krings has written a book with the above title For all those wishing to find out more.

Available on request from the Kring family, from the Tourist Office in Obertauern and from bookshops.

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Gebr. Krings Bergbahnen GmbH
Seekarstraße 27
A-5562 Obertauern

Tel.: +43 6456 / 7318

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