Apartment Der Riese

Leithener Wiesenweg 10
AT-6103 Reith bei Seefeld
t   +43 664 4053821
e   apartment.derriese@gmail.com
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from 80.–
per unit and night in EUR


Our Apartment The Giant - for your unforgettable holiday!

As lovingly as the giant house is also our apartment The Giant, with an incomparable view of the surrounding mountain world!

The" huge" giant is furnished with care and consideration with a lot of solid wood and selected natural materials of special quality.

Spacious living rooms and bedrooms give you the feeling of being able to breathe freely.

The bedrooms and the living and dining room are equipped with warm natural wood floors from different Tiroler woods, beyond that offers a rustic tiled stove for wohlige warmth (heating service bookable).

Special attention was paid to the exclusivity of the "huge" bathroom. Freestanding bathtub made of mineral cast, double washbasin made of natural stone and a large barrier-free shower.

Another special feature is the kitchen, which is also equipped with selected quality.

The wildly romantic history of our giant house

Legends and legends

How Haymon Slayed Thyrsus

A long time ago, the giant Thyrsus lived in the giant house in Leithen on a rough, wind-blown alpine height near wildly towering rocky peaks.  When a second giant came from the Reihne and settled in the area, Thyrsus thought of displacing the stranger. They met on the meadow above the village now called Dirschenbach and attacked each other.

Heavily armoured, the giant Haymon aims with his sword at the head of his opponent Thyrsus, dressed in a peasant robe and armed with a torn out birch branch, who is defeated in battle. The ground drank itself full of the blood of the mortally wounded giant, who shouted in a dying voice. " Spritz Bluat, is for cattle and men guat!"

And with these words Thyrsus bequeathed to the peasants his Thysen blood, which had been highly esteemed for centuries as a folk remedy, which entered medicine 500 years later as Ichthyol.

Historical profile of the Giant House

In 1492 Emperor Maximilian ordered the hostel in the former watchtower in Leithen, the Giant House, to be converted into accommodation for his hunting guests.

In 1507 two frescoes were added to the south wall:

        "Anna Selbtritt" (Mother Anna with St. Mary and the Child Jesus on her lap, flanked by two angels) and

        larger than life the St. Christopher (in the background the castle of Fragenstein and the hermitage of Zirl).

In 1537 the fresco was placed on the north side. There are the coats of arms of Austria and Tyrol and the representation of the fight

        between the giants Haymon and Thyrsus. According to tradition, the latter lived in this house.

1934 In the giant house was placed under monument protection.


Included: heating, water, electricity, table and bed linen, toilet paper, towels and tea towels.  On request, carriage rides, guided mountain hikes and cross-country skiing school can be booked in the house. Also rides with the pony or horse. Pets on request!

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Apartment Der Riese

Leithener Wiesenweg 10,
Reith bei Seefeld

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