In the Kulmer house, built in 1722, the Kulmer family treats you to a combination of traditional Kulmer fish dishes such as “fried in the houses’ style” and exotic fish specialties such as Kulmer’s maki from salmon-trout and sashimi. The cooking trade and the love of tradition are highly valued in the Kulmer family and are passed on from generation-to-generation. Franz Kulmer and his daughter Sophie create special experiences through their cooking, while Anna takes pride in making guests feel at home in the Kulmer house. Whether a family party, business rendezvous, dinner for two, or on-the-way with a motorcycle or bicycle, here at Kulmer everyone is welcome who is in pursuit of good fish.
From an experiment with a self-built smoking oven for three trout, grew a highly renowned business that is popular across all retailers and the restaurant industry in Austria. Over the past twenty years, the product portfolio has grown far beyond trout, and now includes salmon, carp, salmon-trout, and specialty fish products. Kulmer Fisch is known for quality, regionality, and flexibility. As an ASC, MSC, and IFS certified business, Kulmer Fisch is at the top of the Austrian fish production industry. The continuance of the four-generational family operation is guaranteed by the work of the son-in-law Gernot, and three daughters: Silvia, Sophie, and Elisabeth.
Kulmer’s fish grow to their “dish” readiness in crystal-clear mountain water from the Almenland region. With much love for the trade and detail, Franz and son-in-law Gernot care for the ponds and their fish. This is where tradition plays a major role: Franz Kulmer senior built the first ponds for the restaurant in 1960. During these times, guests were able to catch their own fish, to then let Sophie Kulmer senior cook them according to Kulmer family recipes. The love for fish was passed on to the next generations and today everything is about fish in the Kulmer house.
Approximately 80 kilometers away from the Kulmer restaurant, the Kulmer Family runs Villa Thalhof, a bed-and-breakfast in Bad Gleichenberg. Villa Thalhof turned into a second home for Franz Kulmer during his studies. Because traditions and family are highly valued in the Kulmer family, Franz and Anna decided to take over the operations after the previous owner retired. Today, Villa Thalhof glows with its original splendor, and with twelve newly-renovated rooms, it offers its guests a peaceful place to regain their energy. Villa Thalhof is an ideal destination for short visits or longer stays for students and retirees.