The Schloss Elmau Career Experience

Two Hotels in One Resort,

Schloss Elmau has been recognized throughout the world as one of the best resorts and trendsetters in the industry. Our team of over 300 talented, motivated, professional yet genuine staff are the reason behind our success. Our management team is internationally experienced, long tenured, as well as innovative, and offers our employees maximum freedom with trust and responsibility. We promote and expect commitment, creativity and individuality. There is always a “open door ” policy with direct contact with top management.

In Schloss Elmau, every employee is a host to our guests. Schloss Elmau is a multinational destination and therefore English is the only language requirement necessary. Here at Schloss Elmau, we consider ourselves a learning hotel. With our 70 hotel apprentices, management trainees and hotel university internships, we excel at nurturing the hospitality spirit in everyone.

All employees has access to continuing education offers as well as regularly offered hotel training. The working conditions are state of the art, with two brand new hotels, fostering a working atmosphere characterized by mutual respect, trust and openness, with a time clock system, performance-oriented payment and an excellent staff canteen which also offers our employees, breakfast, lunch & dinner as well as vegetarian or vegan dishes.

Our employees also benefit from use of the hotel spa and fitness facilities, as well as overnight accommodations, discounts on food & beverages and access to all the employee benefits of the Leading Hotels of the World. We also provide employee housing at a reduced rate in the local communities of Klais, Krün, Wallgau, Mittenwald and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

A free employee shuttle is offered between the Klais train station and the hotel, running twice every hour, which means that you do not need a car to live and work at Schloss Elmau. The cities of Munich (60 min) and Innsbruck (30 min) are wonderful nearby destinations to explore. The Bavarian Alpine region offers the additional benefit to all lovers of year-round outdoor activities, for both leisure and sport enthusiasts.

Last not least, all employees at Schloss Elmau can visit all cultural events with world-class artists free of charge.

Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have further questions. Looking forward to your application.

Wiebke Mowat
HR Director

Wiebke Mowat
HR Director
Schloss Elmau

82493 Elmau
Tel.: +49 (0) 8823-18-840
Fax: +49 (0) 8823-18-845

Hotel - Education Programs

Schloss Elmau is dedicated to education, training and advancement. Professional trainees are the heart of Schloss Elmau. The German Hotel Training Programme is considered one of the best in the world. 3-4 days work, 1-2 days school in a three year program covering all departments and aspects of hotel management and operations.

Hotel Expert Programme:

1st year - 3 days work, 2 days professional school
2nd year - 4 days work, 1 day professsional school
3rd year  - 4 days work, 1 day professional school
The professional School is located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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Hotel Management Trainees

Schloss Elmau offers Management Trainee Programmes and cooperates with the leading hotel schools in Europe and the US.



Yes, I take care.

even if the perfect does not exist, there is no reason not to try

attention to beauty & symmetry in every detail

hospitality without limitations

Management team

Managing Partner & CEO 
Dietmar Mueller-Elmau creator of the Fidelio und Opera hotel systems, world market leader in software for hotels (today Oracle Hospitality) 

Artistic Director 
Dr. Silke Zimmermann former director of world wide marketing for Sony in classical music and jazz, director of PR for Berlin Festspiele & Berlinale 

General Manager
Nikolai Bloyd former resident manager at Auberge du Soleil, one of the best resorts in the US

Hotel Director
Christian Magewski former hotel manager Grandhotel Viktoria Jungfrau, one of the best resorts in Switzerland and F&B Manager at the Kempinski Croatia

Culinary Director
Mario Corti former Executive Chef at Mandarin Oriental Hotels in Munich, Singapore and Hongkong

Spa & Sports Director
Johannes Mikenda spa manager of the year, holds a BS in sports science and is a certified advanced Jivamukti Yoga Teacher