In the beginning there was simply a former residential area on the Sparingberg in Oberwiesenthal - in a prime location, but with an uncertain future. But then a family had a vision: "This will be THE place for family holidays in Oberwiesenthal". The ingredients? A lot of courage, imagination, a wealth of ideas and innovations, creativity and stamina. Plus a steadily growing team with just as much host heart and soul.
Since 2007, a true world of experience with everything your heart desires has been growing bit by bit - with spacious holiday flats, spa & wellness, a great culinary world, games, fun & excitement and animal experiences. And we go even further...
This is the Elldus Resort - the place where the best holiday memories are made. On 1 July 2022, we celebrate our 15th birthday and look back on years full of adventures, challenges and milestones.
Let's celebrate together - with unbeatable anniversary offers, spectacular adventure programmes and special guests!
Family Ellinger & Duske
and the entire Elldus team of over 100!
PS: More details about the anniversary will follow - it's worth checking back regularly! ;)
The residential area is built on the Sparingberg in Oberwiesenthal.
Modernisation of the prefabricated buildings is carried out by the municipal housing company.
Jost-Immobilien becomes the owner of the residential properties, 60 flats in the first row become holiday homes, the Oberwiesenthal residential and holiday park is founded.
Another 60 flats are built and the Don Alfredo restaurant opens.
The residential and holiday park goes into insolvency proceedings, in 2007 the properties are bought by the company Progress
The Ellinger family leases the first row of apartment blocks and operates the holiday park for the first time as Ferienpark Oberwiesenthal GmbH with not even 20 employees as an independent unit including the already existing restaurant "Don Alfredo". At that time, the offer was still quite manageable: holidays in holiday flats in a prime location in Oberwiesenthal, perfect for active holidaymakers and hiking fans. But even then we were able to attract attention with special ideas - for example with our overnight offer in an igloo! :)
The Ferienpark Kinderwelt opens (former playroom)
The apple tree avenue is planted as part of the cooperation with Obstland Dürrweitzschen AG. Application for brand partnership with the TMGS (Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen) is made and certification with 4 family-friendly stars takes place in the same year.
Fips, the house dragon, hatches from an egg found during construction work on the holiday park grounds - the mascot and his stories have been delighting guests young and old ever since!
The kiwis Coffee Bar opens as a brand of Ferienpark Oberwiesenthal GmbH on the market square. A New Zealand bar with cocktails, snacks, coffee specialities and burgers - the idea/inspiration for the bar came from the Ellinger family's daughter Melanie Duske after her trip to New Zealand. Melanie Duske is still active in the business today, now as junior manager. In 2019, the kiwis bar celebrated its 10th birthday and received a fresh design and interior.
The Fips Spielebogen (large adventure playground) is inaugurated. In addition, Ferienpark Oberwiesenthal officially becomes a training company in cooperation with DEHOGA Sachsen. Renewed certification by the TMGS, since then with 5 family-friendly stars.
Almost from the beginning, Ferienpark Oberwiesenthal was geared towards families. Spa treatments were also available, albeit in cooperation with external service providers, until the...
...the Elldus Spa opened! In the same year (2015), a brand relaunch took place - Ferienpark Oberwiesenthal GmbH was renamed Elldus Resort GmbH (Elldus = combination of the names of the management Ellinger + Duske).
New name, new logo, new reception area and one of the largest and most modern spa facilities in the region - what a milestone! But a rolling stone gathers no moss!
Over the years, many cooperations have been established, for example with Sachsenobst (Obstland Dürrweitzschen AG), HESS toys, HUSS smoked candle production, Freche Freunde, MomoKidz, institutions in Oberwiesenthal and many more.
Events such as the annual Blossom Festival, Dragon Festival, Indian Festival and Ghost Festival as well as Spa Nights have also become popular annual highlights at Elldus Resort. Numerous (winter sports) events have been organised over the years with our support - and hardly any effort is too great: in 2013, the German Cup in cross-country skiing was so "on the brink" due to the weather that we unceremoniously shovelled the snow on the paths in the forest so that the athletes could still hold their competitions! :) Elldus Fitness is also being built. With the variety of offers, the Elldus team has also grown to over 100 employees.
The Elldus Resort becomes a member of the Familotel cooperation. The newly built Happy Club (former Ferienpark Kinderwelt) is opened, at that time still located in the main building above the Don Alfredo restaurant.
Elldus Resort hosts the EBHC (European Field Archery Championship). Great innovations in the flats: New mattresses in all beds of the 120 flats and wifi since December.
The Elldus Residence is created: 10 individual holiday flats in the first entrance of the house, which are arranged by the Elldus Resort on behalf of the respective owners. The first 5 ponies move in at the end of July and the first pony offers have been taking place since August 2019. The indoor riding arena at Elldus Resort opened on 30 November.
This year will always be particularly memorable, because no year so far has been marked by so many events and innovations. We started the year with many plans. First highlight: In January, the Elldus Resort hosted the JWM (Junior World Championships in Oberwiesenthal). The foundation stone for the "Spielscheune" was laid at the beginning of February and the topping-out ceremony was celebrated at the end of the month. Then, on 10 March, the first cut of the spade for the new restaurant took place...and just one week later all the guests had to say goodbye - the first Corona Lockdown.
Nevertheless, there was no standstill, despite all the delays. More animal residents moved into the Ponyhof, the opening of the transitional restaurant in the "Spielscheune" took place, likewise the opening of the new Happy Club, the completion of a playroom in the indoor riding arena, the commissioning of the e-charging columns and the relocation of the playground are just a few examples.
The year summed up in one word? Incredible. After the 7-month second lockdown, we reopened our doors in June - with the culinary world now complete with a new family restaurant and new à la carte restaurant, the completed indoor play world and the expanded outdoor playground. Words of praise from enthusiastic guests - especially the reunion with many regular guests who accompanied us over the years was indescribable after the efforts. And not to mention the performance of our team, who started again from 0 to 100 after such a long time. The efforts were to be further rewarded: In September, we were classified with 4 hotel stars. In the same month, we won an innovation award on the topic of "Apitherapy in the climatic health resort Oberwiesenthal". At the end of October, we finally inaugurated our new conference rooms - before the 3rd lockdown made us take a break again...
In mid-January, we opened our doors again and started the anniversary year full of energy with almost 140 employees! In the meantime, a riding arena completes the pony farm and, of course, there is no standstill this year: Soon, the first model flats will be built, because after the expansion of our outdoor adventure world, which will be extended by a water pond, a barbecue cotta and an apitherapy centre in 2022, the flats and house facades will also be modernised step by step from now on. We are looking forward to the rest of the journey - are you? :)