Familotel Erzgebirge

Fips' project diary

[Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Resort aus der Vogelperspektive

Update: autumn 2020 - This is us from a bird's eye view. The lower row of residential buildings belongs to us. You can find the current site plan on the start page, a lot has really changed in the meantime! :) On the right you can see the Fichtelberg, on the left in the background the Keilberg (CZ).

We go further...

After we have already expanded our culinary world and indoor & outdoor offers for you in the past 2 years, we will not tire of growing the Elldus Resort world of experience for you in 2022!

This year you can look forward to...

  • a play water pond,
  • a barbecue cotta and small outdoor terrace at the play barn,
  • a cool football pitch with artificial turf,
  • an apitherapy centre,
  • and finally: we're renovating our flats & house fronts!

We have a few more ideas for you - but more about that later. :)

Of course, our dragon Fips will again report on the progress in his diary - stay tuned!

Step by step to even greater family holiday happiness: Fips' project diary

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Fips Projekttagebuch
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Fips Projekttagebuch
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Fips Projekttagebuch
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Fips Projekttagebuch

11 April 2022 - Time for something new!

On the agenda for a long time, now we're finally tackling it: Our flats! The first model flats are already being built, and soon the first guests will be able to test and evaluate them. Then we will continue entrance by entrance. And not only on the inside, but also the facades will get a new coat of paint. :) I am already so excited about the impressions you will share with us. But I think it's going to be really chic! And do I still see a children's room in the small flats where there wasn't one before? ;)

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Tagungen und Incentives im Elldus Resort
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Tagungen und Incentives im Elldus Resort
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Tagungen und Incentives im Elldus Resort
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Tagungen und Incentives im Elldus Resort

30 November 2021 - Our conference floor is ready!

Wow - I am thrilled! The conference and seminar rooms are now ready, the first conference (incidentally a meeting of various Familotel employees from all over Germany) has already taken place and was a complete success! The atmosphere is incredibly inspiring and with the magnificent view, ideas and thoughts can really grow. My friend Happy, the clown, and I now like to think up new games and stories for the kids here. Would you like to know more about our conference rooms? You can find all the information and impressions here.

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Ponyhof
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Ponyhof
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Apitherapie in Oberwiesenthal
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Apitherapie im Elldus Resort

23 November 2021 - The riding arena is taking shape!

Okay, I'm not dreaming - we're actually in lockdown again. :( Again no guests, again no children's laughter, again snowflakes are falling on a new highlight that will be finished during the closing time. Last year it was the play barn and the new restaurant at almost the same time, this time it's the new riding arena/pony trail right next to the indoor riding arena. :) Which of you will be the first guest to inaugurate it after the reopening? :)

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Apitherapie im Elldus Resort
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Apitherapie im Elldus Resort
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Apitherapie in Oberwiesenthal
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Apitherapie im Elldus Resort

18 October 2021 - "Hum, Hum, Hum...."

...little bee buzzing around!" Oh how I like this children's song! Where does this catchy tune come from? I just had another look at our beehives below the Elldus Spa. Our mountain apiary is the highest apiary in Germany and our managing director Mr Ellinger is one of only a few apitherapy beekeepers in the country. And did you know that you can inhale bee air? It actually has positive effects on health, for example in the case of various respiratory diseases. From spring 2022, the new apitherapy centre will be available for this purpose. Would you like to find out more? Then take a look here....

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Incentives & Tagungen im Elldus Resort
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Incentives & Tagungen im Elldus Resort
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Incentives & Tagungen im Elldus Resort - bald auf neuem Level!

    Design: UNYKAT

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Incentives & Tagungen im Elldus Resort

    Design: UNYKAT

[Translate to Englisch:] Elldus 4 Sterne

22 September 2021 - Proud as a lord!!!

It was quiet here - but behind the scenes it's always going on! :) In addition to some other projects, which I will report on later, preparations for a special certification were in full swing: the certification by DEHOGA Saxony. Since we as an apartment complex are clearly different from a classic hotel in terms of infrastructure, this certification was a completely new and exciting experience even for the experienced inspectors. And then...the verdict: With a solid result, we have been allowed to present ourselves with 4 stars since 22 September! Of course, we scored particularly well with our family-friendliness. My goodness, what an incredible moment full of pride and joy! You as guests can also look forward to some new services, such as soap and shower gel dispensers in the flats, a safe at the reception and much more. 

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Resort Tagebuch
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Wasserschaden Elldus Resort
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Wasserschaden Elldus Resort

21 July 2021 - Unexpected often comes...

There's actually something I haven't told you about yet: back in March, in the middle of the second lockdown, we had water damage. Oh, what am I saying - one? No, actually two water damages within one month. And, of course, in hallways where we had already carried out modernisation work. The new carpets, wall paints... adé! Currently, the renovation work is in full swing - walls, floors, furniture, kitchens... It is expected that the first affected flats can be rented out again from mid-August. Yes, sometimes everything comes together - but that's life, it always has lots of great surprises in store! :)




  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Resort Oberwiesenthal

11 June 2021 - Re-opening as the "new-old" Elldus Resort!

Finally! Who would have thought that after the second farewell of all guests it would take a whole 7 months (!) until we were allowed to open our doors again... All the greater was the joy when, after the great disappointment at the end of March, where we only missed a reopening by a hair's breadth within the framework of the model project "COVID.EX - Kurort Oberwiesenthal" due to the infection, everything now happened very quickly. After the long wait, anxiety and hope, the anticipation and excitement grew among all of us as the incidences dropped. How do you think you will like the new highlights? Neither the indoor playground, the new elements in the outdoor play area nor the new family restaurant have been entered by any guest so far. The exterior of the main building has also changed a lot. We will soon be able to complete a few new features, the riding arena and the water pond. During the winter, construction was not possible due to the weather and also... the financial situation did not allow it. But now we are looking ahead and wow...we are all missing a lot of routine! But it would be a laugh if we couldn't manage that too! You probably don't even know how to go on holiday any more, do you?) I'm sure we'll manage it together with ease and a sense of adventure! And now: Have a great holiday, everyone!

  • [Translate to Englisch:] mamazita Steak Essen Oberwiesenthal
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Restaurant Oberwiesenthal
  • [Translate to Englisch:] mamazita Oberwiesenthal

4 June 2021 - Opening of our new à la carte restaurant!

Yippee! Today I can finally tell you about another real highlight! After it has been almost deserted here at the resort for so long, things are finally getting going again - at least for now with the opening of our new à la carte restaurant "mamazita"! This is not just a place to eat - a really great ambience and special treats await you here. You can hardly imagine how excited our gastronomy team was today! A new working environment, no guests for over half a year and the motivation to convince with 101% hospitality was greater than ever. And what can I say? At the end of the day, everyone was incredibly exhausted, but overjoyed - because the guests were thrilled throughout! I am really proud, as are the rest of the Elldus team and the Ellinger & Duske family! 

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Resort Lausitz

14 April 2021 - A mega-surprise: We're having offspring!

First I was speechless, then a few sparks jumped out of my nose with excitement and enthusiasm: Yesterday in an online meeting, resort boss Mr Ellinger announced: "The Elldus Resort is having an offspring - a little sister!" Hooray, I thought to myself - a new playmate! But in fact it's more than 40 new friends, a completely new Elldus team... and at the second location from 2024 at Bärwalder See in the Lusatian Lakeland. 

Yes, you have understood correctly: We will be opening a SECOND Elldus Resort!

I'm sure there are a lot of questions buzzing around in your heads now. In the midst of a pandemic, alongside projects still underway in Oberwiesenthal, we are now planning to build a second Elldus Resort. Crazy? Well, we have always been different, more daring. ;) And right now it is immensely important for us to continue to look forward, to be courageous and to move forward with acyclic measures. 

Through a call for tenders, Mr Ellinger learned about the land on Saxony's largest inland lake and from the very first moment he was excited by the scenic charm and the already existing leisure facilities, from swimming, surfing and boating to camping and festivals. Now we are looking forward to welcoming active and relaxation-seeking families to holiday here from 2024.

Over the next two years, our second Elldus family resort will be built on the northern shore of Lake Bärwalder See on two sites covering a total of approx. 50,000 m² with...

130 modern flats and two restaurants (all in one building),

a wellness and spa area and

and an 18-hole mini golf adventure course.

The whole thing is being built by a Dresden project company in close cooperation with us. Initially, we will act as lessee and then take over the new property completely at a later date. In cooperation with the internationally renowned star architect Ms. Dahms and the municipality of Boxberg, we are looking forward to the realisation of the project, which will create a total of more than 40 new jobs and apprenticeships.

I'm so excited - in addition to my toboggan and ski equipment, I think I'll buy a rubber boat for a holiday on the water! :)

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Spielscheune


  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Spielscheune

    Hop, hop, hooray!

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Spielscheune

    An absolute dream to play with!

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Indoor Spielplatz

    Let's climb to the top!

01 February 2021 - Rehearsal in the Spielscheune....

Kids, this is going to be fun! I love the new indoor playground and can't wait for you to romp around with me! Climbing, jumping, sliding.... yippee! :) 

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Restaurant

    Welcome to the new, interactive family restaurant!

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus All inklusive premium

    There's plenty to amaze young and old here...

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Restaurant

    Family friendly...

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Restaurant

    ...and with attention to detail...

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Kulinarik

    ...and a few surprises!

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Restaurant

    A bit like being in another world...

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Restaurant


[Translate to Englisch:] 29. Januar 2021 - Unglaublich schön - unser neues Familien-Restaurant!

The time had already come in December: Our new family restaurant was completed. This time, however, I invited a team of photographers to take some great pictures for you - here's a small foray... Do you like it? :)



  • [Translate to Englisch:] Indoorspielplatz Elldus Resort

    Let's go to the game test!

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Indoorspielplatz Elldus Oberwiesenthal

    Wow - who wouldn't want to start climbing right away? :)

22 December 2020 - Pure fun!

Yippee! The indoor playground in the play barn is ready for climbing, romping, jumping, sliding... Some of you may still know the play barn as our transitional restaurant, but there's no sign of that here! :) Of course I had to test everything out right away! My favourites are the great slides, whether it's the tunnel slide or the long wave slide - mega! And I almost forgot to take pictures because I was so excited, so today I'll just give you a few impressions... the creative workshop and a shop will follow soon. I hope you are curious? :) 

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Familienrestaurant im Elldus Resort

    Exterior view of the family restaurant at Elldus Resort

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Familienrestaurant im Elldus Resort

    Exterior view of the family restaurant at Elldus Resort

20 December 2020 - Soon we will be ready...

...and our family restaurant will also be simply a dream! What you can already see from the outside is gigantic...

  • [Translate to Englisch:] mamazita Elldus Oberwiesenthal

    mamazita is ready!

  • [Translate to Englisch:] mamazita Elldus Oberwiesenthal

    With attention to detail...

  • [Translate to Englisch:] mamazita elldus Oberwiesenthal

    Could this perhaps become your new favourite place?

  • [Translate to Englisch:] mamazita Oberwiesenthal

    ...or here? :)

  • [Translate to Englisch:] mamazita Oberwiesenthal

    You will be amazed!

19 December 2020 - mamazita is ready!

Whoohooo! While the final touches are being made in the family restaurant next door, the new à la carte restaurant is already decorated: mamazita is ready and fantastically beautiful! Here are a few snapshots for you...I don't want to show too much, and I'm not allowed to, because I want you to have plenty to discover when you get there ;)

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Restaurant mamazita

    Exterior view of the new family restaurant

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Restaurant neu

    We take a look inside the new family restaurant...

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Restaurant

    Elldus family restaurant

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Fips Elldus Resort

    I have also already found my place! :)

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Fips Eis

    That's not...an ice cream van, is it?! ;)

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Bar Lounge Bereich

    A look behind the new bar counter...

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Elldus Restaurant neues Buffet

    The buffet area...

  • [Translate to Englisch:] mamazita à la Carte Restaurant

    "mamazita" à la Carte Restaurant

  • [Translate to Englisch:] mamazita à la Carte Restaurant

    Insight into the new "mamazita" à la carte restaurant...

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Panoramaecke im à la Carte Restaurant

    Panorama corner in the à la carte restaurant

09 December 2020 - home stretch!

Great shapes, exciting colours and patterns, the most diverse materials, details upon details...I don't even know where to look first! Unbelievable, every day there is something new to discover - that's why I'm showing you some more snapshots of my photo tour today. :) Just let it work its magic on you... And what's this - have I seen an ice cream van here? ;)

[Translate to Englisch:] Familienhotel Erzgebirge

01 January 2020 - New year, new highlights...

Great, our new indoor riding arena! No matter if it's snowing, raining, storming... there's always a great atmosphere inside with the great pony offers! :) I didn't even realise that there are already hard-working builders at work outside on the grounds... That's right, the indoor riding arena was just the beginning of many new highlights! The playground with the cloud castle will move soon, because a riding arena will be built there. In the meantime, the foundations for the play barn have also been built, which will delight our guests from May with its new Happy Club, cinema and many other play attractions (initially in the outdoor area). And there's something else I know...but I'll tell you later! ;)

[Translate to Englisch:] Eröffnung Reithalle am Elldus Resort

30 November 2019 - It's time!

Happy feelings, beaming faces wherever you look - that was the opening of our indoor riding arena! And yes, even little dragons can get goose bumps, because it really was a very special moment when I was able to cut the red ribbon together with the Ellinger family and my friend Happy and officially open the indoor riding arena! I was so nervous! Afterwards we celebrated, laughed and enjoyed an exciting programme, including a pony dressage freestyle and much more! And if you think that's it for my diary - no, no...there's still a lot going on here at the resort.... I'll keep reporting, no question about it ;)

22 November 2019 - The countdown is on...

The excitement is rising, our indoor riding arena is almost finished - the roof and side walls are ready, now we are busy working especially on the inside. And in just a few days we will celebrate the opening of the indoor riding arena on 30 November 2019 - only 10 weeks after the ground-breaking ceremony! Are you with us?

[Translate to Englisch:] Ponys am Elldus Resort

04 November 2019 - New addition to the pony gang!

Two new playmates moved in quietly and secretly on the evening of 4 November! Paul & Balu - and no, you are not mistaken if you think: "Well, they are a bit bigger than the others!) Balu is a Liebenthaler and Paul an Appaloosa-coldblood-mix. It's nice how our pony gang is growing, isn't it? We can hardly wait for our indoor riding school to open on 30 November...

[Translate to Englisch:] Ponyhof am Elldus Resort

22 October 2019 - The last nail is hammered...

 ...the builder personally invites you to the topping-out ceremony! Unbelievable - just over a month ago I was still hopping over part of the playground here and today I'm already standing in an indoor riding arena taking shape together with builders and site managers, construction workers and press representatives as well as Elldus Resort employees and other visitors. Wow...how big! And in just over a month, the ponies will already be hopping around here! :) This is where real children's dreams come true!

[Translate to Englisch:] Reithalle am Elldus Resort

18 October 2019 - It's coming on in leaps and bounds!

Unbelievable - the hard-working construction workers are doing a great job! The work is progressing at a rapid pace and the indoor riding arena is growing and growing. In the meantime, you can clearly see how big it is going to be. Only one month after the ground-breaking ceremony, we are already celebrating the topping-out ceremony on 22 October! Of course I won't miss that...

[Translate to Englisch:] Grundgerüst Dachkonstruktion Reithalle

02 October 2019 - The roof scaffolding grows!

I was so happy when I hopped back onto the building site on Tuesday morning! Suddenly, the first, large, supporting roof beam rose into the air and already indicated to me how high and large the indoor riding arena would one day be. In the course of the day, further construction elements of the roof joined in and now already show the dimensions of the hall's size. All in all, the construction work is well on schedule!

[Translate to Englisch:] Erster Spatenstich Reithalle

12 September 2019 - Let's go!

Today I will briefly report on the current progress: The Ellinger & Duske family took over the symbolic "ground-breaking ceremony" today! Our project "indoor riding arena & pony yard" is thus officially opened! :)

[Translate to Englisch:] Mysteriöse Bauzaungestaltung?

10 September 2019 - Mysterious construction fence design...

So far I was still in the dark, because nobody wanted to tell me anything... In the meantime, even an excavator has arrived and is diligently digging up the fenced-in area - an absolute highlight for the children! :) Today, parts of the construction fences were decorated with banners that finally reveal the secret: Where excavators are still at work now, an indoor riding arena is to open as early as the end of November 2019! But that is not all! Furthermore, a play barn (opening at the end of 2020), a pony farm with riding arena, a football pitch and an Indian village (opening in summer/autumn 2020) are being built! Wow - and who will keep you up to date? Me, of course!

[Translate to Englisch:] Zäune am Spielplatz

26 August 2019 - Fences?!

It is now clear - something is going on at the Fips play arch! The back part of the playground, where the Fomular race track and the little tree house are located, has been fenced off. But why? The answer is: "clearing the construction site" - this means that the area is being prepared for the construction work that will soon begin. And what will be built here? I'll find out the answer by the next report...

[Translate to Englisch:] Pony-Angebote

5 August 2019 - Pony Club, Riding Lessons & Co.

What a great pony party on Saturday! Many big and small visitors welcomed our 5 ponies, who have already settled in very well. There were exciting stations for the kids and so many smiling faces... By the way, the 3 other ponies are called Gustav, Nicki and Arabella - they are adorable!

As of today, our guests can take advantage of various pony offers for their family holiday. Which ones are they? You can read about them here. So, I'm off to play...see you soon! :)

[Translate to Englisch:] Hallo Ponys!

27 July 2019 - Hello, little ponies!

Today I am very excited! Because you won't believe what happened today! Two sweet ponies have moved in, they are called "Bonny & Clyde" and in the next few days 3 more "playmates" will move in. On 3 August, a pony party will be held especially for them to give them a proper welcome. I am so happy - I have to tell Clown Happy right away!

[Translate to Englisch:] Mini-Stall

16 July 2019 - Work is in progress...

I've been wondering about this for a while now - because Aline is not only a new member of the Elldus team, but she is also an equine specialist. Why a horse trainer? But since today something is happening that seems to bring me a little closer to the answer... Some of our staff are working on the large meadow in front of the flats. They are building a kind of "mini-stable" and a large part of the meadow is now fenced in. I have a suspicion...