Learning by doing is our motto at the hotel management school.


Sitting only in the classroom belongs to the past – here you will learn what it means to be an expert in taste by hands-on practice

In the cooking and service classes you will learn the necessary for your future profession. Also in our theory classes, we are dealing with topics which are sought after later on during your professional life – tourism, languages, commercial issues.

After 3 years of training you will conclude your vocational training and furthermore, dispose of a license as entrepreneur to be able to open your own business.

Specializations and topics are know-how in business, economy and tourism and also regional, sustainable, creative themes concerning taste, lifestyle and tourism trends.

The Focus lies on:

  • Recent trends in the regional hotel trade & gastronomy
  • Taste & lifestyle trends with regional potential
  • Planning & founding of a restaurant business
  • Practical focus on regional taste
  • Food Crafting, Creative Cooking
  • Numerous additional training programmes are offered
  • Excursions and workshops on the topic of wine growing, event catering and the world of taste with regional partners

You will learn….

  • how to produce and commercialize tasty products, regionally and sustainably – during classes, at workshops, events and company visits and what it means for the region and how you can take roots with your own ideas.
  • everything around the topic of the “perfect host” in workshops, hotel/restaurant tours and practical training sessions in our regional partner companies. You will see how companies are organized, learn how to communicate with guests and in the team and how to make people happy with friendliness, commitment and creativity.
  • about new trends in the area of taste, wellness, culinary art and travelling. Thereby you will also see which chances come along with digitalization, how to use online marketing best or which possibilities arise from the use of social media.


Take this chance and register right away via online form.

The Hotel Management School is perfect for you if

  • you are interested in hotels, restaurants and travelling
  • you like good food & drinks and cooking
  • you are creative and want to experience something different and like to be surrounded by people

Then become a hotel manager or culinary expert by completing the 3-year training at the hotel management school.

All facts at a glance

  • After the 8th school level
  • 3 year training
  • Training focus:
    hotel and catering management as well as taste & lifestyle
  • 24 weeks of practical training in the touristic sector at home and abroad
  • Graduation:
    Diploma examination
    3 teaching professions: hotel and catering assistant, restaurant manager, cook
    Professional title: Hotel Manager
    Entrepreneur examination and qualification examination
    Additional qualifications

Further information

The hotel and catering industry is part of an extensive and exciting field of work.
The training focuses are in particular:

  • Trends in the hotel and catering industry
  • Important reservation systems
  • Event coordination, design and management
  • Quality and complaint management
  • Planning and establishing a hotel and restaurant business
  • Recent trends in the regional hotel trade & gastronomy
  • Taste & lifestyle trends with regional potential
  • Planning & founding of a restaurant business
  • Practical focus on regional taste
  • Food Crafting, Creative Cooking

Our additional qualifications are a real bonus for your curriculum and hence, a clear competition advantage. They are carried out with renowned partners such as Energie Steiermark, the Clefs d’Or association or the Austrian wine academy and are internationally recognized.

These additional qualifications will be offered according to availability:

  • Bar keeping & Bar flairing
  • Event catering
  • Coffee connoisseurs
  • Banquet manager
  • Concierge / Reception
  • Energy manager for tourism
  • Sustainability manager for tourism
  • Cheese connoisseur
  • Junior wine sommelier
  • Oil and vinegar connoisseur
  • Junior beer sommelier
  • Language certificates in English, French, Italian and Spanish

Practice makes perfect! During your training, you need to complete 24 weeks of practical training in a touristic business at home or abroad, before terminating your third year of training. Whether as waiter, cook, receptionist, in a travel agency or elsewhere, is completely up to you. Would you like to know how the practical training could look like?

Before you decide to start a training at the Tourism Schools Bad Gleichenberg, we cordially invite you to come and try for a day, including also an overnight stay.

  • Successful conclusion of the 8th school level
  • Entrance interview
  • If necessary, successfully concluded admission exam (M,D,E)
    General secondary school (Hauptschule): 3rd level of performance
    New secondary school (Neue Mittelschule): after a basic general education with a mark lower than “satisfactory”
    Secondary modern school (Realschule):depending on the performance level and the respective mark
    No entrance examination: Academic upper secondary school, polytecnic school, school of home economics and domestic science school

An investment that pays!

The investment in the training at the Tourism Schools Bad Gleichenberg is worth its money because the focus lies on the transmission of contents which are required in today’s and future economy and thus, grant every graduate a clear competition bonus.

In this short period of time of 3 years the pupils will will get well prepared for their working life. The reputation of the extraordinary education at the Tourism Schools Bad Gleichenberg precedes them. Hence, our graduates are known to be among the most demanded workforces in the Austrian and international tourism industry with more career opportunities and a better earning potential.

Furthermore, our graduates have access to an international network of 6,500 graduates – because it is not only important what you know but also who you know.

Costs 2018/19

Basically, student fees are paid in eight monthly instalments. . In case of an advanced annual payment, we grant you a discount of 4% and for an advanced payment per semester, a 2% discount will be offered.

Internatsschüler/in Hotelfachschule (Schulkosten & Internatsbeitrag)

CostsEU citizensNon-EU citizens
Costs per year6.844,00 €8.788,00 €
Partial amount (8x/year)855,50 €1.098,50 €

Schulkosten für externe Schüler/in Hotelfachschule *

External school feesEU citizens
Costs per year4.121,00 €
Partial amount (8x/year)515,13 €

Information concerning costs

What is included in these costs?

The following is included in these costs: training, accommodation, board and full-time assistance with coaches and attendants

What else is required?

The following is not included: knives, teaching material as well as school and working clothes.

Information concerning the payment in eight monthly instalments

The school and boarding school fees will be debited from your bank account in advance (each time from September 1st to April 1st) in eight monthly instalments.

Information concerning external school attendance*

The tourism schools Bad Gleichenberg are managed as full-time boarding school and hence, all students and pupils are accommodated on the campus. An external school attendance is possible only for students who have their main residence within the school district Bad Gleichenberg (Bad Gleichenberg, Trautmannsdorf, Merkendorf, Bairisch Kölldorf, Pichla and Ludersdorf) since at least three years or if they are already 18 years when starting school and live in the district of Sout-East-Styria since at least 3 years.

Hotel and Restaurant Management & Patisserie

The hotel and catering sector is one of the most extensive and exciting fields of activity. The specialisation includes trends in the hotel and catering industry, important reservation systems, event, quality and complaint management, the planning and foundation of a hotel and restaurant business as well as the practical focus on patisserie.

Compulsory internship: 24 weeks before entering the third year of study

Your contact person

Andrea Legenstein-Habersack

Tel.: +43 3159 22 09 105
Fax: +43 3159 22 09 7105

Manfred Kalcher

The training at the Tourism Schools Bad Gleichenberg probably laid the foundation for my future career due to the competence and enthusiasm of the teachers and thus, I never wanted to be something else apart from a successful hotel manager.

Manfred Kalcher

CEO Spa Resort Geinberg, HFS 1972

Christian Schweinzer

No matter where, in every small place on earth, you find former students of Gleichenberg who support and understand each other!

Christian Schweinzer

CEO Blackrock – The Recruiting and Career Company, HFS 1993

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