On the Path to Number 1

Since 1956, we have been pursuing our own path and have remained true to the Bründl DNA – we are extraordinarily different

A journey through time
1950
Master-wainwright examination

Founder Hans Bründl passes his master-wainwright exmination.

His first products: a handcart, sleds and a pair of wooden skis.

a man with old wooden ski
1951
Training as a ski manufacturer

Hans Bründl successfully completes training as a ski manufacturer and leases his first wainwright's workshop.

skies are produced in a workshop (black-white-photo)
1954
Own workshop

Hans builds his own workshop in Piesendorf, Pinzgau.

1956
Founding of the Bründl company

Two years later, he opens the first business for ski rentals and sales in Kaprun. The Bründl company is founded.

1967
1st Bründl Sports Shop

On 1 April 1967, the first Bründl sports shop is opened in its own building.

an old photo of the Bruendl store
1969
Intersport is joined

Bründl joins forces with Intersport Genossenschaft Österreich.

Intersport Bründl Logo old
1972
Textiles and sports clothing

The selection at the sports shop is expanded to include textiles and sports clothing.

Bruendl textile assortment back in the days
1974
2nd Bründl Shop

The second Bründl sports shop is opened at the Kitzsteinhorn.

fixing the bindings on the slope <br/>
1975
3rd Bründl Shop

The third Bründl branch is opened in Bruck an der Glocknerstraße, Pinzgau, though closes again in 2000.

interior of the Bruck Shop 1975
1980
Becomes a limited stock company

Sport Bründl Gesellschaft m.b.H. comes into being

1989
Christoph Bründl takes over the reins

On 1 October, Christoph Bründl takes over as CEO.

Christoph Bründl 1989
1991
4th Bründl Shop

In the heart of Kaprun, Bründl opens a bike shop.

Picture of the Bikeshop Kaprun 1991
1998/99
Expansion to Zell am See

With Schmittenhöheservice GmbH & Co KG, another company is established. This is followed by the opening of three branches in Zell am See. Our shops Drive-in Areit III Bergstation, CityXpress Talstation and AreitXpress Talsation are born.

Intersport Schmitten Logo
2001
A new main store is built in Kaprun

The new main store in Kaprun is built from the ground up.

construction site
2003
Expansion to Ischgl, Tyrol

Intersport Mathoy in Ischgl is taken over, founding of Sports & Emotions GmbH and expansion including branches Ischgl Zentrum and Ischgl Pardatschgratbahn.

Is Mathoy Ischgl outside view
2004
Expansion in Kaprun

At theLangwied location on Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, another branch is opened.

2007
Opening of the Life.Style Shop in Ischgl

In Ischgl, Tyrol, the Life.Style Shop is opened. This makes the third Bründl Sports shop in Ischgl.

2008
Opening of Flagship Store Kaprun

A new main store is built by architects Blocher & Blocher and wins at the Euro-Shop-Awards in New York. In 2012, our flagship store in Kaprun is awarded the Austrian State Prize for Architecture, serving as a role model for a whole new generation of retail businesses.

Flagshipstore photo from outside of a futuristic building
New Shop in Zell am See

The fourth shop is opened in Zell am See at the valley station of the Schmittenhöhebahn.

Schmitten bottom station Outside
Logistics Center Kaprun

The increasing number of shops demands a central logistics center – opened in Kaprun in 2008

Logistikcenter Kaprun inside view
2009
Expansion in Mayrhofen

Takeover of Intersport Hausberger in Mayrhofen, Zillertal and opening of the Mayrhofen Zentrum shop.

Mayrhofen Zentrum photo from outside
Bründl in Salzburg

Opening of the Intersport Bründl shop at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Salzburg.

Designer Outlet Salzburg Außenaufnahme
Expansion in Kaprun

At Hotel Alpenhaus Kaprun, a new Intersport Bründl rental shop is opened.

Intersport Bründl Alpenhaus view from outside
Shop #5 in Zell am See

At the Areitbahn mountain terminal in Zell am See, a new branch is opened.

Areitbahn mountain station picture from outside
New Bikeworld

The bike shop is given a new location at the "Waidmannsheil" across from our flagship store in Kaprun.

Waidmannsheil store outside view
2010
Shop #4 in Kaprun

At the Tauern Spa in Kaprun, a new shop for swimwear is opened.

Tauern Spa
Schladming, we're coming

Opening of the Intersport Planet Planai valley station in Schladming and founding of Planai Sports GmbH.

Intersport Planai group photo
2012
Expansion in Mayrhofen

Two more shops are opened in Mayrhofen: at the Ahornbahn valley station and the mountain terminal.

Ahornbahn Talstation Mayrhofen interior
Expansion in Kaprun

In the heart of Kaprun, the Bründl Outlet is opened.

Outlet Kaprun photo from outside
2014
Expansion at Designer Outlet

The Intersport Bründl shop at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Salzburg is expanded to 2 floors.

inside view of the Bruendl shop in Designer Outlet
2015
Additional Shops in Mayrhofen

Opening of the shops at the Penkenbahn valley and mountain stations in Mayrhofen.

Penkenbahn Mayerhofen
Expansion in Saalbach

Takeover of Sport Steger in Saalbach and opening of the Bründl Saalbach Zentrum shop.

Acquisition of Sport Steger
2016
Opening and Expansion in Kaprun

In the center of Kaprun, a new sports shop opens at Aparthotel Orgler Alpenparks.

Orgler store inside view
Expansion of the Logistics Center

The administrative and logistics center in Kaprun is expanded.

Logistikcenter Kaprun photo from outside
2017
Takeover and Expansion in Schladming

Takeover of Sport Kahr and opening of the Charly Kahr shop in Schladming.

Bruendl Charly Kahr photo from outside
New Location: Saalfelden

Intersport XL Saalfelden in Saalfelden becomes Intersport Bründl.

Bruendl Saalfelden outside photo
New location: Fügen

Opening of both shops at the Spieljochbahn valley station and the mountain terminal in Fügen.

Bründl Spieljochtal outside view
Expansion of the sales floor in Salzburg

The Intersport Bründl shop at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Salzburg is expanded to 3 floors.

Designer Outlet inside view
2018
Shop #7 in Kaprun

New opening of the Maiskogelbahn valley station shop at the Kaprun Center.

Kaprun Center outside view
2019
Expansion in Saalbach

Takeover of Sport Bauer in Saalbach and expansion of three shops in Saalbach - Rentcenter, Kohlmaisbahn and Life.Style

Kohlmais Saalbach photo from outside
September 2019
Brand launch: Bründl Sports

As of 1 September, the company breaks off from the Intersport cooperative. Intersport Bründl becomes Bründl Sports.

Bruendl Sports Logo
Viehhofen Valley Station

In December 2019, Bründl Shop #30 is opened at the new valley station of the Zell am See Xpress in Viehhofen.

69 years
Enthusiasm, courage, respect and professionalism

Bründl Sports is a new brand that looks towards the future!