Once upon a time, coachmen changed horses and stopped for a break at the Hanswirt in Rablà on the former Via Claudia Augusta road in what today is South Tyrol. A Roman milestone dating from 46 AD located in front of the inn and the coachman's kitchen still bear witness to a time when the Vinschgau Valley served as a strategically important link.
The first documented mention of the building was in 1357 under the name “Stainer”. Owned by the Laimer family since the 16th century, the Hanswirt's name has been present in historical records since the 18th century. Moreover, the Hanswirt has been recognised as an inn for over 400 years, making it one of the most historic inns in all of Tyrol. Thick walls, barrel and cross vaults, historic wooden floors, remains of the beamed ceiling and the fresco in the guest room bear witness to the history of the building and farm.
After a fire in 1948, the inn was renovated in keeping with the spirit of the times before Georg Laimer restored it to its original appearance and adapted it to the requirements of upscale gastronomy. Together with his children, Matthias and Gerlinde, he transformed the Hanswirt into the gem it is today. A place where time stands still.