Welcome to a delightfully exclusive holiday in South Tyrol. The romantic rooms & suites and the stylish alcoves in the historic inn offer every modern comfort. Discreet decoration and fine artworks highlight the unique charm and exclusive nature of the setting for breakfast and dining à la carte at the Hotel Hanswirt in Rabland, South Tyrol.
Established as an inn for 400 years, the Hanswirt is a historic Tyrolean hostelry. Once it was carters who would change horses and stop off at the inn on the former Via Claudia Augusta: the Vinschgau Valley was long a strategically important link to Switzerland, Austria, north-western Europe and from there down to Italy. The Roman milestone in front of the hotel, dating from 46 AD, and the traditional carter’s fare are witnesses to this heritage.
First mentioned in 1357. This was the date of the purchase of the land by Ulrich Stainer von Gutraun. The oldest name of the present-day Hanswirt is “Stainer”: the name “Hanswirt” goes back to the 18th century. Its thick white walls, barrel and cross vaults, historic wooden floors, remains of the beamed ceiling and the fresco in the dining area all bear witness to the varied history of the establishment.
Love and a sense of the artistic. When the senior director of the hotel, Georg Laimer, was a child, a terrible fire ravaged the Hanswirt and irreparably damaged many items. His father refurbished the inn in the then-contemporary style, which can still be seen in the Gurschler Stube. In the following years, Georg Laimer restored the structure to its original appearance and adapted it to contemporary requirements for fine dining – finding enthusiastic supporters in his children Matthias and Gerlinde. The result is unique, a delight both for dinner guests and those staying at the hotel.
The Hanswirt has been in the possession of the Laimer family since the 16th century and they have run the estate since that time, with livestock also kept into the 1980s. Today it is mainly apples that are grown on the former meadows and fields, while the vineyard – organically farmed for several years now – is home to the Pinot Bianco, Müller-Thurgau and Pinot Nero varieties.