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The cow shed window has been a trademark of Stanglwirt for many years, even though it was originally born out of necessity.
Dear Guest! Over the summer months (until the end of September) our cows will be in our "Stangl-Alm" on the Wilder Kaiser, enjoying the superb Alpine air, the fresh grasses and the breathtaking panorama of our wonderful mountainscape.
Our cow stall snug will of course still be open, however our cows will only be back for you to marvel at through the cow stall window in the autumn. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes!
The singers were the original culprits: Anna Hauser, the mother of today’s Stanglwirt host, loved to sing and therefore brought folk music to the renowned inn. Soon these singers’ meetings enjoyed a legendary reputation and the rustic inn became too small for these fast-growing events. They had to expand. The “Sagmehlschupfei” on the western side of the inn was abandoned and joined with the new hall. But when they shifted the wall on the northern side, they faced a small problem: a window to the cowshed appeared behind the wall.
Albertini, the renowned architect from Wörgl, who was responsible for the renovation of the dining hall, wanted to wall up this window. But Lois, Anna Hauser’s husband, had the brilliant idea of keeping the window with the cowshed view as a tourist attraction. He prevailed, despite the architect’s objection regarding the unpleasant odour and other difficulties like the window’s insulation. The renovation of the dining hall was a complete success! The preferred tables now stood slightly elevated on the right side of the hall. These tables were particularly popular, because one gets a good view the hustle and bustle in the hall on one side and the unique view into the cowshed on the other side. One could see where cows and calves, pigs and piglets live their peaceful country life - unaffected by the oftentimes wellknown guests nearby.
From this moment on, the cow shed window has been a trademark with an unbelievable advertising effect This was never done before: cows watch guests while they eat, without being disturbed by them. The cow shed window still exists today. Since then, it has inspired many guests to philosophize. The renowned behaviourist professor Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt once wrote the following in the guest book: “I expected a lot of things at Stanglwirt, but did not expect to meet another behaviourist. I am talking about the host, who knows very well that cows like to watch each other eat.”