Happiness in life comes from the happiness of giving
Balthasar and Magdalena Hauser
In 2009, a small time window in history made it possible for our family to celebrate the “400 Years of Hospitality” anniversary at Stanglwirt. Many generations have lived at Stanglwirt.
I am the 17th in a long line of ancestors. I bow my head out of respect for them, because it was their skills and foresight that created the foundation on which I could continue build. I want to thank my mother, Anna Hauser and her grand aunt, Maria Schlechter (born Hauser) who recognized the signs of the time early on and established the Hauser name in gastronomy.
I am also in debted to my father, who taught me to be a host and a proud farmer, and who preserved the importance of agriculture at Stanglwirt. My parents were singing hosts and in 1949 they started a singers’ meeting, which remains unique and has made Stanglwirt very popular to this day. I feel a deep connection with singers and musicians and I am looking forward to the 120th anniversary, which we will be celebrating this year.
I continued my father’s and my mother’s work with persistence and turned our traditional inn into a gastronomic business. It wasn’t built in a hurry. One thing led to another, always with a keen eye on the vintage inn as a model for Tyrolean craftsmanship. Tradition and progress should both have their place. With the support of my family and especially with the support of my highly motivated employees we created something we can all be proud of. I want to thank my wife, my parents and my grandparents and I have great confidence in my children, who all feel connected to our agriculture as a constant pillar of our gastronomy and of our hotel.
Sincerely, Balthasar Hauser
In our 150 page-strong magazine "400 years of the Stanglwirt" - the anniversary magazine to celebrate a quarter of a century in 2009 – you’ll find everything about the history of the Stanglwirt, and also about the people who are so closely connected with the tradition and with upholding standards.