Housed in a historic building in the Pusteria Valley, this seasonal hotel overlooking the Dolomites is 2 km from Tassenbach Train Station and 4 km from the Skizentrum Sillian Hochpustertal, a winter sports ski area. Inside, sober rooms and suites with oak floors are equipped with every comfort.
Hotel Strasserwirt History
In its foundations, the structure dates back to the 6th century. According to scientific studies by the University of Vienna, the old vase fragments found during the renovations date from that period. They can be viewed in one of the shop windows on the mezzanine floor. A landslide in the 11th century buried a large part of the house in Val Pusteria, on the remains of which today's main building was built. The old parlor showed the year 1744. At that time, the house was owned by Franz Xaver Ambrosius Mayr, whose property was auctioned 25 years later because he had sunk into large debt during the construction of the Trinity Church, funded largely. He wrote the saying that was written in the restaurant at the time: "I love these guests, who have friendly discussions, who pay me faithfully and honestly and march peacefully." The new owner of the "Strasserwirt" was Antonius Gasser, a Lienz citizen, followed by his son Bernhard.
In September 1837 Andrä Bürgler bought the property. Until 1872, the year the Pustertalbahn was built, the "Wirt an der Straße" was a stopping point for carters and a transshipment point for goods and merchandise. The name "Kofler Labe" (Labe = corridor) shows that the current farm building was once a farm. This is the name of a storage room, the year 1619 still stands above the former front door. On April 1, 1955, Eckhard Bürgler took over the property from his uncle. His sense of preserving tradition and his commitment to his legacy, which he saw as a mandate, created a work that harmoniously combines the new building built in 1986 and the tradition of the parent company.
In July 2009, the family of construction contractor Johann Bachmann from Winnebach took over the Strasserwirt, a man who had developed a very special love for this house for many years and had been a partner for a long time. Since then, his daughters Judith and Astrid have run the hotel together. It is also their effort to preserve and continue what has grown over many decades. With careful renovation work and a keen sense, they both want to take their version of the Strasserwirt into the future.