Zum Hirschen

In the village square of “Unsere liebe Frau im Walde”, a pilgrimage site in South Tyrol, you will find the Hotel “Zum Hirschen”. When this former pilgrims’ hostel was transformed into a hotel, a special emphasis was placed preserving the authenticity of the building and making its history come alive. The historic inn with its simple façade was fitted with a shingle roof and supplemented by a modern extension. Cubic balconies and the top storey’s larch wood façade characterise the new building’s clean lines, and a glass stairwell connects the hotel’s two wings.

The refined simplicity of the exterior extends to the interior spaces, which are in turn characterised by a reduction to the essentials and the use of natural materials, such as larch and natural stone floors, straight-lined wooden furniture and fabrics in selected colours. The three new room categories refer to the history of the house and to its surroundings: The “Hospitium” rooms have a simple design and a contemplative atmosphere. In the “Gasthof” rooms, nostalgic lamps and chairs from the old farmhouse parlor create a homely and welcoming ambience. The “Luc” rooms are named after the highest mountain in the Nonsberg Group. They feature broad windows overlooking nature and are fitted with modern minimalist furniture.

The hotel has a sauna that boasts panoramic views. The food in the hotel restaurant and bistro is prepared according to the slow food philosophy. And the hotel bar is located in the medieval vaulted cellar.


What to do

Active holidays in nature: Mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking in summer, snowshoeing, ski tours, downhill skiing and tobogganing in winter, trips to Merano, Bolzano and Trento.

Why we like this house

Hotel “Zum Hirsch” is a place of tranquility and contemplation, set apart by its understated ambience and refined details.

This house is great for

Active vacationers and those in search for relaxation, families, foodies


Details of the property

Region/Town: IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Unsere liebe Frau im Walde

Name: Zum Hirschen

Scenery: In the village square amidst meadows and mountains

Accommodation: Hotel

Number of guests: 30 rooms - 60 guests

Architecture: Old & new

Completed: 2017

Design: Lorenzo Aureli, Modena

Published: Rivista dell'architettura italiana – 14/2017, Platform Magazine 2018

Awards: Best Italian Interior Design Selection (Platform) 2018


1 Comments

Scholz Matthias said:

Ich war vor kurzem zum insgesamt 5.ten mal im Hirschen, und hab die Entwicklung vom einfachenGasthof mit 5 Sterne-Küche und Koch, hin zum jetzigen Hotel mit einzigartigem Ambiente mitmachen können.

Das was Edith Kofler mit Sohn und Tochter hier Tag für Tag schaffen, ist einfach meiner Meinung nach nicht zu topen, da hier vom Herzen her gedacht und gemacht wird.

Am deutlichsten wird es glaube ich, wenn ich mit meiner Frau aus Nordbayern kommend, auf dem Weg nach Cannes, für 3 Tage eine Zwischenstopp in Unsere liebe Frau im Walde extra gemacht haben. Das Navi musste förmlich gezwungen werden, die Route zu berechnen ?.

Oft sind Beschreibungen nur schöne Worte, hier reichen die Worte einfach nicht, das rüberzubringen was hier der Gast geboten bekommt und einfach ankommen kann, und Ruhe und Kraft zu tanken.

Für meine Frau und mich heißt Südtirol…Gasthof zum Hirschen!

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