My personal favourite place in the hotel is... the Sky Garden with its magnificent birds-eye views high above the Vinschgau Valley.
When hiking I always have in my rucksack... my phone to take photos.
My favourite book is... the “Blue Ocean Strategy”.
My absolute favourite hike is... to the Sesvenna hut, then on to the impressive Uina gorge, because you are in the midst of imposing natural surroundings and as free as a bird.
This guestbook entry that particularly touched me...
“Mega beautiful, tasteful, empathetically managed hotel. A truly heartfelt concept and a place from where to draw strength for mind, body and soul.”
I draw strength from... spending a day with our daughters at Watles and its Adventure Lake.
In my herbal kitchen I always have... mountain basil for the perfect appetiser.
A special dish from our kitchen is... beetroot gnocchi in cheese from Alpine pastures – to die for.
A fragrance that I particularly like is... that scent of Alpine pastures: it reminds me of my childhood at the Höfer Alm.
We are especially pleased... if both our staff and our guests are equally enthusiastic about Das Gerstl.
Sustainability for me means... our R30 philosophy, supporting farmers and suppliers, if possible locally, short transport distances, all in harmony with nature.
Our personal commitment to sustainability is... using local tradespeople and materials.
The thing I miss most from home when on holiday... the unique views of the imposing Ortler mountain group.
Vitalpina means for us... just what is expressed by the Vitalpina motto, “Mountains are life”: Vitalpina for us means the opportunity for honest exchanges with like-minded people.
If I had to describe my hotel in three words, they would be... authentic, Alpine, welcoming.
And if I had to describe myself in three words... curious, communicative, energetic.
We offer these Specials (USPs)... our R30 philosophy, magnificent views, beautiful natural surroundings, hiking trails that start directly from the hotel, the Vinschgau Valley – an unspoilt and mystical area.