Our mum, Edith Kofler, (senior manager) was born and bred at the Gasthof zum Hirschen Hotel and has been closely associated with the establishment all her life. It was young Edith who, with her grandfather, gathered stones from the mountains and brought them down to help build the old stone wall of the Gasthof zum Hirschen.
Hospitality runs deep in Edith's veins – and for decades, the zum Hirschen hotel has hosted hikers as well as pilgrims coming to visit the holy sanctuary nearby. When taking over from her parents in 1994, Edith realized that she had to bring the guesthouse into a new era. As senior manager, Edith is in charge of the reception desk, administration and a lot more behind the scenes. She wryly refers to her job as hotel accountant as her “personal form of yoga”.
"When I was a child, our family was the first to have a telephone line in the village, and my task was to go to every single farm and deliver the news. Nowadays, we are connected via fibre optic cable but at night we prefer to switch off the WIFI.”