We were young, cheeky and curious about the world. It fit like a glove to our eyes that we borrowed daddy's brand new, white Audi 60 and just drove off. We, my husband Ingo and I. From Heidelberg we went past Lake Constance to Feldkirch. In a café we heard about a newly opened, fancy hotel on fire.
Of course we wanted to see this cult hotel with our own eyes, which everyone in the area seemed to be talking about. So it went with loud sound of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Co. and wide open car windows into the summer Brandnertal. A little later, the Walliserhof towered up in front of us. With a triumphant grin we parked our Audi directly in front of the entrance.
In the look of time
Ingo with jeans and colorful polo shirt, me with short flower dress in straight cut and short Pixie Cut - in this casual look we entered the Walliserhof. We deliberately resisted the bourgeois style of the older generation, just as all young people did at that time. This stylistic break also seemed to have arrived at the Walliserhof: People wore shrill, colorful and patterned.
Friendly welcomed at the reception and assigned to a room, our vacation could start. We went swimming, climbed the first mountain peak of our lives and enjoyed the service and the food in the hotel. Everything seemed incredibly modern to me: The construction, the furnishings and the people. Chance brought us to a real stroke of luck in such an inconspicuous valley.
chatting with the hosts
Among the many employees, the hosts helped out on every corner. The pride and joy of their Valais farm could be read from their eyes in the busy hustle and bustle. We also talked to every single guest here and there. They told us the most beautiful places in the Brandnertal, made jokes and drank one or the other schnapps with us.
They also told us how the Walliserhof got its name. Centuries ago a whole rope team of people from the Swiss Valais came to Vorarlberg. The host family remembered this courageous role model when the idea was born to create a hotel of a special kind. We felt this character trait in every corner and moment of our funky holiday - we simply had an unforgettably good time at the Valais farm.