The Haller is located in the northernmost wine-growing region in Italy and enables guests to enjoy a wonderful view of the city of Bressanone, as well as of the surrounding mountains and vines.
The house was used by the Pichler family as a court in 1955. In the 90s, the farm was used as a guest house with a restaurant, at that time with 9 rooms. The house is now managed by the third generation of the family and received a change of concept with 18 suites and sustainability as a leitmotif as a result of the new construction and renovation in 2019. The hostess Teresa Pichler runs the Haller according to the motto: "Less frees you up and creates space for the important things in life."
The aim of the hosts is to provide guests with a relaxing holiday as well as inspiration for new recipes or ways of seeing life. The interior and design of the suites are modern and at the same time traditional and nostalgic. The fabrics and colors used reflect the closeness to nature and the courage to change.
|Single room||from70 €|
|Double room||from140 €|
ArchitectureThe house was integrated into the vineyard behind by a terrace construction. This allows guests to live in the middle of the vineyard - a special architectural experience. In the construction, care was taken to ensure that the suites optimally adapted to the landscape. The house is 100% South Tyrolean handicraft, as it worked exclusively with regional partners. 70% of those involved come from a radius of only 20 km. The house is located on the Sonnenberg in Brixen, but even if the sun is shining all year round, all suites can enjoy natural shade thanks to the pergola and the terrace construction. It was therefore not necessary to install air conditioning in the suites. In winter, the special design means that less heating is required. The Haller borders on a landscape protection project, which is why the requirements to be met were strict for the architects. Accordingly, natural materials such as larch, wood and rocks from the South Tyrolean Eisack Valley were used. The house was awarded the "KlimaHaus A" building standard (seal of quality for residential buildings), which requires the use of natural and sustainable materials, such as vine leaves, for indoor use. The renovation and renovation of the old building went hand in hand, so that it was possible to convert to new heating systems.
FoodParticular attention is paid to short distances and seasonality in the kitchen: many dishes come from the region and the menu changes depending on the season. Meat, fish, dairy products and cereals come directly from South Tyrol. When buying vegetables, we also work with passionate farmers who share the same standards and therefore do not use any spray or fertilizer. Eggs come only from organic free range. During spring, summer and autumn there is the possibility to use vegetables from your own garden. When serving breakfast, particular care is taken to ensure that there is no waste by asking every guest about their hunger and preferences. So packaging material and 100% freshness and enjoyment can be guaranteed. The cooking style of South Tyrolean cuisine in the "Restaurant AO" can be described as modern, with the stories of the individual dishes in the foreground. The slow food served has to do mainly with the appreciation of the raw materials, whereby the dishes are always served purist and with a lot of creativity - so there is always healthy, homemade and handmade. The menus contain vegetarian dishes, but vegans are not used, since they do not fit the philosophy of the Haller, because for them the cuisine of the Alpine region lives from animal products and thus also the surrounding farmers who are supported.
The employees in Haller are seen as part of a large family and are treated as such. They are offered free sleeping space seven days a week, and they are also provided with meals twice a day. The meals are prepared together and taken in peace, which strengthens the relationship and creates a special atmosphere of wellbeing, which the guests will also feel. As a relatively new house, not too many social projects could be supported, but there are still some: For example, a certain amount is donated per court to an association that supports people from South Tyrol with severe communication impairments. Schoolchildren from South Tyrol also have the opportunity to complete further training in Haller. This should be expanded in the future and, for example, enable cooperation with refugee homes by allowing refugees to work in Haller. In addition, year-round collaboration with regional handicraft companies, artists and associations and joint exhibitions and events are organized.
EnvironmentSustainability determines pretty much every decision in Haller: It starts with a "healthy house", goes to the employees who come to work on foot, regional food or specially made wine, so that the distances to the house are as short as possible Guests are also advised to travel by train, whereby they can switch to the City Bus free of charge after their arrival in Brixen and ultimately do not need a car to get there. E-bikes are also available to guests free of charge Energy is provided for the KlimaHaus by district heating, which generates electricity and water from regional waterworks. The energy system plants store and gain heat that is generated during power distribution and thus heat the water in Haller. The waste is consistently separated - all employees are trained in this.
Well-BeingThe Haller deliberately does not offer a classic indoor spa in order to keep electricity consumption as low as possible. However, the outside area with a beautiful garden is perfect for relaxing, as it were "wine wellness in the countryside". Yoga classes and Qi Gong classes take place in summer. Massages can also be booked on request. E-bikes are available to guests free of charge, which can be used on long bike tours through the vineyards.
Santifaller-Photography, Tim-Schardt, Oliver Jaist
|Single room||from70 €|
|Double room||from140 €|
From Munich you drive about 3 hours to Haller (240 km). Innsbruck is just over an hour away (85 km), Milan is around 4 hours (328 km) and Zurich is also a good 4 hours (366 km). The exact address can be found on the website.
The closest train station is in Brixen. From there you can take the CityBus free of charge to Kranebitt, where the Haller Suites are located.
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