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If walls could talk, the Landhaus Albert Murr would never stop talking. It’s only fair that we tell you some of the stories about the Landhaus and it’s history.

Why the Landhaus has two red doors

The somewhat confusing situation on arrival: Which door should I take?

The beginnings in the mountains have not always been easy. The financial situation was often scarce and so a part of the family always remained in the house, although, as in this case, the owner was the older brother. In order to  create a little more privacy for the occupants of the house, two doors were created instead of one. This is also the explanation why through the right door a long staircase leads directly to the firstfloor.
When you arrive, the left door is the right one.

The guesthouse has always been in women’s hands

The boss has always had a woman’s name.

While the men were in the stable or in the butchery, the women were looking after the guests. Starting with Johanna Murr, the wife of Albert Murr Senior, followed Fritzi Murr, Klara Heiseler and Ingrid Murr who ensured the smooth running of the Landhaus. Today, Maria Haueis and Martina Schleich are at the helm and run the house with great attention to detail and new  innovations. Ingrid Murr is also still in the house and is responsible for the decoration and attention to detail.

Who was the namesake Albert Murr?

The namesake Albert Murr Senior, the founder of the butcher’s shop and by trade a haulier, was a contemporary for his time. Standing 1.94m tall he was an unusual appearance at that time, just as unusual as his hobby to keep exotic animals like a peacock or a capuchin monkey. According to legend, the monkey was named Filu and was often found causing all sorts of mischief. After it died, the monkey was stuffed by its owners but unfortunately, it did not remain.

The bell tower

What is this thing on the roof?

The bell tower, as we call it, also had a useful purpose in the early times, although technically it was never really used by us. Watches were considered a luxury at the time and were therefore rare. The purpose was that at breaktime or lunch the bell was rung so that all staff an butchers would be notified at once, rather than looking for each individual.

At the beginning of the 40’s, however, electricity was already advanced enough to establish a more up-to-date communication method and so the tower remained what it still is today, a bit of nostalgia at the sight of which one remembers the good old days.

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