Südtiroler Gasthaus Sonnenterrasse
Locanda sudtirolese terrazza
Look at the starry sky.
The magic of the place is noticeable already as you approach Maria Saalen. The feeling of romance is almost overwhelming.
While within the old walls and in the new nature rooms, the feeling is of peacefulness and strength, outside there reigns an extraordinary feeling of sanctuary.
Outdoors is a unique experience, whether you are walking through the meadows or sitting on the terrace and simply letting your gaze wander. You can take in the contours of each hill, every summit, each detail of the landscape, children playing, cows grazing, horses in the paddock and free-ranging chickens that have never seen a cage. Everything, including the sounds that penetrate the silence, forms part of a naturally romantic bigger picture.
The terrace is a popular place for our guests to watch this performance, where only the here and now counts: spending time there in spring and summer under the warming rays of the sun, or in the shade of the fruit trees.
While in winter, despite the cold, guests sit on sheepskin rugs awaiting the last of the evening glow over the mountains.
Traditional natural bowling alley
Sometimes one would wish that rooms or objects could speak. Then at the Saalerwirt would be no corner that had nothing to tell. Our historic bowling alley begins. Bowling was known as one of the oldest sports in ancient and around the middle of the 20th century was a popular amusement for everyone. The natural bowling alley, where the wooden cones still had to be set up by hand, was popular by the neighbors and farmers near the Saalerwirt.
Every Sunday, Josef Tauber met 10 to 15 colleagues to go bowling together, remembers his son Hans Tauber. He himself argued with other children about who was allowed to set up the wooden cones, that is, who became a “Scholderer” and could always look forward to a “Krachale” (lemonade) as a reward. Most of the time the competitions were so fanatical that the bowling rounds lasted into the night. Sometimes, however, the grandfather, a strictly educated and respected man, took the ball punctually at 2 p.m. and interrupted the fun so that no one missed the walk to the chapel.
Since then, not much has changed at the bowling alley. Today, thanks to the new lighting, the bowling alley can be used all the time. Try it - it is guaranteed to be fun for young and old.