History

History

The history of the Stecher family of innkeepers of Mals dates back to the eighteenth century. We have gathered some events worth mentioning.

1722

After the death of his wife, Franz Stecher succeeds her as the innkeeper of "Bärenwirt" in Mals.

1806

The grandson of Franz, Josef Stecher, changes the inn's name, from "grizzly bear" to "brown deer".

1809

Josef Stecher becomes adjutant of mayor Teimer and fights alongside Andreas Hofer in Berg Isel.

1895

The son of Josef, Anton Stecher, dies aged 95, the oldest of the town.

1900

Karl Stecher, Anton's grandson, is born. For 25 years, he will be mayor and honorary citizen of the town

1948

Zum Hirschen is completely renovated by Karl Stecher.

1964

Anton Stecher, Karl's grandson, is the new innkeeper of Hirschen.

1991

The son of Anton, Peppi, becomes the eighth generation of the Stechers to be engaged in the activity. He creates the bar on the basement floor, with direct access to the garden.

1998

The hotel of Mals is completely renovated. In place of the barn, a new house with shops, breakfast room and new guest rooms, is built. They also build a large garage for the guests, an open car park, and a wood-chip heating system.
 

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