Life returns back to normal
After more than half a year, the Ganischgerhof has reopened. Everyone is happy about the returning of normality at the hotel. The Pichler family, the staff and the guests, who are looking forward to South Tyrolean hospitality again after these challenging months.
“We set off right away as soon as it was possible again”. Michael has been coming to South Tyrol for years, he is a regular guest at the Ganischgerhof both in winter and summer. And when the hotel reopened after the six-month forced break due to the Corona pandemic, he immediately got in the car with his family and drove to Nova Ponente – despite all the uncertainties. How strict are the controls at the borders, how normal is life? “Everything went smoothly, both at the border tunnel in Füssen and at the Brenner Pass,” Michael reports enthusiastically about a totally uncomplicated journey.
Although there are still precautionary measures – only those who have been tested, have recovered and have been vaccinated are currently allowed to travel between Germany and Italy without quarantine – Michael and his family already perceive everyday life in South Tyrol as very pleasant again. “Everyone takes care of each other without it becoming an orgy of controls,” he says.
Summer opening in South Tyrol in May
While everything was still closed at home in Germany, Michael and his family enjoyed some almost forgotten liberties during Whitsun weekend in South Tyrol. Shops, many tourist facilities and restaurants were open. “The first time in a bar at the end of May – that has never happened before,” says Michael about the experience of enjoying a glass of wine in a restaurant on the Piazza Walther in Bolzano in the sun for the first time of the year. “An incredible feeling”.
Incredibly happy is also how the 4 Ganis brothers feel about the fact that life is coming back to the hotel and to the Eggental Valley. “We are passionate hosts and are therefore happy that we can finally welcome our guests again,” says Klaus. Of course, everything at the hotel and in all the other Ganis establishments has been done to ensure the safety and health of guests and staff. “And yet we want to make our guests’ holidays as pleasant as possible,” Klaus explains. Distance and hygiene, as well as admissions for the tested, recovered or vaccinated people, will probably remain part of our lives for a while. And yet Klaus Pichler is certain – especially in reflection of the challenging months for all of us: “This will be a great summer opening in South Tyrol and at the Ganischgerhof. And one that we will remember for a very long time!”