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The “Ganischger’s ¾ board Plus+” leaves no wish unfulfilled
With the “Ganischger’s ¾ Board Plus+” you have free choice for your culinary well-being not only in our Hotel. According to your desires and your rhythm, without stress, you can enjoy the best from our kitchens at the Gardoné, Ganischgeralm and Platzl Mountain Lounge. Nothing can stop you from enjoying the most varied holiday experience “As you like it”
„Live what you love and only as you like it“
In the heart of the Dolomites, in the quaint Eggental, surrounded by Catinaccio / Rosengarten and Latemar, once upon a time, lived the „Ganis“, known far and wide for their warm hospitality.
The „Ganis“ created a comfortable kingdom in one of the most beautiful places, surrounded by meadows and peace, where they had the chance to cuddle their guests and to surprise them every day. And, because the Ganis were a lively and popular company, fun-loving and never bored, they found several “secret places” where to take their guests to offer them great music and plenty of entertainment.
People came from miles around to spend funny and relaxing moments with the „Ganis“.
One day a stranger arrived in Eggental. He had already travelled half the world, but until then, he never found what he was looking for: the perfect combination between variety and peace, luxury and nature, pleasure and simplicity. Restless he walked on the shores of Carezza Lake, where, suddenly a fairy appeared from the turquoise waves of the lake. Shaking her head, she looked at him and talked to him in a crystal clear voice:
„Live what you love, create your space,
for your dreams, enjoy every moment,
with all the senses, only as you like it …“
The stranger was first taken aback, but then he realized that this was the key to his goal. And suddenly he felt arrived and ready to fully enjoy his life.
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“We’re glad to finally get started!” The mood of Nicole and Christoph Weiland with starting number 15 could not be more splendid. Just like the weather. But somehow vain sunshine is almost a matter of course at the Eggentaler Herbst Classic. At the start in Deutschnofen against the majestic backdrop of the Catinaccio, Daniel Wenk, co-driver of Beat Voellmy, traditionally blew the hunting horn, the engines roaring with power to show: We are here this year – despite all the circumstances. “The atmosphere is great, the weather is great, it couldn’t be better at all,” said Ute Müller full of euphoria – and studied the road book on her hood: “It’s about time I took a look in there.
Peter Schmid is looking forward to “lots of fun, good food and good people” as he relaxes and makes the final preparations for his triumphant Sptifire GT 6. Traditionally, he and his wife Andrea have a sugar-sweet dog – but he had to walk it again shortly before the start. And Thomas Wünsche, who is at the start of the EHC for the second time, is looking forward to a “great and spectacular track layout and, “that we meet people again who we got to know last year”.
Day one has already given a foretaste of the next days. Full of sun. Fantastic panorama and a “secret” stop in front of the Tscheiner Hütte under the Rosengarten. Some of the participants enjoyed a small glass of white wine there before returning across Lake Karer to Deutschnofen. Atypically, however, Matthias Targa and Klaus Thalmann from the sponsor Schreckbichl, who actually have to do with pretty good wines professionally, came back to the Ganischgerhof. As locals, they know the advantages of the region, but are all the sadder that they will have to give up the wheel again tomorrow. In the Schreckbichl winery there are many rally crazies who have to share a car during the EHC. “If the sun shines and the cars hold out until the end, it will be another great event,” says Roland Antholzer, a friend of organizer Klaus Pichler, who has participated in every EHC so far. And Klaus? was also beaming with satisfaction before he enjoyed his dinner during the Tyrolean evening at the Ganischgerhof: “A very, very nice day”, he summed up and promised an even nicer one on Friday. The yardstick for it it put itself already times completely beautifully highly.
We simply assume that track manager Karlheinz Schott wrote the script of the second EHC day in exactly the same way. Minutes before the first cars passed the picturesque Karersee, the sun shone through between Rosengarten and Latemar, bathing the streets there in a magnificent morning light. And with that came the biggest question of the day for all those who had a camera with them – no matter whether it was in a cell phone or in a professional photo backpack: Where do I actually stop to take pictures? There was simply a speculative photo spot waiting around every bend. At the Fedaia reservoir at the latest, the tuning with the accelerator pedal – or in this case with the brake pedal, which was the most popular selfiespot of the day, was decisive. The car in the foreground, the mighty Marmolada in the background, the picturesque lake in between. There had to be that much time, even though the long lap over the Karer Pass, Feidaia Pass, Passo di Cereda, Passo Rolle and Passo di Lavazè didn’t leave too much time to dawdle. “With our car we are a little slower and therefore we can’t stop as often”, says Stefan Flohr, who enjoyed “pure go-kart feeling” in the countless curves with his Fiat 500. His wife and co-driver Angelika used the time to take photos from the roof, unless she had to guide Stefan through the stages.
In contrast to the Flohrs, Wolfgang Gallmetzer celebrates his premiere at the Eggentaler Herbst Classic. It was therefore not easy for him to be conducted by his co-driver Elfriede Delvai. “It’s just too loud in the car all the time,” he says with a laugh – and leaves it open whether this is due to the engine noise or other circumstances.
“We may be able to do a little better in the tests,” says Thomas Dänzel, but he is pleased “that the little machine” of his Jaguar E-Type “runs well”. In general, he, who is taking part for the second time, has a big grin on his face because of an absolute dream day: “Great course – especially when it got really warm”, says Jürgen Strasser on the second day of the rally in the Dolomites and joins the ranks of the enthusiastic participants. “Grandiose, I don’t know how Klaus always manages to do it like this,” says Sascha Wilhelm, who was also pleased that he had no car in front of him for ten minutes in his Ferrari Dino 308 GT4.
It all sounds as if there were really no wormwood at all. But if you watched attentively, you could already see that one or the other back was already a little troubled – by tight serpentines, hard-tuned suspensions and sporty seats. Ganischgerhof senior manager Walter Pichler, for example, got into the Porsche Speedster after lunch, just like his co-driver Franco Bozzetta, by elegantly sliding down the backrest. “Getting into the car is still a good idea,” Walter laughed.
“Just not getting out of the car anymore”. And roared away with a loud roar onto the Passo Rolle.
“We thought it was snowing today,” Magda Pardeller explained why two pairs of historic skis stood out of the Alfa Romeo of her and her co-driver Michaela Amplatz. But as locals, who have already competed in the Eggentaler Herbst Classic for the twelfth time, they should know better: During the EHC, sunshine is almost a guaranteed feature of the event. On the top of the Penser Joch, there was already noticeable snow next to the roads – but the sun shone with the participants. Even though the announced bad weather front brought some worry lines on the faces of the organizers. “Take what you can in the morning”, for example, was the motto at the photographers’ meeting the evening before. Completely for the cat at the end. Because until the Concours d’Élegance in Deutschnofen in the late afternoon, the sun laughed almost freely from the sky.
Therefore, there was not only the emperor’s weather on the Penser Joch, but also in Sterzing. A somewhat humorless local complained about the fact that cars suddenly drove through the pedestrian zone, but this did not detract from the magnificent mood of the participants and the many spectators in Sterzing. On the contrary – the drive over the red carpet including a hose test in front of the city’s landmark, the Twelve Tower, was definitely one of the highlights of the three rally days in South Tyrol and the Dolomites.
Whoever thought after the dream day on Friday that there was no more increase, was taught a better lesson on the final day. On the Penser Joch, the french horn team around Daniel Wenk and Beat Voellmy suddenly unpacked an alphorn – a murderous trumpet, but because it is made of carbon, it can simply be pushed together and stowed in the trunk. After the speculative city tour in Sterzing, the oldtimer team made a pilgrimage to the pilgrimage town of Maria Trens for a lunch break at the Gasthof Post. Afterwards, they took part in a demanding test at the shower cubicle manufacturer duka on the spacious company premises.
And of course the Concours d’Élegance was, as always, a stylistic showcase at the end of the rally days. Seeing and being seen, sporting ambition and relaxation, joy and humor met here once again. “And here comes number 94 – they don’t care about time, they don’t give a damn,” said presenter Michael Hagemann – who, as always, commented on the final day with great competence but also with a great deal of humor.
And it is precisely this mixture of good humor, expertise and participants who take it more or less seriously that has once again made this EHC a sensational experience. With “nice people and laughing people” as track manager Karlheinz Schott summed up at the award ceremony.
By the way: At that time it had been snowing at the Penser Joch for over three hours.