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Get in touch with history

An establishment with a history of its own understands how important history can be. Taking a glimpse back into the past of Parkhotel Holzner is like looking back at the history of the country it is based in, at the history of every single individual who has come and gone here, a history closely related to that of the Holzner family itself.

1908
„Hotel Oberbozen“ opening

1911
Hans Holzner Sen. purchases the hotel

1914 – 1918
World War I: Hans Holzner Sen. is based at Vienna as an officer of the Austro-Hungarian army
His wife Maria, né Krawany, runs the hotel
Confiscation of the hotel by Austrian and Italian army groups

1919
Hans returns to Ritten Mountain
South Tyrol is annexed by Italy

1920
Resumption of the hotel-business

1922
After the fascists seize power in Italy, the hotel is initially renamed as “Hotel Holzner”, later on as “Hotel Savoia”

1925
„Pension Maria“ (today‘s Hotel Bergfink) opening

1931
„Café Holzner“ (today‘s Café Fink) opening

1933
Hans Holzner Sen. has a stroke, his wife Maria and his eldest son Herbert take over the business

1939
Hans Holzner Sen. dies

1939 – 1945
World War II: Initially, confiscation of the hotel by the Relocation Trust, later on by German troops
Pension Maria temporarily accommodates families and refugees from the nearby cities

1945
Hans Sen’s second son Wilhelm, his wife Hertha, né Wehdorn, and their children return from Berlin, where he was working as an electrical engineer

1948
Resumption of the hotel-business
Hans Holzner, Wilhelm’s and Hertha’s third son is born

1950s – 1960s
Numerous renovations and reinstatement work with the aid of engineer Wilhelm Holzner
It is rumored that the hotel might be sold to the ANA (National association of the Alpine armed forces)

1968
Herbert Holzner dies

1969
Maria Holzner dies

1969 – 1974
Wilhelm’s wife Hertha runs the hotel in form of a bed and breakfast, alongside her youngest son Hans

1974
Hans Holzner and his wife Marianne, né Widmann, take over the business

1970s – 1980s
Sale of the café and pension
Cautious renovation of the entire hotel
Restauration of the original Art-Nouveau furnishings
The six Holzner-children are born and The Holzner is reoriented as a family-friendly hotel

2007
Construction of the new indoor and outdoor pools with saunas and spa area

2008
Hans‘ and Marianne‘s third child Wolfgang Holzner his wife Monika, né Waldner take over the business
Awarded as “South Tyrol’s historical Hotel of the year”

2014
Extensive renovations and re-building of The Holzner’s tower
Parkhotel Holzner ****s · Via del Paese 18 · 39054 Soprabolzano, Renon (BZ) · Phone +39 0471 345 231 · Fax +39 0471 345 593 ·
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