Fritz and Gisela Pfister took over Hotel "Neue Post" in Mayrhofen from their parents in 1961 and have been running it for over forty years – a hospitality tradition that the numerous guests who return to us time and time again can tell you a lot about. In the early days of tourism, many guesthouses were built in the surrounding valleys; which is why in 1927 Wilhelm decided to build "Kolmhaus" in Brandberger Kolm- in an area that had then yet to be developed. Today, it still belongs to the family.
In the meantime, the next generation - son Wilhelm and his wife Elisabeth, together with their children Wilhelm, Hannes, Christoph and Nina - & their children (already in its 4th generation) have been carrying on this tradition with great commitment.
What the entire Pfister Family have in common: their sincere efforts to offer all guests at the Neue Post in Mayrhofen an atmosphere where they can relax and feel at home.
Combining Traditional and Modern
Originally known as "Glasnergut" and listed in the Salzburg trade registry from 1664 as having a "tavern or inn license", it was probably renamed "Gasthof zum Stern" when tourism began at the end of the 19th century.
Hunting had already provided the first impulse for rapidly growing tourism in the middle of the century: the Princes of Auersberg and Fürstenberg came to Zillertal for their annual autumn hunt and alighted at the "Gasthaus zum Stern".
Having our own former farm means that we could rely on our own production for many ingredients. It was fully operational the whole year: pigs, beef cattle and calves were bred; and milk was made into cheese and butter. During the summer months, our cattle went up into Breitlahneralm. Because of traditional know-how in rearing and extensive experience in cattle farming in the Alps, the meat from our animals was characterised by a fine and even marbling, tenderness and an excellent taste.