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Gasthof Zum Riesen

Tarres, South Tyrol

in Tarres, close to Laces in Val Venosta


from Romanesque to Baroque and Art Nouveau

Food & drink

hosts the village pub ‘Tarscher Wirt’

Hosting since

1387, family-owned for at least three generations

Characteristic features

the atmosphere of the building, the calm of the place

Women have shaped the history of the guest house Zum Riesen in Tarres in the Venosta Valley since the days when hostess Katharina Jäklin ran the inn back in 1387. Her skilful hands laid the groundwork for the former Romanic pilgrims’ hostel to remain a gem of hospitality over the centuries, even with a Baroque ceiling fresco and mural paintings in rustic Art-Noveau style. Nine uniquely designed rooms, a parlour, and a salon add up to a historic refuge for all those who yearn for a place to allow their soul, mind, and body a break.

The ‘Giant’—for that is what the name of the place means—tells many tales; you just need to listen carefully and look closely.

Palatable treats, the sources reveal, have been served here since 1487.

Unperturbable, cheerful, and serene, it is indeed a good place to take a break: The wisdom of old age has nothing to fear.

The ‘Tarscher Wirt’: an inn-stitution since 1387.

»This house has an amazing value for us as a family because it contains our personal history.«

Alexandra Dell’Agnolo
Hostess at the Zum Riesen
A conversation with
Alexandra Dell’Agnolo and Markus Pescoller about
»Giant views and unforeknown insights: on the trail of Ms. Jäklin, the innkeeper.«
Alexandra Dell'Agnolo
Hostess at the Zum Riesen

Guest court Zum Riesen
Via Carpoforo 1
39021 Tarres/Val Venosta, Alto Adige
+39 0473 720081

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