Living in the Olympiaregion Seefeld: How long have you already been living here or what brought you here? What makes the Olympiaregion so special for you / your family?
My parents opened the Hotel Solstein 46 years ago and the Apartment Solstein 36 years ago. My great aunt ran the house for the first 11 years and I have been responsible for the last 35 years!
My family has lived in the Olympiaregion for five generations and we are really connected to the region and its people. The area, the nature and the multitude of opportunities over the four seasons makes Seefeld unique!
My mother had the idea to build a small hotel in Seefeld and persuaded my father to invest the money he had earned with a successful butcher’s shop and restaurant in Telfs in this project. That was where the two houses came from!
Each of our partner-hotels for WSC-athletes in the area is unique: How would you describe the philosophy which brought you to this point and which distinguishes you from other hotels?
The Hotel Solstein is the smallest 4-star hotel in Seefeld. What makes us special is the informal character (small but nice) and that I spoil the guests with my own cooking!
Are there any personal memories of the last FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 1985 that you / your family could share with us? Did this event change or create new ambitions for Nordic ski sport?
I do not have that much souvenirs regarding the WSC 1985. There were no athletes in our hotel and from my feeling Nordic sports weren’t that popular as nowadays.
What are you looking forward to while hosting the top WSC 2019 athletes in your hotel?
The Solstein team and I are happy to welcome the French team, and perhaps also another nationality, for their stay with us! We have had the French with us for 12 years now during the World Cup Combination events and we have grown very fond of them all!
Do you have a vision or a personal wish for 2019?
Naturally we will do our best and want to play our part in a successful event! I’m looking forward to a beautiful, healthy and fair competition and also that the wonderful images and impressions of Seefeld during the World Championships will stay in the hearts of everyone!