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History

History & tradition

1587
First time when this Estate was mentioned.

1612
Balthasar Sämer owned the estate and gave it the name “Sämer Hof”.

1858
First construction plan with buildings of the size as is now the Sollner Hof. At that time probably, also change of its name to “Sollner Hof” by the owners of at that time: Hanfstingl.

1892
A fire, deliberately set by arson, damaged altogether seven buildings of the “Sollner Hof”.

After the fire
Rebuilding after the fire

1904
The restaurant “Alte Pinakothek”, situated on the corner of Barer- corner- Gabelsbergerstr., was managed by Josef Wittmann (formerly Butcher and Barkeeper in the “Deutsches Theater”), and his wife Victoria.

1908
Birth of their daughter Victoria (Dora) Wittmann.

1912
The married couple Wittmann leased the restaurant "Zum Hirschen" at Solln`s train station.

Viktora Wittmann
Josef Wittmann

1934
Josef and Victoria Wittmann (the great-grandparents of the present owners) bought the Sollner Hof at an auction for 50.000 Reichsmark. In addition, 50.000 Reichsmark had been invested for renovation and modernisation of the building.

1937
Wedding of daughter Doria with Michael Heigl who was employed in the inn Sollner Hof since 1935 as master butcher. In the same year, their son Josef Heigl was born.

Victoria, Michael and Joseph Heigl
Before the war
Rebuilding the Gasthof after the war

1941
Micheal Heigl was recruited for combatting in Romania.
Daughter Liane was born.

1944
Three firebombs fell in the attic of Sollner Hof, fortunately, the attic didn’t take fire. Five other bombs fell in the yard.

1946
Michael Heigl returned as war prisoner.

1948
Josef and Victoria Wittmann transferred their business to son-in-law and daughter.

1951
After having passed his butcher’s apprenticeship, the son, Josef Heigl, was integrated in running the parent’s business. Later on, he enlarged his knowledge for example in Dortmund and Karlsruhe, and passed the master-butcher exam with success.

1961
Josef Heigl married Hildegard Horner, wholesaler and graduate of Kermeß Management College.

1962
Birth of son Michael (who is the Manager of the Hotel Heigl with his wife Rosina since 1989).

1966
Birth of daughter Susanne.

1971
The first construction of Hotel "Sollner Hof“ began.

1972
Birth of daughter Ursula.
Opening of the "Sollner Hof"

1973
Liane Heigl, who managed Hotel Heigl, which was opened in 1967, married the Constructor and site foreman named Egon Fibich. 1975 Liane Heigl died in a tragic bicycle accident. Egon Fibich died in 1989.

1975
Josef Heigl takes over the restaurant "Sollner Hof". Father Michael Heigl actively assists them until the early 80`s. Together with his son he looks after home-made meat- and sausage-dishes. He dies in 1983.

1979
Renovation of the Inn, a new wooden roof, a ventilation system, and a tiled stove were installed.

1985
They built a cellar on the south side of the yard and new sanitary facilities were installed, as well as changing room and sanitary facilities for workers. Together with this modification the “Nische 2” and the “Zirbelstube” were built. The Kitchen and the dishwashing kitchen were re-designed.

1989
Susanne Heigl married Joachim Sickendiek, expert in Hotel Management, chef and son of a gastronomy family from Versmold, near Bielefeld.

1991
Son-in-law Joachim and daughter Susanne took over the Gasthof “Sollner Hof”

1995
Construction of the pergola on the south side, as well as a canopy on the north side of the building. Circular benches were installed along the walls of the entire interior area of the dining room.

2005
Josef and Hildegard Heigl retired and handed over the business to their children. Ursula and Thorsten Heigl take over Hotel “Villa Solln”. Susanne and Joachim Sickendiek take over the Hotel “Sollner Hof”. Michael and Rosina Heigl become owners of the Gasthof “Sollner Hof”, which is, however, still managed by the Sickendiek family.

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