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Our history

A story as long and eventful as that of our house is best told by letting the listener discover it for themselves.


Browse through a book that tells our story from Roman times to the present day with texts and pictures from our family archive (in german, english translation below).


Browse through photos that have been passed down from generation to generation. You can move them around by clicking and dragging, zoom in and out at the corners and rotate them. If you click on them, you can discover what is shown in the picture.

The roots of our house go back a long way. Before the Romans (753 BC - 416 BC), the Councillors (Rhaetia had been a Roman province since 15 BC) already had accommodation here. The Romans appreciated the advantages of the location. The cisterns under today's parking lot and in the house are evidence of Roman times. This house has almost certainly been a hostel since 726 AD. 


The "Gams" belonged to the Zobl family until 1726 AD. Since then, it has come into the possession of the Haueis family through marriage. The vaults and walls of the building are made of stone from the River Inn. In a major fire in 1911, almost the entire village burned down and our house was also badly affected. The church tower was largely spared and the new church "zum Hl. Andreas" was rebuilt to the west.  


The family, which was loyal to the emperor, played an important role during the struggle for freedom (Napoleonic period around 1800).  During the First and Second World Wars, this house was a base for the Italian, French and American occupation, which unfortunately resulted in the damage or loss of some valuable furnishings. The bullet holes in the pendulum of the parlor clock are a reminder that soldiers shot at it from the dining room opposite. The cross above the round table, an ancient cross for the dead, could best tell of suffering and hardship. The carved chairs in the dining room were made according to the pattern of an original from the 18th century, which stood in the dining room at the time. In the wide, vaulted kitchen stood the open hearth. A heavy iron chain hung down from the vault, from the lower end of which the pot for cooking soup, dumplings and potatoes was suspended. 

Guest rooms were set up for wealthy strangers. There was a wedding room with two four-poster beds. Weddings were celebrated in this room. The upper hall served as a dance hall. One room was available for market guests, another for carters. The attic was used by the tradesmen for overnight stays. 


For a long time, our family's main source of income was agriculture, later also the wine trade and horse breeding. Farming and horse breeding still play a major role today. Our regional cuisine is characterized by the fresh produce from the farm. 

The first Haflinger horse breeding association was founded in 1921, with the innkeeper Hermann Haueis as its chairman. 

It takes a great deal of strength, courage and confidence, as well as considerable financial resources, to maintain such a traditional establishment today and to manage it for the benefit of its guests. 


We thank you for your visit and hope to welcome you again soon. 


Your family Josef Haueis

Discover pictures of times gone by

Bergsteiger am Silberspitz

Experience history up close

Experience the history of the Post Gasthof Gemse up close. Walk through the entrance hall, through which many generations of people have passed in search of a hearty meal or a place to stay for the night. Discover old paintings, hand-carved tables and other relics of the past and experience their unique charm. Visit us at the place where past and present are united by warm hospitality - the Post Gasthof Gemse.


We look forward to
seeing you!

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