A powerful place that’s full of heart
Exactly where our theiner’s garten stands today was once a biodynamically cultivated orchard belonging to the Theiner family. It has therefore always been a place of regeneration, peace, and relaxation. That’s why we chose the name “theiner’s garten”. Yet, being an organic hotel means more than building sustainably and preparing good food. Organic means using linen made from certified organic cotton and choosing environmentally and skin-friendly detergents and cleaning agents. Organic means working in a sustainable way in every sector of our hotel and using eco-friendly products. 100%. And we do it with conviction.
The history of theiner’s garten
Sustainability, caring for nature, and healthy, high-quality, and organic food has always been part of our philosophy of life. When Walter Theiner took over the Bergerhof farm from his father in 1980, it was clear to him that he would convert it to biodynamic agriculture. We’ve had our Demeter certification since 1984. Yes, you heard that right! In 1984, our Bergerhof farm received the coveted award and became a Demeter company. After the siblings Armin, Heike, and Ingo Theiner became more and more involved in the business and farm in the early 2000s, and eventually took it over, Myriam and Walter Theiner had another project in mind: the construction and management of an organic hotel. The fact that all brothers and sisters then joined them brought them great joy and satisfaction.
The construction: organic? Of course!
For the Theiner family, the only option was to build a hotel strictly according to sustainable construction guidelines. After a lot of planning, consulting, overwhelming bureaucracy, and sleepless nights, the project came to life: On 21 March 2009, the Theiner family welcomed its first guests at theiner’s garten. Only selected, natural materials were used for the construction, while all rooms were built in wood. The result: dreamlike rooms and suites with reduced radiation, furnished with natural materials, where people feel at home. No noise, no hustle, plenty of space.
We at theiner’s garten are ready to take responsibility for the world we leave to our children and grandchildren. As one of the first climate-positive hotels in South Tyrol, we are making a small yet important contribution. As the name suggests, “climate-positive” means offsetting twice as much CO2 as we’ve created. In other words, it’s about more than just being neutral. That is our contribution to a better world.
Most fruits and vegetables, as well as many herbs, come directly from our own production. In order to use as many ingredients as possible from our garden, we pay attention to seasonality when creating our menu. In the true spirit of the motto: only what is currently growing ends up on the table. In general, all food and drinks served at theiner’s garten come from controlled organic cultivation. But what does that mean? It means that agricultural production is environmentally and soil-friendly, and that no synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilisers are used. The livestock farming is species-appropriate, and animals are only fed with organically grown feed. The organic farming is inspected by inspection bodies recognised by the state. And because inspection is good and builds trust, we have our organic hotel thoroughly checked, too. Several times a year – announced, but also unannounced.