AMBIANCE & HISTORY
The Hotel Residence Post in the Dolomite village Sesto is located in the heart of the parish and you will not be disturbed by noise and bustle. The Three Peaks of the Dolomites form the breathtaking backdrop of your holiday in Alta Pusteria. In the immediate vicinity of your accommodation, you will find shops, a doctor, a pharmacy, a hairdresser, a church, a museum and banks. Several small stores are only a short walk from the hotel and invite you to window-shopping. The ski bus stops right outside the door and takes our guests in only two minutes to the valley station Sesto/Elmo. Numerous walking and hiking trails start in the vicinity of the hotel Residence Post. In the winter, you can easily reach cross-country skiing trails.
Since 1812, on the main square in Sesto there has been the inn “Unterwirt”, which was managed by the Fuchs family from San Candido. In the same house, the first post office of Sesto opened its doors in 1869.
In 1876 Johanna, the only daughter of the last Fuchs host, married Karl Stemberger from Brunico. The hospitality and tourism in Sesto with this couple and their pioneering spirit experienced an unprecedented boom.
The inn “Zur Post”, as it was now called, even then offered guest rooms with electric light, hosting among others famous international mountaineers. Furthermore, a pub garden and a bathhouse contributed to the comfort of the guests.
At the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, Sesto got caught in the crossfire in the mountain war between Austria and Italy. As a result, the inn was laid in ruins. The building was rebuilt and taken over by the son Hans in the spring of 1918. In 1919 he married Monika Holzmeister, the sister of the well-known architect Clemens Holzmeister, who created sketchy drafts for the house, which were not or only partially realized.
The only son Hans-Jörg fell in 1945 at the front, a few days before the end of World War II.
His father Hans Stemberger sold the house in 1957 to a dentist from Brunico, Dr. Franz Niederkofler. For many years, the building was rented out, until the heirs, the siblings Dr. Günther Niederkofler and Beatrix Seiler born Niederkofler, in 2011 decided to subject it to a thorough refurbishment.
Due to the bad state of the building and static problems, this was not possible, so the owner family decided for a new building, which should be architecturally modelled on the earlier house. This resulted in a unique opportunity to create new spaces in the centre of Sesto, where tourists and locals could get together and feel good.