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The history of the Pension

Until the second half of the 20th century, when the Vinschgau vally was still called the granary of Tyrol, the Pension Astoria was one of three mills, a tanning and grain mill, in the village of Prad on the Stilfserjoch. Many local farmers brought their grains here to be ground. But with less and less grain being planted and fewer cultivated corn fields the mill became superfluous and so the Rungg family had to look for new opportunities.

In search of a new purpose for the old building, one of the virtues of the South Tyrolean people, namely hospitality, was recalled and so the decision to open a small guesthouse was made.

In 1974 Family Rungg started with just four guestrooms and continued to build and modernize the house. Nearly every year new rooms and small holiday flats were added.

During the 90´s the guesthouse underwent extensive reconstruction. The centre wing, where today the reception is located, was enlarged. In spite of the loving care and maintenance the building needed repairs and had to be adapted to meet higher modern standards and enable visitors to relax and feel well. At the present time, we have sixteen rooms and can accommodate over thirty guests.

Find out more about the history of the village on the website of the holiday region Prad am Stilfserjoch.