The Post Hotel in Aschheim

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The Post Hotel in Aschheim

A beer tavern with tradition

It’s always quite special when something new is created from something old, while leaving a touch of the atmosphere, the soul, of the original. Such is the case with the Hotel Post Aschheim near Munich. The history of the owner-managed four-star hotel, located in Upper Bavaria between the Alps and the Danube, dates back to the year 1873. A farmer named Johann Wagmüller opened a beer tavern in his home, a large, tiled-roofed half-timbered house with stables attached. In 1907, the property changed hands – the beer tavern remained and continued to attract numerous customers. In 1910, Karl Lindinger married his fiancée Anna, whose father owned the farm. Together, the couple and their children continued to run the tavern for decades.

The original charm lives on

These days, guests can do much more than order a drink. The Lindingers gradually expanded what they had to offer. A new building, built in 1972, replaced the old oxen stable. Just in time for the start of the Summer Olympics in nearby Munich, the owners opened their hotel. The “Gasthof zur Post” directly adjoins the main house. This in turn underwent a complete renovation in 2002, without losing sight of the rural-romantic flair of former days: To this day, it enriches the charm of the property with its friendly bright yellow facade, the red roof and green shutters.

The authentic appearance of the house combined with sustainability gained further importance about ten years ago when a new top floor was added to the west wing. After the existing roof truss was removed and the ceiling underneath exposed, solid wood elements were used to create new walls and ceiling, as well as load-bearing elements for the roof – all with a focus on ecology and sustainability. Experts describe the building as an innovative high-tech timber construction with a positive effect on the building’s CO2 balance. Thus, the builders maintain the originality in a modern way. On the inside, the 13 new rooms located in the attic and the suite above captivate with natural materials: oiled oak planks on the floor, clay earth in the walls and wool textiles give guests a warm feeling of having arrived.

Style factor: modern and rustic

Completing the concept, in July 2021, the owners gave a fresh, lively look to the walls of the 26 rooms in the main house – using earthen clay plaster. The hotel’s banquet and meeting rooms are designed just as lovingly. In the cosy tavern, modern as well as rustic elements combine to create an appealing style factor and the staff spoils visitors with culinary delicacies. And around all this? About 15 kilometres away lies Bavaria’s capital city of Munich, a metropolis with countless leisure opportunities as a thrilling contrast to the quiet community of Aschheim. The entire region of Upper Bavaria is extremely popular for its many facets. From customs and traditions to lifestyle, art and culture to outdoor experiences, on mountains and alpine pastures or on the many rivers and lakes: Every moment can be enjoyed to the fullest.

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Clay Highlight:

Cosiness within warming earthen clay walls

Modernising an almost 150-year-old traditional building in a sustainable way, yet preserving its authenticity? With clay earth, bridging this gap succeeded perfectly. In addition to the physical aspects of clay earth, the Lindinger family particularly appreciate the regulative qualities of this ecological building material. In order to create a perceptibly cosy atmosphere in the guest rooms, they used CLAYTEC products: The interior walls were prepared with Primer YELLOW, followed by the application of Clay topcoat fine 06 with finest fibres and sands and, as a finishing touch, YOSIMA Clay Designer Plaster for a natural colour design. “We opted for clay plaster because, in addition to its valuable, special and individual look, we also appreciate the good indoor climate it creates. And last but not least, the possibility of being able to quickly and easily repair small traces of use”, describes hotel owner Otto Lindinger.

The breathable clay earth balances moisture by binding pollutants, dust and odours. The builders made particularly effective use of the natural temperature regulation of the building material: The interior walls of the new upper floor consist of drywall clay boards with integrated wall heating from the manufacturer WEM. They generate steady radiant heat without any drafts. This lowers the energy needed for heating, makes the rooms fully comfortable, and is easy on both budget and climate. An ideal combination!

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