Straganzhof am Iselsberg, © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer
Straganzhof am Iselsberg, © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer

Straganzhof: Mountain farm with a rich artistic heritage

With its wooden panelling and traditional décor, the Badstube is without a doubt the highlight at the Straganzhof. Lovingly restored, this 260-year-old hut is an homage to that most versatile of natural materials: wood. Those who dig a little deeper into the history of the Straganzhof will be rewarded with an artistic surprise.

Over the years Joachim Defregger has become used to being asked the same question again and again: “Are you related to the painter Franz Defregger?” His response is quite simply: “Yes”. Franz von Defregger, one of Tirol’s most famous artists and a leading representative of the Munich School, was Joachim’s great-great uncle. True to the family tradition, some of his paintings hang in the Straganzhof. On the farm there is also a small museum where millstones, frame rucksacks and ploughs are displayed – all objects symbolising how tough life used to be for the farmers high up on the slopes of the Iselsberg mountain.

As well as travelling back in time in the museum, guests can also step back 260 years by staying in the Badstube – today a romantic holiday home with many mod cons which has nevertheless retained its 19th century charm. Modern pinewood beds are combined with pieces of painted furniture from the period when Franz Defregger himself was alive, while the sauna, gym and herb baths add a touch of luxury.

The Badstube, a 260-year-old log cabin, is today a holiday home., © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer
Historic

The Badstube, a 260-year-old log cabin, is today a holiday home.

Inside much of the traditional décor has been preserved, including the bedside tables., © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer
19th century flair

Inside much of the traditional décor has been preserved, including the bedside tables.

The fusion of the old and the new is characterised by a modern extractor fan hidden behind an original wooden facade., © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer
Farmhouse parlour

The fusion of the old and the new is characterised by a modern extractor fan hidden behind an original wooden facade.

The pygmy goats are popular with children and always hope to get a little treat from them., © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer
Fun on the farm

The pygmy goats are popular with children and always hope to get a little treat from them.

The Straganzhof high above the Drautal Valley offers excellent views of the Dolomites south of Lienz., © Tirol Werbung/Lisa Hörterer
Dolomites skyline

The Straganzhof high above the Drautal Valley offers excellent views of the Dolomites south of Lienz.

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