Our lovingly designed holiday appartment offers you a cosy retreat from where you can enjoy the breathtaking landscape and the sunny weather.

we would like to offer you an unforgettable stay.

Welcome to the Oberhofer family! As attentive hosts,

Welcome to the Oberhofer family! As attentive hosts, we would like to offer you an unforgettable stay.

Farm history Wegerhof (formerly Oberweger)

The Wegergut is one of the oldest farms in Ahornach. It first appears in a document in the land register of Taufers around 1400 as "Häusl am Weg". The name is a strong indication that already at that time a footpath led past the farm in the direction of today's village centre.

The first known mention of the Wegers as "Heusel am Weg" around 1400 in the Urbar of the jurisdiction of Taufers (first line on the right-hand side)
First mention of Wegerhof: 1400

The first mention of an owner by name is "Jacob am Weg" in a document from 1488.

In all likelihood, the area had already been registered much earlier under the aegis of the lords of Taufers.

Through a donation by Elsbeth von Taufers in 1312, the Oberwegergut came under the rule of the Poor Clares Monastery of Merano, whereby precisely defined payments had to be made in kind. In 1529, "Jörg am Weg" managed the farm, ten years later the owner was called "Niklas Weger".

First mention of the owner: 1488

The Wegerhof was divided between the owners Jakob Oberschmidt and Bartlmä Auer in 1643, which was not unusual at that time.

Excerpt from an inventory of the farm share of Georg Kirchler, half Oberweger around 1749

Until its "reunification" by purchase in 1837 by Karl Brugger, who was then a "Halbweger", the respective "Halbweger" each inhabited:

This division can even be seen in the present architecture of the house, such as the unusual existence of a second living room.

half of the residential building

half of the fodder and livestock housing

half of the meadows and pastures and half of the forest

they shared the bakehouse, the laundry, the mill and the vegetable and herb garden.


It was not until 1848 that the Austro-Habsburg government decided on a general reform of land rights, in the course of which landowners could "ransom" themselves from their landlords. Exactly when the Wegergut was "ransomed" is not known.


Johann Brugger, son and heir to the farm, sold part of his field, called "die Egge", as well as two forest parcels in the immediate vicinity of the house to Josef Schöpfer from Mühlwald for 1800 guilders, which reduced the size of the Wegergut. Today's Schöpfergut is the result of this breakout.

The Wegerhof came into the possession of the Oberhofer family in 1949, when Rudolf Oberhofer, a Wieser son from Ahornach, married Alberta Mair.

While until the early 1970s intensive cereal farming (rye, wheat, barley, oats) was still practised - mainly for self-sufficiency - until 2022 it was limited to livestock and dairy farming and since 2023 purely to livestock farming, which is less labour-intensive and easier to manage in the exposed steep slope of the farm.

In 1989, his third eldest son Siegfried and his wife Hildegard Frener took over the farm.

Since 2020, their son Andreas has been running the farm.

*_The reconstruction of the farm history is based on the research of Erich Ebenkofler, author of the book Ahornach - Eine Südtiroler Dorfgeschichte (see Library).

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The rockfall

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The ArventalIn

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In 1964 the last sheep of the Wegerhof

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The reconstruction of the chapelIn 1895,

a chapel was built at the back of the house with the permission of the prince-bishop's ordinariate of Brixen. According to oral tradition, the intention was to...

The hidden Lüftl painting

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Untergasse 65
Ahornach - Sand in Taufers
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