The Obermalid Hof farm has been in our family since 1630. We have deep roots in our lands and its traditions, and an open outlook towards all that is contemporary. We cultivate and produce a wide variety of foods in our fields, meadows and pastures, supply fresh milk from our cows and free range eggs from our hens to local businesses, and grow cereal crops which we use to produce our own pasta. Every one of us pitches in, and none of us would have it any other way. We are delighted to be your hosts!
A farmer through and through. Max took over the farm from his father, and loves being with the animals and out in the fields. Working in the woods is his greatest joy, and his homeland and its traditions are dear to his soul. Max is single-minded when it comes to work, and there’s nothing he likes more than good food - particularly the tastes of his own farm produce. He also helps the Schlernhof farm cooperative to make sure that only the very best of eggs make their way to kitchen pantries.
BRIGITTE GATTERER MALFERTHEINER
Farmer, mother, secretary at the farm and so much more. Brigitte loves meeting with the guests from so many different countries, and is the only one in the family to get itchy feet herself from time to time. She takes loving care of the hens, and is the “pasta maker” at the farm. When she’s out walking or in her own mountain hut on the Bullaccia is when she relaxes. And she is always happy when her cooking-enthusiast kids help out with the housework.
Tinkerer, DIY-er, farmer and fireman: Philipp has been working on the farm ever since he graduated from Agriculture and Forestry school. He has a particular affinity with tractors and machinery, and built a drying system for the mountain pasta with his own hands. He looks after the cattle, calves and hens, and takes care of the wood work. When he has a spot of free time, he likes to play computer games or watch a good film.
Mechatronics engineer by profession, he works in machinery maintenance at an international company in Bressanone. Felix likes easy-going good cheer, and there’s very little that flusters him. He enjoys winding down with friends, rock-climbing up in the heights and he likes a jump on the trampoline too. In winter he’s always off freestyle skiing or with his friends at our on mountain hut in Bullaccia.
Georg also studies mechanical engineering in Graz. He always works the same summer job, and has been spending his summers working at the same locksmith company for years. He is ambitious and hard-working, with a great eye for detail. That said, he still loves jumping on the trampoline and climbing, and is of the mind that the Alpe di Siusi Snowpark is the best and most beautiful place in the world: You’ll always find him freestyle skiing there in winter. Either there, or at the computer.
He is studying mechanical engineering in Graz, and tries his hand at a different job every summer, from apple-picker to sales rep and everything in between. Fabian loves action and adventure: He jumps off cliffs into the mountain lakes, skis through the fresh snow and heads out on rock-climbing tours. Like his father Max and his three brothers, he works with the St. Oswald fire brigade.
Our farm, our roots. We are proud to carry on the farming tradition of our forebears. To live with nature, and to know, when evening comes, what our hands have achieved – that’s what makes us happy.
12 dairy cows and a lot of calves, our horse Duschka and 7000 hens who roam freely around the farm: There’s an awful lot of animal life on our farms. Stroll around the mountains, breathe the barn air or relax in the sunbathing meadow: At the Obermalid, nature is your constant companion.
Playpark paradise for young adventurers
Soar into the sky from the trampoline, jump in the hay, win a table football match or play with Lego in the summer house. Try your hand at climbing on the climbing wall, feed the calves and gather fresh eggs: Our farm is a genuine adventure park for kids!