It’s family business …

The Kro­ne fami­ly – abso­lute­ly not the same thing as “Mr. and Mrs Mana­ger and Staff”! The Kro­ne fami­ly means Hele­ne and Diet­mar Nuss­bau­mer and their two boys Oskar and Max, then the seni­or chefs Wil­ma and Her­bert Nat­ter and the 15 or so tho­rough­ly nice indi­vi­du­als who­se team­work keeps the Kro­ne run­ning happily.

When we say “the Krone family”, it’s not just a metaphor.

What it means is best seen any day at lunch-time. That’s when all the fami­ly sit down tog­e­ther round the “Stu­be table: Hele­ne, Diet­mar, Bea­te, Nad­ja, Anna, Ange­li­na, Ange­li­ka, big Micha­el, litt­le Micha­el, Simo­ne, Hen­ry, Sevim and all the others who help in kit­chen, rooms or Recep­ti­on – and of cour­se Oskar and Max. We all eat, dis­cuss, share laughs, plan, take stock, enjoy being tog­e­ther. his half-hour we keep spe­cial, for fos­te­ring our tog­e­ther­ness and sharing our love of good things.

Angelika

Restau­ran­teur & mem­ber of the ser­vice team at the Krone

My favou­rite food: …Lasa­gne

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: …the Hit­tis­berg mountain

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne: …our good working atmosphere

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would: …order Kaiserschmarren*

Being a good hos­tess ent­ails: …making sure our guests are hap­py so they come back time and time again

Who or what moti­va­tes me:…get­ting prai­se for the work I do

Angelina

Recep­tio­nist and book­kee­per as well as a cool, calm and collec­ted focal point

My favou­rite food:Kai­ser­schmar­ren

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: …the Women’s Museum

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne: …the infor­mal vibe; the atten­ti­on to detail and the regio­nal flair of our pro­ducts and rooms

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would:…read a book a day in our chim­ney room

Being a good hos­tess ent­ails: …con­tri­bu­ting as much as pos­si­ble to ensu­re a per­fect holi­day for our guests

Who or what moti­va­tes me:…hap­py guests and the won­der­ful mid­day meal for ever­y­bo­dy working at the Krone

Angelina

Second year appren­ti­ce cook

My favou­rite food: Vien­nese Esca­l­o­pe with pota­toe salad

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: I like to be at Bol­gen­ach during my room hour

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne… is the good working atmo­s­phe­re and team spirit

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would: … order schnit­zel with rös­ti and enjoy it in the parlours!

Being a good hos­tess ent­ails: … only offe­ring guests that, like an unf­or­gett­able stay with us in the Krone

Who or what moti­va­tes me: … when I get prai­se for my work!

Anna

Head of recep­ti­on and first con­ta­ct for just about everything

My favou­rite food:…spi­n­ach dum­plings in sage but­ter and my granny’s Kässpätzle

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au:…the Roten­berg (Red Moun­tain) or rather the litt­le red bench at the edge of the forest

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne: …the varie­ty of my work

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would: … enjoy a leisu­rely evening in front of the open fire

Being a good hos­tess ent­ails: …faith­ful­ly repre­sen­ting the Kro­ne and our phi­lo­so­phy; trea­ting guests and work col­leagues ali­ke with cour­te­sy and respect

Who or what moti­va­tes me: …my fel­low workers & an enjoya­ble working envi­ron­ment; chal­len­ges and respon­si­bi­li­ties and the fact that I am lear­ning new things every day

Famous last words:…I admi­re the unfai­ling com­mit­ment of our seni­or part­ners, whe­ther in the kit­chen, in the restau­rant or the flo­ral deco­ra­ti­on throughout the Krone!

Dietmar

Host, wine lover, landlord & father

My favou­rite food: …anything that’s well made

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: …the Engen­loch ravine

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne:…the fact that all our ances­tors were visonaries

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would: …get up, have bre­ak­fast, read the paper in the chim­ney room, go for a decent hike, revi­ve body and soul with tea and cake in the after­noon, read a book in the gar­den in sum­mer or in the chim­ney room in win­ter, go for a snoo­ze, have din­ner with a bot­t­le of wine, reti­re to the chim­ney room with a fruit bran­dy and ano­t­her good book, then bed. Hap­py days!

Being a good host ent­ails: …per­so­nal encoun­ters with our guests; hap­py and con­ten­ted Kro­ne resi­dents who can’t wait to come back

Who or what moti­va­tes me: …the ent­i­re Kro­ne fami­ly from Bea­te to Fat­ma, our guests and my very own nea­rest and dearest

Famous last words: …I run the Kro­ne in Hit­ti­s­au – how lucky am I!

Beate

“I’m part of the ser­vice team, a bit on the short side but stur­dy.” That’s qui­te an under­state­ment. Bea­te is our restau­rant mana­ger and has been with us for over 25 years.

My favou­rite food: …I love all sorts of dif­fe­rent foods, from regio­nal to Ita­li­an, Chi­ne­se, Thai…
A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: …my secret sum­mer bat­hing place

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne: …no ques­ti­on – the excel­lent food

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would:…spend a sno­wy winter’s day in front of a bla­zing fire in the chim­ney room devou­ring a big fat book

Being a good hos­tess ent­ails: …making all our guests’ wis­hes come true and have them belie­ve that they are spen­ding their days at the Kro­ne amongst friends

Who or what moti­va­tes me: …our good team spi­rit; we do a lot tog­e­ther, not just at work but also in our spa­re time. Main­ly eating and drin­king – to impro­ve and per­fect our tas­te buds of course!

Famous last words: …come on over to the Kro­ne and see for yourself! I’m rea­dy and waiting!

Fatma

(Clea­ning) Lady of the Manor and the very soul of the house with clean­li­ness her top priority

My favou­rite food:…tra­di­tio­nal Tur­kish fare (Lah­ma­cun)

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: …the vil­la­ge squa­re just out­side the Krone

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne: …Diet­mar, for being a good boss

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would: …enjoy a gre­at night’s sleep in one of the cosy beds

Being a good hos­tess ent­ails: …making sure ever­ything is clean. Being kind and friendly.

Who or what moti­va­tes me:…the dai­ly variety 

Fatma

sin­ce Novem­ber 2020 appren­ti­ce­ship as a restau­rant specialist

My favou­rite food: … Nood­les & car­rot salad

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: Hotel Krone 

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would: arri­ve at the Kro­ne hap­pi­ly & enjoy the food from the Krone

Being a good host ent­ails: … everything

Who or what moti­va­tes me: … is my work as a restau­rant specialist

Famous last words: Thank you!

Figen

Room maid, always with a smi­le on her face

My favou­rite food: …kuru fasu­lye pilaw (Tur­kish bean hot pot with rice)

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: …the vil­la­ge square

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne: …the soli­da­ri­ty and our end of sea­son outings

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would: …order trout in the restau­rant and finish off with an ice­cream out on the terrace

Being a good hos­tess ent­ails: …respect

Who or what moti­va­tes me: …nice Kro­ne resi­dents & won­der­ful colleagues

Helene

Chef with a (con­fes­sed) sweet tooth, Lady of the Manor, mum

My favou­rite food:…fish and Dame Blanche

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: …the litt­le bench out­side St Anthony’s cha­pel in the Leck­ner­tal valley

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne:…that she is such a resi­li­ent old lady

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would:…feel ever so well loo­ked after

Being a good hos­tess ent­ails: …pro­vi­ding the per­fect feel-good space

Who or what moti­va­tes me: …the hap­py faces of our Kro­ne residents

Famous last words: …thank you to all our gre­at staff – you are such an important part of the Krone

Johanna

On the days the Kro­ne rests, Johan­na has been hel­ping us out in the kit­chen for many years

My favou­rite food: …Käs­knöpf­le**

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: …the Leck­ner­tal valley

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne: …that I can work here and the nice work environment

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would: …enjoy the good food & drink

Being a good hos­tess ent­ails:…doing your very best to ensu­re that every guest feels at home at the Krone

Who or what moti­va­tes me:…the good mood in the kitchen

Famous last words: …long may it con­ti­nue this way

Emanuela aka „Manu“

Kro­ne mum (Manu left school near­ly 30 years ago and has been a mem­ber of the Kro­ne fami­ly ever since)

My favou­rite food:…Wie­ner­schnit­zel with Wilma’s home­ma­de pota­to salad

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: …Bol­gen­ach (the area of Hit­ti­s­au whe­re I live)

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne: …there’s never a dull moment in this house!

Who or what moti­va­tes me: …we all stick together

Famous last words: …I am hap­py to work for and with such a lovely bunch of people

Markus

swings the woo­den spoon as Entremetier.

My favou­rite food:

A spe­cial place in Hittisau:

What I appre­cia­te about the Krone:

Who or what moti­va­tes me:

Famous last words: 

Michael B. (lill´Michael)

Chef: gar­de­man­ger & in char­ge of starters

My favou­rite food: …hor­se radish mousse and trout caught in Sibratsgfäll

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: …Kir­chen­bühl, whe­re our seni­or part­ners live and the Mer­sen walk

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne: …the peop­le I have the pri­vi­le­ge to work with

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would: …sim­ply delight in the warm­th and all the joys you find here

Being a good host ent­ails: …crea­ting phe­no­me­nal dis­hes for our guests

Who or what moti­va­tes me: …coo­king; com­ing up with new & fresh crea­ti­ons; music

Famous last words:… the Kro­ne is a gre­at place and I love to work there!

Michael G.-L.

From Schnepfau and head chef in the Kro­ne kitchen

My favou­rite food: …Käss­pätz­le**

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: …the tra­di­tio­nal Gol­de­ner Adler inn and ‘Vil­la Kir­chen­bühl’ – home of our seni­or partners

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne: …the fee­ling of working as a big family

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would: …enjoy the beau­ti­ful rooms with a good book at hand

Being a good host ent­ails: …com­mu­ni­ca­ting to our guests just how much I enjoy my pro­fes­si­on and how proud I am of the pro­du­ce our regi­on has to offer

Who or what moti­va­tes me:…broa­de­ning my hori­zons and gai­ning new know­ledge every day 

Famous last words:…cow­boys never look back

Nadja

Restau­ran­teur after com­ple­ting her appren­ti­ce­ship a few years ago and an important mem­ber of our ser­vice team; now on mater­ni­ty leave.

My favou­rite food:…Wie­ner­schnit­zel (pre­fer­a­b­ly veal)

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: …the Engen­loch ravi­ne. Having grown up on a farm I appre­cia­te the fact that we still have so many of them in Hittisau

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne: …my work col­leagues and a crack­ling log fire in the chim­ney room

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would:…eat!!!!

Being a good hos­tess ent­ails: …being open-minded and true to yourself – no airs and graces plea­se; plus a sen­se of humour and a rela­xed and wel­co­m­ing atti­tu­de towards our guests

Who or what moti­va­tes me:…when our guests go home with a smi­le on their face and a thank you to us for the won­der­ful time they had

Sevim

Kit­chen help of good heart and sharp mind

A spe­cial place in Hit­ti­s­au: …the water wal­king trail

What I appre­cia­te about the Kro­ne: …Oskar und Max, Hele­ne and Diemar’s boys

If I were stay­ing at the Kro­ne I would: …sit in the gar­den and soak up the sun

Being a good hos­tess ent­ails: …trea­ting ever­y­bo­dy with respect

Who or what moti­va­tes me:…my fami­ly in my home­land Bulgaria