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Hotel Ritten - Südtirol

A hotel with charm and history.

The Bemelmans Post on the Ritten is a house with a long history. A place that delights with its art nouveau charm ¬and tells of famous guests ... like Sigmund Freud or Ludwig Bemelmans.

From a post office to a feel-good hotel.

The Bemelmans Post has been owned by our family since 1968. But its history goes much deeper. As early as the 14th century, a horse-changing and post station is documented here, which offered travellers on their way from the Brenner Pass to Rome food and a place to spend the night …

On a journey through time.

At Hotel Bemelmans Post, every corner tells a piece of history. Every room invites you on a journey back in time. The magnificent Art Nouveau dining room, the 17th century wine cellar, the 200-year-old Biedermeier Stube with original furnishings, the "kleine Stube" with its hand-carved door from 1619 or the Freud Veranda …

Ludwig Bemelmans. Hans Bemelmans' rebellious nephew.

Hans Bemelmans was the Flemish hotelier who acquired the Post Hotel in Klobenstein shortly after 1900 and turned it into a sought-after holiday domicile for aristocrats, statesmen and thinkers. Hans Bemelmans was also the uncle of Ludwig Bemelmans, the famous writer and illustrator …

Illustrious guests at Bemelmans Post.

Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis, is probably the most famous guest who stayed at Bemelmans Post. He came to the Ritten with his family in 1911. The originally planned short holiday turned into several months in the end …

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