Even a building as steeped in history as the Fragsburg needs someone with the vision to bring it to life and give it a future. Following in the footsteps of two generations of his family before him, this is the task that Alexander Ortner has dedicated himself to. And in so-doing he has established a firm patch of earth on which the simple things are the most valuable; where the fundamentals of life are those most treasured.
Even in Mozart’s day, Castel Fragsburg was already old and venerable. Built in 1624 as a hunting lodge, over the centuries countless stories and events have unfolded within these walls. When it was acquired by the Ortner family in 1954, they personally dedicated themselves to carefully uncovering this history and restoring it piece by piece.
“Far too often, time flies past. Of course, nobody can make it stop. But it can be slowed down to its proper speed.”