History & Culture

Peter Dangl was born in Pfunds (North Tyrol) in 1844. Due to his job as a wood cutter he moved to Solda where he got married to a local women.

He did many first ascents (for example Harpprechtrinne, Ortles via Schückrinne, Trafoi ice wall from north, north-west wall of Vertain, Ortles high ridge, re-discovery of the back ridge of Ortles, etc.) in the company of alpine celebrities like Theodor Harpprecht and Otto Schück, and therefore became very popular in the mountaineering scene.

His mountain summit book gives proof of the most difficult tours and contains entries of happy clients like Mr. Kinsley, who donated a church bell in Solda in memory of Peter Dangl, one of the most reliable and best alpine guides.

Peter Dangl I
Peter Dangl I
Peter Dangl II
Peter Dangl II

His son Peter Dangl continued his father's tradition as an alpine guide. He also became known as an alpine guide and was awarded the Friderich – August silver medal by the King of Saxony.

The mountain summit books and the medal with certificate are securely stored in our house and can also be viewed upon request.

The younger Peter Dangl constructed today's Pension Dangl in 1909. Meanwhile the Pension has been operated by the Dangl Family for 100 years in the 3rd and 4th generation.

During the course of the year we can count many guests as our regular guests, like for example Mr. Josef Braunstein, a musician of the Viennese Philharmonic. He was our guest for the first time in 1923, and even after emigrating to New York he visited us on a regular basis until the late 90's.

We still try to adhere to the motto of our grandfathers:

To offer our guests cosy, and authentic accommodation with personal care amidst the fantastic mountain scenery.