Leonhard Rautter & Susanne Wohlgemuth
Leonhard Rautter from Nikolsdorf, whose ancestors came from German Hungary (today's Burgenland), married Mrs. Susanne Wohlgemuth, the sister of the host Sebastian Wohlgemuth, in Matrei in 1696 - since then the Rautters have been resident in Matrei as innkeepers and traders
Leonhard Rautter & Maria Lohnberger
Josef Gregor Rautter & Anna Hofer
Anton Rautter & Maria Klettenhammer
Anton Rautter left 4 daughters (Maria, Josefa, Anna, Crezenz Rautter) in the fourth Rautter generation.
Maria Rautter married Johann Obwexer in 1844
Johann Obwexer was a typesetter in Brixen. Born at the Obwegiser farm (ober dem Weg) in Afers.
Crezenz Rautter & Hermengild Hammerl
The Matrei property was taken over by the youngest daughter Crezenz. In 1855, she married Hermengild Hammerl, who built the Kals Matrier-Törl, got into enormous debt and hanged himself. After the death of Crezenz in 1893, the property passed to her nephew Josef Obwexer from Klausen.
Josef Obwexer & Anna Hofer
Mrs. Anna Hofer was the mother of Natalis Obwexer, who died shortly after the birth of her son. Josef Obwexer married 4 years later Mrs. Anna Hartmair from Brixen. In his time the big sheep migrations to Paris took place. Up to 6000 sheep were driven each autumn over the Felbertauern to Rungis in Paris and sold.
Around 1900, the Rautter lost a T:
Until the 1900 century the family name was still written with two "TT". Until an imperial edict recommended that the surname Rautter, which originated in western Hungary, be Germanized and written with only one "T". On the facade of our more than 400-year-old inn, it has been emblazoned with "TT" again for a few years.
Natalis Obwexer & Elisabeth Leitner
Natalis Obwexer was mayor and member of the provincial parliament. Managed the inn and the carriage business until his untimely death in 1938. Up to 30 horses were employed in the stables, carriages and coaches, later omnibuses and the first automobiles handled freight and passenger traffic to Lienz and the side valleys. The carriage business was forcibly nationalized in the 2nd World War.
Hermann Obwexer & Seferl Geinsperger
Hermann Obwexer - tourism pioneer in the Iseltal. "Kommerzialrat" and "Ökonomierat" were two titles as reward for his many functions in agriculture and tourism. His great passion was cattle breeding.
A long-time regular guest and good friend of the house was Austrian State Treaty Minister Leopold Figl, who spent his summer vacations at RAUTER every year with his family from 1956 until his death. He was a very personal friend of Seferl and Hermann Obwexer.
Hermann Obwexer & Ilse Mullitzer
Hermann Obwexer jun. took over the business in 1980 and immediately began with the conversion and expansion of the traditional inn to a modern, architecture-crowned and for that time very courageous style of a 4-star hotel.
At the same time, the first fly fishing courses were installed with partners from Austria and Switzerland.
Only 2 years later, the Rauter kitchen was considered one of the few kitchens awarded a toque by Gault&Millau. This was followed by annual awards from Falstaff, A LA CARTE and Gault&Millau.
Michael Obwexer & Andrea Trojer
In 2012 they took over the hotel and responsibility. Even with the young generation, enjoyment, Tyrolean hospitality and tradition are paramount in a particularly family-run house.
Whether the two daughters Sophie and Paula will eventually follow in the footsteps of their ancestors is still written in the stars.