" I just love having people around me. Receiving and hosting friends in our open house in Florence and in the countryside was always wonderful: cooking, eating, drinking, and laughing a lot, and of course a bit of chaos. Just what you stereotypically think of as Italian life - that's how I grew up. I can now continue my passion for being a hostess at the hotel. "

Marlène Barth-Elsensohn, Hostess Schwarzwand

Hotel Schwarzwand in Lech

At the bancone, as the reception desk at the Schwarzwand is called, guests hear the cheerful laughter of Marlène Barth-Elsensohn. The daughter of Birgit, and granddaughter of hotel founder Walter Elsensohn, was born and raised in Florence. She looks after the all-round well-being of the guests with her Italian-Austrian charm.