For generations, the Gerl family cultivated vegetables, and ran an animal breeding farm in Wals.                                                                                        Under the name "Schusterwölfl - short version" Wöfei "- the farm was known.


The eldest son, Georg Gerl sen. Had with his wife Maria the idea of a bed and breakfast. As one of the first lodgings in Wals, they built the front part of the building.

At that time a brave and visionary idea.


Ten years later, a new guest house was added and the secondary tract with indoor pool and evening restaurant was built.
The nature lovers of the Berliner Philharmoniker, along with many guests from predominantly Austria and Germany, chose Pension Gerl in Wals as their accommodation for their annual festival performances. For good reason. Close to the city. Nevertheless, in the countryside with an unobstructed view of the mountains.
Maria Gerl led the daily operation. Georg Gerl sen. in addition, also participated in the community as a longtime chairman of the Tourist Association of Wals-Siezenheim and the Raiffeisen Bank Wals in public office.


The next generation was on the farm. The now "tourist field" was handed over to Brit & Georg Gerl. On Georg Gerl sen. so followed nephew George, son of his brother Robert. Another period of great changes began with this handover.


The main house was completely rebuilt, the attic expanded, a new lift installed. Big investments that really took off with the next big step in 2015.


With the new concept "Naturally Urban" probably the largest conversion was initiated. The guesthouse got a general renovation, a new lift added. The lobby in the main building has been substantially enlarged. A pool- and fire-lounge connected.
Everything with a completely new interior, tailored to the concept of "Naturally Urban"
The "Krickerl" hung earlier in the house.
Today the stylized deer head, our "GERL-Krickerl" is the meaningful symbol of our brand.
From "Krickerl" to "alive deer"
An innovative milestone has been set with the completely new "My Privat SPA" in the basement area between the existing buildings. Since then, "My Privat SPA" has been abducting guests from near and far into their own world.


Dining room: Completely redesigned the buffet area