Terra - a magic place is creatively and efficiently run by the owning family. We - Gisela, Heinrich and Karl - are passionate about cuisine. And we would like that our guests can live a unique culinary experience on a magic place where you can feel like home. The name has changed from Auener Hof to Terra - The Magic Place. But why have we changed an old, established name? Simply because Terra describes who we are. A unique experience with the taste of the surrounding nature on a magic place.
Heinrich, personally picks mushrooms and wild herbs daily from the forest in our beautiful part of Italy. You will see him walking back, carrying his basket of fresh produce for the evening's repast. Food presentation shows Heinrich's flair, his artistic tendencies inherited from his grandmother.
Heinrich's sister, Gisela, is deservedly passionate about the Cave du Jour, a wine 'cellar' hanging in the roof of the restaurant. An experienced and qualified Sommelière, she will guide you through the steps, so that you have the perfect wine to compliment your meal.
There is always one of the management staff on duty, if not more than one. We love hospitality and so we are always there for our guests. Therefore we take it for granted, that Heinrich is always personally in the kitchen, because for us it is important that the chef is there while people is coming from all over the world for tasting the cuisine. Along with the wines, Gisela also runs the service in the restaurant. So when our valued guests arrive they know that they are getting the service and cuisine that they expect from all aspects of this small and exclusive hotel.
Our relaxed ambiance allows our guests to relax, without adhering to a dress code. We offer a retreat to enjoy and combine nature and fine dining, a hidden place in a beautiful landscape. The neutral and natural decor, with plenty of space, add to this sense of well-being. The restaurant, surrounded by huge windows, offers spellbinding views of the Dolomites, or the millions of stars in the clear night skies. Sunrise and sunsets are also spectacular, without the annoyance of artificial lights or traffic noise. And not to forget the historic Stoanerne Mandln (the Stone Man). Legend has it that witches used to practice their magic here, dancing around the stones of this magic place.
Located in South Tyrol Italy, in a peaceful and beautiful valley, the drive to reach us is an experience all on its own. Sometimes the location cannot be pinpointed on a GPS, so follow the specific directions and enjoy the ride.