We are Laion
A place gets its charm and character primarily from the people who live there. It’s the people of Laion, their hospitality and their passions that make the mountain village special. In Laion it’s personal. The locals enjoy showing off their homeland and letting you share in their traditions.
From a block of wood to something unique
Today, the former woodcarver and entrepreneur is the landlord of a wine tavern at Poststeig, a passionate hunter and path warden. However, Isidor is also pursuing his passion as a woodcarver. He produces salt, pepper and spice mills from wood and much more.
The first to get up
While outside is still dark, the Überbacher bakery and patisserie is already in full swing working to provide fresh buns, delicious Breatl loaves and crunchy Laion flat bread (Schüttelbrot) ready for the morning. In total Alfred produces around 80 different sorts of bread.
The DIY enthusiast
Paul has been woodturning since he can remember. Among his passions, however, is spinning and weaving wooden baskets. Paul built his farm mill himself so he could grind the grain for his animals directly on site. His motto: the smaller the cycle, the better.
Friend of the bees
Werner cares for his bees as much as he does his family. When you visit his forest refuge, you can try a wide range of honey varieties, including forest honey, acacia honey, blossom cream honey, lime blossom honey, chestnut honey and other unique specialities.
GABRIEL & MARCO KOSTNER
Kings of the sky
Gabriel and Marco don’t like to stay on the ground. They fly in order to help others in need. As well as their air rescue missions, the brothers also founded Elikos, a company specialising in private flights and materials transport to difficult-to-reach areas.
South Tyrol’s no. 1 goat farmer
David wanted to change his life. He wanted to work away from the office and if possible with and within nature. So, he bought 75 young goats and realised his dream of being an organic goat farmer. He delivers the products he makes from the goat’s milk to businesses and hotels throughout South Tyrol.
A passionate organic farmer
Matthias’ cows get to enjoy a fantastic view even when they are in their stalls. His motto is: If a cow has fresh air and can move around, then she’s happy. And if the cow is happy, she’ll produce good milk. And if there is ever anything wrong, Matthias consults his homeopathy book.
A diehard “Lajener”
Thomas follows his great-grandfather’s recipe, passed down the generations, to produce the popular Laion bacon and other meat and sausage specialities at his butcher’s, Metzgerei Ploner. He carefully selects the animals from his brother Matthias’s farm as well as from other local farms.
Rucksacks with character
For over 40 years, Albert has used simple tools to elaborately handcraft unique rucksacks from high quality natural materials in his workshop. The demand for his traditional loden cloth, fabric and hunting rucksacks goes far beyond national borders.
At home in the mountains
For years, Helmuth has been an expert hiking guide for anyone who wants to explore Laion and the Dolomites on foot. He loves the conviviality that comes from experiencing the natural environment. On his tours, he reveals fascinating facts about the mountains, animals and plants.