Sigi’s Sauhaufen. Restoration of agriculture.
Finally it's here, our vegetarian farming. Animal Patchwork. Petting Zoo. Honeybees. Vegetable and fruit cultivation. All under one roof.
When the monastery brewery was still home to the Augustinian monks (from 1516 to 1809), agriculture was part of their livelihood. And, located in today’s hotel garden, it was continued by the Seyrling family until Sigmund Seyrling II. Farming, hop growing for the own beer production, forestry and livestock filled their days. The farmhouse, however, became a victim of fire.
We have breathed new life into agriculture.
We humorously take up the memory of the last active Seyrling farmer and give our vegetarian farm the name "Sigis Sauhaufen".
The farmhouse rebuilt in the process is Alois Seyrling's lifelong dream and after 7 years of planning it is finally open to family, guests and visitors. In the meantime, Agnes Seyrling has also come to terms with the fact that from now on the rooster will be crowing on the dung heap outside her bedroom.
According to our philosophy THINK.YOUNIQUE®, the project is sustainable through and through:
- The main part of the building is constructed from moonsawn wood from our own forest.
- The necessary heat energy comes from solar energy and from the Seefeld bio-local heating system.
- We cover the electricity demand with modern photovoltaics.
Experience Sigis Sauhaufen
Unfortunately, we cannot get all the eggs we need from our chickens, but the aim is that one day every guest gets his breakfast "Goggalen" from one of our chickens. In the meantime, all other eggs come from regional organic farms. Our own hens have a mobile home on our parish hill: a wandering henhouse. The landscape provides plenty of space for scratching, picking, and clucking. And as soon as the ground has been sufficiently worked by the chicks, we move the mobile barn to the next piece of meadow. Of course, our chickens never end up in the hotel kitchen. That's a promise. Our "Marans" and "Grünleger" are a very old breed of animal, not aimed at mass production, and with a long life expectancy. Therefore, our ladies lay an egg only every second day, but live up to four times longer than conventional turbo hens. In addition, their eggs are extremely tasty, low in cholesterol, and naturally colourful! Look forward to light green, light blue, violet, brown, and white egg shells!
Muuuh, Määäh, I-AAAA, Kickerikiiieee & Oink-oink - We have moved in:
- Dwarf cattle "Dahomey" Kim and Käferle
- Mini-Piggis Hemmi, Socke, Flocke and Franz Josef
- Dwarf goats Sandy, David, Walter, Elvis, Seppl and Luis
- Dwarf donkeys Kieschen and Lilly
- Dwarf pony Fips
- Pot-bellied pigs Jürgen and Mortadella
- Lop-eared rabbits Harry Potter, Tolpan Barfuß and Caramello
- Rooster Franz Humanic
- Silkie chickens
- Trout (in the fish pond)
- Dog, cat, mouse ...
... and at least one unicorn at the request of little Margarita Seyrling.
The stable and the outdoor enclosure are freely accessible for young and old and we regularly offer guided tours. The adjoining nature playground with hay barn entices you to romp around and the nature trail is perfect to deepen your knowledge of natural history in a playful way.
The farm is only a 2-minute walk from the hotel: you can reach us on foot through our hotel garden "Eden", past the outdoor pool and the children's playground. After the garden fence, you can find our pigsty by following the signs with the Sigis Sauhaufen logo.
We are always happy to welcome you. We are particularly rested and attentive Monday to Saturday: 09.00 - 11.30 & 13.00 - 16.00 and Sunday: 13.00 - 16.00. You will also find special guided tours with our boss in the activity programme.
In the midst of dwarf cattle, honey bees & Co. is also our production room for processing apples, honey products, soap production and whatever else we can think of ;-)
We postpone apple harvesting and processing until next year because of the freshly planted trees. Our 500,000 or so busy bees also have to do a bit of collecting for the honey, so that the farm's own honey will not be available for snacking until 2022.
This private property is a natural jewel. Located at Seefeld’s Lake Wildsee, Gschwandtkopf and Seekirchl, it extends over 150,000m² – which we are happy to make available for free use.
We have plenty of space:
- Grazing areas for sheep/goats/cattle
- Free range areas for our chickens
- Cultivation of herbs for the kitchen and for teas
- Cultivation of hops for our brewery
- Cultivation of vegetables and potatoes
- Cultivation of apples and fruit
- Cultivation of berries
- Flower meadows for our hotel decoration flowers
- Location for our BEE.YOUNIQUE bee colonies
A farm is a place of laughter and happiness.
That is why we are building a hay barn with a slide, climbing wall, and lots of opportunities to play hide and seek. But that is definitely not enough to even come close to the children's energy. That's why there is also a large forest and nature playground with a mud path, water games, and interesting nature trails awaiting them.
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By the way: We are here for you continuously from autumn 2022 to spring 2023! Plenty of time for wellness, winter, Christmas & Co.
See you soon,