Preserving the tried and tested and combining it to create something new.
As early as the 13th century, a farmhouse was mentioned on the Glanz, at 750 metres above sea level. In 1678 a certain "Bartlmä" took it over. Since then it has been called Bartlbauerhof after him.
1827 Josef Madritsch bought the farm at auction for 451 gulden and thus became the new feudal owner, i.e. he acquired the hereditary right to use the farm.
1884 The first free farmer and owner became his grandson Heinrich Madritsch.
1955 Josef and Erna Madritsch built a move-out house with a small inn and room rental.
1992: The next generation, Josef and Marlene Madritsch, built an annex with holiday apartments and invested a lot in technology, in the first tractor, car, saw, tools. Their hobbies were carving, turning, singing, painting. By the way, the artistic heritage is evident in some of the family members. Josef Madritsch, the "Alpine King", had a lot of craftsmanship and a love of flying.
In 2004 Waltraud Pötscher-Madritsch became the first woman to own the farm. In the meantime she has handed it over to her daughter Marlies. Their sons Jakob and Valentin are already the eighth generation of the family at the farm.
In 1995, when Austria joined the European Union, the farm was converted to organic farming. In 1999 the milking system was added, and in 2010 a modern wood chip heating system with a solar system for hot water.
In2016, the farm was converted to hay milk, a further increase in quality, and a hay drying plant was built for this purpose. Since then, the milk has been refined into organic cheese at the Kaslabn organic cheese dairy in Radenthein. In 2020 a photovoltaic system was installed.
The love of domestic animals, nature, sustainability and self-sufficiency have always played a major role. The own spring, the large home garden for vegetables and herbs, the orchards, also with old varieties.
It is always a great challenge to preserve the tried and tested and to combine it with the new, for example to renovate the buildings in keeping with the style, to preserve the old tools, many of which hang clearly visible on the house wall, and to carry progress along with a sense of proportion, there is always a lot to think about and to do. Each generation has made its contribution. For more on this, see our 2017 House Chronicle.
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