For no less than four generations, the Breitenmoser family ran a butcher's shop in the middle of the village of Appenzell. It originally opened in 1896 in a residential and commercial building that had been built in the 16th century and was able to withstand the village fire of 1560.
After the butchery went into operation, the Breitenmosers wrote family history for over a century.
In the small agricultural canton of Appenzell-Innerrhoden, the name Breitenmoser still stands for meat processing in the 21st century, but it has long since ceased to be on Gaiserstrasse. Instead, Manuela Breitenmoser, the 5th generation, is fulfilling her long-cherished dream of owning her own guesthouse in the same place.
Between 2005 and 2012, she helped to build a holiday resort in the Mexican Caribbean (www.playaselva.com), which she still manages today and has been able to gain a lot of experience.
She bought her parents' house in 2020 and, together with her partner, the architect Martin Birrer, she had it completely rebuilt and used the knowledge she had accumulated in Mexico for the project in Appenzell.
So, today a guesthouse invites you to stay in Appenzell and the Alpstein region, where meat used to be on offer. The name of the hostel is self-explanatory in view of the family tradition.