1676 was the year, where you could read about the Badl in the newspaper for the first time. A traditional healer opened his medical surgery and therapeutic bath, which was a great success. Some generations of healers, doctors and well known surgeon Johann Knoll, who became 86 years, followed. With the medical development  and increasing demands of summer resorts the Badl became a Gasthof, an inn with garden restaurant and shooting range for the county, which was bought by Lorenz Knapp in 1899.

Lorenz was a very hard worker. He started to renovate the house and the pine panelled dining rooms and the first hotel rooms for our guests were built. In the romantic garden restaurant lots of local events with over 300 visitors were taking place. 

In 1903 the 600 years anniversary of the city of Hall was the Highlight of Lorenz carreer. 

During the first world war soldiers and military staff were housed at the Badl. The economic situation in the area was very bad and the lost war, inflation, unemployment and poverty left their traces. People had to try hard to secure living. Luckily in 1925 Lenz Knapp, Lorenz' son could sign a contract with Zipfer beer the biggest local brewery.



After the second world war economy raised and from 1950 tourism started slowly its development. The first tour group came in 1957 and additional rooms were renovated. 

1965 was a very bad time for Paula Steiner as the construction of the highway was started directly behind the Badl. Lots of ground and fields were lost and the quiet location was replaced by a huge construction area.

The big advantage until today is the easy accessibility for our guests. The wonderful view on the northern alps was not touched and the noise of the Highway is not heard on the river side. At the end the Gasthof Badl benefited from this new connection a lot.

The following years brought lots of business. From the 70s onwards travelling became common and the Innsbruck and Hall area were visited by guests from all over the world. 

3 generations of women, Paula, Elke and Sonja managed the Badl until today and in the future with passion and joy. The next and young generation with Lara and Paulina is continuing with great enthusiasm and new ideas. The Gasthof Badl is owned since 1899 by the same family and will hopefully also be loved and enjoyed by its visitors for many more years.