Beginning of Villa Glauber

The houses have been built in 1913 by a well-known singer, Gisela Polz, contemporary of Gustav Mahler, daughter of general Carl Polz, knighted by Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph with the title of “Edler von Ruttersheim”. She married an older man, Moritz Glauber, with whom she lived in Prague with their only child, a son, Max. Moritz was a well-to-do banker, benefactor of the German Theatre and close friend of the famous orchestra director Angelo Neumann - promoter of Richard Wagner – under whose direction Gisela interpreted various opera roles. Max was eight when his mother, widowed prematurely, moved to Bolzano and built her home as  a “vacation residence” in Toblach. She chose a unique spot, the only one from which one had an unobstructed view of Monte Antelao, some 30 kilometers away as the crow flies.
The property consists of the three-storied main “villa”; an annex, known as the “Landhaus” which served  for agricultural purposes, with lodgings for carriage and coachman, hayloft for the horse and pigsty. The original wood bowling alley still exists, but unfortunately the tennis court and swimming pool are a thing of the past. Now it houses three comfortable apartments.