The Fally's History

For over 100 years the Fally-Family has been in charge of the “Gasthaus zur oeden Kirch’n. Generation IV is slowly getting ready to go. There are plenty of creative ideas how to develop the renowned inn even further to make the succesful journey last for at least another 100 years!

1005

A Chapel in the forest

The parish of Phütten builds a chapel on Cote 859 on the Steyersberg, which it consecrates to St. Andrew – Andreas-Chapel.

 

1005

1530

Reformation

The Protestants hold their prayers in the Andreas-Chapel.

1530

1610

Counter-Reformation

The Andreas-Chapel goes back to the Catholic Church.

1610

1782

Ödenkirchen

Emperor Josef II decrees the closure of all surplus churches and chapels. The Andreas-Chapel is one of them and soon starts decaying. At that time they say “veröden” – the term the name Ödenkirchen derives from.

1782

1860

A Chapel is turned into an inn

The Counts of Steyersberg convert the abandoned chapel into an inn. The outer walls of the chapel  become the vestibule – the Gothic vault and a small Niche opposite the bar are still visible today.

The inn is awarded the “Maria Theresa Real Concession” and count tenants run the “Gasthaus zur Oeden Kirche”. They didn’t do too well, as historical accounts show …

Andreaskapelle Geschichte Fally | Landgasthof zum Fally | c Astrid Minnich
Andenken an die Andreaskapelle

 

1860

1911

Generation I

The Fally family from Lichtenegg becomes the last tenant under Count Degenhart von Wurmbrand Stuppach. A good choice: soon the inn is thriving.

1911

1923

New owners

The great-grandparents Fally buy the old inn for 6.000 crowners and add a first floor.

Alte_Ansichten | Landgasthof zum Fally Oedenkirchen | Fally Archiv
Alte_Ansichten | Landgasthof zum Fally Oedenkirchen | Fally Archiv

 

1923

1961

Generation II

The grandparents – Franz and Gertrude Fally – take over the business and expand the restaurant. Gradually, it turns into a more and more  popular destination. Many Viennese families become loyal regular guests.

Alte_Ansichten | Landgasthof zum Fally Oedenkirchen | Fally Archiv
Alte_Ansichten | Landgasthof zum Fally Oedenkirchen | Fally Archiv

 

 

1961

1997

Generation III

The “youngsters” take over the business. With Franz and Gitti Fally a new era begins – comfortable guest rooms are created. The Fally becomes a “country inn of a special kind”: Franz starts his refined home-style cooking, Gitti makes it her business to fulfill (almost) every wish of her guests. Little by little, the unique feel-good atmosphere emerges, that brings guests from all over Austria “to the Fally”.

Franz und Gitti Fally | Landgasthof zum Fally | c Korntheuer
Franz und Gitti Fally | Landgasthof zum Fally | c Korntheuer
1997

2004

Conversions, extensions

The house is being renovated completely and a spacious annex with a few more rooms is added.

Zum Fally Zubau | Landgasthof Zum Fally | c Neubauer Wikon
Zum Fally Zubau | Landgasthof Zum Fally | c Neubauer Wikon

 

2004

2016

Finally a terrace

A glass of sparkling wine to start off a nice evening, a quick cigarette during an cultural event or in between the courses of a festive dinner – our “Pausenterasse”  immediately becomes a popular new meeting point.

Aussenansicht Fally | Landgasthof zum Fally | c Neubauer-Wikon
Aussenansicht Fally | Landgasthof zum Fally | c Neubauer-Wikon
2016

2018

The power of detail

Large-scale plastering at the Fally: the interiors are painted, the rooms are being redecorated, everything shines with a fresh glow. Last but not least, the Jägerstüberl is refurbished and will soon be very popular.

Geniessen beim Fally | Landgasthof Zum Fally | c Christine Kuppelwieser
Geniessen beim Fally | Landgasthof Zum Fally | c Christine Kuppelwieser

 

2018

2020

CoVid 19 – lockdown


The global CoVid 19 pandemic is hitting Austrian gastronomy hard. All of the sudden life is slowing down, something the Fally-Family has to get used to. As the first shock is digested, Fally’s bustle returns: rearranging the decorations in the dining room, painting balconies, redesigning the website … At the beginning of lockdown II everyone at the Fally is well prepared for life after lockdown – may it start soon!

2020