The history of our Residence
How the "Pension Tannheim" becomes "Residence Diana"
During the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy- Meran becomes more important as a health resort with particularly good air. That happened also thanks to the empress Sissi, who was often in Meran in order to make a cur vacation. So in the eighties of the nineteenth century there were built many hotels and guest houses. In 1882 our house was constructed in the style of belle époque by the building contractors Musch and Lun and was named “Pension Tannheim”.
Due to the Second World War the Minach family had to leave Fiume (Croatia) in 1942. They acquired the “Pension Tannheim” and renamed it “Diana”.
In 1943 the German armed forces seized it and the guest house “Diana” was used as a military hospital. After that, in 1946 the hotel operation was resumed. In 1953 the “Diana” was enlarged on the east side and the west side and the hotel operations were continued until 1975. In 1975 until 2010 the “Diana” was ran as a bed and breakfast hotel.
Between 2011 and April 2012 the building was newly renovated and reopened as “Residence Diana”. It is our Intention to let our building shine in a new light, to keep the historic elements of our house and to offer our guest a temporary home.
35 years ago the “Pension Tannheim“ was one of the first guest houses in the centre of Meran-Obermais.