Post landlady Elisabeth Walch wants to do something good for the associations and make her beer garden available to the associations for Christmas.
This does not meet with approval from everyone.
The topic even comes to the local council.
After the municipality of Herrsching had canceled its Christmas market early this year due to the pandemic in May, Post landlady Elisabeth Walch is now daring a foray.
She invites Herrsching's association boards to an information evening about a possible Christmas market in the Post beer garden.
With this, Walch stabs old wounds without having expected it.
“I just wanted to do something great,” she says.
Your idea might be more popular if it weren't for a history.
Namely, when Wolfgang Thamm, as chairman of the Herrsching Tourist Office and owner of the historic Gasthof Post, fought like a lion almost six years ago to keep the Herrsching Christmas market taking place in his beer garden - as was the case ten years before.
In 2014, however, the congregation was looking for a new location - and found it at the Church of the Redeemer.
Thamm even initiated a referendum at the time.
However, the quorum was not met.
This may also have been due to the date of the vote, because it was shortly after Easter 2015 on the last holiday weekend.
At the end of the same year, Thamm even went to court, both privately before the regional court and against the community before the administrative court.
As the owner of the post office, according to the municipality's official 2014 annual report, he made “excessive demands” and restricted the organization.
He could not refute the allegation in court.
But when it became apparent that the matter would be linked to a time-consuming procedure, the community agreed to a settlement.
Thamm's name disappeared from the Internet version of the annual report, the text passages concerned retained their content, but were formulated in general terms.
Against this background, the post hostess's request to the clubs to organize a Christmas market in their beer garden is not without its problems.
They have already received bad emails, she says.
“We didn't think of it as competition at all.
I wanted to give clubs an opportunity to make money.
I might as well have a commercial market.
But I don't want that ”, emphasizes Walch.
Christina Reich, currently acting mayor, has already put the topic on the agenda for the next municipal council meeting on Monday, September 21.
Because the landlady asked about the stand that she would need when needed.