“How many Falstaff points do we have right now?” Manfred Nussbaumer has to think long and hard. It turns out they have 85 out of a maximum of 100 points, plus two toques from Gault Millau, but who’s counting? Obviously, such lists are not Manfred’s highest priority. Though top quality is a matter of course for the 59-year-old, that doesn’t mean he’s willing to chase doggedly in the footsteps of others. And why should he? After all, he runs the “Krone” in Langenegg with confidence and composure.
His many years of experience stand him in good stead: After completing an apprenticeship as a chef, the native of Langenegg made stops in Lech, Italy, France, Germany and Switzerland. After the sudden death of his father, he returned and took over the historic “Krone” hotel in Langenegg at the age of 24. The property had been in his family since 1955. “Back then, it was just a small village inn,” recalls Manfred. But he renovated the house step by step with the courage and fortitude to try new things. Today, there are 44 rooms in addition to spacious facilities for weddings, seminars and small congresses. Best of all: “Company getaways can remain completely self contained with us. We can put them up either in the main building or at three separate, small, external units.”