Hans also proves to be persistent with women. It’s not love at first sight for Margret, but Hans doesn’t give up and shows up in the restaurant in Zwieselstein increasingly often. The actual reason for his visits is not immediately apparent, so Hans and the landlord Valentin first have a few glasses at the restaurant table before Hans looks around for the pretty daughter. At last, he’s rewarded for his courting and Margret says yes.
The two are very different, but complement each other magnificently. They both have a passion for playing cards in good company, for example. Margret likes to go hiking and is always given “permission” for this from her husband.
The wedding takes place on 19 June 1956 in the parish church in Sölden. The wedding feast is then celebrated in Hotel Bergland.
Margret gives birth to four children: Michael (*1955), Jakob (*1956), Angelika (*1959) and Elisabeth (*1966). While the mother becomes the haven of calm in the family, Hans is a strict, but also proud and generous father.
The portly Hans simply can’t resist Margret’s good home cooking. Although he travels to take a cure by the Baltic Sea every year to fast for 14 days and lose excess kilos, his diet plans are quickly put on ice again after his return.
Short outings on his bicycle help him to keep in shape – if Margret’s delicious meals weren’t waiting for him at home...