Expertise and passion for over 100 years
Before the Hubers laid the foundation for the long family tradition as innkeepers, Jakob and Therese were well-known for their good bread, crunchy rolls and tasty pretzels. After the bakery was completely destroyed by a fire, the couple took over the pub on the opposite side of the street in Erdinger Straße. Their son Jakob and his wife Babette continued to manage the “Neuwirt” later – and steered it through hard times. In World War II, the hall that they had expanded on the first floor was seized and converted into military barracks. The Hubers did not let this get them down and after the years of great privation, the famously good food of Babette Huber tasted even better.
Another stroke of fate came from above: On August 27, 1963, hail the size of tennis balls pounded through the roof and the rain that followed flooded the party hall. The violent hail nearly destroyed the wedding of Johann Gmahl and his Bavarian wife Anni, but people did not back down so quickly at that time. Once the guests had checked where the rain was entering the building, the wedding celebration in Neuwirt continued – romantically in candlelight, because the storm had crippled the power supply system.
Babette and Jakob Huber had three sons: Rudolf, Jakob and Ernst. Jakob left home at the young age of 14 years and began his apprenticeship in Oberammergau as a butcher. The period as an assistant was not much easier than the proverbial tough years of learning: At the innkeeper Mayr in Erding, Jakob worked every day from four in the morning until five in the afternoon and on Saturday from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Fortunately, everybody was so exhausted at night, because Jakob slept together with 11 other employees in a dormitory at the Mayr inn. His godfather got Jakob Huber a job in the Hofbraeuhaus. When his father died at only 58 following a short severe illness, he returned home to his parents’ butcher’s shop.
In the guesthouse Greimel in Gelting, young Jakob Huber got to know the 20-year-old Rosa Niedermair, who worked as a waitress in the pub. In 1964, they got married – of course in the party hall of the Huber family in Kirchheim. The Hubers all dug in together and built an adjoining attachment to the pub and set up a small butcher’s shop. Rosa had worked at a butcher in Garching eight months long before she got married and so she knew the ropes. In 1967, Jakob Huber took the master’s examination as a butcher. He did the slaughtering and made sausages, his mother Babette did the cooking and his wife Rosa waited on customers in the butcher‘s shop and later on in the evening, she waitressed in the pub. Rosa and Jakob Huber took over the business in 1971 and gradually modernised and expanded it. The Hubers have two children, Beate and Michael.
In 2005, their daughter Beate Huber took over the shop with her partner Herbert Ascher. They modernised the butcher’s shop and completely renovated it. The next generation is already set to go: Luis, the youngest of Beate and Herbert’s children, is presently earning a reputation for himself as a butcher’s assistant in different shops.