The Sittnerhof was first mentioned in the 14th century in the tax files of the town of Merano. But the name of our farm also appears in history books referring to the Napoleonic Wars, as the then owner was a follower and supporter of the freedom fighter Andreas Hofer who fought against and resisted the French troops. Due to his conviction he had to die in November 1809 during the battle on the Monte San Benedetto. The cannon ball at the frontage of our farm still reminds us of those freedom fights that took place in Merano in 1809. Different owners are again and again mentioned in the documents of the house.