resized_801x534_801x534_hotel_restaurant_mohren_willisau2This hotel goes back to the 13th Century. It is an 8-minute walk from Basilika Rankweil, a 12-minute walk from a train station and 7 km from Schattenburg castle and museum. The streamlined rooms and suites have free Wi-Fi and cable TV, and some have balconies. Kids age 12 and under stay with an adult at no extra charge. There’s a complimentary breakfast buffet, plus a Austrian/regional restaurant with cozy dining rooms and a glass-enclosed dining room. Other amenities include a wine cellar, a garden, a playground and a rustic barn for events. Issues as to its name arose.

gasrAfter a long back and forth to the new name of the hotel restaurant Mohren baptism is now succeeded: The operation of host Fritz Graber carries in future two new names. The restaurant is the Moorish king, and the hotel is now called the little prince. As the government governorship Oberaargau announced, neon signs corresponding two are attached to the building. These are approved by both the cantonal monument preservation as well as the Huttwiler Construction Committee.Host Graber responded relieved. “We are very pleased that we were able to find good solutions for all sides,” he said in a letter.

1197475584_1Now he will attach the new signs as soon as possible. Host Graber submitted a planning application for a new neon inn sign and he also announced that he wanted to change the name of the Moor to the little prince. Graber recieved negative reactions from guests from the United States. A question arose from the discourse, Would the word “Moor” equate with “nigger,” Graber asked.The US guests, including blacks, didn’t like the name. “You have <Mohren> with <Black man> or even <nigger> translated” says the hotelier. See Introduction to Moorish Race and Nationality.

“Therefore, we no longer wanted to operate under this name – ultimately a question of existence, we live in the summer but up to 80 percent of the foreign guests.”A storm of criticism from Graber’s home followed: five appeals that took offense to the new name in particular were targeted after the planning application was received . The municipality resorted to this appeal and spoke out in favor of old, traditional names “Moor” over “Little Prince” .In response to the criticism host Graber stated that the new name is not subject to authorization and the objections thus had no legal effect.  He gave his compromise with the two new names known: “Moorish King” for the restaurant and “little prince” for the hotel. This solution, resulted in at least five objections being withdrawn according to the governorship. The council came to the conclusion that only with the adaptation of the name, the racism allegations were not allayed, as the black head of the Moor continue’s to exist as an inn sign. Later, the council, came with the name Ethiopians.

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