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Tavern

Old name (also Taferne) for an inn, derived from the Latin "Taberna" (hut, booth). The operator of a tafern or tafern inn, also known as the "Taferner" or "Tafernwirt", held the right to serve tafern in earlier times. This right, which was granted by the sovereign, was similar to today's restaurant concession and included various privileges. According to this, the host of a tavern, a so-called "perfect economy", not only had the public right to serve food and drink, the right to stay in a hostel, the right to serve guests and the right to run stables for foreigners (the supply and shelter of draught and riding animals), but he was also allowed to organize engagement banquets, weddings, baptismal banquets and other festivities. In addition, in the event of death, the funeral feast was held here and the estate negotiations were conducted

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