Joseph Dichtl was a particularly talented dealer during the times of so-called “back frame carriers” who carried goods throughout Europe.
He even created branch operations in Saint Petersburg and Moscow for his Bavarian goods, and was appointed “Grand Banker” by the Czarina. Dichtl returned to Eglfing, his homeland place of birth, in old age. He and his wife built a house there – the so-called “Freskenhof”. The house was purchased by the restorer couple Mack and saved from demolition in 1970. Since that time, the family has restored the house in painstaking detail work and helped it to gain its former splendour again.