If you marry from the Sudetenland to Austria, you will starve... They do not have anything decent there
Karel Affenzeller was born on 13 August 1950 in Mairspindt near Windhaag, Austria. His paternal grandmother Teresa came from the village of Tichá on the Czech side of the Czech-Austrian border and married into Mairspindt. His father, Franz Affenzeller, enlisted in the Wehrmacht during World War II and did not return from French captivity until 1947. He met his future wife Rosina Drechsler at a festival in nearby Cetviny and married a year later. Their family farm called At Reisingers’ and its land stretched exactly along the Malše river and thus along the border zone. Karl Affenzeller witnessed the blasting of the houses in Cetviny in the 1950s and the manning of the guard towers in the Iron Curtain zone. In 1967 he went to České Budějovice on a moped. In 1975 he took over the operation of the farm from his parents. Today he runs an inn and accommodation for Czech and Austrian tourists near the stone bridge.