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REISEZIELE: BALEAREN, ZYPERN, OSTTIROL, NORD- UND OSTSEE, ITALIEN, PORTUGAL, SALZKAMMERGUT, LAGO MAGGIORE

NEWS ABOUT LIFE, STYLE & HOTELS ISSUE NO 01/2016

GOING GREEN


THE STYLE MATE / IN THIS ISSUE / 2

/ IMPRINT /

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/ GOLF INFINITY /

SPORTRESIDENZ ZILLERTAL

4 / THE FASCINATION OF GOLF / 6 / FASHION /

GO GREEN

8 / EAST TYROL /

DAZZLING AWESOMENESS

10 / SALZKAMMERGUT /

SIMPLY MAGIC

11 / HALLSTATT HIDEAWAY /

THE NAME SAYS IT ALL

12 / HOTEL DES BALANCES, LUCERNE /

A BALANCE BETWEEN ADVENTURE AND RELAXATION

13 / HOTEL EDER /

MOUNTAIN BIKING RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE

14 / ACTIVE SPRING /

Stylemate with drive Cycling is probably the most popular actively pursued sport in the world. If you don’t take the term “sport” too literally and also include those who only occasionally hop on their bike. Golf on the other hand is still reserved for a minority, even

BERGLAND HOTEL SÖLDEN

SONNE LIFESTYLE RESORT

MONTAFON LODGE LUXURY LODGEHOTEL

17 / FOOD & HEALTH /

SRI LANKA’S SWEETNESS

though 60 million people worldwide belong to this elite club. Golf cannot be taken

18 / SENSUOUS SOUTH TYROL /

for granted, for many people golf is still a mystery and some people have precon-

HOTEL IMPERIALART

ROMANTIK HOTEL WEISSES KREUZ

HOTEL LA CASIES

ceptions about it. Others are passionate about golf, which doesn’t prevent them from looking pretty unhappy after a triple bogey. But the hope of a triple eagle or even a hole in one is still alive no matter. And because almost wherever there is a fine hotel, a great golf course is not far away. Which we can also prove with this issue of Stylemate. Happy reading! We recommend that you find a nice spot for this, for example in your hotel’s wellness area. Or your hotel room’s sun terrace. www.lifestylehotels.net

20 / NEW MEMBERS / 22 / STYLEMATE MUST HAVE / 24 / VILA JOYA, PORTUGAL /

A THOUSAND AND ONE TREATS

25 / UNIQUE MALLORCA / 26 / HOTEL DIRECTORY /

Thomas Holzleithner & Hardy Egger Editors

IMPRINT: Publication: 3 x yearly, Media Owner and Publisher: Prime Time Touristik & Marketing GmbH, Registered office: Schmiedgasse 38/1, 8010 Graz, Responsible for content: Thomas Holzleithner & Hardy Egger, Editor-in-Chief: Martin Novak, Managing Editor: Susanne Riegler, MA, Editorial Staff: Mag. Ursula Jungmeier-Scholz, Dr. Walter Hoch, Layout: Tomislav Bobinec, Printed by: Medienfabrik Graz, Published in: Graz

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/ AUSTRIA / UDERNS IN ZILLERTAL /

GOLF INFINITY SPORTRESIDENZ FIRST-CLASS RELAXATION. A TREAT FOR THE EYES, AN EXPERIENCE FOR THE SOUL. NATURE SETS THE TONE WITH WHICH YOU BLEND HERE. THE 18-HOLE COURSE WAS CHOSEN AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IN AUSTRIA. Accommodation with a view of the mountains and first-class relaxation. A small, exquisite boutique hotel with just 23 exclusive and elegantly furnished suite rooms with unrestricted views over the fantastic golf course and Zillertal mountains from every single room. At the Sportresidenz Zillertal ****s you get up close and personal with golf. Enjoy the finest award-winning cuisine in the Genusswerkstatt. Private spa designed by Matteo Thun with breathtaking views. Here you experience the sauna with chill out area, eVitarium, sun terrace and personal access to the infinity pool exclusively for you.

G OL F C LU B Zillertal · Uderns

Photos: Sportresidenz Zillertal / Golf Zillertal

Everything revolves around golf here. The Leading Golf Courses 18-hole Championship course, driving range with covered tees, short game area with putting green, pitching green and chipping green with sand bunker. The PGA golf school: Here you can learn and improve your golf swings, obtain the licence to play golf courses and tournaments, take part in tournaments and meet passionate golfers who you can enjoy wonderful rounds with. Great game!

Sportresidenz Zillertal ****s Golfstraße 1 6271 Uderns, Austria T. + 43 (0) 5288 63000 info@sportresidenz.at www.sportresidenz.at info@golf-zillertal.at www.golf-zillertal.at www.lifestylehotels.net/en/ sport-residenz-zillertal


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H  EIMO VALENTINTSCHITSCH

NO THANKS I STILL HAVE A SEX LIFE! YOU CAN’T CALL IT A SPORT! I CAN WALK AROUND LIKE THAT TOO! THESE ARE JUST THREE OF THE USUAL RESPONSES WHEN YOU ASK SOMEONE: DO YOU PLAY GOLF TOO? BUT SEEING AS GOLF ISN’T JUST CONSTITUTE A GAME BUT FAR MORE A LIFESTYLE, THIS QUESTION WOULD ALSO BE JUSTIFIED: DO YOU LIVE FOR GOLF MOMENTS?

HEIMO VALENTINTSCHITSCH

As the inquirer you very often slip into the

might say, there was something about that

ropean head office, another one to the villas

role of the defender or are in fact uncertain

once, I’ve heard of that. Yes, this village be-

built in Hollywood style and the golf course’s

about whether you can even admit to your

came famous because the Austrian-Cana-

parking spaces. From now on, golfers’ pul-

opponent that you’ve also fallen victim to

dian industrial magnate Frank Stronach

ses race noticeably faster as they approach

this wonderful sport yourself! Although the

chose precisely this place to set up the

probably the most magnificent clubhouse at

sporty side of golf is undisputed, it does

European head office of “Magna”. How and

a European golf course, situated at an azu-

not play a leading role for the majority of

what this successful Austrian abroad set

re blue swimming lake with a white sandy

the 60 million golfers worldwide.

up on these green fields is really second to

beach. You pass the incredible driving ran-

none. Magna’s European head office! A re-

ge and are welcomed by a “Caddymaster” a

Then what?, those of you who haven’t fal-

sidential resort in a class of its own! Tennis

little bit later on and led to the secretary’s of-

len victim to this bug yet are asking.

courts and halls! A swimming lake with a

fice to register. Light marble, the impeccably

white sandy beach! A racecourse with the

stylish atmosphere and the first glimpse of

Well there are already scientific papers,

most amazing stables far and wide! And of

the course await you. After “check-in” you

doctoral theses and books upon books

course:

should definitely head for the driving range (even if you’re a “driving grouch”), as even

that try to answer that question. Whether

Heimo Valentintschitsch is a cameraman and journalist. He caught the golfing bug when he was 13 during a stay in England. The fact that the incubation period lasted 20 years and the golfing bug only broke out in 1996 is another story. After 15 years of very intensive, slightly sporty, “almost good golf” he has been a passionate “recreational golfer” and friend of the more indulgent sides of this sport for five years.

More than a touch of the big wide

answer in all these publications remains

world: the “Fontana” golf club

to be seen.

Even on the approach it becomes clear to

After the initial surprised and impressed

the visitor that you’re entering a totally diffe-

deep breath the path leads you to the tee

We’re going to approach things a bit dif-

rent world by Central European standards.

for the first hole, past a putting green on one

ferently today. Using the example of two

You cross a stone bridge with a waterfall,

side and the crystal clear lake on the other.

Austrian golf courses. No, they’re not

flowers and shrubs, everything looks like it

All of this at the standard of top American

just golf courses but more like worlds

comes straight out of a storybook. On the

courses, but rare and almost impossible to

of adventure which could not be any

right are the first tennis courts between

find in our part of the world. What is now on

more different with regards to their

park-like green areas, on the left gardeners

offer from the first tee onwards really gets

courses. And yet they have a hell of a

are working on new flower arrangements:

any golfer’s pulse racing.

lot in common as far as what makes

Pictures that you are more familiar with out

golf fascinating is concerned.

of various Hollywood films. Things get really

Fairways trimmed to millimetre accuracy,

impressive later on when you approach the

bunker landscapes that are more reminis-

We start just outside the capital of

clubhouse. You can already see everything

cent of sandy beaches in the Caribbean

Vienna, more precisely in a village

that awaits you here on the sign at the first

or the famous “old style pot bunker” at St.

called Oberwaltersdorf. Okay, you

roundabout. One drive leads to Magna’s Eu-

Andrews (Scotland). All the 18 fairways have

Golfclub Fontana: Even on the approach it becomes clear to the visitor that you’re entering a totally different world by Central European standards.

Photo: Gerald Liebminger

All the 18 fairways have one thing in common: probably the hugest, most difficult and best groomed greens far and wide.

this impresses at a level that is totally unique.

you, dear Readers, would find the right


TION OF GOLF Every­thing that happens now, is only and exclusively down to your own fault or skill. No wrong pass to a team mate, no unjust decision by the referee or poorly waxed ski have anything to do with the outcome. Although it is of course in man’s nature to always look for and find some kind of apology or excuse for a poor swing. It is this solitude in particular that often makes it a meditative experience and what it is - “GOLF”! One of the “wisest” quotes from the golfing world is: “Golf and sex are the only things that you can really enjoy without being really good at them.” I don’t care, you might now be saying, what’s important to me is just that I can eat and drink well when I’m out and about. And here in particular we come full circle as to why golf and golf courses can also offer “non-golfers” a great deal. As it is especially catering and hotel establishments that belong to good golf courses, which can and should be used by all visitors and guests in the region around the golf courses. The best thing is to simply give it a go. Make sure you’re up for a golfing experience next time and give it a try with a trial session! It is definitely worth it! STOP

Photo: Adamstal Franz Wittmann´s vision: integrating a golf course so close to nature that you don’t notice that you’re actually on an artificially made sports ground. He has managed to do this with impressing perfection.

one thing in common though: probably the

posts. And then all of a sudden there it is! A

use of this offer, especially if you’re

hugest, most difficult and best groomed

bridge leads to the magically beautiful club-

heading onto this course for the

greens far and wide. Highlighting one sing-

house, which is a picture postcard timbered

first time. It’s worth it! Remember

le hole explicitly as the “best, most difficult,

house. Surrounded by old trees, on white

what the surrounding area looked

most sensational” would not do justice to all

gravel paths, that’s how the golf adventure

like on the journey here. The course

the other 17 fairways. That’s why this choice

starts at Adamstal GC.

is built in the mountains. Don’t worry though, the fairways are therefore

is left to each player themselves.

TOTALLY SUBJECTIVE: EUROPE’S 50 MOST SPECTACULAR GOLF COURSES

Opposite the clubhouse is the secretary’s

not only suitable for mountaineers,

Don’t worry though, golf doesn’t need to

office with the very well stocked Pro Shop.

in fact quite the opposite. Franz Witt-

be practised in the perfect “American” form

What you immediately notice as soon as you

mann had the vision of integrating a

Bulgaria: Thracian Cliffs Resort, Germany: Golf Club St.

shown to us in Oberwaltersdorf. It can be

enter is the hospitality that you’re welcomed

golf course so close to nature that you

Leon-Rot, Golfclub Budersand Sylt, WINSTONgolf, Golfclub

played quite differently too!

with. It doesn’t matter whether you’re ente-

don’t even notice that you’re actually

Fleesensee, Golfclub Obere Alp e.V., Golfclub München Ei-

ring this golf sporting gem for the first time

on an artificially made sports ground.

chenried, Sporting Club Berlin Scharmützelsee, Golf Resort

or for the umpteenth time.

He has managed to do this with a per-

Sonnenalp-Oberallgäu - GP Sonnenalp France: Kempferhof

fection that impresses any guest.

Resort, Great Britain: St. Andrews Links - The Old Course,

Close to nature golf in “Adamstal” Just a 45-minute drive away from the Fon-

Kingsbarns Golf Links, Old Head Golf Links, Royal Dornoch

tana golf club having just driven through the

Welcome, “Grias di”, “Buongiorno” or what­

Triestingtal valley we turn left into Hainfeld.

ever, that’s how you’re welcomed by the

As far as the most beautiful and spec-

Golf Club, Italy: Gardagolf Country Club, St. Vigil Seis

The mountain faces and forests next to

Wittmann family. Franz Wittmann, the mas-

tacular fairway is concerned, it’s just like

Golf Club, Golf della Montecchia, Circolo Golf Bogogno,

the road get bigger and steeper, there are

termind, and his wife Rolanda have created

at the Fontana golf club. It’s not actually

Chervò Golf San Vigilio, Austria: Golfclub Adamstal Franz

a few cows to be seen here and there and

something in their home that you will have to

possible to pick out one single fairway

Wittmann, Golf & Sportclub Fontana, Golfclub Eichenheim-

we ask ourselves for the first time: is there

look long and hard to find again.

out and award it the title “the Signature

Kitzbühel, Golf & Landclub Achensee, Dolomitengolf

Hole”. As from the very first tee the visual

Osttirol, Golfclub Schloß Schönborn, Golfclub Seefeld-

really supposed to be a golf course in this stunning but pretty rustic region? The place

With the same perfection that Franz Witt-

overstimulation is so huge that you “al-

Wildmoos, Golfclub Am Mondsee, Golfclub Mieminger

that not only makes golfers happy but is also

mann dominated the national and interna-

most” forget the golfing and that’s okay.

Plateau, Diamond Country Club, Portugal: Monte Rei

one of Austria’s most fascinating regions for

tional rally scene from 1972-2003 (79 wins,

nature lovers, wild mushroom collectors and

32 of them in the European Rally Champi-

Golfing and indulgence

Oitavos Dunes, San Lorenzo Golf Course & Le Meridien

hikers. Yes! Right here in the municipality of

onships and one in the World Rally Champi-

Precisely these kinds of impressions con-

Dona Filipa, Switzerland: Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre,

Ramsau in Adamstal valley!

onships) he set himself the goal of building

tribute to the fascination of golf and make

Golf Club Alvaneu Bad, Golf Club Bad Ragaz, Spain:

his own golf course. The fact that he had

this sport so unique.

Club de Golf Alcanada, Club de Golf Valderrama, Golf

Golf & Country Club, Golf & Country Club Praia d'El Rey,

Son Gual S.L., ABAMA Golf, Golf Costa Adeje, Club de

Once we’ve arrived at the car park, we natu-

actually chosen a totally unsuitable place for

rally ask ourselves first whether we’re actu-

a golf course is, considered today, like win-

Moreover there is the uniqueness of the

Golf Finca Cortesín, Anfi Tauro Golf, PGA Golf de Ca-

ally in the right place. As with the best will in

ning the jackpot in the lottery for any golfer.

game of golf. You can and should play it

talunya, Buenavista Golf, S.A., Arabella Golf Son Vida,

in company but you should never forget

Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort, Iberostar Golf Novo Sancti

What golfers instantly notice here are the

one thing: golf is probably the loneliest

Petri, Montenmedio Golf & Country Club, Turkey:

even a glimpse of a clubhouse or secretary’s

countless, shiny top-maintained e-cars

sport that you can devote yourself to. Just

The Montgomerie Maxx Royal, Cyprus: Aphrodite

office, so we have to put our faith in the sign­

standing on the forecourt. Please make

you, one ball, several clubs and the fairway.

Hills Golf

the world, there is not one let alone two golf courses to be detected anywhere. Yes, not

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GO GREEN R

WHETHER IT’S FOR GOLF OR OUTDOOR SPORTS – FASHIONABLE HIGH-TECH PRODUCTS FUSE SEAMLESS

FLORENTINA WELLEY

ELEGANCE WITH FUNCTION NOWADAYS. A PRO LIKE JORDAN SPIETH MIGHT HAVE A “GREEN JACKET” IN THE BAG BUT HE PREFERS TO PLAY IN A POLO SHIRT AND LONG TROUSERS. THESE ITEMS NOW COME IN FASHION­ ABLE SHADES OF BLUE AND GREEN OR IN CLASSIC MIDNIGHT BLUE. AND LUCKILY A DRESS CODE DOESN’T APPLY TO SPEED GOLFERS AT ALL – THEY SOMETIMES EVEN RUN OVER THE GREEN IN TRAINERS. RUNNING REMAINS THE THEME FOR ACTIVE WEAR THOUGH – WHETHER IT’S FUTURISTIC, LUXURIOUS, TECHNO OR FLIRTY – THE TRUE SKILLS ARE CALLED WEATHERPROOF, BREATHABLE AND FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT.

GOLF

ACTIVE WEAR

Tee up – is the summer’s motto. And tee

This year active wear from all manufacturers

shirts are plain, striped or in classic dark

reveals an ultra light stretch woven material

shades. Regardless of whether it’s at Bog-

with laser cut and mesh inserts that ensure

ner Sport, Colmar, Hermès or Peak Perfor-

adequate ventilation. Style has not been ne-

mance, the function piqué polo shirts that

glected either: casual luxury at Hermès, a bit

are worn under the Primaloft second layers,

of techno club at Peak Performance, sporty

are essential for performance in any weather

glam from Bogner Sport, avant-garde from

together with windbreakers and second layer

Björn Borg or high-tech chic at Colmar.

FLORENTINA WELLEY

jackets. Colmar has also developed the 37.5 Technology, which allows clothing to dry up 6.

to five times faster and therefore keeps the body temperature constant during the game.

Mag. Florentina Welley has been writing 7.

about her favourite topics at freizeit since 2006: fashion and travel mixed with a pinch of lifestyle in the age of web 2.0 and social responsibility.

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1. TRI-COLOUR POLO SHIRT

7. PEAKED CAP

12. GREEN GLASS.

16. HIGHTECH BOY.

€ 119, from Colmar, www.colmar.it

à la Spieth from Colmar, price on request

Sports glasses from Smith Optics, € 139,

Windbreaker, € 160, trousers, € 125, t-shirt

www.safilo.com

approx. € 80, (Urban Sportswear), from

2. BLOCK COLOURS. POLO SHIRT

8. SKY BLUE. BLOUSE

€ 119, trousers from € 149, from Colmar

from Colmar, € 109

3. SILVER GREY. MEN’S SHORTS

9. SIXTIES STYLE.

from Colmar, € 125

Golf dress with skirt from Colmar, € 175

Peak Performance 13. SHOCKING PINK. Sports glasses from Smith Optics, € 139

17. HIGHTECH LADY. Black Gold Glow jacket, € 300, Union pant, € 160 (Urban

14. FLAMINGO.

Sportswear), from Peak Performance

Pink glasses from Polaroid, € 55 4. SHADES OF GREY. WRAP SKIRT

10. NOT A “GREEN JACKET”.

from Colmar, € 129

Bi-colour jumper, € 109, trousers, € 155 from Colmar

5. MIDNIGHT BLUE. JUMPER from Colmar, € 109 6. UNISEX FLAP CAP

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18. FLAMINGO. Windbreaker, € 599, ¾ leggings, € 189,

15. BLACK BEAUTY.

shirt, € 179, shorts, € 149, from Bogner

Top, € 55, running pants with white strip

Sport Woman, www.bogner.com

11. SPIETH STYLE.

approx. € 135, pink black light wind­breaker,

Dark blue trousers and striped polo shirt

€ 210 (Active Sportswear), from Peak

19. BLUES. Sweater and shirt, price on

from Colmar, price on request

Performance

request, trousers € 199, from Bogner Sport

www.peakperformance.com

from Colmar, price on request

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displayed in new colours at Basel World.

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The watch with the manufacture calibre

Swarovski is launching a new jewellery

Soft Nappa leather gloves, € 345, from the

quest, Shoes, € 540, from Hermès Capsule

H1950 is now also available for women with

collection in cooperation with the fitness

Hermès Sport Capsule Collection

Sport Collection, www.hermes.com

alligator leather straps in bright colours like

tracker producer Misfit with Activity Tra-

sapphire blue, elephant grey, geranium

cking Jewellery. The Activity Crystal with

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red, cassis or simply in black. A silvered

innovative tracking technology measures

Canvas golf bag from Louis Vuitton,

The London fashion designer Craig Green

opaline dial makes this version of the Slim

steps, distance, calories consumed, length

€ 9,650, www.louisvuitton.com

presented the new autumn/winter X sports

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and quality of sleep. Available in different

fashion capsule collection for Björn Borg

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around the edge. Hermès watch, price on

pieces in the running collection are in off-

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breathable foam insert and new colour

www.laprairie.at

The Slim d’Hermès 39.5 mm has just been

combinations, about € 160

October, www.bjornborg.com

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Photo: Osttirol Werbung The tours go over the clouds and get under your skin.

/ EAST TYROL /

DAZZLING AWESOMENESS … ... IN THE VERY BEST SUNNY SENSE CAPTURES ANYONE LUCKY ENOUGH TO TREAT THEMSELVES TO SUNSHINE SKIING IN EAST TYROL: GUARANTEED SNOW SURROUNDED BY 266 3,000 METRE PEAKS UNTIL SPRING, SUNSHINE AND UNSPOILT NATURE: GOING ON TOURS, FREERIDING, ALPINE OR NORDIC SKIING OR SNOWSHOE HIKING MAKE IT POSSIBLE. 1,500 square kilometres of untouched na-

on packed slopes in East Tyrol, as there is

bright mountain sunshine: chamois (the lar-

ture nestled between the Eastern Alps’

hardly any day trip tourism here but lots of

gest single population has more than 200

most stunning peaks offer silent moments

modern lifts. Plenty of space on sunny slo-

animals!), bearded vultures and of course

of happiness for romantics as well as full-

pes, safe lifts and sensational runs therefore

eagles can be found in Hohe Tauern nati-

speed workouts for alpine freaks: The

also drive fans of the alpine sport ... (correct!)

onal park between the Großvenediger and

breathtaking authentic nature of the Hohe

– mad with their sunny, dazzling awesome-

Großglockner. The finest nature watch

Tauern national park, the Defferegen and

ness! However, those who throw themsel-

is best enjoyed on snowshoe hikes with

Hochpustertal valleys and the Lienz Dolo-

ves into the Nordic style can get ample ac-

national park rangers. It’s a well-known

mites provide the best conditions for wild,

tion on 400 kilometres of trails too: thanks to

fact that exercise makes you pretty

fast, tenacious sports enthusiasts and for

the high location there is still plenty of snow

hungry: delicious treats such as Tyro-

those who take things more leisurely and

and of course sun, sun, sun, in the spring

lean dumplings, “Schlipfkrapfen” pasta,

prefer the romance.

too: Awesome!

“Kaspressknödel” or “Kaiserschmarrn” whip your soul and body into shape again

Silent tracks in nature in

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Wild animals, mother

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A ski tour week in Kals am Großglockner with

Even though ski tourers are individualists,

Snowshoe hikes are also very contempla-

Kals mountain and ski guides. The ski tours are

non-locals in particular should entrust local

tive, in the truest sense of the word. Whe-

coordinated by your personal mountain and ski

mountain guides at the start – high alpine is

ther it’s by full moon and a starry sky (plus

guide. Package price in bed and breakfast from

after all high in the Alps. And: the most stun-

an overnight stay in a self-built igloo) or in

EUR 280. Other categories on request. 12 to 19

probably be really into the highest level ski

Hohe Tauern national park winter wonderland: 7 nights with 1 wild animal nature watch with national park ranger, 1 “Tracks in the snow” snowshoe hike with a national park ranger, 1 return trip with the East Tyrolean cable cars as well as 1 dining voucher worth EUR 10 from EUR 225 in a private room. Valid until 27 March 2016 until 27 March 2016).

March 2016.

ning tours can certainly be enjoyed best in expert company. Highly skilled tourers will

OFFERS:

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Ski total with mountain panorama: 7 nights, dining voucher worth EUR 10, 5 in 7

tour challenges: anyone who conquers the

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Eastern Alps’ most stunning peaks in six

can be redeemed in 7 days), free use of cross-

days on the “Ski Route Hoch Tirol” and

country skiing trails, from EUR 402 in a private

has climbed the Großglockner at the end,

room and from EUR 549 in a hotel per person.

knows what sunshine skiing in East Tyrol is:

Valid throughout the whole ski season (10 April

dazzling awesomenes of the sunniest kind

2016 at the latest).

in fact!

Ski tour week in the Lienz Dolomites:

Fans of alpine skiing will find 150 kilometres

3 to 7 nights, 1 to 3 guided ski tours depending

of slopes in total in East Tyrol, which offer

on the length of the booking, avalanche transcei-

everything from nursery slopes to the al­pine

ver and probe workshop, 1 return trip with the

World Cup run, which can be tackled on

Zettersfeldbahn cable car and 1 packed lunch

skis or boards. What’s particularly pleasant:

from EUR 231 per person. Valid from 12 to 19

there are no queues at the lift and crowds

March 2016. Photo: Osttirol Werbung, Seebacher

On ski tour in the Defereggen Valley: 3 nights, 1 guided ski tour (Saturday) with local mountain guides, 1 “Skitouren in Osttirol” book by Thomas Mariacher from EUR 405 in private room or from EUR 690 in a hotel. Valid until 24 April 2016. You can find all the current deals at: www.osttirol.com Travel tip: Felbertauernstrasse - the best way to East Tyrol in every season. Further information at www.felbertauernstrasse.at or http://anreise.osttirol.com

Photo: Osttirol Werbung


... is beautiful!

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2500 km hiking trails all over East Tyrol.

Foto: Alexander Kijak

Foto: Uwe Grinzinger

7 days hiking in the East Tyrol Dolomites Arena from EUR 249.00 Free accommodation list, lodge brochure and East Tyrol Card Folder available at: East Tyrol information, Tel. +43 (0) 50 212 212, info@osttirol.com Foto: schatzl.at

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Looked at matter-of-factly, the Salzkam-

glistening glaciers, lush meadows of flow-

its actual living traditions, with historical

Hallstatt’s salt worlds. Salt, “white gold”,

mergut is situated where Styria, Upper

ers under the bleak majesty of the high-

craftsmanship and with music that is not

has given this isolated area great econo-

Austria and Salzburg meet. This dry fact

alpine Dachstein – this extreme diversity

“folksy” at all but totally authentic.

mic importance as well as considerable

scarcely captures its essence in real life

in a small space displays its copious ama-

though as it actually means that you are in

zing charms to the full. Spectacular view-

... in abundance

be seen for example by the houses’ at-

a very special landscape that equally tou-

ing platforms on the Krippenstein, such as

People had already grasped the special

tractive architecture and their typical woo-

ches the mind, body and soul and in fact

the legendary “5fingers”, “Welterbespira-

magic of this region roughly 3,000 years

den decorations. It is therefore also no

very, very deeply. And: this is not just the

le” or the “Dachstein Hai”, are easy to hike

ago. They settled in the region around

surprise that Hallstatt, together with the

case nowadays but has applied since the

to but guarantee an adrenaline rush at

Hallstatt and gave their name to an entire

Dachstein and the interior Salzkammergut

very beginning of mankind, but a bit more

the very highest level nevertheless. How-

period: following historical finds in a very

region around the idyllic towns of Bad Goi-

about that later.

ever, there’s not just quite a bit on offer

large cemetery above Hallstatt one period

sern, Gosau, Hallstatt and Obertraun, was

up the mountain but also in the mountain:

during the Early Ice Age (800 to 450 BC)

declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Natural and cultural wealth ...

the Giant Ice Cave, Mammoth Cave and

was given the name the Hallstatt Culture.

in 1997. STOP

Gentle meadows and expansive mountain

underground water cascades in the Kop-

Valuable archaeological finds from this pe-

forests swing high up around the majestic

penbrüller Cave are as just spectacular as

riod can be viewed at the Hallstatt World

Dachstein, vast alpine pastures and crys-

they are breathtaking.

Heritage Museum throughout the year.

tal clear mountain lakes nestle in between.

Tradition and customs are just as much a

Since the Bronze Age people have been

The flora in the alpine region is second to

part of the Dachstein Salzkammergut ho-

using another treasure though, literally the

none and the fauna is similarly diverse.

liday region as the mountains, lakes and

salt of the earth. Nowadays this allows for

The result: lakes and mountain ridges

caves. As the inhabitants in this region

exciting excursions, for example to the

stretching over the extremely magical fog,

preserve a cultural world heritage: with

“Man in Salt” (a 2,000-year old mummy) in

cultural power over the centuries. This can

/ SALZKAMMERGUT /

SIMPLY MAGIC AS IS WELL KNOWN THE ALPS BOAST SEVERAL SUPERLATIVES. MAJESTIC AND MAGIC CAN ONLY PROBABLY BE

JUSTIFIABLY USED FOR JUST ONE ALPINE AREA THOUGH, THE SALZKAMMERGUT. ON THE ONE HAND IT IS QUITE SIMPLE. ON THE OTHER HAND IT IS VERY SPECIAL. AND THEREFORE IT IS QUITE SIMPLY VERY SPECIAL: EQUALLY AS MAJESTIC AND MAGIC.

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Gosausee: Nearly too beautiful to be true – in the Salzkammergut to be found at virtually every turn: Nature. Majestic and magic.

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/ SALZKAMMERGUT / HALLSTATT /

HALLSTATT HIDEAWAY: THE NAME SAYS IT ALL HALLSTATT HIDEAWAY IS ACTUALLY ALMOST AN IMPOSSIBLE THING: THE HEART IS FORMED BY TWO HOUSES, ONE FROM THE RENAISSANCE, THE OTHER BAROQUE AND CONNECTED TOGETHER AS A DOMICILE FOR MARIA THERESIA’S FORESTER ADAM PRAUNSPERGLER IN 1740 – AND THEREFORE A LISTED BUILDING OF COURSE. THE BACK OF THE PROPERTY IS ANCHORED DEEP IN THE ROCK OF HALLSTATT’S SALZBERG MOUNTAIN, THE FRONT IS OPEN TOWARDS THE LAKE, ALMOST FLOATING ABOVE HALLSTATT THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN AS ARTISTICALLY AS LOVINGLY RESTORED, EXTENDED AND BEAMED INTO CONTEMPORARY LIFE WITH GREAT EXPERTISE.

Seemann: “We are sharing the beauty of this gem in the Alps with our guests and therefore ensuring that future generations can also enjoy the magic of this place’s extraordinary architecture and location.”

Photos: Thomas Unterberger / Hallstatt Hideaway

Fotos: Hallstatt-Hideaway

The sun can be enjoyed here until late into

The result: 5 private suites, each of them

discovered the property in 1982 and desi-

many people this also means being able to

unique – some with an open fire, four-poster

gned and developed its structure over the

cook for yourself to a high standard. Or rela-

the evening – there’s a campfire too on re-

bed with lake view, large patio, library with

years. “When I saw the stairs made out of

xing in a private outdoor jacuzzi.” It’s about

quest. Anyone who would like to enjoy the

rocking chairs or antique stucco ceiling ...

turned yew wood – a tree can only grow in

the feeling of not having even unpacked

magical nature in the Salzkammergut regi-

However, it’s not just the architecture that

that way if it’s rooted in a very special loca-

your suitcases yet but already having arri-

on, can also get assistance with choosing

takes a massive leap through the centuries

tion – I knew: this is it! That’s why we also

ved. Hallstatt Hideaway makes this possib-

their tour and even a guide, on request. Or

although the synthesis of old and new is bril-

used the 500-year old attic planks and had

le: three suites are fitted with kitchenettes.

maybe you prefer not to encounter anyone

liantly authentic and of the highest standard.

four-poster beds built out of them.” These

The “Lovers Paradise” with lake view from

and be totally on your own for once. The

There is a leap on a conceptual level too. As:

gems were complemented with timeless

the Swiss stone pine sauna, deep heat and

highlight at the same time: any­one who fan-

With Hallstatt Hideaway a retreat has been

design and an interior that is geared towards

relaxation zone can additionally be booked

cies some intercultural contact in between,

created where people who use their poten-

the individual needs of the residents. All the

for very private moments.

has just a two-minute walk into Hallstatt’s

tial practically round the clock and therefore

furniture was designed and made especially

exhaust it totally can relax as intensively, in-

for the specific room. This harmony is trans-

By the way, the Hideaway also has one

dividually and instantly as they live their lifes.

ferred to the guests who become residents

of the very old salt boats, called a Fuhr in

High potentials bring and need high impact.

in a home away from home within a few

Hallstatt. This little gem can be booked for

When chilling out and recharging their bat-

breaths. “A third place, as futurology calls it”,

breakfast on the lake, a picnic or simply

teries too.

adds Silke Seemann, Senior Consultant at

for sightseeing from the lake. Anyone who

the Zukunftsinstitut in Vienna. “This means

doesn’t fancy the little walk to the hotel’s

“The Hallstatt Hideaway concept hotel is

finding everything there that is part of con-

own private beach can be rowed there. Or

aimed at ensuring instant deep relaxation”,

ducting your own individual life in full. For ex-

meditate bright and early in the Lahn part

explains the economist Silke Seemann, who

ample, the option of eating healthily and for

of town in total silence right next to the lake.

centre to mingle with people from all over the world. STOP

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/ HOTEL DES BALANCES / LUCERNE /

A BALANCE BETWEEN ADVENTURE AND RELAXATION

potholes, fossilised shells and palm leaves. And also the Glacier Museum and most the wonderful labyrinth of mirrors on earth – according to the people of Lucerne. The Swiss Museum of Transport also attracts people to the city on Lake Lucerne. Not just with its history of mobility and transport prepared with relish but also with the interactive multimedia “Swiss Chocolate Adventure” world and a film theatre at the heart of which is Switzerland’s largest cinema screen. The Bourbaki panorama, a 112 metre long panoramic painting from 1881 whisks you back into the past again. Anyone who doesn’t just want to meet Ge-

FIND THE PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN A CITY TRIP AND RELAXING

neral Bourbaki in the Franco-Prussian War

HOLIDAY – BALANCE ISN’T JUST PART OF THE NAME AT LUCERNE’S

of 1870/71 but the musketeer with pipe and

HÔTEL DES BALANCES.

flowers from 1968 too, can view the Picasso painting of this name in the Rosengart

Situated right next to the fish and wine mar-

always been all about indulgence: the hotel

famous

Kapellbrücke

(Chapel

Bridge),

ket, with a terrace facing the Reuss River,

was first mentioned in official documents in

Europe’s oldest and second longest co-

the Hôtel des Balances in Lucerne offers

the 12th century as a meeting place for the

vered wooden bridge.

romantic views as well as a starting point for

“Herren zu Schützen” association. In 1807

revealing insights into the city’s history. The

the “Wirtshaus der Waage” was opened in

Glaciers, chocolate and Picasso

56 non-smoking rooms show how historical

it, followed by its conversion into the Hôtel

Speaking of wood: at the hotel’s wooden

rooms can be combined harmoniously with

des Balances in 1837. Once a rustic tavern,

bar, which looks like a ship’s bow, your spirit

elegant design: individually furnished rooms

the hotel’s restaurant today boasts sophis-

of adventure and urge to explore come alive

in pure white convey understated luxury

ticated 5 to 7-course meals and lives up to

over your after dinner drink. However Lucer-

with cosy leather armchairs, large mirrors,

its 14 Gault Millau points with creations by

ne is not just any old city: there are plenty

elegant wooden furniture and free-standing

the chef Andy Fluri. A real treat from the

of hidden spots to be discovered here. For

baths. The romantic suite with a view over

aperitif to passion fruit sorbet or the Swiss

example, a unique inner city glacial garden.

the river and the alpine panorama provides

cheese selection. If the weather is good you

Right next to the Lion Monument in a leafy

the perfect setting for special occasions.

can dine on the terrace that hovers directly

park you can not only find Late and Post Ice

The Hôtel des Balances looks back on a

above the Reuss River. It reveals a view over

Age flowers or the time stone path up to the

long history spanning many years that has

the Jesuit Church but also over the world-

viewing tower but also impressive glacial

collection together with 31 other originals by Picasso, who was friends with the Rosengart couple. Regardless of whether it’s the hotel’s own feel-good ambience or tips for activities away from the hotel: the team at the Hôtel des Balances takes good care of all its guests’ needs.

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Overlooking the historic Kapellbrücke: living in the Hôtel des Balances is stylish and dining is excellent.

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Photo: Hôtel des Balances


Foto: Michael Huber / Hotel Eder Mountain biking is one of the Eder’s domains – with the best bikes on the best trails.

/ HOTEL EDER / MARIA ALM AM HOCHKÖNIG /

The Eder is in the Premier League when it comes to active relaxation. The hotel is located in the centre of Maria Alm, at the base of the Hochkönig. The motto of the hotel with 74 double rooms and suites, indoor and outdoor pool and spacious wellness and activity complex is consequently “eder right in the middle”. For anyone who wants to be slightly less “right in the middle” there is the idyllic country house in the garden and apartments next to the (bio) pool. Energy for bikes & bikers One great focus at the Eder is mountain

MOUNTAIN BIKING RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE

For peace and quiet at the end of a day: the pool at the Eder – indoors & outdoors

MOUNTAIN BIKING, HIKING, INDULGING ON THE HOCHKÖNIG.

biking. The nearest trails can be found be-

AND YOU’RE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE

hind the hotel on the local mountain. The

AT THE EDER.

Hochkönig region is also considered to be a paradise for e-bikers. People can not only recharge their batteries at the numerous

the ROSE traditional bike brand. You can

mountain inns but there are also charging

therefore test out the best and latest luxury

points for tired e-bikes everywhere.

bikes to your heart’s content here.

You can see how much bikers are welco-

Besides the test bikes there is also a team

med here among other things by the fact

of experienced guides, who support bikers

that the cable cars are also happy to let you

of any level of ability. For this reason, as a

take your bikes with you. With the Hochkö-

member of the international Mountain Bike

nigcard transport is included on the cable

Holidays Group, the Eder is one of the best

cars and the hiking buses too. This also ap-

bike hotels in the Salzburg region of Pinz-

plies by the way to the free admission to ten-

gau.

nis courts, outdoor pools and a world first, the forest slide park.

Photos: Michael Huber / Hotel Eder

Speaking of the Premier League: the top German football club Fortuna Düsseldorf

The wonderful Saalfelden basin with a

(Second German league) is holding its trai-

circular tour around Lake Zell is absolu-

ning camp at the Eder for the fifth time from

tely perfect for lovers of tours. Downhil-

6 to 15 July. The traditional Hamburg club

lers who need that adrenaline kick will get

FC St. Pauli from the same league will be a

their money’s worth at the nearby Leogang

guest at the Eder for the first time this year

downhill park where even the best bikers in

from 11 to 22 July. Professional footballers

the world throw themselves downhill.

also love the stunning mountains and sporty challenges around the Eder.

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Featuring the ROSE The great expertise in mountain biking at the Eder is also shown by the fact that the hotel is one of six test centres in Europe for

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Accommodation at the Eder: panorama inclusive.


ACTIVE SPRING

/ WELLNESSHOTEL BERGLAND SÖLDEN /

ONE HOLIDAY – TWO SEASONS

TWO SEASONS CAN BE ENJOYED AT THE SAME TIME IN SPRING AT THE BERGLAND SÖLDEN DESIGN AND WELLNESS HOTEL: SKIING IN FIRN IN THE MORNING, HIKING IN THE SUNSHINE OR GOLF IN THE AFTERNOON. Spring at the Bergland Sölden design and

takes place in the Sky Spa, the 1,700 square met-

wellness hotel: the mountains entice you

re wellness oasis situated right under the sky in

with sunshine skiing on firn slopes or a ski

the Bergland Sölden. Including an incredible pan-

tour up to the Wildspitze, Austria’s second

oramic view over the Ötztal Alps.

highest mountain. A guide from the “Alpinschule Alpin-Guide” takes you on this route.

When the day turns into evening, guests see that

In spring hotel owner Sigi Grüner only under-

it was also worth the hotel owner Sigi keeping

takes smaller tours with guests as his sheep

such a watchful eye on his sheep for them. As

demand his attention at this time.

then the tender lamb ends up on their plate ac-

The first hikes are already possible in the af-

companied by delicious polenta and the first

ternoon on Sölden’s quiet side, in the fragrant

edible wild herbs of the year. Or a fine kid with

air of damp earth and fresh grass. However,

barberry and honey glaze made from genuine

anyone who prefers the green of a golf course

Ötztal ingredients.

can reach the golf course on the Mieminger plateau with 18 hole championship course

Massages with alpine stones, original Ötztal

and 9 hole park course in an hour.

granite stones, which are applied hot and cold

Special massages in the sky spa of Wellnesshotel Bergland in Sölden.

or with the sheep’s wool ball invented at the At the end of April you can relax with alpi-

hotel finally make that cosy, warm holiday fee-

ne yoga at the Bergland Sölden design and

ling perfect. STOP

wellness hotel – and at traditionally passed on energy spots. If the weather is not that fitting for a sun salutation, the alpine yoga

Photos: schatzl.at

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/ SONNE LIFESTYLE RESORT /

"THE SUN” IN BREGENZ FOREST GOLFING, CYCLING, HIKING OR SIMPLY JUST BEING: AT THE SONNE LIFESTYLE RESORT. BREGENZ FOREST CAN BE EXPERIENCED WITH ALL YOUR SENSES HERE. “Mea ehrod das Old und grüoßod das Nü.”

Lifestyle Resort, which is declared an adult

We honour the old and welcome the new.

hotel. After all, the hotel manager Natalie is

That’s how the legendary landlady of the

one of the very few female golf referees in

Sonne, Margreth Bischofberger, sums up the

Austria and a highly professional discussion

hotel’s spirit. Her granddaughter Natalie Lä-

partner in this field. By the way, guests at the

ßer has been continuing this tradition since

“Sonne” can play at the Golfpark Bregenzer-

the summer of 2014. The “Sonne” combines

wald at a discounted price. Impressive natu-

traditional hospitality and regional products

ral scenery with natural watercourses and old

with modern design. Revealing four-star su-

trees entices you as well as a variety-packed

perior luxury in elegant wooden floors and

course with wide fairways and narrow corri-

stylish fabrics made from natural fibres.

dors. You can play cross-border golf at the Oberstaufen-Steibis Golf Club.

In the spring and summer in particular, the Sonne Lifestyle Resort is the ideal starting

Anyone who just wants to be on holiday will

point for a whole range of different activities.

be in good hands in the hotel’s own spa. You

Nature’s treasures can be explored from the

can find everything to do your body a favor

hotel’s doorstep: leisurely on the “Umgang

on over 1,500 m2, from the ice fountain to fire

Mellau” architecture circular trail, or more

room. There is already fresh hay for a bath

challengingly with a tour up to the Kanis-

on the floating bed from mid-May. While the

fluh. Numerous trails can also be tackled

fragrance of wild flowers wafts out of the spa,

by mountain bikers. Cultural highlights are

the fresh smell of herbs for the gourmet din-

the Women’s Museum in Hittisau, a trip on

ner escapes the kitchen. Lovage and basil

the Wälderbähnle old steam train or a visit to

have soaked up the sun in the hotel’s own

the Riefensberg costumes factory where the

herb garden. STOP

Bregenz Forest traditional dress is made. Photo: Sonne Lifestyle Resort

Cross-border golf Soaking up the sun or simply just being.

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ACTIVE SPRING

/ MONTAFON LODGE LUXURY LODGEHOTEL /

GOLF UNLIMITED – LEISURE INCLUDED FREE GREEN FEE AND DRIVING RANGE: GUESTS AT THE MONTAFON LODGE LUXURY LODGE HOTEL FIND THEMSELVES IN A GOLFER’S PARADISE. AND THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO BE DESIRED AT THE MONTAFON LODGE IN OTHER RESPECTS TOO.

OFFERS: MOGolf Week Inclusive golf 1 handicap tournament 7 days of gourmet board 1 pampering bath for 2 people 1 bottle of Prosecco 7-day Silvretta Card From €910 p.p. in a double room MOGolf Weekend Inclusive golf 1 handicap tournament (Thursday 5.00 p.m.) Thursday - Sunday 3 days of gourmet board 1 bottle of Prosecco 1 pampering bath for 2 people 1 partial massage 25 minutes per person From €515 p.p. in a double room Inclusive services: •A  delicious breakfast buffet with everything that tastes healthy, fresh and crunchy • 7-course regional dinner from the

Rabbit or tiger? The MONTAFON Lodge

analysis. Anyone looking for variety gets

herbs and goat’s milk bath in the whirlpool

luxury lodge hotel makes beginners as

a discount off the green fee at the Monta-

or an arnica & sea salt bath bring the es-

well as passionate golfers a unique offer:

fon Golf Club in Tschagguns, as a guest of

sence of alpine healing powers directly onto

you can play unlimited golf free of charge

the MONTAFON Lodge luxury lodge hotel;

the skin.

throughout your entire holiday. You can

there is no range fee to pay there. The golf

reach the Silvretta Golf Club in Partenen,

courses in Braz and Brand can also be

The 26 individually designed rooms at the

just before the toll on the Silvretta High Al-

reached in less than 45 minutes.

MONTAFON Lodge luxury lodge hotel have an alpine touch but are hip at the same time.

pine Road, from the hotel in only five minutes. It is the highest situated course in Vor-

Alpine & hip

Designer pieces often made from local ma-

arlberg (at almost 1,100 metres altitude)

Have you got a taste for the mountains

terials like oak or slate give the rooms their

and proof of how sensitively fairways can

while golfing? From the MONTAFON Lodge

unique flair. Despite this, it is worth leaving

be integrated into the alpine landscape

luxury lodge hotel, which is situated in the

your room: the gourmet cuisine in the Frieda

and led around traditional farmhouses.

holiday resort of Gaschurn, you can climb

restaurant entices you with its creative (new)

The 9-hole course’s landmark is called

to great heights by electric bike or mountain

compositions of Austrian cuisine combining

the “Gufelstein”, an imposing rock split

bike too. The Piz Buin, Vorarlberg’s high-

seasonal and regional products in a modern

right down the middle on the edge of the

est mountain (3,312 m) is nearby and the

way to produce award-winning dining. The

fairway. Players who don’t just have eyes

Smugglers’ Path into Switzerland or Mon-

jurors awarded it 14 Gault Millau points and

for the ball are treated to an unforgetta-

tafon Aqua Hiking Trail with water stations

regular guests agree with them. Anyone

ble view of the partially glacial Silvretta

are also easy to reach. You can borrow a

who has ever tasted the rustic alpine piglet,

range.

mountain bike free of charge from the ho-

fine lamb, porcini sauce or unique blueberry

tel and set off on the Silvretta bike safari or

desserts will understand why. STOP

The “John Gregory” golf school at the

along the Klostertal cycle path.

Silvretta club offers introductory lessons and courses, a one-week intensive

Leisure doesn’t go shortl either at the MON-

course to obtain the license to play golf

TAFON Lodge luxury lodge hotel: the hotel’s

courses, private lessons for individu-

own spa offers every imagin­able amenity

als and groups and families as well as

from the hay saunarium to the waterfall and

a special handicap course with video

Kneipp course to the private spa. An alpine

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gourmet kitchen • MO SPA N  EW: Chill out room with Paola Lenti loungers, Indoor swimming pool, outdoor whirlpool, panoramic garden sauna, SPA lounge, hay sauna, sauna log cabin, aroma steam bath, thermal steam bath, steam bath, wellness bar with juices and tea, plunge pool with waterfall, large sunbathing lawn P  rivate SPA with steam bath and luxury bath (for a fee), massages (for a fee) • Cosy bathrobes and slippers • CDs and DVDs on loan • Free WiFi • Gym with Technogym equipment • Hotel bikes • Inclusive GOLF on the Silvretta Partenen golf course (free green fee) Photos: MOLodge

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Designer pieces often made from local materials like oak or slate give the rooms their unique flair.


A thousand reasons to live in Fontana.

FONTANA is more than just a golf course. FONTANA is a lush green island in the turbulent waters of our everyday life, a haven of peace in stressful times, the right portion of excitement and variety in a setting in a class of its own. FONTANA is a lifestyle. Over the next few years just 30 building plots are being offered for sale in the discreetly integrated luxurious FONTANA residential park, which offer you a unique opportunity to adopt golf as your lifestyle. FONTANA will get your pulse racing. Besides the golf course and residential park, FONTANA also offers you a private wellness and fitness area, culinary indulgence at the FONTANA restaurant and professionally organised events and seminars. If you have any questions about real estate please contact Breiteneder Immobilien, Mag. Bettina Breiteneder, b.breiteneder@b-i-p.com, T. +43 1 513 1241, www.bip-immobilien.at

FONTANA is golf – is relaxation – is indulgence – is entertainment – is life

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/ FOOD & HEALTH /

SRI LANKA’S SWEETNESS FANCY THE SOUTH ASIAN SPICE ISLAND? CINNAMON, SPICED CLOVES, CARDAMOM ETC., THE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF MANY EUROPEAN DESSERTS SPICE UP HOT CURRIES HERE. GET YOUR BIKINI FIGURE EXCLUSIVELY FREE, “UNDERNEATH THE MANGO TREE” AT LEAST. Sri Lanka is known by many names: Tapro-

pods which originally stem from Mexico

a Lifestyle Hotel in Vienna, the Hollmann

opposite: ayurvedic detoxification courses

bane, Serendib or Ceylon. And it is famous

thrive wonderfully here.

Beletage.

are offered at the UTMT Hotel. A special

South Asian cooking, stands for spiciness,

Nutmeg and mace, spiced cloves, ginger

The wonderful thing is: the hotel not only

eliminate toxins and weight loss. All of this

for curry, which can push the European

and of course pepper and lemongrass

offers Sri Lanka’s culinary specialities and

under professional medical supervision.

palate to its pain thresholds. And yet the

have also become native Sri Lankans,

beauty but also the health speciality of this

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spice that stands for Sri Lanka more than

even if they don’t originate from here. As

country, which is probably the only one in

any other is primarily used to spice sweet

Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and British

the world to have a “Ministry of Health and

dishes in European cuisine: cinnamon.

sailors didn’t just snatch spices from Sri

Indigenous Medicine”. Indigenous medi-

Lanka but they also brought new varieties

cine means all facets of Ayurveda. This

detox diet helps stimulate the metabolism,

for its spices. Sri Lanka’s cuisine, just like all

The authentic, genuine and right cinnamon

to the country.

is also the spice that is undisputedly at home in Sri Lanka, as its botanical name

Which brings us back to curry. With meat,

already reveals: Cinnamomum zealanicum,

fish or just vegetables, the Asian ragout

Ceylonese cinnamon. The delicacy was

that comes from India is also a national

harvested from the bark of the first wild

dish in Sri Lanka. And one or two of the

cinnamon trees that grew here in Sri Lan-

spices that tend to be found in bakeries,

ka. Today cinnamon trees are cultivated on

cakes and other desserts in Europe, also

plantations. And even though the island

belong in a curry here. The burning spici-

state has lost its monopoly on cinnamon,

ness is provided by the capsaicin of chilli

it is still the number one exporter of cin-

peppers, immigrants from Central and

namon in the world. 80 percent and more

South America.

means that you don’t have to have a bikini

www.lifestylehotels.net/en/utmt-underneath-the-

figure or six pack to come here. Quite the

mangotree-beach-spa-resort

of the world production comes from here, roughly 16,000 tonnes per year. According

Anyone who wants to savour a curry in-

to the “Spice Council of Sri Lanka” it could

terpreted for the European palate but ne-

be even more if there were more cinnamon

vertheless authentic, is in the right place

bark peelers.

at the UTMT Hotel (the abbreviation stands for “Underneath the Mango Tree”)

However, Sri Lanka has even more to offer

in Dickwella on Sri Lanka’s south coast.

as far as spices are concerned. Be­sides

Although the chef is from Sri Lanka,

saffron and vanilla, (green) cardamom

the hotel belongs to the empire of the

is one of the most precious spices in the

Austrian chef, confectioner, actor and

world, Sri Lanka also exports just about

host Robert Hollmann, who also runs

60 tonnes of this per year. Vanilla can also be found on this tropical island. The orchid

Photo: UTMT Dreamlike nature, exotic cuisine and ayurvedic medicine – all united Underneath the Mango Tree.

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/ SOUTH TYROL /

SENSUOUS SOUTH TYROL Between waking up in the morning in your

SPRING IN SOUTH TYROL PROVIDES A FEAST FOR ALL THE SENSES: A SEA OF

Swiss stone pine bed and relaxing in the

APPLE BLOSSOM IS A DELIGHT TO THE EYES, THE MILD CLIMATE CARESSES

evening with alpine stone massages it’s all

THE SKIN, THE FRAGRANCE OF FRESH WILD HERBS AND THE CHIRPING OF

about admiring, conquering and driving the mountains in South Tyrol. While the valley is already full of flowers in the spring, the snow still glistens high up.

THREE CULTURAL INTENSE EXPERIENCES Museum Ladin C´iastel de Tor in San Martin de Thor A museum in a castle from the 13th century that was made accessible to the public in 2001. Permanent exhibition about the Ladin community’s crafts and lifestyle, temporary exhibition “1914-1918. Beyond all frontiers.

BIRDS LIFT THE MOOD. SOUTH TYROL’S CUISINE THAT IS FIRMLY ROOTED IN ITS

The Ladin people tell their story.” Can be

HOME RE­GION PROVIDES CULINARY DELIGHTS WITH “KNÖDEL & SCHLUTZA” –

viewed until 26 June 2016.

DUMPLINGS AND NOODLES.

www.museumladin.it MUSE -

High up, that sounds like extreme sports. It

Museum for Science in Trento

doesn’t have to be though. Gentle “Waalwe-

Kaltern, vineyards line the roads. You can

Pressknödel, Schlutza, Tirtlan, Niggilan –

MUSE, created by Renzo Piano, has been

ge” irrigation channels that were once de-

even follow in the footsteps of the Romans

South Tyrol’s cuisine has plenty of excep-

inviting young people, children and families

signed to water the region’s fields, connect

in South Tyrol, by car and by bike: along the

tional treats to offer. Stuffed dumplings,

in particular on a journey into the world of

the area up perfectly for leisurely hikers.

Via Claudia Augusta, which stretches from

crunchy crisp bread and wine of course.

science and nature since 2013. Permanent

Anyone who prefers to travel on two wheels

the Danube as far as the Adria.

Vernatsch and Lagrein or Gewürztrami-

exhibition: “Beyond the limit. A journey along

ner and Goldmuskateller. You don’t know

the boundaries of science”.

where to start and how to stop. STOP

www.muse.it

can expect almost 5,000 kilometres of cycle paths and trails in South Tyrol. The terrain on

And what would South Tyrol be without

the sunny side of the Alps provides the right

castles, fortresses and ruins? Runkelstein

challenge for any kind of cycling: from a lei-

Castle near Bolzano, Churburg in Vinsch-

surely tour around Lake Reschen to the alpi-

gau, the legendary Leuchtenstein castle ru-

ne tour up to the Stelvio Pass with its more

ins above Lake Kaltern ... Many of them have

than 52 hairpin bends. By the way, they are

grown together with the mountain, provided

also an experience by car ...

protection once and a view today.

Messner Mountain Museum Corones The sixth and final Messner mountain museum project is about the great rock faces. There are three exhibition levels in the mountain, from which three tunnels lead to glazed viewing terraces. Designed by star architect Zaha Hadid,

Anyone interested in Medieval frescoes will Perfectly connected

find plenty of them in little churches. For

There are magical routes surrounded by

example, in the Hocheppan Castle chapel:

virtually endless apple orchards in the val-

the oldest illustration of a Tyrolean dumpling

ley, particularly in Vinschgau and Merano

can be seen there on a fresco from the 13th

and Environs. Further south towards Lake

century.

situated at an altitude of 2,275 metres. www.mmmcorones.com

Photo: MMMCorones

/ MERANO / BOUTIQUE & DESIGN HOTEL IMPERIALART /

WHERE ART AND ROMANCE SNUGGLE UP TOGETHER AT THE BOUTIQUE & DESIGN HOTEL IMPERIALART EVERY ROOM IS AN ARTISTIC ONE-OFF AND GUESTS ARE ALSO INDULGED JUST AS INDIVIDUALLY. You can stop your mind from racing and re­

tête-à-tête dining on the terrace, a horse-

awaken the spirit of romance in the whirlpool

drawn carriage ride, a heart of rosebuds as

over Meran/Merano’s rooftops. The Boutique

a welcome... Anyone who wants to use their

& Design Hotel ImperialArt includes just twel-

stay in Meran/Merano for shopping, is given

ve rooms and guests are accordingly looked

first-class advice by them and can have their

after personally here. The uniquely designed

fine purchases delivered directly to the hotel.

rooms are a delight to the guest’s eyes; each one is a one-off created by one of the three

Secret tip for the spring: When the Meran/

South Tyrolean artists Elisabeth Hölzl, Ulrich

Merano Yoga Festival takes place on 9 and

Egger or Marcello Jori.

10 April, guests at the ImperialArt, can be there up-close, if they want...

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The hotel’s two concierges, Barbara Meraner and Samantha Angerami, have set themselves the goal of perfecting the art of spoiling guests. “Anything is in fact doable...,” is

Photo: Hotel Imperialart

Meraner’s motto. She deals with any romanRomance in the Paradise Loft with whirlpool.

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tic surprises with great imagination and care:

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/ BURGEIS / SOUTH TYROL / ROMANTIK HOTEL WEISSES KREUZ /

FOR A ROMANTIC TOGETHERNESS

SITUATED ON THE VILLAGE SQUARE – UNIQUE AND HERITAGE-PROTECTED, IDYLLIC AND EXCLUSIVE – THE ROMANTIK HOTEL WEISSES KREUZ CONVINCES WITH A GREAT DEAL OF CHARM AND COSINESS. Noticeable history & contemporary comfort: easy to feel good.

Photo: Hotel Weisses Kreuz

As soon as you enter this hotel you can sense

massages and plenty of peace and quiet to

that it is something really special. According

let yourself be pampered with. South Tyro-

to the village chronicle, the four-star romantic

lean natural cosmetics from Glacisse, Piro-

hotel with a great deal of charm and modern

che and Dr. Vitalis. Gliding gently through

architecture was once a monastery tavern

the water, swimming from the indoor to the

for the Marienberg Abbey. It has been ow-

outdoor pool where the magnificent moun-

ned by the Theiner family since 1870, now

tain panorama welcomes guests. The 1,300

in the fifth generation. The tangible history

m2 wellness and spa complex promises re-

combined with contemporary comfort and

laxing moments of leisure, for example in the

lots of wood convey a feeling of security and

Finnish panoramic sauna, in the soft Swiss

warmth. The listed “Ansitz zum Löwen” right

stone pine sauna or in the Sarntal steam

next door on Burgeis’ idyllic village square

stone grotto. One extremely bubbly experi-

is a very special refuge. Built in the 13th

ence is the large outdoor whirlpool with 36

century. The former grand residence and

degrees Celsius all year round on the spa’s

guesthouse offers people who are looking

sun terrace. There are snug resting areas

for something special nine unique suites

in the panoramic chill out room, in the silent

and historical lounges, furnished with all the

lounge with cosy warm water beds or in the

comforts of modern four-star accommo-

relaxing room with loungers for cuddling up.

dation. As it has grown over the centuries

Couples can be pampered with great treat-

you can find details that remind you of the

ments in the private spa.

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building’s long history staged very cleverly all over the place. The “Aura Mea”

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wellness and spa complex A place to feel great with bathing rituals,

/ GSIES / SOUTH TYROL / LA CASIES MOUNTAIN LIVING HOTEL /

ART AND WOOD AT LA CASIES RELAXATION SURROUNDED BY NATURE – MADE POSSIBLE BY A HOLIDAY AT LA CASIES. FROM A KNEIPP COURSE IN THE MORNING DEW TO A PEACEFUL NIGHT IN A SWISS STONE PINE ROOM. The Stegers, the host family at the La Casies

but also gentle cycling tours like the one to

Mountain Living Hotel in St. Magdalena/San-

Welsberg tempt you. You can hire the right

ta Maddalena in South Tyrol’s Gseis Valley,

bikes at the hotel free of charge.

are proud of their wood: all 32 rooms have each been designed in one specific kind of

Anyone who has never seen “Schlacka

wood – from the timber of traditional farm-

g’schlogn” in their life or would really love to

house rooms to Swiss stone pine. And all

have a go at it, can prove their talent in but-

with an artistic flair of course. The totally new

ter making at the Messnerhütte. But anyone

hotel opened in May 2015 is both a mountain

who just wants to be indulged in culinary de-

and design hotel. The rooms are flooded with

lights, can dine on regional specialities such

light and are so generously laid out that they

as Tirtlan, Milchmuiss, Schlutza or Pressknö-

offer plenty of room for both the fresh moun-

del once a week at La Casies. So what we re-

tain air and all your holiday equipment.

ally mean is: go there, try it out, enjoy yourself

With Sepp Steger “Schlacka schlogn” at the Messnerhütte – or better simply enjoy a mountain breakfast?

... come again. STOP Its closeness to nature combined with modern comfort are what make La Casies the perfect holiday home for anyone who wants to switch off totally and dedicate their undivided attention to their loved one. Sheer indulgence Early risers can complete a Kneipp course in the morning dew with the hotel owner Sepp Steger or take a sunrise tour with mountain inn breakfast at the Steger-Messnerhütte. During the day, besides the hotel’s own

Photo: Patrick Steger

pano­ramic wellness complex with Grander Other LIFESTYLEHOTELS

water pool and crushed ice fountain, sunny hiking routes, challenging mountain bike trails

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in South Tyrol: Der Küglerhof (Dorf Tirol/Tirolo) Design Hotel Tyrol (Rabland/Rablà) Gius La Residenza (Kaltern am See/Caldaro) Hotel Gartner (Dorf Tirol/Tirolo) Hotel Pupp (Brixen)


NEW MEMBERS NE / ZILLERTAL / TYROL / DAS KALTENBACH APART HOTEL /

RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES AT THE “KALTENBACH APART HOTEL” With the “Kaltenbach” in the heart of the

opening year (!), is made very clear by the

Zillertal, Stephan Haas has created a char-

Holiday Check Award 2016: First place for

ming and compact hotel village with corre-

Tyrol in both the ski hotel and wellness hotel

sponding alpine 4-star luxury on the edge

categories went to the Kaltenbach. And: The

of the forest. Room, suites, apartments and

Kaltenbach is already ranked 4th out of all

chalets for up to 13 people in Swiss stone

the hotels rated in Austria.

pine and oak provide the perfect base for a holiday on your own, as a cosy twosome,

It’s not far from the house to the Hochzillertal

with the family or with friends. It’s very easy

ski resort’s bottom station: at 2,500 m alti-

to immerse yourself in the Zillertal lifestyle

tude fast lifts, superbly prepared slopes and

in Kaltenbach: nature and tranquillity provi-

the rustic mountain inn dining make this ski

de energy, as does the very special Zillertal

resort one of the hottest alpine winter sports

“Koscht”. “Hoangart”, non-commercial tradi-

spots. In the summer: endless hiking, be it

tional folk music gigs, guarantee entertain-

leisurely up to the mountain pasture or up to

ment. Anyone who has overdone it a bit can

adventurous peaks, 800 km of developed

recharge their batteries in the exclusive spa

bike and cycling routes and trend sports

on the roof. A pool, sauna, fitness equipment

such as rafting, climbing and paragliding.

and a magical view over the mountains on

Golfers are at the new Zilllertal golf course in

two floors flooded with daylight. The hotel

five minutes by car, which all gets the moun-

also really spoils you with the Kristallcha-

tain summer really going around the “Kalten-

let Deluxe Large. Its south eastern aspect

bach”.

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brings plenty of morning sunshine into the four bedrooms, living room and fully equipped kitchen. Three bathrooms, a private spa and balcony are spaciously distributed over

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160 square metres. From 0 to 100%: How successful the KalPhoto: Das Kaltenbach Apart Hotel

tenbach Apart Hotel’s concept is, even in its

/ BAD ERLACH / LOWER AUSTRIA / LINSBERG ASIA /

FAR EAST NEAR VIENNA: LINSBERG ASIA Just a one hour car drive away from Vienna

areas. In the thermal baths next door eleven

and yet you (at least) feel like you’re in the

pools invite you to relax over 15,000 square

Far East: The Design hotel & Spa Linsberg

metres. For anyone who prefers things a bit

Asia combines elements of Asia and Euro-

drier and greener: the golf club Föhrenwald

pe with a great deal of style. The outdoor

in Wiener Neustadt can be reached within

facilities: lovingly designed Asian gardens

a few minutes. There passionate golfers

alongside the untouched nature of the Alpi-

can even work on their swings in winter in

ne foothills. The architecture skilfully com-

an indoor facility. And during the warmer

bines the clear European form with the Asi-

months you float in golfers’ heaven or the

an. The ambience in the rooms and suites,

USA at least at the Fontana golf club in

seminar room and spa with pool, saunas,

nearby Oberwaltersdorf. Hiking fans and

steam bath and gym is distinguished by

cycling freaks can roam through nature

harmony and sensuousness. The effect:

on the numerous hiking and cycling trails

relaxation. Yoga and meditation seminars

around the Linsberg Asia. Culture lovers

allow the mind and body to recharge their

don’t only enjoy a fortress that is definitely

batteries under instruction.

worth seeing at Linsberg Castle but also concerts and exhibitions. STOP

The cooking also leaves nothing to be desired and reflects the fusion principle of Linsberg Asia: a successful combination of

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Asian cuisine with European influences and

linsberg-asia

local produce is celebrated in all restaurant

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EW MEMBERS NEW / BRAMBERG / SALZBURG / WILDKOGEL RESORT /

APARTMENT AS A LIFESTYLE: WILDKOGEL RESORT At the Wildkogel Resort in the middle of

exercise while the children let off steam in the

Bramberg in the idyllic Oberpinzgau region

Player’s Lounge.

apartments, chalets and holiday homes are being assembled into a village within a villa-

From the garden or terrace the mountains

ge. Guests stay in homely accommodation

are close enough to touch and inspire you for

as if they’re within their own four walls and

hikes, mountain or cycling tours, canoeing or

yet discover lots of new things. The concept

wildlife safaris. There are five attractive golf

by Arch. Michael Kajnih focuses on aesthe-

courses with stunning greens nearby. Skiing

tic architecture as a representative lifestyle

freaks are taken up to the Wildkogel Arena

indicator. Every guest enjoys privacy over

by the Smaragdbahn cable car right next to

80 to 380 square metres. Natural materials,

the Wildkogel Resort. Anyone who prefers

fine wood and regional stones meet modern

to race sitting down, can whizz 14 km down

design and make the alpine living concept

into the valley on the longest lit toboggan run

up-to-date. Fully fitted brand kitchens are

in the world. Or can be conveniently taken to

ready to use in the stylish apartments. Or

the Kitzbühel and Zillertal ski resorts for a bit

guests can book a chef for live cooking. Or

of variety by the ski buses.

the breakfast service brings fresh rolls to

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your room or you can have meals from the restaurant served in the chalet. Before or afterwards the gym and spa with pools and saunas motivate you to the right amount of

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Photo: Wildkogel Resort

/ SWITZERLAND / SAMNAUN-RAVAISCH / ALPINLODGE & SPA /

A SWISS SUPERLATIVE: ALPINLODGE & SPA The 5-star lodge surrounded by the magnifi-

the Swiss stone pine sauna or high emotion

cent Engadine mountains in the Swiss Sam-

steam bath.

naun valley invites you to enjoy first-class luxury. The extravagant and stylish ambience

Saumnaun/Ischgl, one of the largest ski re-

created by architect Hansjörg Kolednik and

sorts in the Eastern Alps, impresses with its

his wife Claudia focuses on the power of

snow guarantee from the start of November

contrasts. Natural materials from the sur-

until May: This means untouched powder

rounding area were turned into innovative

snow for ultimate carving, permanent racing

design for the spacious hotel’s elegant in-

and speed runs for action and a fun park,

terior: wood, felt, stone, water and fire. The

Boarder-X and huge freeriding terrain for

effect of this charming atmosphere: energy

snowboarders. In summer it means won-

and a closeness to nature. The alpinSpa

derful hikes over blossoming meadows,

with its exclusive wellness complex is loca-

mountain-, cycling- and mountain-bike-tours

ted in a setting that could not be any more

as well as Nordic walking in lush nature. By

magical: a unique panoramic view over the

the way: the bottom station of the Silvretta-

Alpine peaks, rich mountain pastures in the

Arena Samnaun/Ischgl cable cars is just a

summer and snow-covered fields in the

few minutes’ walk away or you can be driven

winter create an ambience where even ex-

there conveniently by bus ... STOP

tremely stressed people find it really easy to Photo: Klaus Peterlin/allesfoto.com

relax in the water and warmth: in the infinity panorama natural stone swimming pool,

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GPS WATCH/RANGEFINDER Small, understated, accurate but slightly “fiddly to use” and short battery life! The “Garmin Approach S6” is probably the benchmark in this sector with its 40,000 installed golf courses and fantastic graphics. www.garmin.com STOP

LASER RANGEFINDER FOR GOLFERS Practical, accurate, easy to use, a quick aid when you want to know how far it is still to go! The showpiece in this category is the “Bushnell Tour X”, hardly any other laser rangerfinder excels with this kind of precision at the same time as being so easy to use. Many of the world’s best professional golfers swear by this product. www.bushnellgolf.com STOP

PANDORETTA AND FONETTA SOUND SYSTEMS Superb quality loudspeakers with Kevlar membranes and neodymium magnets Wireless 360° mono-concept (Pandoretta), wireless 180°-mono-concept (Fonetta) Plug&Play operation and Bluetooth or WiFi transmission Brushed stainless steel or copper and fine woods Whichever corner of the room you’re in or whether you’re sitting or walking: with the Pandoretta sound system you can always listen to music or the news equally clearly and with a constant information density – totally Plug&Play. Lovers of vinyl on the other hand can spin records stylishly and sensuously and be inspired by the crackling at the start on the record player integrated into the Fonetta sound system. Both systems offer a sound experience in modern, elegant mono. You will be amazed about how charmingly the medium density fibreboard body is integrated into the pretty cabinet. www.poetaudio.com STOP

Fonetta

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LA BIOSTHETIQUE HOME SPA For afterwards. The four products from the LA BIOSTHETIQUE Home Spa range, Le Bain, Le Peeling, Le Lait and L´Huile pamper you with prebiotic active substances and with a new fragrance by star perfumer Geza Schön. www.labiosthetique.at STOP

THE STYLEMATE

ILY FAMILY PHONE Whenever your loved ones are travelling, simply tap the photo of your kids, bro, sis or granny on the display of the all-in-one Ily family phone communication box: And you´re savely and directly connected with your loved-ones on the other side of the earth without annoying intermediaries via telephone and video. The ily family phone is also ideal for group chats. In terms of the graphics you can really easily send photos or drawings that the children have done on the screen. The device with 8 inch touchscreen, camera, microphone and loud­ speaker runs with Android and iOS operating systems. It is being sent from New York all around the world in spring 2016. There are no charges for using it. www.ily.co STOP

GOLF GLOVE Antiskid. Leather gloves by Louis Vuitton. www.louisvuitton.com STOP

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Rather listening to the sounds of the sea and seagulls crying or better visit one of 36 golf courses nearby?

Photos: Vila Joya

IN THE STYLE OF A LITTLE MOORISH PALACE, THE VILA JOYA LIES NESTLED IN A LUSH GARDEN OF PALM TREES, CYPRESSES AND AGAVE TREES, THAT CONTRASTS STUNNINGLY WITH THE PROTRUDING BRIGHT CLIFFS. Here on the natural coastline of Praia da

matter whether this is before or after break-

whole new perspective! However, this area

unique flair. Anyone staying in the Roy-

Galé, it goes without saying that the sun

fast, which can be served on the terrace al-

is unimaginable without its golf courses. 36

al Suite 1001 can almost relive the fairy

welcomes you every day on holiday with its

most all year round as a result of the mild

courses can be reached in less than 45 mi-

story of One Thousand and One Nights.

unforgettable spectacle. As a result, the Vila

climate.

nutes from the Vila Joya alone. You won’t

Joya, which was named after its hostess by

be able to resist the championship courses

World-class dining!

the way, also lives up to its name’s second

While guests escape the hustle and bus­

within walking distance and of course the

In the evening guests at the Vila Joya gather

meaning: the house of joy!

tle of their everyday life, all their wishes are

personal support at the Vila Joya Golf Aca-

for a real highlight: they dine in regal style at

fulfilled quickly and discreetly at Vila Joya.

demy by golf pro José Ferreira.

one of the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants by

Guests at the Vila Joya can even admire

“Personalised service” is all part and parcel

the natural spectacles totally relaxed from

of the hotel’s style.

their beds. Each room, except for the small

S. Pellegrion” and are indulged with culinary However, sport can also be enjoyed without

delights by the chef Dieter Koschina with his

even leaving the hotel: in Vila Joya’s gym

two Michelin stars. Whether it’s guinea fowl

driver’s room, has a wonderful view over

A whole range of activities

with views into the distance over the hori-

with black truffles and artichokes or Bacal-

the sparkling Atlantic and of the sun. The

Numerous regular guests value this informal

zon. Two outdoor pools, one of them hea-

hau (Portuguese salted cod) with beetroot

sounds of the sea and seagulls crying are

atmosphere at Vila Joya. They can totally

ted, invite you to take a swim, and the hea-

and yoghurt, you can find the perfect ac-

the first things to wake you up in the morning

chill out here, freshen up in the hotel’s own

ted Jacuzzi is a warming opposite pole to

companying wine in the hotel’s own cellar

as Vila Joya is situated quite far away from

spa, go and play golf, surf or horse ride. In

the sometimes quite fresh Atlantic breeze.

with its 12,000 bottles. Arnaud Vallet, Som-

the next town of Albufeira. The property has

the low season, when the beaches are not

Inside the spa, every single cell in your body

melier of the Year 2012, will be happy to ad-

direct access to the beach, a small private

as overcrowded yet, horse riding is even al-

is stimulated, sometimes even by healing

vise you. It’s a special honour to be invited to

sandy bay is revealed after just a few minu-

lowed right next to the water.

sounds during a sound healing session.

dine at the Chef’s Table. Apparently, Dieter

ground floor also have direct access to the

Surfers show off their skills in the water

After sport or the spa you can rest brilli-

garden.

along with more and more paddle surfers

antly in the garden and in the rooms de­

over the last few years. The picturesque

signed with accents typical of the coun-

Anyone who would prefer to walk for kilo-

coastal landscape and hinterland with its

try. Subtle natural colours, Portuguese

metres along the beach from Galé can hike

gentle hills and countless almond, fig and

cork flooring but also colourful hand

along the dunes on an idyllic path or play

orange trees are also worth taking a look at

painted Portuguese “Azulejos” tiles give

with the waves lapping the shore. It doesn’t

from the air – a parachute jump provides a

the fourteen rooms and eight suites their

Koschina reveals one or two of his culinary

tes’ walk. All the rooms and suites on the

/ ALBUFEIRA / PORTUGAL /

secrets there every now and then ... STOP

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UNIQUE / MALLORCA /

Luis Seminario: “Our hotels are very special, exclusive and unique.”

Can Simoneta: four golf courses within reach.

Son Severa Golf Club: the only membership club in Mallorca offers golf under pine trees.

Photo: Can Simoneta

buildings, including the Beach House right on Canyamel beach. You can get directly to the sea using a spiral staircase carved into the rock. The white rooms with natural shades all have different designs and are very comfortable. Some of them have a terrace with a sea view or a view over the surrounding “mountains”. Relax with walks, in the swimming pools, in the sauna, gym or enjoy

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massages and beauty treatments (for a fee). Besides tranquillity and harmony, Can Si-

YOU CAN PLAY WONDERFUL GOLF ON MALLORCA. THAT’S NOT ALL

moneta also offers its guests lots of sporting

Photos: Son Severa Golf Club

opportunities and golfers can find wonderful

THOUGH.

golf courses in the near vicinity. Not only can you enjoy superb dining in the restaurant but

LIFESTYLE HOTELS can only be found

na, it is pleasantly peaceful everywhere.

accommodation have all been preserved

you have a magical view of the sea from the-

in beautiful spots – in fact in very beautiful

The owner’s love of art can be sensed eve-

and offer total luxury. Most of the 33 modern

re too.

spots on Mallorca, as the General Manager

rywhere. “The Art Bar”, once the cloister’s

and comfortably furnished rooms have their

Luis Seminario proudly tells us. Quite rightly,

dining hall, is an exhibition room and bar

own terrace with wonderful view over the Es

4 wonderful golf courses near

as “his hotels”, owned by a long-established

with works by contemporary artists. In the

Trenc nature conservation area and the Es

“Can Simoneta”

Majorcan family, are the “Convent de la

“Simply Fosh” restaurant the chef Marc

Salobrar salt marshes in Campos. What is

These include the “Canyamel Golf Club”,

Missió” boutique hotel in Palma’s old town,

Fosh conjures up light, Mediterranean and

particularly attractive of course is that this

“Capdepera Golf Club”, “Son Severa Golf

the “Can Simoneta” boutique hotel in Can­

creative dishes.

underground spring supplies the swimming

Club” and “Pula Golf Resort”. Luis Semina-

pool, Jacuzzis and Vichy showers with wa-

rio also plays golf but “my handicap with golf

ter rich in minerals.

is my mobile phone,” he grins, “it rings far

yamel and the “Font Santa Hotel Thermal Spa & Wellness” boutique hotel in Campos.

Font Santa Hotel –

“Our hotels are very special, exclusive and

Thermal Spa & Wellness

unique. And our customers always come

This adults-only hotel in the south of Mal-

Only the freshest products from the market

first. We want to offer service, service and

lorca near Campos has the only natural

are used in the Font Santa Hotel’s outstan-

more service – 24 hours a day 7 days a

thermal spring in the Balearics. This ther-

ding kitchen. Bikes can be loaned from the

week”, explains Seminario.

mal water that comes from the depths is

hotel free of charge on request.

too often”.

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enriched with minerals and given properties Modern hotel in a cloister

that are impossible to produce artificially as

A Finca "above" the sea

The “Convent de la Missió” hotel originates

it rises into the groundwater. The health spa

The 5-star Can Simoneta hotel is situated in

from the 17th century and was formerly a

is a listed building near the Es Trenc beach

the north east of the island on a high plateau

cloister. Whether you're in the salon, bar,

and Campos salt marshes. The historical

with breathtaking view over the sea. Vast

restaurant, on the sun terrace or in the sau-

facades of the spa, hospital and previous

gardens surround the finca hotel's three

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