Discover Germany | Issue 21 | December 2014

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Spa Destination of the Month Germany

A fine retreat for body and soul Nestled 1,044m above sea level in the Bavarian Allgäu mountains the HUBERTUS Alpin Lodge & Spa is a wonderful retreat for those who wish to take a valuable timeout, relax and recharge the batteries in a most charming and natural Alpine surrounding. TEXT: TINA AWTANI | PHOTOS: HUBERTUS ALPIN LODGE & SPA

Close to the Austrian border and in the vicinity of Lake Constance lies Balderschwang, a most idyllic village which is still considered an insider tip for summer and winter alike. Here, the Traubel family has established a little paradise of their own. “For over 20 years my parents have been running a mountain lodge and when they took over the HUBERTUS ten years ago, both did so with a clear vision to transform the existing hotel into a charming chalet. Today the interior, the design and most importantly the respectful, but casual and familiar interaction with our clients, is what makes the HUBERTUS Alpin Lodge & Spa so very special,”explains Marc Traubel, son of Karl Traubel and deputy managing director. Father Karl with his wife Christa, as well as son Marc with his better half are all actively engaged in the family business.

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“Of course the occasional conflicts pop up, but overall it is great to look back and realise how much we achieved as a team,” Marc Traubel proudly says. Apart from the beautiful natural setting, the lodge itself offers a large spa area, where guests can enjoy beauty treatments, a variety of relaxing massages or participate in the extensive range ofYoga programmes. And especially in the winter months, guests appreciate a dip into the heated outdoor pool or a good sweaty time in the five saunas. When it comes to culinary needs, the Traubels rely on the concept of authenticity. Slow food is the motto, and all healthy ingredients are freshly sourced from local producers according to season. The deli-

cious dishes can be enjoyed in the Berglar Stube, the Bauernstube, Kristallstube or even the sun terrace on a beautiful day. Of course the Traubels have a much treasured wine cellar too and connoisseurs are usually quite keen on further exploring the HUBERTUS vinotheque. From big events to a romantic weekend for two the HUBERTUS Alpine Lodge & Spa caters for all needs. When visiting make sure to check out the latest offers as packages like the AlpinDetox or MountainTimeOut are perfectly suited for the upcoming winter months.