Discover Germany, Issue 72, March 2019

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Discover Germany  |  Travel  |  Top Golf Destination

A personal feel-good holiday for golf enthusiasts and food lovers Situated on the edge of Donaueschingen and close to the Black Forest, Lake Constance and Switzerland, the resort Der Öschberghof offers everything holidaymakers need for first-class relaxation: a 5,000-square-metre spa, adjoining golf courses and four different restaurants. The Öschberghof also provides conference rooms and a 400-square-metre ballroom. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN  I  PHOTOS: DER ÖSCHBERGHOF

After three years of modernising and redevelopment, the hotel-resort Der Öschberghof, originally founded in 1976, has, since the end of 2018, shined in a whole new splendour. The rooms and suites were expanded from 73 to 126, the spa area was extended, and two new restaurants now complement the culinary range – among them, the ÖSCH NOIR finedining restaurant. Gourmets are most definitely at the right spot here: The Esszimmer offers international haute cuisine combined with regional influences, the pizzeria Hexenweiher serves up classic Italian specialities, and the Öventhütte provides guests with traditional Alpine cooking. The hotel convinces effortlessly with its outstanding design: the lobby opens up towards the eight-metre-high open roof structure, and a large window front allows 78  |  Issue 72  |  March 2019

a panoramic view of the lush green landscape. Seating areas and sofas invite guests to relax or have a chat. From here, guests can also reach the Wohnzimmer, a day bar with a fireplace and library. The rooms have been furnished with great taste too, and impress with modern furniture combined with warm colours and wood. All rooms are air-conditioned and either have a balcony or a terrace, and therefore a view of the surrounding golf courses and park-like landscape. The resort Der Öschberghof has two 18-hole golf courses and a nine-hole golf course, as well as 200 acres of wellmaintained greenery. The 18-hole East Course, for example, offers incredible views of the surrounding landscape, while the nine-hole Academy Course is designed for athletic variety and, among

other elements, contains two water hurdles. “But the absolute eye-catcher is lane six, with two prehistoric burial mounds,” says marketing and PR manager Carolin Becker. The 18-hole Old Course still reflects the aesthetic of a park landscape with a great variety of trees as a back-drop. All three courses lie in a European bird reserve, which makes playing golf here a truly unique experience. People searching for relaxation after a long day on the golf course can find it in the more than 5,000-square-metre spa with its four themed areas, spacious indoor pool, infinity outdoor pool and a typical Japanese Onsen bath. A highlight here is the 550-square-metre gym – an activityplayground for adults with training areas both indoors and outdoors.

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