Discover Germany, Issue 81, December 2019

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Because tranquility matters The four-star superior wellness hotel Alpenhof in Berchtesgaden offers guests unmatched relaxation. Its luxurious location in Schönau, near the lake Königssee, as well as its unique ambiance and family-friendly reputation, are just a few of the highlights which make a holiday here so special. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF  I  PHOTOS: HOTEL ALPENHOF

As your gaze wanders across the pastures, the forests and the Watzmann mountain, all while tranquility is being enjoyed to the fullest, that’s when it truly feels like you have arrived at the Alpine and wellness hotel Alpenhof, which is managed by the Zapletal family. The hotel’s location, 700 metres above sea level, caters specifically for the necessary escape from everyday life, and one quickly realises: the clocks just seem to tick more slowly here. Warmth and tradition Hotel Alpenhof impresses its guests with heartfelt hospitality and combines tradition with modern comfort. The reception greets visitors with all the ambiance of 100  |  Issue 81  |  December 2019

a mountain lodge right away. The Almlounge and the Wolperdinger Bar, meanwhile, offer authentic Bavarian cosiness, while the restaurant area is characterised by its elegance. In the mornings, an opulent breakfast buffet is served here, which can also be enjoyed on the garden terrace. For lunch, guests can choose between different à la carte dishes and, in the evening, different menus are on offer. Furthermore, the 52 single, double and family rooms, all manage to impress with their unique comfort and cosiness.

treatments, a spacious spa area and an experienced team of wellness experts. Thus, it is no wonder that the hotel was voted Bavaria’s second-best ‘Top Wellnesshotel 2019’ by travelcircus. Lovers of the water can enjoy the indoor pool, the heated outdoor pool or the outdoor whirlpool bath, while the sauna area impresses with its mountain-lodge ambiance, an infrared cabin, brine steam bath, bio sauna and the chalet sauna with valley views. After that, guests can relax in the quiet rooms or choose one of the many massages and beauty treatments on offer. If you’re interested in staying at the Alpenhof, we have a tip for you: the hotel often offers a ‘deal week’ in the winter and low season, with which you can claim a free night when you book seven.

Relax and enjoy Wellness is a true focus at the Alpenhof. Specifically, this means individual beauty