HOMETOWN DYNAMICS

Nothing is so typically Bavarian as the traditions of its individual villages: When people think of Bavaria, they think of farmyards with hens and cows, old half-timbered buildings, idyllic village markets, and lots of meadows, pastures and woods in between. Thoughts of life in the country create a sense of nostalgia for a world full of warmth and easy living.

It is this world that can be experienced by every guest through the stories told by our local traditionalists. Some run dairies and make cheese according to ancient methods, others make soap out of local marshland ingredients, or operate the first vegetarian mountain cabin in the Alps. In our villages, culinary delicacies and traditional crafts are merged with the modern lifestyle of the younger generation.

You can experience the typical Bavarian idyll. Take a walk up to the Hündeleskopfhütte in the Allgäu Alps, for example, and enjoy some vegetarian Krautkrapfen (cabbage parcels). Be guided round some unique business operations by the local owners. Here you will see how the local traditionalists make Bavarian village life so unique, thereby giving their guests an unforgettable experience.

Veronika Wurm vor dem Ladengeschäft
Veronika Wurm vor dem Ladengeschäft

The moor close up

The moor close up

Veronika Wurm creates soap from the healing moorland of the Ammergauer Alps. Her Moor soap is a true piece of homeland.

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Kristallglasmanufaktur Theresienthal
Kristallglasmanufaktur Theresienthal

Craft work to perfection

Craft work to perfection

Artistic forms and fine engravings: The Theresienthal glass factory creates glasses and vases just as in the time of King Ludwig I.

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Sennerei Gunzesried Käsetheke
Sennerei Gunzesried Käsetheke

A whole village makes cheese

A whole village makes cheese

Dairy farming is to the Allgäu what holes are to Emmental cheese; inseparable: Sennerei Gunzesried has been passionate about cheese since 1892.

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Silvia Beyer in der Küche der Hündeleskopfhütte
Silvia Beyer in der Küche der Hündeleskopfhütte

Vegetarian Mountain Hut

Vegetarian Mountain Hut

Silvia Beyer runs the first vegetarian mountain hut in the Alps. What do guests think of the menu and has her concept proved successful?

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Die Hollerhöfe
Die Hollerhöfe

A longing for rural life in the Upper Palatinate

A longing for rural life in the Upper Palatinate

Hand on heart: When we think about rural idylls, we often think of Bavaria. Lots of Bavarian villages are still full of life and the joys of spring. And yet remain so wonderfully contemplative, that guests love to come for more than just a passing visit. Just like in the Hollerhöfe, in Waldeck in the Upper Palatinate.

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Modern architecture with history

Modern architecture with history

Peter Haimerl turns old farmhouses into new building sculptures and rents them out. This means that guests can experience the history of these old buildings for themselves.

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Martin und Josef Koller
Martin und Josef Koller

For local regulars and connoisseurs

For local regulars and connoisseurs

The ancient Osl pub in Bad Kötzting brings two worlds together: traditional Bavarian pub and modern restaurant.

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Der Waibelhof
Der Waibelhof

The five-star mountain farm

The five-star mountain farm

The Waibelhof in the Allgäu Alps is a traditional mountain farm in the gently undulating Gundzesrieder Hochtal valley. Here guests can discover the primitiveness of mountain farming life and relax with natural spa treatments.

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Driving out the winter, Bavarian-style

Driving out the winter, Bavarian-style

The “Aperschnalzer”, or whipcrackers, in the Berchtesgaden region drive out the evil spirits of the cold months – and entertain thousands of spectators along the way.

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Wir sind Rhöner
Wir sind Rhöner

From the stalk to the pitcher

From the stalk to the pitcher

In the rural district of Rhön-Grabfeld, they all belong together: Farmers - maltsters - brewers. The initiative ``We are Rhoener Bier`` aims to keep up the local beer culture.

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