Known for its abundant snow, Germans lovingly refer to Balderschwang as the "Bavarian Siberia”. Nestled in the heart of Nature Park Nagelfluhkette, and situated at 1,044 metres (3,425 feet) above sea level, this village is considered Germany’s most snow-rich spot and is ideal for skiers of all levels.
 Hiking and mountain biking are also very popular, with long winding trails that circle through waterfalls and untouched valleys, high moors, and Alpine meadows filled with cottages. This area is also a foodie paradise, so be sure to sample regional delicacies like venison and Allgäu mountain cheese.
 Whether you’re strolling along the picturesque Iller river valley or embarking on a high-octane six-peaks tour, this beautiful panorama-rich region is without doubt, a delight.

The Traubel Family - owners of the Hubertus alpin lodge & spa in Allgäu, Bavaria
Allgäu, Bavaria

Hubertus alpin lodge & spa

An epic mountain setting that could easily inspire a novel or two, this is a sleek Bavarian bolthole where the past cuddles up to organic modernity. Hand-finished in every detail, this is Alpine living with a fashionable edge, all authentically wrapped in natural woods, stitched linens and fluffy sheepskin throws.

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Christoph Keller

The Accidental Alchemist

In 2004 art publisher and creative all-rounder Christoph Keller was on the hunt for a tranquil country house in the German Alps, far from the bustle of Berlin. By some twist of fate he chanced upon a real estate listing for an abandoned schnapps distillery. Needless to say, he snapped it up and set to the task of bringing it back to life.

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