At some 1,044 metres above sea level with the theatrical backdrop of Bavaria's Allgäu Mountains, this epic Alpine setting could easily inspire great novels. It is this scene of sheer natural beauty that surrounds the Hubertus Alpin Lodge & Spa, a boutique design hotel tucked away in the little known corner of Bavaria that nudges up to Austria, called Balderschwang - the smallest and highest municipality in Germany.
Hubertus Alpin Lodge and Spa is a hotel that utilizes traditional materials with striking prose. Clad in untreated natural woods engineered with an edge of crisp modernity, Hubertus hugs against older aged farm buildings while nodding to local trademark heritage, a design choice that defines this sleek and ethical concept that remains ever stunning and fresh.
The clever design harvests the sun, washing the boutqiue interiors with clear glacial whites that reflect this ingenious use of light, as it bounces about the natural larch and birch, capturing the setting perfectly. Rosette and taupe scatter cushions pair with hand stitched linen pieces and natural fluffy sheepskin throws, making the feel organic, reassuringly homely and familiar - this is Alpine elegance without being too complicated.
A boutique house hotel of hued naturalness, the Hubertus Alpin Lodge & Spa is calming, wrapped with an authentic sense of quiet confidence.
A farm-to-table concept bringing the flavours and tastes of the Allgäu to focus with dishes inspired by a love of food and fresh Alpine goodness.
Chef Kristian Knölke is a passionate slow-fooder as well as having a keen understanding of nutritional balance - his signature menus include low GI dishes as well.
On the whole the focus on food is everything that comes from the surrounding alpine countryside, familiar flavours are teased with subtle spices and oriental influences, right the way through to a celebration of the more than 120 dairy farms in the Allgäu. A total of six different dining options await hungry guests, each individual in its flair and character and all sharing the same passion and love of food that is at one with nature.
Tasty, fresh and thoughtful sum up the foodie scene at this design hotel high in the mountains, accompanied by some of the best outdoor terraces in the Allgäu.
Bavarian soul, the Alps and Ayurveda are a perfect combo when it comes to high-altitude wellbeing. Especially at the 1044m above-sea-level boutique Alpin Spa of the Hubertus hotel, a spa created under the motto 'Zest for Life' ('Lust auf Leben').
Facing dramatic mountain vistas it is a spiritual oasis of energy with designer edge, kitted out in white Silver Birch, natural larch, slate-grey stone slabs, hanging wicker baskets and Zen-infused stone gardens, not forgetting a magical circle of stones.
A total of 12 treatment rooms, many with Alpine views, cover mind, body & soul with signature programmes of Sweet Detox, using mountain beeswax, the AlpHYANGA Ayurveda body treatment and the Johannes Berry tea infused wash-down.
BABOR, the German based cosmoceutical company, created in 1956 by Dr Michael Babor with his legendary Hy-Öl® facilitates the best in skincare, using SKINOVAGE PX and Biogen Cellular serums.
There are also a couple of sauna options, from: Mountain Sauna, Herbal and steam - we particularly love the bare foot pathway.
Yoga is also a prominent regular at the Hubertus hotel, with programmes hosted by guest instructors. Meanwhile outdoor pool and fitness rooms provide the right body posture and training, as well as Powerplate session.
Hubertus hotel provides a naturopathic escape laced with the Alpine soul of Bavaria and the healing powers of high altitude mountains.
The Traubel family truly is part and parcel of not only the Hubertus, but of this tiny mountain village.
When chatting with the family you feel their instinctive passion for Bavaria, the Alps and for Alpine culture.
Hubertus Alpin Lodge & Spa is a tribute to their love, you can see how they spent the time sourcing local crafted products and you sense how they have a spontaneous spirit and a deep connection to the nature on their doorstep.
At the centre of village life in Balderschwang in the Nature Park Nagelfluhkette, the Hubertus Hotel is almost joined to the village church, and surrounded by views on up to Mount Riedberger.
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