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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.
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Restaurant and hotel in the country. VILLINO is an exquisite hotel with award-winning cuisine, located above Lindau, in the heart of lush fruit orchards, at the crossroads of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Chef Toni Neumann has achieved extensive acclaim for the restaurant with his Italian-Asian cuisine, complimented by an international wine list with no less than 850 different selections. A charming garden, based on traditional English and Italian designs, surrounds the hotel and invites to a stroll. The deep, true blue of the iris is the hotel’s logo. The diversity of the artistic, cultural and leisure activities on and around Lake Constance ensures there is something for everyone here. ... Learn moreless
It should be possible to discover it by boat. Reach the island city of Lindau from the waters of Lake Constance and then pass between the imposing statue of the stone lion which is a symbol of Bavaria and the old lighthouse built in the thirteenth century. Lindau has preserved its churches with their onion-shaped towers and its gabled town houses. A special atmosphere reigns here. So much so that at the end of June every year, the Nobel Prize winners come and meet young scientists from around the world here!
The Birnau's baroque church has been overlooking Lake Constance since 1750. In the middle of the vineyards, it is still one of the most beautiful rococo monuments in Germany. An integral part of the imperial abbey of Salem, it was closed for worship during the nineteenth century. Since it reopened in 1919, it is once again attracting pilgrims who marvel at the superb fresco ceilings.
Located in an old maritime station, the Zeppelin museum is devoted to airships designed by the famous Count von Zeppelin (1838-1917). A 33 metre long replica of the legendary "Hindenburg" Zeppelin is installed in the heart of the museum. Here you can learn about all of the models and the take-off and landing procedures of these aircraft which are not like any others. The first Zeppelin rose into the sky above Friedrichshafen on 2 July 1900...
Hotel and restaurant in a village. Badenweiler, a town of waters par excellence that was given the name of “Aqua Villae” by the Romans, is now more popular than ever because of the therapeutic powers of its thermal springs. At the Hotel Schwarzmatt, renowned for its excellent cuisine, the Sano & Salvo Spa extends an invitation to enjoy the exceptional benefits of thermal baths, steam baths, biosauna and Finnish sauna. Relax in the indoor pool, on the sunny terrace or in the bright pavilion with glass mosaics. ... Learn moreless
Previously exploited in Roman times, the Markgräflerland wine region is especially renowned for its dry or semi-dry white wines. A delightful Chasselas is produced here (Gutedel) which benefits from both the mild climate and humidity of the Black Forest. Don't forget that this grape variety has existed for nearly 5,000 years! An open invitation to wine tasting…
The first Roman baths built in Badenweiler date back to the first century! The were no bigger baths anywhere north of the Alps. Discovered in 1784 during the reign of Karl Friedrich of Baden, the remains of these baths are regarded as the best preserved in Germany. The thermal water continues to flow and delights spa visitors. The current spa park, rich in tropical plants, was created all around it.
Restaurant and hotel in the woods. In the guest book of the Hotel Dollenberg, one visitor wrote: “What a shame you can’t cuddle a hotel.” This hotel offers a hospitable atmosphere and excellent service, both of which engender such warm feelings. The relaxing treatments in the spa, the magical dinners in romantic forest clearings of Bad Peterstal and the delightful landscapes of the Black Forest all make for a wonderful stay. Chef Martin Herrmann, the figurehead of the Dollenberg, focuses on the elements which are absolutely indispensable for the dishes. He creates an inventive cuisine inspired by France and the Baden terroir. ... Learn moreless
Restaurant and hotel in a village. This charming hotel in the heart of the Black Forest proposes a myriad of activities for all ages. The “Kinderdörfle” kids’ village will thrill the younger ones whilst nature lovers will benefit from the forest park, the Sattelei refuge or the national park nearby. The rooms, which are decorated in an elegant country house style, offer a very high comfort. You can enjoy a cigar while tasting a single malt at the new Smokers Lounge, appreciate a moment of wellbeing at the Wellness & Spa centre, swim in the natural pond and finally savour delicious dishes in the three à la carte restaurants. The gourmet restaurant Bareiss has the reputation of being in the top ten restaurants in Germany. Three-star Chef Claus-Peter Lumpp, together with his teammate Jurgen Fendt, Germany's best sommelier, lead the kitchens with maestria. ... Learn moreless
Baden Baden was the summer capital of the country in the nineteenth century. The whole aristocracy used to meet here to enjoy the casino, thermal baths and horse racing. Built in 1824 by Friedrich Weinbrenner, the Spa House is still the architectural symbol of the spa town. The roulette wheel continues to turn under its beautiful columns, much to the delight of gaming enthusiasts. Didn't Marlène Dietrich say that the Spa House was "the world's most beautiful casino"?
This stunning park is an invitation to take a journey to visit it! Located on the site of the largest glass works the Black Forest, it brings 250 years of history to life by combining woodcutters, carpenters, charcoal burners and glass makers. The historic buildings house the fascinating history of these rugged and talented men.
Hotel and restaurant in a park. The Villa Hammerschmiede, which once belonged to the Krupp family of industrialists, has many treats in store. Relaxing in the rock swimming pool overlooking the park, unwinding in the Art déco interior with its inviting rooms or appreciating the hospitality of your hosts is a pleasure. Enjoy a trip to discover the Maulbronn Monastery, listed as World Heritage by Unesco. Practise your swing at one of the 14 top golf courses within a 50 km radius, or go on an outing to Baden-Baden and try your luck in the casino that Marlene Dietrich described as “the most beautiful in the world”. Nearby Heidelberg is also worth a trip to explore the impressive Gothic castle there. ... Learn moreless
Regarded as the best preserved monastic complex north of the Alps, the Cistercian monastery of Maulbronn is an extraordinary example of medieval architecture. Founded in 1147, it illustrates the life and work of the Cistercian monks between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries. The three-nave basilica, cloister, refectory and beautiful porch which dates back to 1220 known as "Paradise" are mostly original. The monastery has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993...
The Schmuckwelten Museum is a true introduction to the world of luxury. Jewellery, precious stones, gold and watches rub shoulders in a custom-made jewel case. More than 5,000 stones are presented from the shelter of its window displays. You will discover minerals from all angles here. Jewels are made before your very eyes. A unique journey to a museum where even the cars are covered with thousands of gold leaves…