The Austrian valley of Kleinwalsertal lies so close to a mountain range that it is only accessible from Germany. Until the introduction of the euro, the deutschmark was legal tender here. Originally settled by Walser speakers from Switzerland the alemannic dialect has been preserved here until the present day. The valley is the ideal holiday destinations above all for pleasure hikers and families, due to its many well-signposted trails and (for those with a Walser Card) free trail-orientated bus connections.
A few years ago, Klaus Kessler converted his 500-year-old farm house into a hotel. Now modern timber constructions and contemporary design align with the traditional alpine architectural style. You can relax in the spa area with its Finnish sauna, laconium (dry sweating room) and multi-sensory showers along with the generously proportioned quiet room with hanging loungers. The alpine indulgence package provides luxury with its alpine salt-oil-herb peeling, a mare’s milk and rose oil pack and salt bath with stone pine salt. The hotel is a member of the Bio-Hotel association. Added to this is the showcasing of regional culinary skill: all food comes from verified environmentally-friendly farms. One particular delight is the homemade rye and wholemeal bread. The hotel’s facilities top off the cheerful atmosphere: guided hikes and bike tours, morning gymnastics, Nordic walking courses and also deep-snow skiing courses.