Hirschen Horn Hotel: Where life slows down
Combining the traditional charm of the Bodensee region with modern relaxation amenities, the Hirschen Horn Hotel and Inn, located on the peninsula Höri, will surely provide a wonderful setting to reload your batteries.
“We like our guests to feel as if they are visiting friends,” says Verena Amann, who manages the family-led hotel and inn in the seventh generation with her husband Karl, their two sons and daughters-in-law. “Our motto is relax and unwind. We offer a 350-square-metre wellness area with a heated outside pool and our private Island Garden, which is only accessible to our hotel guests.” For a stress-free stay, guests can choose from a broad range of hotel packages: from a pampering wellness break to a cleansing ten-day fasting stay, an active cycling and hiking package or a wild herbs forest experience.
Panorama Suite: 80 square metres with balcony and Bodensee lake view.
The choice of accommodation types is equally impressive. There is the hotel’s newest addition ‘Haus Verena’, completed in 2012, which offers modern panorama suites and superior rooms, the ‘Villa Maria’ with exclusive suites including a wellness suite, the ‘Haus Seeblick’ with stunning lake-view holiday apartments, or the traditional ‘Stammhaus’ with cosy double and single rooms. “Location-wise, we are at the hart of a large natural conservation area and very close to Switzerland,” says Amann. “In fact, the closest train station is Stein-am-Rhein, an important Swiss medieval town. From Zurich airport, we offer a taxi service to our hotel in 45 minutes. Furthermore, we recommend boat rides to islands like Reichenau as well as the museums dedicated to writer Hermann Hesse and painter Otto Dix. Both internationally renowned artists have lived and worked on our beautiful peninsula Höri.”
Afterwards, enjoy a cold German beer in the hotel’s Mediterranean beer garden, a four-course menu with a choice between meat, fish or vegetarian in the ‘Untersee-Stube’, or the legendary giant ox steak with a generous side of regionally sourced vegetables and fruit in the traditional inn. With so much on offer, it is no surprise that Hirschen Horn was awarded the ‘Most Beautiful Country Hotel’ in 2012. When will you relax and unwind in the Bodensee’s most magnificent island paradise?
TEXT: SONJA IRANI | PHOTOS: HIRSCHEN HORN
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