In the first week of January we spent a wonderful short vacation in the Bavarian Alps. Our vacation home was that Augustinerhof near Schwangau in the Ostallgäu, idyllically situated in the middle of hay meadows, cow pastures and paddocks with a breathtaking view of the Allgäu Alps. As we had spent some late summer days here 3 years ago (here the contribution), we wanted to see some old acquaintances like the two sweet hangover brothers Foxy and Jacky again on the one hand, and on the other hand experience this wonderful landscape in winter. Unfortunately, the weather god pulled us through the bill this year, because on those days the barometer showed almost double-digit values, so we were miles away from a snow-covered Winter Wonderland. An emergency solution had to be found quickly, because the children wanted to experience snow at least on vacation. Our goal was now to find a place with some snow in the vicinity in order to take day trips there.
The Austrian Kleinwalsertal, which can only be reached from Germany, with its four towns of Riezlern, Hirschegg, Mittelberg and Baad offered itself, because it is at a height of 1,086 m to 1,244 m – and, according to the Wetterapp, promised 10 cm of fresh snow and snow fun for every taste. After almost an hour's drive via Obersdorf to the Kleinwalsertal, the weather changed only moderately. When we arrived we initially had sleet, which only changed into snow in the afternoon. As fate plays with you, the search for snow ultimately led us to a small and relatively untouched paradise, far away from alpine ski mass tourism, so that we went there on two more sunny days. In the side valley 'In the Wäldle ’there were wonderfully groomed cross-country trails with challenging descents and slopes, embedded in a fantastic alpine landscape and two great toboggan runs.
We stopped at the Gstrüübelhof with its cozy courtyard parlor and the sheltered sun terrace. Regional, seasonal and animal-friendly delicacies are served here, the ingredients for this come from our own farm and from regional dealers.
If the parents need a little longer for their food or a coffee, the children have the opportunity to go on a tour of discovery in the children's playground or in the stable. An indoor hay slide, numerous farm animals to marvel at and pony rides make every child's heart beat faster.
Homemade meat dishes and vegetarian dishes, Kaiserschmarren, cake & ice cream are freshly prepared and come from organic farming and animal welfare.
Jacket: Sandro (Similarly here); Sweater: Sandro (similar here); Jeans: Sandro; Shoes: Kennel & Schmenger (similar here); Cap: Norton;