Our ride from hotspot Sölden to the chic spa resort of Bad Hofgastein was beautiful. The scenery changed gradually from the high peaks of Tyrol to the predominantly rolling Salzburgerland landscape. This was going to be another 48 hours in a very different setting and vibe, but with one consistent feature in both resorts: fresh snow!
To me one of the best parts of being on the slopes is, that joyful moment when you kick off your ski’s to go for lunch. I love these endless lunches, high up in the mountains, preferably sitting outside in the winter sun. It may sound a bit crazy, but the level of cuisine and service on the slopes is definitely something I keep in mind, when deciding where to go for a ski trip. Don’t settle for uninspired, soulless, self-service restaurants. It takes away so much of that lovely, traditional ski-vibe. Make sure to enjoy it to the fullest and choose the ones, where they waiter your table in Tracht and serve delicious homemade dishes, mostly based on family recipes. That’s the way you want it to be. Agree? Check the ones on my list, for sure they will give you that typical Austrian feeling!
I am happy to share this last one in the range of beautiful Chalet Villages, at least for now….I’ve discovered many more of these treasures worth sharing, so stay tuned for more in the future. Now…let me show you the Chalet Village Böhmerwald in the beautiful Bohemian Forest; last but definitely not least!
Previously I shared a post about the amazing Chalet Village Bergdorf Priesteregg and I promised that more of these treasures would follow later. Well….here is the next one in the range of Luxury Chalet Villages.
While researching I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that Austria is home to many more of these beautiful mountain villages. Again I’ve picked a traditional one. Wood, pure craftsmanship and lots of luxury extras, it’s all there! Check out the features of Almdorf St. Johann in Sankt Johann im Pongau.
The first thing that comes to my mind is, whether the word ‘hotel’ does justice to this remarkable place. Of course it offers all the features you may expect from a luxurious 5-star hotel, but in my opinion this idyllic spot – at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser – can’t be summarized just as a hotel. It’s something more profound, like a way of life. Let me tell you a bit more about Stanglwirt. The history, what the family offers their guests and how they incorporate the gifts of nature into their beautiful home.
Of course the concert is one of the great things to go to, during Closing Weekend. But for those of you who are not that much into this music, there are loads of other great things to do and places to go to in Ischgl. I’ve selected my favorite ones and love to share them with you. It’s a combination of fine restaurants, nice spots for a drink and/or dance and experiencing the brand new, state-of-art gondola lift.
Once a year – always in week 11 – I fly to the beautiful village of Serfaus. This village is located at an altitude of 1427 meters, on a sunny plateau above the Tyrolean Inn Valley and is definitely one of my favorites. I’ve been doing this for 6 years now. Always love to go back here. Through the years I’ve collected spots, tips, venues and things that I love to share with you in this blogpost.
You can’t do one without the other, at least that’s what I think. I can’t imagine going back to the hotel for a relaxing evening, after a day on the slopes: No! For me a perfect day in the snow definitely has to end with ‘Fliegender Hirsch’, a fine glass of Grüner Veltliner and singing & dancing to the tunes of the (Schlager) music. I’ve surrounded myself with great people over the years, who enjoy this as much as I do. Lucky me!
Obertauern is one of the hotspots among the major ski resorts in the Alps. It’s known for snow from November to early May, for après-ski and great events. But also for 100 kilometers of slopes and 26 ski lifts. The Ski-Round Super Seven carries skiers to the 7 highest peaks of Obertauern. Knowing this, I wanted to see and experience it myself. You guys know that I am a huge fan of the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis area, but hey…I am always in for something new! So, last January we went to Obertauern. I was very excited. Would it really be such a hotspot? In terms of ski experience, snow conditions, good cuisine, excellent service and fun in apresski? Expectations were high!
In summer this place also has a lot to offer. As I already mentioned kids are very welcome in the village and the facilities and outdoor activities are tailored especially for them. There are many family hotels in various price categories. And on top of the mountain there is a true outdoor Adventure World for kids, with a lot of fun and cool things to do. As a guest staying in one of Serfaus’ accommodations you get the Super.Summer.Card for free.