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 Ostallgäu, idyllically situated in the middle of hay meadows, cow pastures and paddocks with a breathtaking view of the Allgäu Alps. As we had already spent some late summer days here 3 years ago (here is the post), we wanted to see a few old friends like the two cute tomcat brothers Foxy and Jacky again, on the one hand, and to experience this wonderful landscape in winter on the other. Unfortunately, the weather god threw us a serious line 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 once on vacation. Our goal now was to find a place with some snow in the immediate vicinity so that we could go on day trips.
The Austrian Kleinwalsertal, with its four villages Riezlern, Hirschegg, Mittelberg and Baad, which can only be reached from Germany, was an obvious choice, because it is at an altitude of 1,086 m to 1,244 m – and according to Wetterapp promised 10 cm of fresh snow and snow fun for every taste. After just under an hour's drive via Obersdorf to Kleinwalsertal, the weather situation changed only moderately. When we arrived we had sleet at the beginning, which only turned 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 mass alpine ski tourism, so we went there on two more sunnier days. In the side valley ‘In the Wäldle ’there were wonderfully groomed cross-country ski trails with challenging descents and inclines, embedded in a wonderful alpine landscape as well as two great toboggan runs.
We stopped at the Gstrübelhof with its cozy courtyard parlor and the sheltered sun terrace. Regional, seasonal & animal-friendly delicacies are served here, the ingredients come from our own farm and from regional traders.
If the parents need a little longer for their meal or a coffee, the children have the opportunity to go on a discovery tour in the farm's own 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, cakes & ice cream are freshly prepared and come from organic farming and animal welfare.
Jacket: Sandro (similar here); Sweater: Sandro (similar here); Jeans: Sandro; Shoes: Kennel & Schmenger (similar here); Cap: Norton;