The Schindelbruch nature resort, a hotel in the german countryside
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Cosy Hotels in the German Countryside

We at funkyGERMANY love beautiful hotels. And often enough they are located in larger cities or metropolises. Sure, there’s a lot to see there too. But every now and then we need a break away from the hustle and bustle. And sometimes we’re not in the mood for camping. Then we like to stay in one of these hotels in the german countryside.

Forstgut | Regen

Comfort and luxury in the middle of the Bavarian Forest – that’s the promise of the five junior and eight luxury chalets at the Forstgut chalet village near the small village of Regen. In one of the last unspoilt forests in Europe, relaxation almost comes naturally. The generously proportioned and stylishly furnished chalets also play their part in ensuring that the ballast of everyday life falls from your shoulders in no time at all. This is not only thanks to the sauna, which is built into each of the cosy accommodations.

A chalet in the Bavarian Forest
Fotostudio Eder

The view of the Bavarian Forest that you can enjoy from here also allows your soul to rest and your body to relax. In the eight luxury chalets for two to four people, there is also a whirlpool that needs to be bubbled over extensively. What could be better after a carefree day of hiking in the forest or sunbathing on the terrace? You’ll forget the last stress factor from home.

A wooden lounger in the Bavarian Forest

Der Eisvogel | Bad Gögging

A total of 15 treatment rooms can be found in the wellness & pleasure hotel Der Eisvogel (The Kingfisher). Just over an hour north of Munich and a stone’s throw from the Danube, you can be kneaded by every trick in the book and then treated to a hop wrap. That’s right – we are in Bavaria after all! More precisely in Hallertau, the largest hop-growing region in the world.

An indoor pool in the spa area of the Wellnesshotel Eisvogel, a hotel outside Munich
Günter Standl

This is also reflected in the wellness treatments on offer, as well as the best ingredients from the local moorland. The friendly, understatedly elegant rooms with lots of wood and light-coloured fabrics make a weekend of relaxation a really well-rounded experience. We would love to check in then.

A woman is treated with a mud pack in the wellness area of the Hotel Eisvogel
Günter Standl

Jordan’s Untermühle | Köngernheim

Breathing new life into old architecture – Jordan’s Untermühle in Köngernheim in the Rhine-Hessian region has managed this balancing act, which is not always easy, with flying colours. In the 45 rooms and suites of the picturesque half-timbered hideaway near Mainz, you can spend a cosy, snug weekend for two. And be pampered to your heart’s content.

Exterior view of Jordans Untermühle outside Mainz
Jordan’s Untermühle

The wellness area includes a Finnish sauna with a panoramic view, a bio sauna, an aroma steam bath, a cold water pool and a heated outdoor pool. Afterwards, dinner in the in-house restaurant – with excellent wine from the region, of course – tastes twice as good. And off you go.

Aerial yoga is also offered in the wellness area of Jordans Untermühle
Jordan’s Untermühle

Naturresort Schindelbruch | Stolberg

Relaxation does not always (but also!) have to come from wellness. At Naturresort Schindelbruch, for example, your eyes have ample opportunity to enjoy an extensive change of scenery. In the converted hunting lodge, the focus is on the finer things in life – the arts. Specifically in the form of wall art made especially for the house from genuine Meissen porcelain as well as a multitude of pretty figures and statues scattered throughout the house.

Bel Etage in the Naturresort Schindelbruch, a hotel outside the Harz Mountains
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Even in the 91 rooms and suites, which otherwise leave nothing to be desired. A visit to the 2,500 square metre spa area should also be on your relaxation to-do list. And there’s one thing we haven’t even mentioned yet: the marvellous landscapes in the Harz Mountains.

La Maison | Saarlouis

Your taste buds would also love to escape the daily grind and enjoy a welcome change of pace. The Louis restaurant in Saarlouis is an excellent place to do just that. The fine-dining restaurant has held a star in the Michelin Guide since 2019, with a second star added in 2022.

The Hotel La Maison in Saarlouis
La Maison Hotel / Günter Standl

Of course, Gault & Millau is also a must. In 2022, chef Sebastian Sandor was awarded three toques for his exciting mix of French, Scandinavian and Japanese cuisine. And if you want to rest after a meal, you can stay at La Maison. The four-star hotel is home to the restaurant and would be more than worth a visit even without the Michelin-starred cuisine.

Interior view of the Louis restaurant in the Hotel La Maison in Saarlouis
La Maison Hotel / Tom Gundelwein