As of November 2022, Rohrkopfhutte (mountain hut) on Germany’s Tegelberg mountain reopened, and the dream view from the terrace, of the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and the stunning Schwangauer Alpsee, can be seen in the valley below.
Located between the Allgäu and Ammer mountains, the area has been a popular destination for excursions and hikes since the beginning. But now, Rohrkopfhütte, 4,330 feet above sea level, has a new lease on life. As long-term managers of the mountain hut, the Thurm family, who also manage Hotel Das Rüebezahl in Schwangau, five miles down the mountain by car (20 minutes), extensively renovated and modernized the mountain venue, while maintaining the traditional Bavarian ambiance.
The furniture is partially recycled from the original wood, and bathroom access was redesigned during the renovation. Guests will find traditional dishes interpreted in a modern way on the menu, such as bread dumpling carpaccio or pretzel tarte flambée. Exceptional highlights at Rohrkopfhütte include delicious fondue, evenings at the hut and the mountain breakfast. The hut is open all year and can be used for parties and events. Beyond the extraordinary cuisine, guests can experience the stunning views of the mountain.
Mountains, rivers and lakes mark the landscape around Schwangau, where the Thurm family has ran Hotel Das Rüebezahl since 1959. Guests can enjoy many of the hotel’s amenities, including time in the spa, as well as traditional Bavarian and regional cuisine, including lentil stew, sausage salad, Bavarian cheese spaetzle, knuckle of ham, goulash of deer and apple strudel. Das Rüebezahl is the ideal starting point for many year-round activities, including winter skiing and summer or fall hiking from the hotel to Rohrkopfhütte using mountain trails.
Per night rates for two people, with breakfast, start at approximately $365 in winter and $387 in summer.
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