The Traubel Family - owners of the Hubertus Mountain Refugio Allgäu, Bavaria

The Natural Holistic

HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio Allgäu |  Bavaria Germany | The Aficionados

The Natural Holistic

HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio Allgäu |  Bavaria Germany | The Aficionados

The Natural Holistic

HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio Allgäu |  Bavaria Germany | The Aficionados
Hubertus is just a boutique melting pot of everything we love about the alps - and whilst it gives heritage a warm cuddle, Hubertus is also a modern design affair with a soft Bavarian heart

Intro

After completing a new architectural addition housing a spa, holistic and wellness centre, the hotel reopens in May 2021 under the new name of HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio Allgäu.  At some 1,044 metres above sea level with the theatrical backdrop of Bavaria's Allgäu Mountains, this epic Alpine setting could easily inspire great novels.

It is this scene of sheer natural beauty that surrounds the original Hubertus alpin lodge & spa, a sustainable hotel tucked away in the little known corner of Bavaria that nudges up to Austria, called Balderschwang - the smallest and highest municipality in Germany. HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio is an eco-conscious hotel that utilizes traditional materials with striking prose. Clad in untreated natural woods engineered with an edge of crisp modernity, Hubertus hugs against older-aged farm buildings while nodding to local trademark heritage, a design choice that defines this sleek and ethical concept that remains ever stunning and fresh.

The clever design harvests the sun, washing the boutique interiors with clear glacial whites that reflect this ingenious use of light, as it bounces about the natural larch and birch, capturing the setting perfectly. Rosette and taupe scatter cushions pair with hand-stitched linen pieces and natural fluffy sheepskin throws, making the feel organic, reassuringly homely and familiar - this is Alpine elegance without being too complicated. A boutique house hotel of hued naturalness, the HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio is holistically calming, wrapped with an authentic sense of heart, naturalness and peace.

Rooms

HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio Allgäu |  Bavaria Germany | The Aficionados
Slow food rules the kitchen here with tasty regional delights and remakes of Grandma's classics - and if dairy ticks your foodie inbox - then this is the place for you

Foodie

A farm-to-table concept bringing the flavours and tastes of the Allgäu to focus with dishes inspired by a love of food and fresh Alpine goodness.  Chef Kristian Knölke is a passionate slow-fooder as well as having a keen understanding of nutritional balance - his signature menus include low GI dishes as well.  On the whole, the focus on food is everything that comes from the surrounding alpine countryside, familiar flavours are teased with subtle spices and oriental influences, right the way through to a celebration of the more than 120 dairy farms in the Allgäu. A total of six different dining options await hungry guests, each individual in its flair and character and all sharing the same passion and love of food that is at one with nature. Tasty, fresh and thoughtful sum up the foodie scene at this design hotel high in the mountains, accompanied by some of the best outdoor terraces in the Allgäu.

Spa

HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio Allgäu |  Bavaria Germany | The Aficionados

Completely rethought and build in early 2021, Bavarian soul, the Alps and Ayurveda are the holistic lineups when it comes to high-altitude wellbeing. At the 1044m above-sea-level, the Hubertus Mountain Refugio's Spa and Wellness has been created under the motto 'Zest for Life' ('Lust auf Leben').  

Rooftop Japanese Onsen pool and gardens fuse the Alps and Far-East into the wellness concept, facing dramatic mountain vistas it is a spiritual oasis of energy with a designer edge, kitted out in white Silver Birch, natural larch, slate-grey stone slabs, hanging wicker baskets and Zen-infused stone gardens, not forgetting a magical circle of stones. A total of 10 treatment rooms, many with Alpine views, cover mind, body & soul with signature programmes of Sweet Detox, using mountain beeswax, the AlpHYANGA Ayurveda body treatment and the Johannes Berry tea-infused wash-down. 

BABOR, the German-based cosmeceutical company, created in 1956 by Dr Michael Babor with his legendary Hy-Öl® facilitates the best in skincare, using SKINOVAGE PX and Biogen Cellular serums.  There are also a couple of sauna options, from Mountain Sauna, Herbal and steam - we particularly love the barefoot pathway. Yoga and Ayurveda are prominent in the spa's calendar, with acclaimed programmes hosted by guest instructors. Hubertus Mountain Refugio provides a naturopathic escape laced with the Alpine soul of Bavaria and the healing powers of high altitude mountains and a spiritual lift from the far east.

HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio Allgäu |  Bavaria Germany | The Aficionados

Location

Allgäu |  Bavaria Germany | The Aficionados

At the centre of village life in Balderschwang in the Nature Park Nagelfluhkette, the Hubertus Hotel is almost joined to the village church, and surrounded by views on up to Mount Riedberger. Set in the Allgäu Alps of Bavaria, the hotel is 23 km from the town of Oberstdorf and 19 km from both Riedberger Horn mountain and Breitach river.

Owners

The Traubel Family - HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio Allgäu |  Bavaria Germany | The Aficionados
The Traubel Family - HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio Allgäu |  Bavaria Germany | The Aficionados
The Traubel Family HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio Allgäu |  Bavaria Germany | The Aficionados
The Traubel Family - HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio Allgäu |  Bavaria Germany | The Aficionados
The Traubel Family - HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio Allgäu |  Bavaria Germany | The Aficionados
The Traubel Family HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio Allgäu |  Bavaria Germany | The Aficionados

The Traubel family truly is part and parcel of not only the Hubertus but of this tiny mountain village.

When chatting with the family you feel their instinctive passion for Bavaria, the Alps and for Alpine culture. Hubertus alpin lodge & spa is a tribute to their love, you can see how they spent the time sourcing locally crafted products and you sense how they have a spontaneous spirit and a deep connection to nature on their doorstep.

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