The foothills of the Bavarian Alps aids easy access from Munich, an hour away. The hotel is in Weissach village – a 10-minute walk from Lake Tegernsee – with its own stream as part of the spa. A mountain lift nearby takes visitors almost to the summit of the highest local peak, the 5650-ft high Walberg, and to the Panorama Restaurant.
Address: Wiesseer Strasse 1, 83700 Weißach/Rottach-Egern, Germany.
Style & character
Kohler visited the old Bavarian-style Stube restaurant as a kid with his grandfather and was determined to maintain its style. It’s largely intact from the 1860s, with wooden wall panels, flooring and beams. Just about everything new here has been created with local labour and materials, including tables, chairs and the characteristic orange and grey fabrics stamped with the Bachmair Weissach BW branding.
Service & facilities
Guests can order meals (except the Mizu restaurant) and snacks via the 146 rooms’ and suites’ Samsung SuitePads which can be delivered directly to rooms. Organising spa/wellness activities, bikes and tours will soon be incorporated into SuitePads. There is a Bavarian (i.e. traditional) but refined core to all rooms, from the wooden window frames and headboard with BW motif, to the locally produced fabrics that adorn beds, lampshade and curtains. All rooms have prints featuring well-worn Alpine Lederhosen. The TV and safe are concealed in a wood-framed canvas chest, along with the minibar, filled with free and restocked drinks. Local carpenters hand made the desks and stools, as well as features such as the carved wooden balconies. Bathrooms are modern and roomy, all with walk-in showers.
Food & drink
Reflecting the modern-traditional ethos of Bachmair Weissach, it has both old-style Bavarian and modern Japanese restaurants, with the former (Gasthof zur Weissach) housed in the wonderful mid 19th-century Stube – its various rooms are replete with old paintings and handmade wooden tables and chairs (from local oaks). From October to March fondue is served beside an open fireplace, and an excellent Day Bar, with traditional and new cocktails. The Mizu Sushi Bar serves superb Japanese cuisine, with dishes such as soft shell crab with beetroot miso attracting visitors from Munich, Austria, Switzerland and beyond. The adjoining Mizu Bar has Japanese dishes, cocktails and live jazz evenings.
Access for guests with disabilities?
There is wheelchair access to all bars, rooms and restaurants.
The hotel fully engages with families, with dedicated and qualified staff to look after children. There are activities on offer daily throughout holiday periods, all included in the price. Throughout the year there are supervised children’s areas organised by age, ranging from cinema evenings to language courses – young children even get a BW teddy. It’s as good for a romantic weekend alone as it is for a break with the kids.
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