Ofterschwang, Bavaria, Germany

Experience life in the mountains as if you actually lived there. In a place that is not overrun by tourism but offers everything a guest could wish for. You can get all this at Ferienwerk in Ofterschwang in the Allgäu. You don't need a car here, because you can reach everything for your daily needs on foot or by bike.

The holiday home with two apartments is surrounded by the rushing stream in the ravine next door and a wild meadow in the garden. The two owners Julia and Kornelius had been looking for a special house for a long time. They finally found it in winter 2022 and enthusiastically started the project building in and with the existing building. As an architect and civil engineer, it was important to you to preserve the historical substance of the house from 1901, but you also wanted it to be carried over to 2022 with contemporary comfort.

Cosiness meets timeless design in the Ferienwerk. The Allgäu farmhouse parlor is combined with classic architecture. Here, warm wood, furniture that tells a story and clean lines combine to create a cozy whole. Creaky wooden floors meet raw steel and clay plaster walls create a comfortable living atmosphere. The bathrooms have been completely renovated or completely redesigned and equipped with underfloor heating in order to live in a contemporary and comfortable way. The two want to create awareness for simple, sustainable building and living.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Apartmentfrom95 €


ArchitecturePreserving the historical substance of the house from 1901 was particularly important to Julia and Kornelius. During the renovation, they worked exclusively with local craftsmen and, where possible, reused many materials such as old wooden beams and stone slabs.

FoodJulia and Kornelius offer their own mountain honey from their bee colonies for sale. You are greeted with a box of eggs from their hard-working chickens and a small selection of organic wines is also available for purchase.

EnvironmentThe Ferienwerk obtains the green electricity mix from the local electricity provider. District heating will hopefully make it possible to heat even more ecologically in the near future. The wild garden, which is mowed twice a year by the neighbour's goats, offers a home for many animals. In addition, guests are encouraged to separate waste and save energy. Wherever possible, natural microbial-based cleaning agents are used. Refillable cosmetic products from Stop the water while using me are also available to guests.

Well-BeingYoga or meditation courses or workshops are offered on request.


  • Modern, comfortable holiday apartments in a house with a clapboard facade from 1901
  • Located on a sunny hill above the Illertal
  • Skilful architectural mix of old and new
  • Honey from our own bees, fresh eggs from the chickens
  • Many seasonal events in the region (mindfulness workshop, guided tour of the Busche Berta farmhouse, rough nights, etc.)
  • Wide range of summer and winter sports activities in the vicinity: hiking, mountain biking, climbing, cross-country skiing, ski tours or tobogganing
  • In winter you can use the 2 valleys ski area Gunzesried - Ofterschwang with family-friendly slopes and children's area

Apartments2 apartmentsOwn cooking facilitiesChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno Poolno pets


  • Holiday home with 2 apartments for up to 4 or 6 people
  • Both apartments with fully equipped kitchen and private outdoor area
  • Modern bathrooms and underfloor heating
  • Storage space for bicycles and skis in the sports cellar
  • Charging facility for e-bikes
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Apartmentfrom95 €

Location + Directions

By car

It takes about 2 hours from Munich to Ofterschwang (162 km). It is a good 2 hours (213 km) from Stuttgart, around 2.5 hours (174 km) from Zurich, just under 2.5 hours (171 km) from Innsbruck and just over an hour from Lindau (70 km ). The exact address can be found on the website.

With public transport

The nearest train station is in Sonthofen. From there a bus runs to Ofterschwang. The bus stop is only a few meters from the house. Guests receive a guest card upon arrival, which allows them to use the bus free of charge. The journey from Sonthofen takes about 10 minutes.