From Moosham 13, guests enjoy the view of the trees and meadows of the Bavarian Forest, the old, listed bakehouse, the chicken coop with Udo the rooster, and the orchard and berry garden.
The courtyard with two holiday apartments stands for a reduction to the essentials: little, but high quality. Only natural, untreated materials were used. The starting point was the desire to use wood from our own forest for the untreated floors. The reduced furnishing style brings out the traditional building culture in combination with modern architecture and skilfully combines purism and cosiness. Light colors and the absence of unnecessary decoration, as well as natural building materials and temperature control ensure a pleasant indoor climate.
After years in the big city, Verena and Reinhold have returned to the farm, which has been run by the family for generations. The house, built around 1840, was completely renovated and since 2017 you can welcome guests in the holiday apartments. They also manage grassland and forest and grow vegetables for self-sufficiency. Their intention is and was to ensure the preservation and continuation of the historic four-sided courtyard. They want to share their vision of sustainable living and the beauty of the Bavarian Forest with their guests. The Bavarian Forest is the largest forest landscape in Central Europe with countless leisure activities and has so far been spared from "overtourism".
ArchitectureThe apartments have a reduced design and ensure a natural living environment. The floor in the house is made of wood from our own forest. The walls are plastered with natural lime. The furniture is made of untreated wood and is partially recycled. The aim was to enable the conversion of the existing farmhouse instead of a new building. As a result, a further sealing of nature could be avoided. All materials used are high quality and robust and some are also reused. The conversion was carried out with carpenters and craftsmen from the region. For example, the old stairs, historic casement windows and granite walls were preserved.
FoodThe vegetarian breakfast comes with organic pastries and homemade jams. When ordered, freshly cooked “enjoyment in a glass” can be delivered to your room for lunch and dinner. Here the home-grown vegetables are used. Food waste is not thrown away but composted. A highlight for the guests is the sourdough bread made from regional organic grain, which is baked at Reinhold’s farm and can be ordered exclusively for the guests (wheat bread or mixed bread). Another specialty is the vegetarian goulash. Most dishes are vegetarian or vegan, home-made and, where possible, home-grown.
EnvironmentWood from our own forest and solar thermal energy are used for temperature control heating and hot water. The lighting throughout the house has been switched to LED. There is extensive waste separation and, above all, waste avoidance. Alternative cleaning agents are also used. Collected rainwater is used for irrigation in the orchard and vegetable garden. The lampshades are made of recycled glass. The property uses 100% green electricity. Bed linen and towels are only changed if necessary.
Fotos: Andrea und Bernd Vordermeier, Verena Windorfer-Bogner
From Munich it takes a good 2 hours to Moosham (193 km). It takes a good 2.5 hours (228 km) from Nuremberg, just under 5 hours (440 km) from Frankfurt and just under 5 hours (435 km) from Leipzig. The exact address can be found on the website.
The nearest train station is in Grafenau (3 km away). From there you can cycle or take a taxi to Moosham.
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