Ulrichsberg, Upper Austria, Austria

In Ramenai everything takes place in harmony with nature. Only a forest path that is too narrow for cars leads to the accommodation itself. Guests arrive in the forest as soon as they pass, and after a few steps, crouched under spruce and fir trees, the first huts can be discovered.

There are a total of nine huts in the clearing that are sufficiently far apart. The unique experience of nature is living in the middle of the forest: in the small to larger huts or in a tree bed in the tree tops. All huts are flooded with light and provide a cozy atmosphere to relax. On the forest floor terrace in front of the huts, you can sniff the fresh forest air and enjoy the tranquility of nature. Guests live in the pretty cabins with a clear design, which offer many amenities, such as their own panoramic sauna.

The host family consists of Günter Hofbauer and his wife Anita and their two children. Anita is a doctor and supports her husband wherever she can. Günter is a passionate mountain guide and has carried out expeditions on the highest peaks in the world for many years before leading him back to his home, the Bohemian Forest. Günter started with a natural high ropes park and a tree bed, which can be rented between May and October. Only a few steps further, in a small clearing, there were already four huts in the middle of the forest. After careful consideration, Günter bought them, expanded them by six new huts and finally opened the Bohemian Forest Village in November 2019.

If you like, you can take a look backstage on our blog. You can read more about the region in our country special. And we also featured this accommodation in Five places for sauna enthusiasts.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Tree housefrom225 €
Cottagefrom235 €
Apartmentfrom440 €
entire housefrom480 €


ArchitectureHost Günter not only wanted to create beautiful living spaces, he also provided an "experience-oriented home". The focus is on spacious living, on the edge of the Natura 2000 conservation area. In order to build sustainably, no concrete and appropriate seals were deliberately used, but sophisticated building biology was used. Only regional companies and suppliers were engaged in the construction and furnishing, only that fits the philosophy of Ramenai. The huts are deliberately kept simple, natural, warm, cozy, soothing and not boring. Among other things, images and stories from previous forest farmers served as models. The result is huts that correspond to the tradition and life in the Bohemian Forest and that focus on the time of forest farmers and farmhands. The tree bed allows guests to sleep in the tree tops a few meters above the ground, with a view of the stars.

FoodThe Bohemian Forest Village stands for self-sufficiency, and all huts have equipped kitchens. Because of their black walls, they are referred to as the “Black Kuchl”, which previously existed in the houses and huts in the region. On arrival, the guests can look forward to a lovingly compiled “Waldler package” with all sorts of goodies for the first breakfast: homemade jams and muesli, organic spreads, honey from the beekeepers around the corner, fresh bread, eggs from farmers and fruit and vegetables in organic quality a good start in the middle of the forest. If you don't feel like cooking, there are several restaurants in the area with good traditional cuisine.

Ramenai only employs employees from the region with whom Günter has a very warm and friendly relationship. There is currently no assignment of tasks, so all employees take care of guests, nature and the office - so it never gets boring. It also supports regional companies and social institutions, such as a neighboring workshop for people with disabilities, who produce fireplaces and brooms.

EnvironmentThe electricity is generated by 100% hydropower, the waste is separated according to the Austrian standard, the water is cleaned by its own source and only organic cleaning agents are used. All products, from the lighter to the insulation of the hut, were produced or delivered within a radius of 80 kilometers.

Well-BeingThe feeling of well-being begins with the view from the window, the feeling of the soft forest floor, the listening of the birds, the crackling of the wood and the rustling of the forest. In the house itself, you can relax particularly well in your own panoramic sauna, with a clear view of the forest. No matter what time of year, there are numerous sports opportunities in Ramenai: cycling, climbing, discovery, hiking, walking, jogging and in winter cross-country skiing and hiking through the snow. All activities start right outside the hut door. Of course, excursions can also be undertaken, such as to the local fruit growers, to small idyllic villages, to Linz, Passau or Krumau and to the Lipno reservoir directly after the Czech border. In addition, the Hochficht ski area and the Alpenblick lookout tower are just a few kilometers away, providing a breathtaking view of the treetops.


  • Family-run forest village in the Mühlviertel Bohemian Forest
  • Experience pure nature, sniff the forest air, appreciate conscious simplicity
  • Living in huts that correspond to the tradition and life in the Bohemian Forest
  • Each hut with its own panoramic sauna, with a clear view of the forest
  • Lovingly put together "Waldler package", with all sorts of goodies for the first breakfast
  • Own rope park with eight courses: Experience the Bohemian Forest from a completely new perspective at a height of up to 12 meters
  • Drinking water from our own source
  • Numerous sports opportunities: cycling, climbing, discovery, hiking, walking, jogging and in winter cross-country skiing and hiking through the snow
  • Various excursions in the border triangle Austria - Bavaria - Bohemia: Lipno reservoir in the Czech Republic, tree top path in Lipno and the Kingdom of the Forest, forest top path in St. Englmar, the Sarleinsbach natural pool and the UNESCO cultural city of Krumau in southern Bohemia on the Vltava

Hut vacation10 hutsOwn cooking facilitiesChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • Walddorf with 9 huts and a tree bed for 2 to a maximum of 8 people
  • All huts with their own cooking facilities and fireplace
  • Log farm huts and forest farmhouses with their own sauna
  • One hut, the Forsthaus, is designed for groups and seminars
  • Box of firewood on arrival at the hut
  • WLAN can be switched on and off
  • Rope park on the premises (largest high ropes park in Upper Austria)
  • Several restaurants with good home cooking in the area
  • Free parking at the reception


Gemütlich geht es dabei schon beim Einchecken beim Hochseilpark in Schöneben zu. Eine Rezeption im klassischen Sinne sucht man vergebens. Vielmehr nimmt man auf einer Holzeckbank in der großen Stube Platz und erledigt am prasselnden Kaminfeuer die Formalitäten. Weiter geht es über einen Fußweg durch den Wald. Knapp zehn Minuten später ist man auch schon am Ziel angekommen – in Günter Hofbauers Ramenai., May 2020

Das Leben der Waldbauern und Knechte lieferte die Vorlage für das Hüttendorf, das auf einer Lichtung mitten im Böhmerwald in Schöneben entstanden ist... Er (der Gastgeber) hat sich von der Kreativität und Fantasie der Waldbauern, von ihrer Verbindung zur Natur und von dem Zusammenhalt in der Gemeinschaft und der Familie inspirieren lassen.

Martina Gahleitner,, May 2020

Keine Autos, kein Haupthaus mit Restaurant und Spa, kein Schilderwald, keine Weite. Als Erstes fällt auf, was alles nicht da ist. Was da ist: jede Menge Wald ringsum und sieben Holzhäuser, die sich um eine Art XXL-Hütte gruppieren. Man spürt sofort: Hier geht es familiär und unprätentiös zu, die versprochene „unaufgeregte Einfachheit“ lässt sich gleich erkennen. Wobei man sich jetzt keine stromlosen Herbergen mit Plumpsklo vorstellen darf, sondern komfortable und geräumige Behausungen mit Heizung, Privatsauna und stilvoller Innenausstattung.

Christian Haas,, May 2020
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Tree housefrom225 €
Cottagefrom235 €
Apartmentfrom440 €
entire housefrom480 €

Location + Directions

By car

The Bohemian Forest village can be reached from Munich in just over 2.5 hours (237 km). It takes just under an hour (53 km) from Passau, Linz is also less than an hour away (65 km) and about 3 hours from Nuremberg (273 km). The exact address can be found on the Ramenai website.