Viechtach, Bavaria, Germany

The adventure calls: from an island in the middle of the Bavarian Forest. Surrounded and intersected by the river and creek lies a playful and extravagantly designed holiday complex embedded in nature, which has everything that an adventurous vacationer has to offer, from freely selectable campsites to luxury hotel rooms, gold-paneled spa areas and many leisure and sports offers with desire can only wish.

The Schnitzmühle team, above all the two so-called “Nielsen Brothers”, do not create chains even when designing the family business, which the brothers took over from their parents in 2000. They see the carving mill as a "laboratory for the invention of attractive futures", in which they want to surprise with constant innovations and want to create a new way of life through the sustainability of their offers.

And so, for example, hanging plant worlds are growing spherically above the heads of the guests, a beach lounge bar stands in the middle of the Bavarian wilderness and a mini-Stonehenge bundles the secret forces of nature in its circle.

It never gets boring here, because there are a lot of offers from survival training to canoeing, from Thai boxing to action painting, from massage to steam bath. And not to forget: the black rain (don't worry, it's not the weather phenomenon but the river) that flows right past the AdventureCamp Schnitzmühle with its calm, peaceful strength, the untouched nature on the shore and the twittering of the birds in the trees above. Sit here, lose yourself in the water with your eyes and listen to his murmur. This is pure relaxation. And so the “laboratory of attractive futures” has meanwhile become a place of exciting and enjoyable present that is constantly changing.

If you like, you can take a look backstage on our blog. You can read more about the region in our country special.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Double roomfrom102 €
Single roomfrom102 €
Suitefrom126 €
Cottagefrom180 €


ArchitectureIn addition to a typical regional wooden house with carved wooden balconies, there are modern buildings here, round or curved like half-snail shells, which face the sun. Golden-tiled saunas, differently furnished rooms with mud walls and wooden floors, personalized and energy-saving lighting systems, hanging indoor gardens and many other ideas testify to the momentum with which the Nielsen brothers and their team converted the former guest house and the surrounding area into their AdventureCamp carving mill. All materials used and the artisans come from the region.

FoodWild blueberries… straight from the forest… collected by yourself. Without an official organic seal, but grown wild in nature and then used in the carving mill kitchen to make delicious lemonade or pancakes. The other foods used to cook, bake and brew in the carving mill come largely from the region. Much directly from friends of farmers and farmers, some officially certified organic, some simply with "organic thinking" in the heart but produced without a seal. With just as much momentum as the entire system of the AdventureCamp Schnitzmühle is operated and designed, the chef and his team conjure up typical Bavarian and Thai exotic dishes or very creative combinations of both from these high-quality ingredients in the kitchen of the hotel';s Thai-Bay restaurant. Much of it vegetarian or vegan.

In the Schnitzmühle, a fixed group of employees work who maintain a close family work and lifestyle with a friendly relationship. The Schnitzmühle provides help in the distance with its commitment to a school project for street children in the Republic of the Congo. Free cooking classes for local children are organized for local people and several times a month there are also events such as concerts or cabaret in the rooms or on the premises that contribute to enriching the cultural life in the area. Among other things, charity projects are organized here in cooperation with the residents of Lebenshilfe.

EnvironmentThe carving mill is not only called that, it used to be a mill. And, as is to be expected of a mill with a direct location on the flowing water, it was powered by hydropower. Milling is no longer carried out here today, but the old right to use water still exists and is now being used to generate electricity using its own modern hydropower plant. So much electricity that the entire needs of the campsite can be covered and there is still something left. The carving mill also has a photovoltaic system.

Well-BeingWhen the Nielsen brothers took over the regiment at the Schnitzmühle, it soon became clear to them: they did not want to turn their family business at the “end of the world” into a normal wellness hotel like the ones everywhere. And so it became an AdventureCamp. But of course there is an Emoji SPA with the finest sauna. To relax, for health, as a pleasure. And also a steam bath, a cozy relaxation room, the whirlpool and also Thaiurveda - Ayurvedic massages and yoga classes are offered, for example on the full moon on the shores of the lake. But also in the wellness area the carving mill team came up with a few extra specials - apart from the very imaginative design of the whole thing anyway. So there is the Space Boxx (let yourself be surprised) and the Bang Box - a room for active stress management, which is available to guests for very private steam release moments with a punching bag and music system for uninhibited singing along and dancing or in which one can box a Thai box - or book an action painting lesson.


  • Adventure camp (with hotel) in the wild Bavarian Forest
  • Thai Bay restaurant with Bavarian cuisine and exotic Thai dishes
  • Courses: horse riding, canoe tours, outdoor training, mountain bike courses ...
  • In winter toboggan run, ice rink, ski areas nearby
  • Bang box for boxing, action painting, wild dancing for positive tension activation or to let off steam
  • Perfectly equipped seminar room for around 20 people with its own terrace
  • Own forest train station
  • The "House to the Wild" including animal enclosures in Ludwigsthal in the Bavarian Forest National Park can be reached free of charge for room guests from Schnitzmühle by forest railway.
  • Concerts, cabaret evenings and other events
  • A paradise for children and adventurous adults

Hotel resort30 roomsRestaurantChildren welcomeWi-FiDisabled accessno PoolNature PoolPets allowed


  • Restaurant (also vegetarian and vegan dishes)
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Naturbadesee
  • Cocktail bar
  • EMOJI SPA with sauna, steam bath, space boxx, outdoor whirlpool, relax lounge
  • Body culture house for camping area with toilets, washrooms, cooking facilities, etc.
  • Camp shop with fresh food and camping utensils
  • Beach volley court
  • Floodlit court
  • Ski and drying room
  • Large seminar room with relaxation area and terrace
  • Many leisure and sports offers
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Double roomfrom102 €
Single roomfrom102 €
Suitefrom126 €
Cottagefrom180 €

Location + Directions

By car

It takes about 2 hours by car from Munich to the Schnitzmühle (177 km). Dresden and Leipzig are just under 4 hours away (approx. 380 km). It is also about 4 hours by car from Vienna (359 km). You will receive the exact address and route description when booking.

With public transport

Since the carving mill got its own train station, it has been very easy to travel by train. From Munich you can reach the carving mill via Plattling in just under 3 hours. It is a similar distance from Nuremberg, also via Plattling.