Deggenhausertal, Southern Germany, Germany

Here the Tarzan's cry does not sound like usual, but rather quite like "Kikeriki". Because on the stand-alone farm somewhere in the country behind Lake Constance, the Tockan farm gong wakes up all residents and guests in the morning with its lively crows. And that's a good thing, because here at the Schöngeister holiday farm there is so much to experience that the day cannot have enough hours.

It is an ideal vacation spot, especially for families. The courtyard is at the end of a cul-de-sac and therefore children can move freely in the large garden and in the courtyard. In the garden there is a children's circus wagon full of cladding stuff where you can also "spend the night in adventure", and all kinds of children's vehicles are available. If the weather is not so good, there is a trampoline, a foosball table and a table tennis table in the play barn.

But you can simply do less here. Relax in the quiet nature between old fruit trees and fragrant herb sticks. The two apartments "Alte Brennerei" and "Alte Werkstatt" are deliberately without a television and only equipped with a small radio as the only "hi-fi system". The internet is there, but it is so slow that it is unusual to slow down rather than to surf. There are cozy reading corners and cozy holes-in-the-air-corners.

And there is a lot to experience in the near and far surroundings. The house specialty is the notorious stick bread, which can be baked at the campfire in the shared garden. Otherwise, the Schöngeisterhäuschen are equipped with fully equipped self-catering kitchens. Fresh organic herbs are available seasonally around the house and garden. There are fragrant stone pine beds for sleeping and the good indoor climate of the non-smoking houses contributes to a special feeling of well-being through its controlled, always fresh and pollen-filtered indoor air.

The Ilgs wanted to create a place on their farm that they always wanted for their vacation trips, but never found. Since summer 2015, Karin, who grew up on the farm, and her husband Alexander, who, as an architect and carpenter, bring the necessary know-how to guests in the two Schöngeister holiday homes. A third barrier-free house is in the works. And saunas, summer kitchens and alternative living options are already ghosting as beautiful ideas.

Rooms + Rates

per night
entire housefrom70 €
Apartmentfrom70 €


ArchitectureWhat so nostalgically means "old" workshop and "old" distillery are two modern renovated houses in the current wooden frame construction. Thanks to environmentally friendly cellulose insulation, triple-glazed windows from regional production and a thermal bridge-free construction, the apartments are passive house standards and use the lowest amounts of energy.

FoodThe Schöngeisterdomizile are self-catering houses. On request, breakfast can be prepared with regional and homemade products. Depending on the season, organic herbs for picking are available everywhere in the garden.

The family is committed to helping refugees and neighborhoods.

EnvironmentSustainability and environmental protection are top priorities for Schöngeister holidays. Of course, it means separating garbage. The containers are available and the exact explanations are included. Above all, waste prevention is a top priority here by reusing and reusing existing resources. As many of the items of equipment as possible have been gathered in the famous Brockenhäuser (junk shops) in nearby Switzerland and old, beautiful fabrics have been reworked into new bed covers. Everything else is made from certified organic cotton and pollutant-free materials. Washing and cleaning is done with organic products. The electricity used is obtained from hydropower without nuclear power. And heating is carried out with a heat pump with heat recovery. The atmosphere in the house is always fresh and pollen filtered thanks to controlled ventilation.


  • Secluded location in the middle of the green, Upper Swabian hilly landscape on the highest mountain at 680 m in the hinterland of Lake Constance
  • Only 30 minutes to Lake Constance
  • Modern passive houses on an old farm
  • Simply and lovingly furnished apartments
  • Breakfast basket with organic, regional and homemade on request.
  • Located in a cul-de-sac, no through traffic
  • A paradise for families with children

Apartments3 apartmentsOwn cooking facilitiesChildren welcomeWi-FiDisabled accessno Poolno pets


  • 3 apartments / houses for 4-6 people
  • All apartments with fully equipped kitchens
  • Very slow WiFi available
  • Breakfast can be booked on request
  • Washing machine available
  • Shared garden with barbecue area and children's circus wagon.
  • Garden and garden furniture
  • Play barn with climbing wall, trampoline, table football and table tennis
  • Children's equipment, toys and vehicles available
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Rooms + Rates

per night
entire housefrom70 €
Apartmentfrom70 €

Location + Directions

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The Schöngeister apartments are located above Lake Constance between Ravensburg, Überlingen and Friedrichshafen. The distance from Stuttgart is 195 km, from Munich 204 km, from Zurich 124 km and from Innsbruck 241 km. You will receive the exact address and directions on booking.