Bayrischzell, Bavaria, Germany

Since 1905 there is the Tannerhof. At that time, the idea of the life reform movement and the motto "Back to nature" moved the founders, the von Mengershausen family, to Bayrischzell. Holistic, mindfulness, love of nature - all this is nothing new for the operators, no hip fuss, no fashion. But something well-tried and lived for four generations.

Far away from industrialized urban life, man can come back into harmony with himself through the contact with nature, healthy holistic nutrition and the right healing treatments. What the life reform yearned for at the beginning of the 20th century is still as relevant today as it was then. And that's why the Tannerhof, after a century as a sanatorium, has now been converted into a nature hotel and health resort by the fourth generation of the family of physicians in 2011 through a major renovation and new construction.

Today the Tannerhof moves between culture and nature, hotel and health, organic gourmet cuisine and fasting. Provides architecture from farmhouse to hut tower. Brings a cultural program from mandolin to electric guitar and shows contemporary art in the 60s bathhouse. Does not fit? Fits!

The Tannerhof does not scream "Look!At!Me!" but whispers "Find me"... The hiding place in the mountains is full of contrasts, a place of rediscovery and reunion.

You can find the hosts' favourite recipe to try in the kitchen whispers.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom170 €
Double roomfrom280 €
Suitefrom330 €


ArchitectureThe different buildings of the Tannerhof come from very different times. In order to gain more space for the guest accommodation, several new buildings were built in the course of the century in addition to the originally existing old Bavarian farm ensemble. Meanwhile, the Tannerhof is practically a small village with many different houses, cabins and houses to discover. For example, the founder included some small so-called air huts in the forest, which look like veritable little alpine huts and enable the guest to live as close as possible to nature. The latest achievement is the 2012 hut towers, which are spread out between the trees. They are clad with wooden shingles and combine three rooms built on top of each other on a small floor space in order to seal as little floor space as possible. The Tannerhof has received several architectural prizes and awards for this (";Current Architecture in Upper Bavaria", BDA Award for Bavaria for "Room Effect", German Timber Construction Award for "Building in Stock") The German Architecture Museum included the Tannerhof in the German Architecture Yearbook 2013. And the BDA still awarded the architectural "Nike" for "composition".

FoodMotto at dinner: "Eat what comes to the table". In order to avoid unnecessary food disposal, there is no menu for individual selection, but a dinner menu for all guests. Vegetarian wishes are taken into account on advance notice. And on two evenings there is a vegetarian menu anyway. All the ingredients are 100 percent organic and, as far as possible, seasonally and regionally, sometimes even grown or produced. In the morning there are, among other things, home-baked bread and ayurvedic rice porridge.

Whoever works here has little to complain about. Good air is inclusive and to working conditions, as they should be everywhere: fair, equal pay, a friendly open togetherness and collegial, cheerful working atmosphere. Further education and support are offered and, where possible, recognized refugees are employed. Thanks to these good working conditions, there is an above-average workforce that has been working for many years at Tannerhof - and that too is sustainable. And by the way, not only the employees are loyal. The guests come sometimes for decades again and again. And even participated in the conversion: by acquiring profit participation rights, guests and friends could financially support the project. The association "Kultursprung eV - Kunst und Soziales am Tannerhof" is dedicated to cultural and social projects in the region.

EnvironmentAt the beginning of the 20th century, the couple from Mengershausen moved to Tannerhof with their children and their cones. The main reason for this was the thought "back to nature" in an increasingly industrialized world. Naturally, this was accompanied by a concept of sustainability right from the beginning, but at the time it was not so hip, but instead simply lived. Since was recycled and up-cycled what the stuff holds, although the terms were not even known, and so it is still done today. Furniture and building materials are being rebuilt, and barns that are forfeited elsewhere brought here and rebuilt instead of building new ones. The concept of sustainability has been consistently followed up with appropriate designation in all areas. Electricity is generated partly by itself and additionally comes from Greenpeace Energy. Plastic is dispensed with as much as possible and the waste is separated. In addition, attention is paid to resource-saving management and economics everywhere. Thus, the Tannerhof has always and now officially 100 percent certified organic.

Well-BeingThe Tannerhof has a simple indoor pool, a sweet, freestanding sauna, a panoramic gym with techno-gym equipment, a Kneipp pool and a varied weekly program with yoga, tai chi or fitness groups. Also guided hiking, aqua gymnastics, autogenic training are on offer as well as lectures on various health topics. All this is included in the room rate. To book extra are a variety of different offers to relax and feel good as cosmetic treatments for the face or body, for example, with honey or aloe vera. But also for the targeted improvement of physical complaints such as a variety of massages, special wrap, or respiratory and physiotherapeutic treatments. As has been the case since the early days of more than one hundred years ago with Tannerhof founder Christian. from Mengershausen the descendants Dr. Burgi von Mengershausen and her husband dr. Roger Brandes the practice and offer on request a comprehensive internal check-up. A doctor's visit without waiting and with plenty of time to tell and answer the right questions.


  • Traditional "back to nature" - Refugium
  • 100% certified organic and member of the Bio Hotels
  • Fitness and health test with advice possible
  • Accompanied fasting (doctors with own practice on site)
  • Daily exercise programs (yoga, tai chi, etc.) and lectures included
  • Wide range of massages, body treatments and cosmetic treatments available
  • Highland cattle and Icelandic horses in the yard
  • Varied art and cultural offer with changing exhibitions
  • Painting in the studio house: Paper and colors are always available and on request there is also professional instructions (surcharge)
  • Mountains and lakes in the immediate vicinity: Schliersee, Tegernsee, Chiemsee, Thiersee
  • Interesting excursion destinations: Munich, Salzburg, Kufstein, Innsbruck

Nature hotel and health resort60 roomsRestaurantno childrenno WiFino disabled accessPoolno pets


  • Towels, bathrobe and hot water bottle in the rooms
  • Rooms without TV
  • Wi-Fi limited (digital detox)
  • Organic Slow Food Restaurant
  • Indoor pool, Kneipp and paddling pool
  • Detached sauna house with relaxation room
  • Panoramic gym with techno-gym equipment
  • Fireplace room, reading room, TV room
  • Tea from the samovar, water carafe and hot ginger water at the buffet until 6 pm
  • Free parking and charging stations for e-cars
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom170 €
Double roomfrom280 €
Suitefrom330 €

Location + Directions

By car

From Munich you can reach the Tannerhof in about one hour (74 km) and from Salzburg and Innsbruck it takes about 1.5 hours (115 km). The exact address and directions can be found on the website.

With public transport

The Tannerhof is easily accessible by public transport. From Munich there is a direct train connection (BOB) to Bayrischzell. From the train station in Bayrischzell you can pick yourself up, take a taxi or walk the last 1.3 kilometers.