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Amidst rolling mountains, lush meadows and mystical green forests and glittering lakes, resides the quaint and quintessentially Austrian village of Tannheim, a rural and rustic holiday resort in which visitors are sure to find solitude and serenity. Affectionately known as the ‘valley of drinking water’ due to the mineral enriched quality of its natural springs, Tannheim revolves around relaxation; incredible hiking opportunities in the surrounding areas provide enriching excursions, while an ancient culture is still alive and present within the small village.
Tannheim is awash with luscious lakes and the trials which lead to them reveal fascinating flora and fauna. One of the most stunning is Lake Vilsalpsee, a shimmering lake which can be reached within an hour’s wander. Here, a rushing waterfall propels gallons of water into the gorge below, and provides an arresting image of nature’s inexorable force.
When winter blankets the alpine landscape with its snowy embrace, skiing opportunities burst forth; 9km of soaring ski slopes ensure winter sports enthusiasts will consider Tannheim a wonderland.
The rich cultural and geological inheritance of Tannheim is documented and displayed in the intriguing and immersive Local History Museum. Over a thousand years of history is brought to life in an ancient farmhouse, the airy rooms of which are home to collections of musical instruments, antique photographs and excavated relics.
Appease an appetite for Austrian authenticity at the s’Hof Brauhaus, a restaurant and brewery whose delectable local delicacies are sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate. Absorb the warm and welcoming atmosphere while sipping a pint of home-brewed beer, anticipating the taste of crisp potatoes, sweet red cabbage and perfectly roasted pork fillets. (Unterhöfen 19, 6675 Tannheim, Austria)