Those who love the mountains accept their conditions. So clear, so good – and such is the maxim of the guesthouse Moormann berge: no wellness luxury, no restaurant, no TV and even mobile phone reception is not exactly impressive. Celebrating the extraordinary, also in architecture. The Nils Holger Moormann company is known for its out-of-the-ordinary furniture. Running a guesthouse was a rather unplanned development. Originally, the listed building was to serve as a warehouse. To save it from final dilapidation, it had to be thoroughly refurbished.
The result is – fortunately – a guesthouse in the streamlined style typical of Moormann: reduced design, regional production and sophisticated details. The historical building fabric was preserved with a keen sense for sustainable details and juxtaposed with contemporary architecture and Moormann’s own furniture designs. Exposed stone walls contrast with large glass surfaces, creaking floorboards with untreated steel, and old beams with modern plywood. Despite all this reduction, a warm atmosphere is created. The best basis for this is the natural fir floor, the recurring interplay of light and dark elements, and natural materials.
Whether Nordwand, Bergfried, Gartenzwerg, or Sommerloch – each of the 17 appropriately named apartments boasts its own charm and character. They vary in size from 25 to 140 square metres, and some even feature an airy gallery. True minimalists can stay in one of the three tiny houses in the adjoining garden. Except for two units, all are equipped with a kitchen for self-catering. The apartments are furnished with selected works of art, a small, choice library and, of course, the aforementioned Moormann furniture. In and around the house, even more literature, a sun deck in the cottage garden, and a boules pavilion await visitors. After all, it doesn’t take much to simply be. But this is all the more special for it.
What to do
Hiking, climbing, cycling, skiing, rafting & canyoning, swimming in the Chiemsee or natural swimming pool, boat trips and SUP on Lake Chiemsee, Schloss Herrenchiemsee, , Festivo Chamber Music Festival, Tyrolean Festival in Erl, Herrenchiemsee Festival, Gallery for Contemporary Art in the Festhalle Hohenaschau, mobile cinema Filmriss Aschau, DasMaximum (Art Museum).
Why we like this house
A house with character: consistently simple and simply special.
This house is great for
Solo travelers, couples, groups. The Grosse Stube can be rented by groups of up to 25 people for events, parties or workshops (catering on request).
|Region/Town||DE – Germany, Bavaria, Aschau im Chiemgau|
|Scenery||Chiemgau, Alpes, not far from the Chiemsee|
|Number of guests||14 apartments for 2 - 4 people and three tiny houses|
|Design||Nils Holger Moormann|
|Published||Bauhandwerk 4/2019, schoener-wohnen.de: "Urlaub mit Stil: Hotels und Ferienhäuser in den Bergen" 8/2016, more reviews|
|Awards||numerous awards, a.o. Alpine Interior Award 2011, German Design Award 2010 - Gold, AIT Alpine Interior Award 2011 - Top 24, German Designer Club, Good Design 2009 - Silver|
|Architecture||Listed building - old, Modern, Old & new|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Hiking, Lake/river, Meeting, Mountains, Pet-friendly, No car needed|
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