The art of idleness: In an exquisite neighbourhood, with a view of Hermann and Mia Hesse’s home and Lake Constance, the two holiday homes open up airy, transparent spaces for relaxing holidays.
Below the Höri peninsula, away from the lively spots and shores of Lake Constance, lies the charming locality of Gaienhofen – a small community with a village-like character and idyllic bays, surrounded by hills, forests and vineyards. hermann&mia are located directly above the historic home of their prominent namesakes, just a five-minute walk from one of the bathing spots, in an exposed location on a slope offering fantastic lake views. Whether for a holiday as a couple, with friends or a (large) family – the two holiday homes can be rented individually or together.
The sleek, light architecture made of glass, steel and wood is modern yet timeless. A fusion of Bauhaus and beach house. Despite their linear clarity and transparency, the rooms radiate a warm atmosphere. The open and variable floor plans and room configurations open up a variety of perspectives and an exciting interplay of levels and surfaces.
On the ground floor, the kitchen, dining area and living room flow together to form a communicative centre. There is a double bedroom to the rear. The upper floor provides even more privacy and green views with a further master bedroom and a free-standing bathtub on the gallery. Whether in bed or in the bubble bath, the lake and landscape are always in view. If you want to immerse yourself in the story of Hermann and Mia, make yourself comfortable on the seating area under the sloping roof with a view of the historic house – and dive into Hesse’s words, the lake and the landscape.
What to do
Swimming in the small lidos along the lake, water sports, hiking (Höri panorama trail) and cycling (Lake Constance circular trail, e-bike hire in Horn), a visit to the Hermann Hesse Museum and his home or the Haus Dix Museum in the neighbouring village of Hemmenhofen (Otto Dix also lived on Lake Constance for many years), Boat trips, an excursion to the monastery island of Reichenau (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen, pretty Stein am Rhein, lively Constance or Meersburg, wellness (at Hotel Hirschen in Horn or Hotel Bora in Radolfzell)
Why we like this house
Two light-footed, atmospheric houses in a literally poetic neighbourhood
This house is great for
Couples, families and friends, those seeking peace and quiet, active people and dog owners
Heat pump, public transport: accessible by bus and boat (stops in Gaienhofen), nearest railway station in Radolfzell
Journalists Anke and Felix Krohmer love Lake Constance and good architecture. In their holiday homes, they have combined both and created a very special feel-good place where their culinary passion for authentic gastronomy also comes to the fore. Insider tips and a bottle of excellent wine from the region included.
|DE – Germany, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Gaienhofen
|On the Höri peninsula with a view of Untersee (a tributary of Lake Constance)
|Number of guests
|Max. 8, 4 in each house (plus one sofa bed each)
|Ingo Bucher-Beholz, Bucher Beholz Architekten, Gaienhofen
|1-4 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Dog-friendly, Family, Garden, Hiking, Lake/river, No car needed
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