The boutique hotel and luxury hideaway Hofgut Hafnerleiten, in the spa and golf region of Bad Birnbach in Lower Bavaria, is a romantic idyll for couples and nature-lovers. The accommodation takes its shape in unique themed houses. The tree house, water house, lake house, boat house, terrace house, garden house, meadow house, multi-level house and the cosy pool suite each invite couples to take time out in them. Every morning a breakfast basket is delivered, and in the evening everyone gathers for Mediterranean fare around the family table in the main building. The apartments are complemented by five relaxation cubes. These cubic structures, which are loosely distributed in the landscape, are used for massages, beauty treatments, sauna, meditation and as relaxation rooms.
Hofgut Hafnerleiten has twice been awarded the BDA prize for successful architectural conversions in the “building for the community” category.
What to do
At the Hofgut: spa treatments, earthen sauna, Finnish sauna, cooking and barista courses. Also hiking and horseback riding, and the Hofgut is located within Europe's largest golf & spa region.
Sharing his passion for cooking with others is a labour of love for owner and professional cook Erwin Rückerl. Having completed his classical chef training, he discovered Mediterranean cuisine in Sardinia and went on to establish Lower Bavaria’s first cookery school amidst the unspoiled natural landscape of the Hafnerleiten estate. Together with his wife, Anja Horn–Rückerl, and her background in the hotel sector, he has been extending the property since 2001 through the addition of themed huts and holiday houses.