Refugium Betzenstein

Betzenstein is a small historical town in the middle of the Franconian Switzerland Nature Park. On a slope on the outskirts of the town, you will find Refugium Betzenstein, a modern bio-passive house. A longhouse with a double saddle roof, its design incorporates the traditional forms and materials of the region and interprets them in a modern and linear style. With its uniform slate cladding of the façade and roof, this archetypically shaped house takes on a monolithic appearance. The dark upper floor is contrasted by the white plastered ground floor. Here you will find two 45 square meter barrier-free apartments, which open out with floor-to-ceiling windows onto the terrace. Each apartment is comprised of a large room with a sleeping area and living area that includes sofa, dining table and kitchenette. Ecological aims and the creation of a comfortable climate were of great importance in the building’s construction: from renewable, healthy and environmentally friendly building materials, through to solar power and natural outdoor designs. Nature also plays an important role in its playful interior design: stairs and room dividers display grass-like visuals and birch trunks and cowhide rugs serve as decoration.

What to do

The Franconian Switzerland Nature Park is a romantic middle mountain landscape with unique flora and fauna, fascinating rock formations and over 1,000 (dripstone) caves. Sports activities: hiking, climbing, canoeing, cycling, mountain biking and golf. Cultural highlights: One of the most important castle regions in Central Europe, the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage City of Bamberg, the Medieval City of Nuremberg, the Festival city of Bayreuth, and the region with the world's highest concentration of breweries.

Why we like this house

A stylish eco-house without an overdone "eco-aesthetic".

Comments 2

Sandra Ganser says:

wir hatten ein eine sehr schöne erholsame zeit in der fränkischen schweiz. ein ideales ziel zum entspannen und wandern.

die wohnung ist schön, funktional.
die bezeichnung bio oder öko liegt wohl im auge des betrachters.

was verwunderte, war die lage der ferienwohnung.
wenn man sich die fotos der website anschaut, gewinnt man den eindruck in einem der spektkulären schwarzen blöcke des hauses zu wohnen – mitten im wald.
so ist es nicht.
man wohnt im untergeschoss und das haus ist in einem wohngebiet.

für diese art unterkunft passt der preis im november nicht.

es wäre schön, wenn durch bild und text der fokus für den urlauber realistischer gesetzt wäre.


Viola Elflein says:

Wir hatten ein sehr ruhiges und erholsames Wochenende in Ihrer tollen Ferienwohnung. Vielem Dank!
Super Innen-/Architektur!
Familie Elflein


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