Christian and I have made our own little birthday tradition to give each other time in the form of little trips and holidays instead of material presents. We’re actually trying to slowly transition to a minimal lifestyle and don’t like owning a lot of stuff, so that’s a very nice solution we both enjoy very much.
This holiday was my present to Christians 29th birthday in January, and we went to Reit im Winkl in March. There were no rooms left before that. The house is always pretty booked out since a veggie hotel is a rare thing in the rural regions of Germany.
Haus Wiesegg is a small guest house with only a couple of rooms and one apartment, offering breakfast and free wifi. The prices are moderate, with the traditional swiss pine rooms charged at a price of 47 Euros per person per night. We loved the modern yet vintage look of the rooms and especially enjoyed the gorgeous view out of the balcony window. The best was the bedding, though. It’s probably the comfiest bed I ever slept in! Of course the bedding is entirely vegan.
They offer an all vegetarian breakfast and a small vegan area as well. They will ask you before arrival if you’re vegan or vegetarian. Even though the vegan area is rather small you will get everything you need, from bread with sweet and savoury toppings, yogurt with musli as well as fruit and a few veggies. Of course they serve soy milk for your coffee. The only disappointment was the coffee for me, it wasn’t very good and usually my day depends on that first coffee. But the fresh and yummy air helped out with that for once.
They also have a tea station outside the rooms which is up all day, which I absolutely loved! There’s nothing better than curling up with a hot cup of tea on that comfy bed after a day out in the snow. I probably drank my moneys worth in tea to be honest.
There are many fun things to do and see in and around Reit im Winkl. We started our journey with a trip to Salzburg, where we went to the castle. We didn’t enjoy that as much as we thought, though, so we decided to spend the rest of the day at the best place on earth, Gut Aiderbichl. If you have the chance you should definitely go there. We adopted the little pig Roy and ate their yummy vegan schnitzel. In the evening we drove to our hotel and went to bed early. The next day we wanted some fun in the snow and opted for some sledging. Once up the mountain (there’s a shuttle) we found out that the sledging route wasn’t accessible and took our sledges with us on the 6 km panorama hike which was also a lot of fun and very beautiful.
In the evening we ate at an Italian restaurant in town, nothing special. They offer to give recommendations on where to find vegan food, which we declined at arrival since we already ate and forgot to call in again the next day. The hosts are very friendly though, so don’t hesitate to ask them anything.
Over all I would definitely recommend Haus Wiesegg to anyone looking for a cozy and laid-back accommodation. There’s lots of stuff to do and experience, like hiking, skiing, sledging, or even snowshoeing.
Address: Frühlingstraße 12, 83242 Reit im Winkl