Klaus King

The history of the Kranzbach began more than a century ago, when the London violin virtuoso Mary Isabel Portman fell in love with the beautiful mountain valley near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. So the headstrong and independent aristocrat bought a huge mountain meadow at the foot of the Zugspitze and built an "English house", a very dominant complex in the style of Scottish country houses.

Even today's Kranzbach still stands alone in the midst of untouched nature. Just one and a half hours away from Munich, the guests of Kranzbach will find everything they need and more for a relaxing stay. In the expanse of a mountain meadow, at an altitude of 1,030 m, in the midst of a spectacular alpine panorama, all holiday wishes can be fulfilled, regardless of the season. For example, a perfect spa experience, such pampering moments become reality in the bath house, one of the largest of its kind in the German Alpine region. There is probably no other place where it is so easy to strip away everyday life and concentrate on a holistic recovery. The view winds over forests and mountains, thoughts dissolve into a sense of well-being - in this particular spot the soul wings grow.

Athletes will feel just as comfortable here as wellness enthusiasts. In addition to cosmetic treatments, there is also a focus on therapeutic applications: workshops on topics such as fasting, yoga and meditation, as well as medical advice and support, round out the broad selection to enhance the wellbeing of guests. The Kranzbach sees itself as a retreat, in which rest and relaxation are at the centre. Sleep in peace, even with an open window: There are no busy streets here, nor do public events occur in the hotel.

All offers are reserved to the guests. This of course also applies to the cooking of Christian Helfrich and his team. Its gourmet kitchen with a regional focus adds the final touch to the overall concept. This is certain, the aristocratic lady, who once built the "English dwelling-house" on the mountain meadow, would be delighted by today's Kranzbach.



Chef de Cuisine Christian Helfrich and his team spoil with fresh, light gourmet cuisine. Following the wellness concept of the Kranzbach, the restaurant is reserved for the guests.


CATEGORY Hotel & wellness refuge, exclusively for adult guests

ROOMS & SUITES 136 rooms and suites of which 2 special sleeping places: 1 tree house and 1 gatehouse suite

CUISINE Gourmet kitchen with a regional focus

WELLNESS & SPA Bathhouse with separate ladies spa

THERAPIES & APPLICATIONS TCM, Ayurveda, Detox under medical supervision

GOLF 18 courses – all within 70 minutes by car

PETS Well-behaved dogs are welcome
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There is so much to discover so much to enjoy! This is only possible when you visit us, and we get to know each other. That is exactly what we want - to have you with us, we pamper you, and offer you a wonderful time.

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Kranzbach 1
82493 Kranzbach / Klais
Telefon +49 8823 92 8000