Hotel Gabrielle combines true Bavarian hospitality with a slightly more international twist to the already excellent Bavarian food following the return of the talented son who has been studying as a chef abroad. The rooms are large with long wooden balcomies or terraces. Without any sense of irony the staff all wear traditional local clothes as do many in the village and there is live unobstusive Bavarian music outside many evenings, including alpine horns and a small ompha band of very talented local youngsters. The professional but friendly manner of the staff infects the guests who all wish eachother good morning at breakfast, which is an excellent cold buffet with local cheeses, meats, jams and cereals.
20 metres from the hotel is the network of walking paths which criss cross the mountains, well sign posted and of all shades of difficulty. We walked up the Hochgern on our first day to discover we'd walked the equivalernt of Snowdon, but with three Inns on the way, it seemed less. On the mountain we were passed by a cyclist with two dogs and a pet pig, called Emma. Buy a Wanderkarte (map) from the Rathaus to help you plan your walking. The hotel lends bikes to help you access all the walks. By car within an hour is Saltzburg, Berchtesgarten, two hours to the amazing GrossGlockner alpine road, with beautiful vilages closer to hand. In the village the famous Apline Gliding School offers joyrides, a one hour motor glider flight through the mountains is awesomwe.