This German market town is found in the district of Traunstein, just south of lake Chiemsee in the valley of the Tiroler Ache. As such, it’s a haven for hikers, cyclists and wild swimming enthusiasts. It has a traditional atmosphere providing the added opportunity to immerse in the rich Bavarian culture and traditions, with Alpine foods, architecture and music. And if you want to combine your stay with some of the country’s bigger tourist sites, Grassau is 45 minutes from Salzburg by car, or just under two hours by train.
Immerse in nature when you stay at this Bavarian-style property, a former equestrian centre set among the Chiemgau Alps. While its midcentury exterior is traditional, the design-forward interiors of this hotel boast brushed wood finishings, soft leather furnishings, burnished brass hardware from a local blacksmith and pieces from B&B Italia. There are three restaurants; the White Stag, the Hubertushütte and the artful two Michelin-starred es:senz by Chef Edip Sigl. Das Achental hosts one of the Leading Golf Clubs of Germany and a 2,000 square-metre wellness area with reclaimed wood, slate stone and Austrian stone pine saunas, and a classic steam bath.