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Fireplaces in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

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Fireplaces in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

Sounds like an odd question but my husband's only wish for our 3-week European trip this October is to stay in places with real wood burning fireplaces. I've been browsing a few hotels/inns/B&Bs and do not see many yet. Do you have any cozy places to recommend in any of the three countries?

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1. Re: Fireplaces in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

The classical wood burning fireplace in these countries is the Kachelofen

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kachelofen

Here e.g. one which was rebuilt in 1897 - thus the tiles reused are much older

historische-gasthaeuser.de/de/gasthaus/clips…

These types of ovens are heated from the rear side.

There are also a number of fireplace types where the fire is behind a glass and you can see it. Really open wood fires in rooms are not common. Traditionally for security reasons. Nowadays also for legal reasons. They are inefficient and the exhausts gases are too dirty. In Germany it is only allowed to use such places "from time to time" (BImSchV § 4 (3)).

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2. Re: Fireplaces in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

Hi,

das Kranzbach has real wood fireplaces. It is in between Garmisch and Mittenwald. Look here:

daskranzbach.de/english/…sensational_living

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3. Re: Fireplaces in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

In Kitzbühl Austria:

www.hotelzurtenne.com/de/restaurant/index.php

Another austrian hotel:

spa-alpenrose.at/english/02_Hotel_und_Preise…

room honeymoon silberdistel has an open fireplace

http://www.holidaycheck.de/hotel-Urlaubsbilder_Aktiv+Spa+Hotel+Alpenrose-ch_ub-hid_102567.html?action=detail&mediaId=1157288050

In Oberstdorf/Germany

explorer-hotel.com/oberstdorf/…98703.html

Staudacher Hof Garmisch/Germany

staudacherhof.de/en/preise/arrangements-best…

www.staudacherhof.de/bilderbuch/index.html

Bergisch Gladbach/Köln

www.schlosshotel-lerbach.com/de/…

Berchtesgaden/Germany

www.alpenhotel-fischer.de/…

Well there are plenty more. I hope there is one which you like

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