Burghotel Falkenstein is nestled at about 4000 feet on a spur next to the ruin of Burg Falkenstein--the third location that "famous" Bavarian King Ludwig II had selected for a fairy-tale castle but no longer managed to build. It only has a dozen or so attractive rooms with a spectacular view of the Allgäu mountains and sports an excellent restaurant--with resasonable prices considering the location.
There is a "sister" hotel (Berghotel Falkenstein) some 1000 feet lower, which is similarly well kept but does not enjoy the spectacular view from the mountain top. Getting to the Burghotel is quite a deal: In winter you need to park at the lower hotel and take a four-wheel shuttle bus up a narrow, winding and steep mountain road. All other times you can drive up observing the traffic light at the lower end of the road--it's all one way!
Reserving a room with a valley view is a must.
- Also Known As:
- Burghotel Falkenstein Pfronten, Germany - Bavaria