In the Bavarian country side, outside a small village, lies a little gem that you can reach after a slightly steep 10 minute walk up the mountain. This gem is a small cottage, bought by my stepdads grandma in 1971 so that all her children and grand children would have the chance to spend time there.
Now, 45 years later, the cottage has seen quite a few people coming and going and through the help of a few hard-working people it has been revived and now looks better than I have ever seen it before.
The first time I spent my time in this cottage (Huette, how we call it in Germany) I was probably around 12 years old. The last time I came there before this year was 6 years ago. I always thought of the cottage as a very, very special place but I was absolutely stunned of how it changed when I came back there this month. I just couldn’t help but posting pictures of our trip to Ruhpolding, Bavaria here on the blog – I hope you enjoy having a look at the pictures from “Heidi-Land” 🙂
The cottage is surrounded by a little garden/terrace and the view is just amazing. We loved sitting outside, chilling in the deck chairs. The youngest and the eldest member of the family found it equally as nice. Children can play and discover so many things, adults can read a book, enjoy the view, make a fire, make flower wreaths 😉 – the opportunities are endless.
At night we either went to town to one of Ruhpolding’s amazing restaurants or we went inside, enjoyed the coziness of the fireplace and cooked food on the authentic stove. When the weather is warmer the barbecues on the terrace are amazing!
The inside of the hut looks better than ever. There is one single bed, two double beds and one camp-like room with three mattresses. With a lot of love for detail and a lot of DIY-work there is a proper authentic-Alpine feeling inside the cottage. I still cannot believe how cozy it was!
During the day there are endless opportunities for day trips: A trip to Salzburg, to the Chiemsee, loads of walking and hiking paths, mountains, museums, a spa and swimming pool with artificial waves, ski regions, amazing cities like Berchtesgaden or Bad Reichenhall…
We had such a lovely time in Ruhpolding and we cannot wait to go back. It was also great to see how everyone enjoyed it: From the youngest playing in the mud, to the teenager chilling in the deck chair, to the eldest constantly sitting in front of the fire, enjoying the view and the air – everyone had a great time.
Good job and thank you to my mum and my step dad and all the other hard working people – you really manage to keep this place so special and great!