Das Kranzbach Hotel

Kranzbach, Germany

A spa hotel surrounded by forested mountains, this is a true luxury retreat in a secluded location. The original building on the property, “the castle,” was built by British artist Mary Portman in the early 20th century. During the 1936 Olympic Games in nearby Garmisch-Partenkirchen, it was used as a dormitory for competitors; at the end of World War II, the Kranzbach hosted recuperating US. Army officers. Guest rooms and spa facilities have recently been built around it, along with swimming pools and spas. From anywhere on the property, we can savor a 360-degree panorama of flower-filled meadows and mountains. It’s an amazing place!