Right on the northern edge of the Bavarian Alps (in Bavaria, ha-ha) is the town of Bad Feilnbach. Where, I think, the only thing that outnumbers its villages (more than 50!) are its sports activities.
And as it does have a “Bad” designation, know that it’s a good thing. Who couldn’t resist being pampered with all sorts of spa treatments at the Moorbad und Natur-Heil-Dorf. What a mouthful, I’m stressed for having to type such a long name. Someone ring for a massage, please? ;-)
Anyway, after a day of fishing, mountain biking, hiking, Nordic Walking, cycling, and rollerblading I think spa services should be on the agenda.
These activities, BTW, are the ones that can be done in the warmer months. Bad Feilnbach also has a number of “themed” walking trails, but none too long distance.
I haven’t gotten to the winter “activities,” yet.
No time like the present, right? Winter’s a fun time to come to Bad Feilnbach. Downhill skiers, Cross-country skiers, and sledders from all over come to experience the Alps first hand. Why shouldn’t you be one of them?
Too cold? Tosh! Put a Parka on, it’ll be all right. ;-)
Sound like your kind of place? Glad to hear it.
For a truly unique experience, consider a “Farm Holiday” where you can stay at a local farm for a night or two. You’ll feel like part of the family, once you’re put to work.
Seriously, it’s a nice way to see how a real farm operates. They’re not too expensive, and it’s a nice change from nameless, faceless hotel chains.
So is camping out in Bad Feilnbach, in case the whole farm thing isn’t your cup of tea.
The only thing you haven’t experienced in Bad Feilnbach at this point are its festivals and markets. The Amateur Artist Market (1st Sunday in July) is one of the most popular, as is the Summer Fest in June, the Rossererfest in August, and the obligatory Christmas Market in December.
The last one being that you’d need to come when it’s cold. Put that Parka on — you’ll be fine. ;-)