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Ehrenberg Castle above the Waldrast
Ehrenberg Castle above the Waldrast

The best room in the house has a castle view, a separate sitting room with satellite TV, a balcony, and is near Füssen and its royal castles.

By Andy Bestor

A few years ago we discovered the Hotel-Pension Waldrast, a terrific bargain in the small Austrian town of Reutte, near the Bavarian Royal Castles. A bustling ski resort and ski-school during the winter, the Waldrast is a peacefully quiet spring, summer and fall destination in a lush green mountain setting. But the best thing about this hotel is that the special warmthgemütlichkeit—we felt on our first visit in 1997 is still there.

Owned and operated by the Huter family, the hotel makes a convenient and inexpensive headquarters from which to explore a region rich in sightseeing attractions.