Schüle’s Gesundheitsresort & Spa is by far the finest hotel we saw in Oberstdorf and probably among the top 15 we've ever reviewed. The problem here is getting in. Most guests reserve a year in advance and stay for two or three weeks, so your chances of dropping by for a couple of overnights aren't good. However, the engaging, grandmotherly owner, Gisela Schüle, made a point of telling us that short-term guests are welcome during the occasional periods when the hotel isn't full

The hotel's splendid public and guest rooms are decorated in that special sort of rustic elegance in which the finest country hotels of Germany, Austria and Switzerland seem to specialize. But you won't see any of the kitschy touches like acres of floral tile, drapes, carpet and wall paper, or lumber truck loads of ponderous dark wood, that so often give this decorating style a dim, somber look. Here the look is glistening and sprightly with plenty of blond wood and modern lighting. Guestrooms are spacious with dazzling white walls, light wood trim, high-backed easy chairs in a separate sitting area, and ample, sparkling bathrooms. Many, like Number 329, have expansive windows that open onto large balconies with fine mountain views. Top of the line in every respect.

Street Address: Ludwigstraße 37 - 41a
City: Oberstdorf
Country: Germany
Phone: 0 83 22 - 70 10
Fax: 0 83 22 - 70 15 16
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Quality: Rating: 5 stars
Value: Rating: 3 stars
Price Level: $$$$
Type: Hotel