Schloss Elmau, Germany

Fringed by dramatic peaks and tucked away in the region of Bavaria, the award-winning five-star hotel and cultural hideaway, Schloss Elmau, is the ultimate off-grid paradise.

Just 100km south of Munich and 1000m above sea level, Schloss Elmau features two 5-star hotels with a total of 162 rooms and suites, eight restaurants.

Schloss Elmau hosts more than 200 concerts a year with the ticket price included in the room rate, including the winter edition of the Verbier Music Festival.

Three spas and pools exclusively reserved for families, and three spas and pools for adults, as well as an Oriental Hammam which is the largest west of Istanbul. Guests can enjoy daily Yoga at Schloss Elmau’s Jivamukti Yoga Centre, taught by advanced Jivamukti Yoga Teachers.

For Schloss Elmau’s mini guests there is an endless supply of activities, guaranteed to keep boredom at bay. Kids can find their groove slacklining and stand-up paddleboarding or try their hand at baseball or even attempt archery by torch light. Schloss Elmau also offers a dedicated ‘edutainment’ programme where little guests can explore the exciting phenomena of nature, technology, and the environment.

Children can enjoy outdoor music workshops, focusing on music in the meadow, and take time to really explore the natural environment around the hotel. Schloss Elmau also offers other activities such as Nordic Walking, Mindful Skiing and Qi Gong – the options are endless.