Known as one of the best family hotels in Europe, and a true paradise for kids, Germany’s bio-hotel Ulrichshof has undergone a major expansion in order to meet the needs of parents as well as their children. NOA Studio designed a new space which combines a children’s hotel with the amenities of fine spa retreats, and introduced herb and salt steam baths, infrared cabins, fireplaces, and water beds, all nestled into slightly surreal spaces inspired by old Bavarian fairy tales.
Located within the beautiful Bavarian Forest in Germany, the Ulrichshof hotel has earned a reputation as one of the most kid-friendly hotels in the world, but since last Easter, the complex introduced additional facilities and services that are primarily focused on the needs of adults. Exclusive areas such as child-free saunas, spa areas and common spaces provide a cozy atmosphere enhanced the presence of hanging fireplaces, comfortable seating, natural materials and plants.
The hotel combines kitschy elements with wood and vegetation, and creates a blend of contemporary design trends and traditional architecture typical of rural areas. The otherworldly atmosphere of some of the rooms was achieved by introducing mythical elements of local folk tales filled with witches, fountain spirits, and magical creatures.
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