Bavarian Übersee anyone? In a tiny village propped up between the Alpine ridge and Lake Chiemsee, the Schellings rent out eight vacation apartments in two historic houses. We went, stayed and marveled: Definitely worth a visit.
Unfamiliar with Übersee? Close your eyes and imagine the most picturesque Bavarian scenery featuring a lake and the Alps. That’s where Angela & Marcus Schelling from Munich rent out holiday flats in two beautiful properties. Garden sections with fruits and vegetables inclusive. The hosts live across the road themselves and do a lot of gardening around the property. Landlady Angela Schelling even runs her own beekeeping and produces certified organic honey. Anyone who wants to help or just watch her do her thing is more than welcome.
The Albererhof is, of course, the centerpiece of the whole lot. A historic landmark with its walls dating back to 1767. Stand in front of the property and you probably want to own it outright. Since that is no longer possible, at least go for the rental flat. And what a flat it is: „Der Alberer” is located at the front of the farm and extends over two floors. The hosts have carefully renovated the house and offer their guests some serious time traveling: Holidays like 100 years ago — just with a bit more comfort. Beautiful parlors, stylish crockery, a tiled stove, wooden beds and unobtrusive technology. The Alberer has two bedrooms and two bathrooms making it perfect for four guests. Bringing more? There is an additional sofa bed in the living room.
The other three flats at the back of the house — they are called “Sunnseitn”, “Mittertenn” and “Taubenkobel” — also leave nothing to be desired. However, they are located in an extension from the 1980s and therefore lack the “historic” standard of the Alberer. Sunnseitn and Mittertenn both provide ample space for four people, Taubenkobel is an attic flat for two.
Die Alte Gendarmerie
In the former police station of the village — the house next to the Albererhof – the Schellings have built another four apartments. They are all very spacious and, above all, exceptionally bright. The furniture and the pictures on the walls are a little more colorful here, an eclectic mix of antiques and modern elements. We can recommend those just as much as the others. In front of the house there are small alcoves and gardens that you can use for eating outside (often with a beautiful view of the mountains). The individual details of the flats can be found here.
The highlight of the place is, as mentioned, the proximity to the lake and the mountains. The Chiemsee is a wonderful bathing lake in summer. For some time now, a group of young restaurateurs with beach bars and beer gardens have also settled on this lake. Angela Schelling knows them all and can pick out the right beach spots for every guest (10 minutes by bike, 5 by car).
The Chiemgau Alps are only about 10 minutes away. (Most people also rent a bike / or bring one from home and ride it into the mountains). The first hiking huts can be reached after only an hour’s ascent, there are many alpine pastures that also have playgrounds for children. All in all, the area is very family friendly.
Every now and then, the Schooling will invite you to their garden and bring all the guests of the two properties together. They then serve delicacies from their own organic garden, produce from the farmers’ market or home-baked cakes. It is always wonderful when the guests mingle and strike up a conversation.
A whole week of affordable Bavarian holidays for the whole family while indulging the lake, the mountains and enjoy lots of nature. The area is part of one of the most beautiful in Bavaria, both in summer and winter.
Must be older than eight.
“Der Alberer” in high season: 300 euros per night. The smallest apartment comes fro 100 euros, the bigger ones 200 euros. Minimum stay in summer: 7 nights.
Booking & Contacts
Dr. Angela Schelling
Max-Brunner Weg 1
Übersee am Chiemsee
Bavaria / Germany
Thank you Ingolf Hatz www.ingolfhatz.com for the beautiful pictures.