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Das Kranzbach Ski Resort, Munich, Germany Krün  Germany
Das Kranzbach Krün  Germany
Das Kranzbach Krün  Germany
Das Kranzbach Krün  Germany
Das Kranzbach Krün  Germany
Das Kranzbach Krün  Germany
Das Kranzbach Krün  Germany
Das Kranzbach Ski Resort, Munich, Germany Krün  Germany
Das Kranzbach Krün  Germany
Das Kranzbach Krün  Germany
Das Kranzbach Krün  Germany
Das Kranzbach Krün  Germany
Das Kranzbach Krün  Germany
Das Kranzbach Krün  Germany
Das Kranzbach
Commissioned by the eccentric, violin-playing British aristocrat Mary Isabel Portman as an English country-style retreat, this early 20th-century manor house is a distinct anomaly in Munich’s hotel scene. Constructed in 1915 by Detmar Blow, with an interior by British designer Ilse Crawford, the building now contains 131 rooms (including one tree house and one gatehouse), a sleek wood spa, a rustic restaurant, and a huge bathhouse with pools and saunas galore.
 
The 31 rooms in the historic Mary Portman House, inspired by the British arts and crafts movement, are modern and chic, with vibrant color schemes, designer lamps, canary-yellow chesterfield sofas and specially designed wallpaper from Timorous Beasties. The more recently added 98-room annex, designed by Edinger Fischbach and Partners’ Heinz Pedrini and Martin Aufschnaiter, has a more traditional country house feel, with lots of light woods and glass (including see-through bathrooms) and a minimalist Scandinavian design aesthetic.
Das Kranzbach Ski Resort, Munich, Germany
A quick drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Zugspitze ski area is the surprisingly cool Das Kranzbach spa resort. The original building—inspired by the British arts and crafts movement—now has a sleek wood spa, 90 rooms, and all sorts of nooks that offer dramatic views. From $179. 49/(0) 88-2392-8000, daskranzbach.de

This appeared in the November/December 2011 issue.
Das Kranzbach Ski Resort, Munich, Germany Krün  Germany

In Kranzbach 1, 82493 Krün, Germany
+49 8823 928000