Simmerl - Hotel information

Indulge in a little downtime: on a family holiday at the Familotel Simmerl.

Faust once wrote: „Here I am Man, here dare it to be“ — If you want to follow this motto during your family holiday, then you’re in good hands in the Bavarian Forest. This is where you’ll find the family and child-friendly Familotel Simmerl, which takes the best time of the year and sweetens it into the most pleasant — in the centre of the green alpine landscape ...

Time for active recreational fun.

The range of activities offered in the Familienhotel in the Bavarian Forest is particularly diverse, but the central location of the hotel also promises pure variety. Countless hiking trails, such as the famous Goldsteig, begin in front of the door — making them ideal for jogging, Nordic walking and cycling. But the best thing: in a circumference of about 100 kilometres, you will find lots of tourist destinations that can be easily reached by car. Cities, such as Regensburg and Passau, with their many historical monuments, are perfect for day trips. The Joska glass factory in Bodenmais and the Weinfurtner glass village in Arnbruck are just 30 minutes away by car.

The WaldWipfelWeg is just 5 minutes on foot. At a height of 30 metres, you will have a breathtaking view of the mountain ranges of the Bavarian Forest and the Danube Valley of the Gäuboden. The climbing forest in the district of Predigtstuhl in Sankt Englmar is also breathtaking, and will provide you and your children with the ultimate in climbing fun. On the other hand, your family can experience over 100 native animal varieties in the Bavarian Forest animal park in Lohberg. The summer tobogganing track is particularly popular and just 1 kilometre from the hotel. Every year, this track ensures guests have great fun.

From December, the picturesque landscape is transformed into a white winter’s dream. Fun in the snow is guaranteed around the Familotel Simmerl: you can have exhilarating tobogganing races with your children directly behind the hotel. It goes without saying that the hotel will provide you with sledges. You can use the hotel’s own freshly prepared cross-country runs free-of-charge to indulge your passion. And if you’re in the mood for a ski run, then the nearest ski lift is just five minutes from the hotel.

By the way: every Sunday, the partner ski school of the Simmerl — which also offers ski hire — will come to the hotel to provide you with information about the latest ski course offers. And if you fancy something a bit more romantic, then you can enjoy the winter’s landscape on a ride in the hotel’s own horse-drawn sleigh.

Just a tip: if you want to get to know the traditional Bavarian customs more closely, then there are lots of opportunities. The traditional, century-old „Englmari Search“ takes place in Sankt Englmar every year on Whitsun, with its colourful parade.

Time for unhurried freedom.

From the very beginning of your family holiday in the Bavarian Forest, you will notice the famous Bavarian hospitality. And in the Familienhotel Simmerl, this hospitality is hearty and easy-going. As soon as you’ve unpacked, head to the light-flooded conservatory or the sunny terrace and make yourself comfortable with the lounge and an exquisite view over the summit of the Pröller and Hirschenstein. The holiday adventure begins right now for your little ones. A large playground and adventure barn offer plenty of opportunity to run around. And in the Happy Club, time flies while they paint, craft and play. Your children will also love the recreation room, with soft play equipment, various levels to crawl up, a slide into the ball pool, grottos, rollers to climb through, swinging buoys and a large room with soft bricks to building „houses and caves“.

The animals in our petting zoo are not afraid of being touched. We have rabbits, chickens and goats waiting for a bit of tender loving care, as well as real horses. Your child’s eyes are bound to light up on a guided ride on our faithful ponies and Haflingers — or during a thrilling carriage ride.

Time for beneficial relaxation.

Fitness and relaxation are top priorities at the Familienhotel Simmerl. The indoor swimming pool offers you pure enjoyment of water. And your little ones are bound to be as enthusiastic about the long water slide as you. In the summer, there are loungers on the sunny terrace. If your children cannot swim, then the professional swimming teachers of the Simmerl — with educational swimming aids — provide the best opportunity to learn easily through play.

Adults can use the sauna and beauty area of the hotel with complete privacy. Here, you can relax in the cabin sauna and take a break from life. A „hot“ tip: take some professional advice from the staff at the Familotel Simmerl before you have your first sauna, so that you can also really enjoy the healthy sweating process. A huge range of massage treatments to select as you wish promise more relaxing moments. As well as classic massages, we also have on offer unusual treatments. You can have a look at the complete spa range on the Simmerl website.


Time for home comforts.

Be it summer or winter — at the Familienhotel Simmerl, you can always look forward to a maximum of ease and comfort. And now there’s even a little more than that. The rooms and apartments, together with the majority of the hotel, have just been freshly renovated.

Important for you: there is a baby monitor in every room or apartment in the Kinderhotel in the Bavarian Forest. And all the children’s equipment you will need is also part of the all-round carefree service provided by the hotel. This is intended to make sure your holiday is more easygoing.


Time for delicious indulgence.

Catering that leaves nothing to be desired is also part of what makes a holiday unforgettable. For this reason, a table is reserved for you and your family for the duration of your stay at the Familienhotel in the Bavarian Forest. This does away with the laborious need to search for a place — and every meal time becomes a completely relaxed enjoyment. However, this enjoyment becomes even more relaxed with the All-Inclusive Soft Drink rate. This also includes the extensive breakfast buffet, together with the salad buffet and soup stations for lunch. Coffee and cake is also taken into consideration. The offer is rounded off with the delicious 3-course meal or themed buffet, to which you can look forward in the evening.

In addition, drinks from the juice bar are included up to 22:00. The show-stopper: especially for our tiniest guests, the Kinderhotel Simmerl offers a delicious baby puree buffet that you can use all day long — and which is also all-inclusive, of course. The typical Bavarian and international delicacies can be really enjoyed in the cosy and child-friendly atmosphere of the restaurant. And when your little ones do not want to sit still any longer, they can run around to their heart’s content in „Mäuseparadies“, the restaurant’s playroom.