By Megan Finley
AdvantiPro contributing writer
Looking for an easy, stress-free, authentic holiday experience? Farm holidays at a Bauernhof located in Germany and across Europe are great for cyclists, hikers, sports and recreation enthusiasts, or for those just looking to take in a peaceful landscape. Farm holidays offer relaxation, recreation and interesting activities for all ages.
Those on holiday can ride horses, help with farm chores, enjoy spa retreats, walk forest trails, swim in lakes and soak in the natural beauty of Europe. Most farms offer a hearty farmer’s breakfast with fresh regional products.
Scattered across every region of Germany, Bauernhöfe offer a range of accommodations. Many farms offer cozy apartments with swimming pools, spa opportunities and Internet. Others require you to roll out your sleeping bag and hit the hay in the farmer’s barn loft.
One hotel in Bavaria, Bett im Kornfeld, allows guests to sleep in a wheat field on a brass bed with a hay mattress. This stay offers breakfast, an outdoor shower and a construction trailer toilet.
For more information, call Bett im Kornfeld at 0362-9608.
These farm vacations extend through all of Europe in countries such as Spain, Italy and Austria. Whether you are looking to pick or stomp grapes, milk cows or just lounge in a tranquil setting, farm stays offer an up-close view of Germany and the rest of Europe for the fraction of the cost of a hotel. Depending on whether you want to “rough it” or receive a little pampering, prices can range from $15 to $200 per night.