Not your run-of-the-mill Allgäu: beyond overtourism

very local also knows that real Allgäu cheese spaetzle is made at home by ma. But we still know where you can find the best spaetzle and other local specialties away from home. We can give you these and all sorts of other insider tips on how to experience Allgäu away from the throngs of tourists. ROSSO is located near Altusried in Upper Allgäu, where cattle easily outnumber locals—and locals outnumber tourists. It’s a great place to stay, especially if you enjoy lovely walks, or would like to discover the underrated Adelegg mountains nearby or wander around the winding Iller river. Here you can ride horseback, bike and go canoeing to your heart’s content. If you’d like to venture further towards Lake Constance or the Alps, it’s all within reach. There are so many places to discover in Allgäu, that a few recommendations from us may make it easier. Our insider tip number one remains: put your feet up and do nothing—especially after a healthy portion of cheese spaetzle.



Around ROSSO you will find the perfect cycling area. Whether with the touring or racing bike, the mountain bike or the e-gravel bikes from ROSE Bikes, which can be rented from us, here is something for everything. And after such a tour the "Feierabend" beer tastes especially good.


You have probably heard that the Allgäu is a true hiker's paradise. There are countless possibilities for short or long walks and hikes, both from the house and in the surrounding area. We have described a few of our favorite routes in a short blog article.

Lakes & Mountains

Even though we ourselves are "enthroned" on a small mountain above the village and already have the most beautiful lake in the form of a swimming pond in our garden, we naturally don't want to deprive you of the most spectacular bodies of water and the most amazing mountains in the region. Here, of course, there are countless destinations that would drive every travel guide author the sweat on his brow. Therefore, we have tried in our blog to write down a small curation for you.

Culinary delights

Since there is no gastronomic service in our house except for our farm store and the fridge filled on arrival (can be booked additionally), we will tell you the best tips where you can dine wonderfully and get the best local organic food to create one or the other culinary piece of art in our kitchens. The list is already long and we regularly expand it with the newly discovered delicacies.


In our studio, fully equipped with yoga props from the sustainable label hejhej Mats, it is wonderful to greet the sun or mime the downfacing dog. If you're interested, we'll be happy to find you a yoga teacher or let you know when our next retreat takes place.


Right past Altusried, the river Iller meanders through the Allgäu landscape and offers a true natural paradise that can be perfectly explored from the water. We have two SUP boards and a canoe here (all inflatable and therefore easy to transport) and will gladly give you tips for the most beautiful tours.

Snowshoe and ski tours

The ROSSO is located at an altitude of almost 800m and with a little bit of luck there is a lot of snow from December to March and even a good portion of sunshine. The white splendor can be explored around the house with snowshoes or sledges (both are available here) or you can go with our neighbor and mountain guide Tatjana to a real alpine tour.

Goats and Alpacas

The Allgäu is famous for its cows. They are here in large numbers around the house. Quasi as neighbors in the warm season. Sometimes they moo. Horses, deer, foxes, chickens and other birds are also abundant here. And if you like it a bit more exotic, maybe even adventurous, you can either walk with goats or have great encounters with alpacas. Both are close by with our great colleagues Cornelia and Ingo.

Herbal hikes/natural cosmetics/massages

In the surrounding area there are many great people who offer various beautiful things and with whom we are happy to establish contact. Many of them also directly in the neighborhood. So feel free to contact us if you are looking for inspiration to make your vacation here a little more rounded.


Want some more?

Swimming in the forest, hunting truffles, playing in playgrounds, petting squirrels, petting other animals, horseback riding, mountain cheese tasting, playing tennis, picking mushrooms, fishing, tobogganing, bouldering, tasting light beers, tasting dark beers, skiing, golfing.... We know where else is beautiful and happily provide you with our advice.