Romanshorn, 4 March 2021 – Everything but the ordinary. What was true for the last few months is also true for these new overnight accommodation options in Thurgau: the single-axle tractor beneath the apple tree, the fully automated tiny house and the fisherman’s cottages in Kreuzlingen. Whether a tech enthusiast, nature lover, romantic or stargazer, these special sleeping spots provide that longawaited experience away from home.
Dreaming beneath the apple tree
Following the great success of Thurgau’s Bubble Hotel, Thurgau Tourismus is now offering yet another open-air experience: “sleeping beneath the apple tree” at the Hagschnurer Hof in Hüttwilen near Frauenfeld. What was once intended as welcome relief from hard labour for farmers is now a creative overnight accommodation option: on the trolley of a Rapid Spezial lies a cosy soft double bed, as well as a wooden bench with table for a romantic dinner for two in idyllic surroundings. When guests arrive, the mobile outdoor room is parked under the chosen apple tree. Breakfast is enjoyed in the farm shop café and, when ordered ahead, the host serves a raclette or fondue – amid the apple trees, of course. Two e-bikes are available for guests to discover the tranquil surroundings. The Hagschnurer Hof is also home to one of the four Thurgau bubble hotels and a lovingly furnished hayloft room.
Two cottages – a good catch and totally in
First there is the tiny house, a veritable miracle of technology. It offers all kinds of technical delights. The room key, for example, is sent to your mobile phone. If you want light, all you have to do is say it out loud. You can play your personal Spotify playlist and a screen on the fridge provides tourist information. The secret location for the 2021 season will soon be revealed. The second cottage at the Fischerhaus campsite in Kreuzlingen focuses on pragmatic functionality. The colourful “fisherman’s cottage” includes four beds, a kitchenette, fridge and private veranda. A playground directly in front of the house, a barbecue pavilion and its proximity to the lake and outdoor pool make it a wonderful family experience. Both the fisherman’s cottage and the miracle of technology are extremely stylish and wonderfully furnished.
There’s no limit to the extraordinary in Thurgau
Whether sleeping in a circus wagon, a cosy pine lodge, a tree house or a former monk’s retreat, Thurgau makes for unforgettable experiences. Numerous establishments have specialised in the extraordinary and offer special overnight stays in Thurgau. The Wagenhausen campsite offers three circus wagons on the idyllic banks of the Rhine for rent. The Hüttenberg campsite operates two ecological “Zinipi” feel-good lodges, each accommodating up to three people. If you prefer to be up high, the tree house in Halden is the place to be: the view over the apple trees and the river, as well as the furnishings and the cosy ambience, invite you to relax. Fischingen Monastery, on the other hand, is the only monastery in Thurgau still inhabited by monks, and in which former monks’ cells are available as hotel rooms. These are just a few of the many ways in which a night on Lake Constance in Switzerland becomes an unforgettable experience. Further special overnight accommodation is available at www.thurgau-bodensee.ch/aussergewoehnlich.
About the Thurgau Bodensee region:
Distant views of the lake, mountains within reach: on the southern shore of Lake Constance, Thurgau spreads out across rolling hills. A terrain suited for cycling. Families love the campsites right by the water. Nature lovers go exploring off the beaten track. And with its many unusual hotels, Thurgau shows how modern and innovative such a rural region can be. Those who don’t like to sit still during their holidays are not limited to swimming, sailing and cycling in Thurgau, but can also ride camels or let the wind blow through their hair on the inline skating routes. The landscape is lush and luscious, and the roads meander along apple orchards. Apple trees dominate the landscape at all times of the year. It is most beautiful in spring, when Thurgau wears its romantic flower-dotted dress at flowering time.