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Attractive Apartment with Stunning Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 72 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment in Menzenschwand, Nr. St Blasien, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany - Ideal Year-Round Chill-Out Destination

The property is situated on the edge of the attractive Black Forest village of Menzenschwand which, with its traditional wooden farmhouses, welcoming restaurants and inns and surrounding natural beauty, offers the essence of Black Forest charm. The whole area is a designated nature reserve and is perfect for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. The village itself is in a long valley with a waterfall at the far end and a mountain path leading up to Feldberg, the highest ski resort in the Black Forest. There is also a spa where you can swim indoors and out, summer or winter, with saunas, massages and radon therapy available. The apartment is on the top floor of a 3 storey house and commands views of the village, the valley and the mountains beyond. It is crisp and modern with plenty of wood features throughout. There is a garden and it has its own off-road parking.

Linda and John MacHugh
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Linda and John MacHugh

John and I are 52 and 47 respectively, but still have an adventurous spirit. We like nothing better than travelling and exploring new places. I first visited the Black Forest with my German pen pal when I was 15. It was so memorable that when my husband and I were looking for a holiday home, I was immediately drawn there, almost 30 years later. We tend not to go for package holidays and avoid typical sun sea and sand deals, so this area is perfect for us. We can be as active or as lazy as we want to be, and range of activities and the changing seasons mean we never get bored. We have brought both my parents and friends out to visit, and everyone, young or old, has loved the apartment and the surrounding area.

Linda and John MacHugh purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Linda and John MacHugh chose Waldshut-Tiengen

We purchased the property in 2006 at the time that Germany so successfully hosted the World Cup. As soon as we went through the front door, we felt at home. It was fresh and clean and had everything we needed for a great holiday, but it was the view from the large balcony that sealed the deal. We've spent many happy times outside eating, drinking or just looking at the view. The area changes dramatically with the seasons, hot in summer, deep snow in winter and red and gold foliage in the autumn. Despite being situated in a rural idyll, it's also ideally placed for exploring the corner of Europe where Germany, Switzerland and France meet. Freiburg, Strasbourg, Stuttgart and beautiful Lake Constance are all in easy access.

What makes this apartment unique

Menzenschwand is a rural village that caters well for tourists. There is a good range of restaurants, inns and hotels for eating out, a bakery, post office, ski shop, drink shop and bank. The nearest town, St Blasien, is dominated by a magnificent cathedral and has several large supermarkets. There are many seasonal events in the area including wonderful Christmas markets in Freiburg, Stuttgart and Strasbourg and the wood carving festival and classical concerts in St Blasien. Anyone who doesn't believe Germans can enjoy themselves needs to experience Fasching in the weeks leading up to Ash Wednesday when each village goes mad dressing up and playing music. The area is a nature reserve, renowned for its clean air and unspoilt landscapes. Menzenschwand's Radon spa is also a major attraction.

Guestbook comments from the owner

McManus Family: This was our first time in that part of Germany and we were completely captured by the breathtaking scenery. We had a magnificent view from the balcony and the apartment was very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. It was very relaxing to sit on the balcony and just listen to the contented sounds of the cows and goats next door, take in the pure clean air and look at the breathtaking scenery. We will definitely be booking again in the future."

Wall Family: 'The accommodation is delightful, balancing the modern and the traditional. It is a well equipped and comfortable apartment with fairytale views of a snow covered landscape. With roads snow ploughed and always open, skiing at Feldberg, reasonable prices and a warm welcome from everyone, we had a brilliant winter holiday. Highly recommended

Lindsey Davies:The apartment was very well presented, well stocked and very tidy. We had a very relaxing holiday and are already talking about a return visit
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Menzenschwand in South Black Forest

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 72 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is fully tiled in white and has a large shower, WC and wash basin. A hair dryer is provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Not a large room, but does have 2 full sized single beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom has a large double bed with ample wardrobe and storage space and direct access onto the balcony. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds and a wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is light and bright - a bolthole where you can get away from it all and explore nature, yet within easy reach of major European cities such as Zürich, Basel, Strasbourg and Stuttgart. You can easily cover 3 countries in one day trip. Previous guests comments: Shida Wahl: It was exactly what we were after - a lovely, clean apartment in a peaceful setting, with all the necessities provided. Steve Hulm: The apartment was lovely, particularly the view from the terrace, and so was the village. The price includes a Schwarzwaldcard, a tourist card which gives discounted admission to numerous tourist attractions and free public transport throughout the black forest. For further information on the area, please enquire. This is an ideal location for nature lovers and the village and surrounding valleys have miles of hiking/cross-country skiing trails offering short walks or major hikes. Outside: The house is set in its own garden with lawns and trees, perfect for sunbathing or snowman production, whichever the season. There is also off-road parking available. The garden backs onto fields, open space and the start of the many trails through the mountains. Utility Room: There is a storage area beyond the kitchen where the ironing board and cleaning materials are kept, including a vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, tea towels and bedlinen are provided. 2 sets of towels are provided for a week long stay. Bedlinen is changed every week for guests staying longer than a week. Other: The wooden balcony runs the length of the apartment and provides additional living space. There is a large table and 4 chairs, ideal for outdoor eating or just sitting enjoying the views that stretch the length of the valley as far as Feldberg.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


A lovely homely apartment with wonderful views of the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Menzenschwand and the apartment was clean, comfortable and well located. The owners were very friendly and helpful and provided us with plenty of useful information to help us organise our trip.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for an Autumn walking holiday

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was as described, comfortable, warm, very well equipped and clean with a lovely comfortable double bed. It is at the southern end of the village giving easy access to a huge variety of well marked walks. We walked to St Blasien, a beautiful town with an amazing church, I managed to get a ticket for a superb piano concert, look out for their programme, a real treat. Also a good selection of cafes and restaurants, good for food shopping too with a Lidl and Edcart. There is also a vet (Tierpractice), in the town.

Monday and Tuesday can be tricky to find a good lunch spot, many places close, there is a lovely backery in Todmoos with delicious cakes.

The owners have been very helpful, I would definately recommend to friends and we will hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that these guests enjoyed their stay and also managed to get to one of the concerts in the cathedral in St Blasien. The cathedral's impressive dome makes the acoustics incredible.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely Clean apartment with everything you need for a relaxing getaway. location was excellent with lots of great restaurants within walking distance . The spa in Menzenschwand has a wonderful vista and well worth a visit . Would definitely recommend the area and apartment . Remember if you go to Switzerland during your stay to take Francs otherwise they will charge you for changing money . Feldburg was also worth a trip up the mountains. Great walks for the energetic . hopefully would like to return

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week here with our 2 year old! The apartment is lovely, home from home and the perfect base for great days out or quiet days exploring the village. We loved the local restaurants, sledging in the hills behind the house and the deer next to the play area! The trip to the spa felt like a real treat. A wonderful holiday, we will hopefully be back to explore some more! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this apartment, which is well equipped, warm and comfortable. There is plenty of walking for those who do not ski, and we used the free train pass to go to Freiburg, so there is plenty to see and do. This is a beautiful area, especially in the snow, and a lovely apartment, and I am sure we will return before too long!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that the apartment didn't disappoint second time around. It offers a whole other range of activities in winter, and the area takes on a very different beauty in the snow.
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday in this very comfortable top floor apartment situated in a stunningly beautiful area. The location is perfect for an active family holiday as there is so much to see and do in this corner of Germany.

We enjoyed walking in the local area, taking the ski lift at Todtnau and then hurtling down the mountain coaster/Hasenhorn Rodelbahn, having an excellent day at Germany's largest theme park Europa Park, visiting the superb indoor water park Badeparadies at Titisee Neustadt, taking the train to Freiburg using the free Black Forest Card supplied by the owners and venturing over the Swiss border to Zurich.

In the village itself there are three restaurants within 10-15 minutes walk of the apartment which serve good local food and drink, perfect after a busy day. There is also a local baker and 10 minutes drive away by car in St.Blasien is an Edeka supermarket (like a German Waitrose).

Within a couple minutes walk of the property we also saw the ski lifts for the local ski school which must be fantastic in winter when there is snow on the ground.

We found the owners a real pleasure to deal with and they provided us with lots of hints and information which helped ensure that we had a wonderful time. We would love to return to this property and enjoy more of what this beautiful part of the world has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rate 1
19 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by telephone or email. No deposit is required.

Changeover Day:
Please enquire.

Notes on prices:
€55 per night from 01.01.2015 for up to 2 guests.. A supplement of €10 per person per night applies for 3rd and 4th guests aged 14 or over. For children aged 13 or under, the supplement is €5. Young children under 3 are free. For guests staying less than 4 nights, there is a cleaning supplement of €50. These prices include the local tourist tax which we pay on your behalf.

Payment is normally made in cash in Euro during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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