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Design- und Boutiquehotel Bären

Editorial articles about our Hotel Bären in / Die Zeit, Geo Saison, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Bergwelten Magazin, ... Here you will find press releases and photos from and about the Hotel Bären in Vorarlberg.

Anja Rützel, Die Zeit

The nicest thing about Hotel Bären is its café. There you glide casually into the local life and whiling away the day with no regrets.

100 best hotels in Europe, Geo Saison

Maria and Josef Frick, who run the pleasantly unkitsch Hotel Bären in the Bregenzerwald, are cycling enthusiasts with a feel for what bike guests want.


Barbara Guger, rosapfeffer.at

In my opinion, the breakfast in the Café Deli in the Hotel Bären is the best breakfast in Austria. Everything homemade, super delicious and just completely different from the standard hotel breakfast!

Konfekt Magazine

"Our aim was to create a lively down-to-earth space open to visitors and locals alike,” says Josef. The pair have succeeded in their mission: Hotel Bären has become the region’s favourite brunch spot as Bregenzerwalders flock to the village of Mellau for the inn’s breakfast.

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Alpine charm meets cosmopolitanism and that in its most natural form. Modern designed interiors and furniture come from craftsmen from the area. The open yoga classes and retreats in the hotel's own Studio B are highly recommended. The view of the Alps while relaxing in the relaxation room is a sensation.


We are happy if you want to write about our hotel. A visit with us in the Bregenzerwald is always worthwhile. We would be delighted to tell you about our house over a glass of wine or a cup of cappuccino.

Press contact:
Mag. Josef Frick
Hotel Bären Bregenzerwald
6881 Mellau
0043 5518 2207

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