At the foot of the 1669-metre-high Kampenwand, a mountain peak in the Chiemgau Alps, lies the berge guesthouse in the locality of Aschau.
The old listed building from the year 1671, first mentioned as a “village bakery”, has undergone a comprehensive and thoughtful conversion into a guesthouse since 2006. The initiator was none other than the award-winning designer Nils Holger Moormann. It started in 2003 with the acquisition of a plot of land for building a warehouse for a design firm. On the site there was a dilapidated house suitable for renovation, marking the start of the berge project. The existing historical structures were exposed in stages. During the conversion, every attempt was made to preserve as much of the original substance as possible, without standing in the way of a modern interpretation. berge is an innovative guesthouse with 16 rooms and studios. These have names such as “Sommerloch” (“Summer Break”), “Bergebude” (“Mountain Den”) or “K3”.
There is no TV, instead each room has its own library. Walls that are exposed or insulated with clay, roughly treated floors, alcove-like beds and the use of spot lights create the particular charm of this accommodation.
The designer Moormann, whose firm is just 200 metres away, created not only a modern, but also a timelessly innovative interior. There is only a part-time reception, but instead there are a lot of “dumb waiters”. A storage space is provided for skis and bicycles, so that the creaking hallways are not unduly overburdened.