BE GOOD TO YOURSELF

A MARRIAGE OF MEDICINE AND DESIGN

We believe that a feel-good atmosphere can speed up the healing process. So we have adopted the principles of healing architecture in our interior design: pleasant lighting, clear signposting, carefully considered colour schemes and designer furniture specially adapted to the needs of rehabilitation patients. Even our ‘pictures with healing powers’ are designed to help you on your way to recovery. The traditional Bavarian style, and the use of regional materials combined with modern design trends, convey a stylish sense of top-class cosiness - which our guests very much appreciate.

ENJOY A HOME FROM HOME

Our rooms and suites are as individual as you are. We have a total of 85 comfortable rooms and 35 spacious suites, all furnished to a high standard. The elegant yet homely design goes hand-in-hand with supreme functionality so that even patients with restricted mobility can easily manage everyday activities without assistance. Our rooms and suites are equipped as standard with ergonomic hospital beds to make sure you get a good night’s sleep.

Our clinic complex nestles in a lovingly designed park that extends over 20,000 square metres down to Lake Tegernsee. Sun-loungers, parasols and benches invite you to recuperate in the fresh air in-between your treatments. Down by the lakeside, easily reached via a short service road, we provide sunbeds, sports equipment (e.g. stand-up paddle boards) and towels for you to use at no cost. Over the years, the clinic complex has expanded as more buildings have been acquired and extensions built, and so our patient accommodation is now divided across various different buildings. They are of course all connected to the main building, which houses the reception area and the patient restaurants.

Our rooms – from ‘classic’ to ‘superior’

Our rooms measure around 16 to 40 square metres, and are available in the categories ‘Classic’, ‘Comfort’ and ‘Superior’ depending on their size, and their position in the building. The majority of our rooms are in the main, Defregger and Wallberg buildings. Most of them have a balcony or terrace, so you can enjoy the views into the greenery and across to the mountains while taking in the fresh air. Some of our rooms also offer a view directly over the lake.

 

 

Our suites – relax in Bavaria’s largest clinic suite

We offer a total of 35 suites varying in size from 40 to just under 90 square metres, with a choice between ‘Junior’ and ‘Executive’ suites located across all the clinic’s buildings, both on the ground floor and on the upper storeys. Our largest suites have their own name: the Anna Suite, the Ringsee Suite and the Tegernsee Suite. When we constructed the Ringberg building in 2016, we created some exceptionally large suites with impressive high ceilings and light and airy rooms. The 55 to 90 square metre suites have a connecting door, and can be increased in size to around 110 or even 145 square metres: the Klinik im Alpenpark thus offers the most spacious clinic suite in the whole of Bavaria. All our suites are divided into living and sleeping areas, and are fitted with spacious bathrooms, and plenty of storage space for your personal effects.

 

 

Home from home with your family

We are delighted to also welcome your partner to stay with us if you prefer not to travel alone. Our large and elegantly designed and spacious rooms and suites, plus our outstanding location right on Lake Tegernsee, guarantee that your family will feel good here, too.

 

 

AWARD-WINNING INDULGENCE: HELLO FROM THE KITCHEN

Our aim is to indulge you with first-rate cuisine, while providing the right nutrition to support your speedy recovery. In our patient restaurants – with their timeless design coupled with a touch of Alpine foothills flair – you’ll be torn between looking at the menu and looking out of the window. The natural panorama of our Alpine park will leave you hungry for healthy dishes, deliciously prepared. Following the philosophy that ‘healthy food needs good ingredients’, our head chef, the master chef Athanasios Angeloussis, uses regional produce to create fresh delicacies every day. The use of seasonal ingredients, and careful preparation, guarantee a balanced diet to nourish both body and soul.

INTERVIEW WITH...

…Head chef Athanasios Angeloussis:

 

You have come from the world of top gastronomy, and have worked with Michelin-starred chefs such as Alfons Schubeck and Eckard Witzigmann. What fascinates you now about working in a clinic kitchen?

Here at the Klinik im Alpenpark, the interaction between the chef and the guests is far more intensive, even just because people stay here for longer and because of the individual nutritional advice consultations we hold with our patients. I find it a particular challenge, and it’s also a personal passion of mine to support sick people with healthy and delicious dishes.

What sets the culinary concept at the Klinik im Alpenpark apart?

We don’t have a preference for any particular country’s cuisines – instead we focus on a combination of fresh, seasonal and regional produce. For me, fresh isn’t just about not using ready-made products, it’s also about finding the fastest possible route from farm to fork. We take particular care in preparing our fresh ingredients to maintain as many of the vitamins, minerals and trace elements as possible. When selecting fruit and vegetables, we follow the cycle of nature. If you concentrate on what’s available seasonally, you will automatically have a varied and high-quality diet. We also place great value on where our produce comes from, and work very closely with regional suppliers who provide us with our fish, cheese, dairy products and meat. We believe that regional products are not just about adhering to the local food culture, but that they are also an expression of our sense of responsibility to our region

What do you learn from the patients?

I am constantly learning from our patients to be grateful and humane. I am now even more appreciative of what a great gift our health is. The period of rehabilitation is an intensive time that requires a lot of work on your body and mind. Every day, I learn how I can support patients with that. With good, honest and tasty food prepared properly. Or by creating a good mood at breakfast so our patients start the day on a positive note. Or with a surprise recipe – for example my homemade redcurrant spread with white chocolate and cassis. It lights up patients’ eyes, and lets the healing process begin.

EXPLORE FURTHER – THE TEGERNSEE REGION

Lake Tegernsee has a long tradition as a health resort. The first pilgrims visited Tegernsee Abbey around 500 years ago, aware of the healing powers of St. Quirinus’ oil. During the 19th century, the high nobility regularly took the waters in Kreuth. Bad Wiessee is home to Germany’s largest iodine sulphur springs, which were known for their healing purposes as far back as the early 20th century.

Today, visitors who enjoy sports will find no end of entertainment in the valley – from sailing and golf to cycling and swimming. From the Tegernsee health resort park, there are countless hiking trails and Nordic walking routes taking you on varied trips though the picture-book landscape around the lake.

The municipal districts within the Tegernsee Valley also offer an inviting array of cultural events, such as art exhibitions, concerts, festivals and guided tours, so there’s plenty for you, your companions and your visitors to explore.

But you really don’t need to go far to have Lake Tegernsee all to yourself: you can experience the impressive lake panorama at its most beautiful from the clinic’s own jetty.

A FAMILY TRADITION – OUR HISTORY

The ‘Anna Suite’, our clinic’s largest, is named after Anna Klitzsch, the founder of our traditional family-run clinic on Lake Tegernsee. The young Anna, who had settled in the spa region with her seriously ill husband Ludwig, established the clinic as an ‘Alpine sanatorium’ in the mid- 20th century. Since then, the facility has developed to become a modern centre of medicine for rehabilitation and psychosomatic therapies, and is today a symbol of luxurious facilities and clinical excellence.

 

The history of our clinic dates back to shortly after the end of the Second World War when Anna Klitzsch, who was born in Berlin and of Danish descent, settled on Lake Tegernsee with her seriously ill husband Ludwig. Even back then, the region was popular among spa guests because of its healthy climate and the many doctors located locally. It was in this environment that the business-minded Anna decided to establish the ‘Alpensanatorium Wiessee’: a private clinic for wealthy spa guests seeking rest and recuperation. The 20,000 square metres of carefully tended parkland and delightful views over the Ringsee, the picturesque part of Lake Tegernsee, still provide the perfect setting. Right from the outset, the founder was passionate about guests feeling relaxed: rather than a clinical atmosphere, they would find themselves in a temporary home-from-home.

The end of the 1970s saw the start of a period of upheaval for the clinic: the Oetker Group, which had managed the Alpine sanatorium from the beginning, decided to withdraw. From 1977, Anna Klitzsch managed the clinic herself. Two years later, her son Ludwig Klitzsch II took the helm, heralding a new chapter in the history of the family company.

 

 

The Alpine sanatorium was renamed the ‘Klinik im Alpenpark’. Staffing decisions with a view to the long-term, and targeted investment in the medical infrastructure, paved the way for the great reputation that the clinic continues to enjoy today. Patient numbers increased, and the clinic expanded step by step. At the end of the 1980s, the previous focus on internal medicine was extended to include the treatment of orthopaedic disorders. The clinic’s approval as a rehabilitation centre in the late 1990s marked a further milestone.

In 1989, the founder Anna Klitzsch died at the age of 75. Just one year later, her son, Ludwig II, suffered a tragic accident. In the years that followed, there was no family member actively involved in managing the clinic, although Sibylle Klitzsch, mother of the current Managing Director Ludwig III, maintained close contact with the clinic’s staff and patients.

The new generation came into the business in 2007 when Ludwig Klitzsch III, grandson of the founder Anna Klitzsch, and his wife Ursula, took over management of the clinic. Like the two generations before them, Ludwig and Ursula Klitzsch were determined to lead the Klinik im Alpenpark successfully into the future. Their recipe for success is to create harmony between the traditional and the modern, providing luxurious facilities coupled with the very best in medicinal expertise.