Family holidays in the Black Forest

The Bareiss World for Children and Families

We are committed to being the most family-friendly hotel in Europe, and we do everything we can to make our young guests as happy as our adult ones. Our well-coordinated team always knows how to surprise the younger ones and make every day into something special. Because free time is the greatest luxury of all, and a family holiday in the Black Forest should be an unforgettable experience for parents and children alike. That's why there are favourite places and retreats for all ages, qualified supervision and a varied programme that changes every week – for Minis, Maxis and Teens, or even for the whole family to get involved.

The Bareiss was awarded the Prix Villégiature award for »Best Hotel for Children in the World« in Paris in October 2022.

During the holiday periods, children aged 4 to 17 will get a 30% discount on stays of 4 nights or more in an extra bed in their parents' room. Our daily changing children's programme offers caring supervision from 9am to 11pm during the holiday periods (outside these dates the programme runs Sundays to Thursdays until 6pm, and Fridays and Saturdays until 11pm). Participation is voluntary, anyone can join. For infants under 3 years of age, we are happy to organise experienced babysitters by arrangement.

The holiday periods in 2023 
Whitsun holidays & summer holidays:26.05.–10.09.2023
Autumn holidays:20.10.–05.11.2023

Culinary day
The children's table in the Villa Sternenstaub will be (in addition to the other meals offered as part of the Bareiss half-board) set for lunch from 12 to 2pm. In the Bareiss restaurants, guests with children are welcome in the evening from 6.30 pm.

The following prices apply for an extra bed or sofa bed in the single or double room flat - incl. Bareiss half-board, per child and per night:

Kinder bis 3 Jahre sind eingeladen.
4-6 years old 115 €
7-11 years old 145 €
12-17 years old 180 €
18+  210 €

When the 1st or 2nd person in a double room is a child under 7, the room is charged for single use. When the child is over 7, the usual prices in the price list apply.

* Each valid within the framework of Bareiss half-board.

Minis, Maxis & Teens


Ages 3 to 6

Romping around, handicrafts and painting, reading aloud and dreaming – the Minis are in the best of hands with our Villa Kunterbunt team. The mood will be full of sunshine whatever the weather because our imagination is an inexhaustible treasure chest, our telescope to the stars and the key to fairy tales.


Ages 7 to 11

Discover and observe, play and learn, stand on your head and marvel – the Maxis conquer new terrain every day at the Bareiss Children’s Village. They can slip into different roles, develop creativity, try their hand as master chefs in the children’s kitchen or as acrobats in the playground, and much more.


Age 12 plus

Spreading your wings and exploring, inventing and researching, designing and crafting – the Teens can have fun in the youth club in the House of Games, in the project workshop or on extended exploration tours. There are many opportunities to play sports and be active outdoors around the local area.


The Bareiss Children’s Village

Villa Kunterbunt, Villa Sternenstaub and the House of Games, the adventure and water playgrounds, the tree house, playground, circus wagon and merry-go-round – it never gets boring at the Bareiss Children’s Village, and new friends are made very quickly. We cook and eat together in our 7-star restaurant, dance and party in the B-Club – and enjoy cowboy romance and the magic of starry nights around the campfire. It's actually quite a pity that a day like this is only 24 hours long, even for us. But we give our all on every single one of them!


Bareiss Riding Stables

It’s a special kind of happiness – dusty riding boots, shining eyes, wonder: contact with ponies and horses is a wonderful experience for children and a great opportunity for them to learn many valuable things. Because there is a lot more to it than just climbing into the saddle, you have to learn to understand horses. At the Bareiss Riding Stables there is a wide range of opportunities to get to know our four-legged friends and to gain confidence in our riding arena step by step.




The Bareiss Animal World

Sometimes one thing leads to another and they complement each other perfectly. Life can bring about unexpected and beautiful things – that’s how the Bareiss animal world came into being over time. It has continued to grow steadily, and now we have our own little zoo here, much to the delight of our younger and older guests – animals do us all good. Whether you see rabbits or goats, ponies or fallow deer – they will help you relax and forget everything else for a wonderful while.

Bareiss Holiday Camps

Five days full programme

Become an outdoor professional, a kicker hero or a horse whisperer in one of our holiday camps which promise to give a unique experience for five days in a row to all those who prefer to make common cause with other young people. Having fun will, of course, be the first priority. The people in charge here are all professionals in their fields, and know exactly what it means to fully devote oneself to a matter. Or arouse enthusiasm for this in others. So: join in and make this your summer!


Learn through play and become a real outdoor hero. The Bareiss Nature Camp will reveal the Black Forest as an adventure playground to children, and will show them what they are capable of! Together they will make bread round the fire, make their own writing utensils and go on a nighttime hike in the forest. The camp is run in cooperation with experienced outdoor adventure educators and is suitable for children aged 5 and over.

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Aimed at developing a natural love of playing and encouraging children’s urge to move: a holiday treat for enthusiastic young footballers. The Bareiss Football Camp is run in cooperation with the »Heldenkicker” football academy, and is suitable for girls and boys aged 6 to 12. Training takes place in two age groups with two coaches, no previous experience required.

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Learn how to handle our cheeky four-legged friends and start to smell like the stables: The Bareiss Pony Camp will teach you everything you need to know about riding and horses – from theory lessons and hands-on sessions in horse feeding and grooming to stable work and taking care of the tack. Children can try riding for the very fist time on the lead rein and sitting in the saddle, or they may wish to build on their existing experience. Groups are organised according to ability.

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