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Villa Thusnelda ★★★★G

Sohpisticated reside directly on the Elbe river

Living in one of the most historic houses Schmilkas, the special district of Bad Schandau. The sophisticated, in noble noble style affectionately restored monumental building is named after the daughter of the former owner, Rudolf Hering. At the time, he also managed the in-house Café Richter. The two renovated according to the best building biology findings premium eco-apartments leave nothing to be desired for the holiday in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Where the Malerweg for hiking and the Elbe Cycle Route intersect and the historic ferry "Lena" creates, the house offers a 360 ° view of mountains and water.

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As a guest of the Villa Thusnelda, you not only book a bed, but the three pillars of the holiday philosophy of the Eco-Retreat Schmilka: Accommodation + Culinary + Events.


Villa Thusnelda is located directly on the Elbe River below the historic center of Schmilka, in the heart of the Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland National Park. Surrounded by forests and rock massifs of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, small half-timbered houses crowd up the hill to the historic mill, and hotels and guest houses line the banks of the Elbe. It is not surprising that this place was given the title "Most beautiful village of Saxony". You just have to experience this gem between village culture and nature.

Take a refreshing break in the premium apartments of Villa Thusnelda and enjoy yourself. In the morning, wake up to an extended late-riser breakfast with crispy-fresh bread rolls from the historic mill and organic bakery on the “Mühle”. How about a treatment or massage? Or you can use the panorama sauna opposite the watermill in the bathhouse and enjoy the pleasant smell of wood and natural materials. During the winter season, take a brave dip in one of the heated bath tubs or meet for a social gathering by the fireplace in the Mühlenhof. Explore on a hike, bike ride or even by paddle boat the beautiful surroundings of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Bicycles and e-bikes can be rented on site. Then come back to the beer garden in the Mühlenhof with hearty meals and treat yourself to a refreshing organic beer from the brewing company Schmilka. Or enjoy fresh and regional organic cuisine in the organic restaurant StrandGut and Café Richter on the Elbe. The evening will end relaxedly with amusing lectures on Schmilka's local history, live music in the Mühlenhof or a fun tournament at one of the historic slot machines in the mill.

You can easily reach Schmilka by train no. S1 from direction Dresden, stop Schmilka-Hirschmühle. Cross with the historic ferry "Lena" from 1924 and the holiday can start. The central reception is located in the Eco-Hotel Helvetia.

Villa Thusnelda in a nutshell

• centrally located in the village center, directly on the Elbe and the ferry
• directly at the intersection of Malerweg and Elbradweg
• completely biologically built to the best of knowledge renovated architectural monument
• 2 apartments with 360 ° view
• officially classified 4 stars G Rating by DEHOGA
• Café Richter with pastry shop in ground floor - currently closed
• 100% eco-power, 100% organic food, 100% heat supply through regenerative energy (wood pellets and heat recovery from brewery and bakery)
• no own reception, arrival and departure at the Bio-Hotel Helvetia
• free parking at the house


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Schmilka - the organic retreat in the National Park©

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