From the Bornmuhle’s terrace tables you look across a field of grazing horses to the spectacular blue expanse of Lake Tollensee. The hotel, a recent addition to an ancient glacial landscape but built in local farmhouse style, stands on a rise on the vast lake’s eastern shore. Bedrooms with a lake view are well worth the extra euros, especially those on the third floor with dormer windows in the huge hipped roof, from where you can look across to wooded hills rising from the west shore 3 kilometres away. The Bornmuhle is in an isolated spot, west of Gross-Nemerow, and rooms on the other side of the house have woodland views. All rooms – some of them sizeable – are tastefully decorated in subdued colours.
Tollensee fish soup, local rabbit, lamb and wild boar, and regional mushrooms make regular appearances on a menu of modern dishes on the locally well-regarded restaurant. Along with good food, the intense quiet, the calm lake, the restful landscape and the capable, willing service all contribute to this hotel’s relaxed atmosphere. And there are relaxation aids for guests who have trouble winding down. They include fitness, steam and massge rooms and a Jacuzzi, sauna, solarium, and swimming pool.