Vacation month: August in the Zillertal - Gartenhotel Crystal

Vacation month of August

Love, music, aromas – In August, there is always something in the air…

Some people believe that a garden fairy does nothing all day other than sniff the flowers in the garden and nibble on the ripe fruit. Far from it is all I can say! To be able to offer good inspiration, we must be inspired ourselves. That's why I was out our terrace early this morning to check things out. All I can tell you is that the view was phenomenal! The first rays of sunlight made the morning dew sparkle along with the indescribable mountain panorama and the azure sky behind it. If you've ever seen the Crystal garden, you know what I mean. From here, you can see the green pool and our lush, green sunbathing area surrounded by shrubs with their colorful flowers. In the background are the mighty mountain chains of the Tux, Kitzbühel, and Zillertal Alps. Start your day right with a lavish breakfast on the terrace

Summer, sun, and swimming fun

My morning inspection confirms that it will be a glorious August day. Perfect for swimming and relaxing. The important question is where? The Schlitterer See is a lake that is only 5 km away. The Krummsee lake is 18 km away, the Reintalersee lake is 19 km away, and the Achensee lake is 25 km away. 

If you prefer to stay at the hotel but still value nature: our 20 m long green pool is filled with crystal-clear Zillertal water, which is revitalized by Grander technology and purified by a regeneration zone without chlorine. Thus, swimming is pure enjoyment here. After a relaxing day of swimming, let yourself be pampered by our kitchen team. With romantic candlelight, you can enjoy only the best from the kitchen and cellar on the Crystal terrace...with 5 courses. When it comes to culinary delights, there is no such thing as too much. Is this not good inspiration for a warm summer night? 

In general, August is a month when many things take place outdoors. This includes concerts by the Schürzenjäger on August 4, 2018 in Finkenberg - you can find details here - the Zillertaler Haderlumpen in Zell, Die jungen Zillertaler - details are available here - on August 18, 2018 in Strass – open-air events wherever you look!


The aroma of herbs is in the air

Since I am on the subject of the great outdoors: there is some news when it comes to the topic of fresh air. It is already well-known that we place great importance on nature and sustainability here at Gartenhotel Crystal. You won't find any artificial room sprays or chemical air fresheners here, but we do have enticing, scented sachets. Mina and I have already gathered the first flower harvest including quite a large amount of lavender, which is now drying in the garden shed. The flowers will then be added to handmade lavender sachets, which will serve as an olfactory highlight in every room throughout the year. 

The herb harvest is also already in full swing. Thousands of leaves are drying on the table in the garden shed. I keep a close watch on the herbs, because when opening the door, they could easily be blown away by the wind. That would not be good at all, because we want to use them for our delicious tea or magnificent herbal salt.  


August: the month of roses

Roses have a high season. There are over 40 rose bushes here spread out on the 3,800 m2 Crystal garden. All colors, all sizes, and all fragrances. Mina says it is a gift from Mother Nature that must be nurtured and cared for. Of course, she is absolutely right. Mina prepares rose oil, rose vinegar, and delicious rose jam according to secret recipes. This is nature at its finest. Like it or not, you simply can't help but be enchanted. Mina always says that homemade tastes much, much better. That's why she decided to share her recipe for rose jam

Mina's home recipe: rose jam

If you don't want to cook or don't have any prepared roses available, you don't have to do without this exceptional treat for long: you can purchase the homemade jam from us. 


 

Now, I must hurry, since Peter just passed by. And if I'm not mistaken, he had a bottle of Pinot Noir 2012. An exquisite wine. Our guests appear to be enjoying their dinner on the terrace to the fullest. And that's exactly how it should be !

 

Greetings from this warm summer night - your garden fairy from the Crystal.