Schloss Elmau, Bavaria
Set in the beautiful Bavarian Alps, 100km south of Munich, Schloss Elmau offers the perfect sanctuary for frazzled families.
The family spa is an oasis of calm with several saunas, relaxation areas, a tea lounge and pool. Delightful in spring and summer, as the snow falls you can take in the fresh mountain air as you hit the slopes, and the ski concierge will take care of equipment, planning, and bookings.
Ice-skating and horse-drawn carriages are also available nearby, and food connoisseurs will not be disappointed with the culinary delights being served daily, from Asian to seafood to traditional German delicacies.
Prices from €226 per night in a suite. For details, tel: +49 (0) 8823 180; www.schloss-elmau.de