Once upon a time, there was a woman with a vision. At the beginning of the 1950s, Trudel Hardieck, a born-and-bred Swabian lady, arrived at the idyllic Tegernsee Lake from post-war Berlin. As a widow and mother of five, she had little money, but a big heart and even bigger ideas. She wanted to open a workshop for traditional regional costumes. When the building's shell was finished, the resolute lady suddenly changed her mind: Here, in one of Germany's most scenic regions with a fantastically healthy climate and many hours of sunshine, a place for health care and wellness was to be created. This was the moment Jägerwinkel was born.
Under Hardieck's supervision, a sanatorium emerged, situated on one of the most picturesque spots. Modest at first, with 20 beds and a local naturopath. The program consisted of diets and fasting cures. A few years later, the strong-willed lady established a private clinic treating cardiovascular disease - and the number of beds increased to 60.A large bath and diagnostics department came next. In the park, Hardieck designed a small "bathing garden" with a swimming pool, easy chairs and outdoor fireplace. In this oasis of wellness, the woman from Swabia took care of her guests, supervised the doctors and in the evenings, she was wont to appear in the kitchen herself, preparing hand-made traditional Swabian pasta for her guests.
The reputation of the place as a health center with a heart spread fast. More and more visitors were attracted to Jägerwinkel in Bad Wiessee - to enjoy the summer and have fun during winter. Numerous industrialists, artists and politicians came to the Tegernsee. Peter Alexander, Yehudi Menuhin, Hebert von Karajan, Johannes Rau and Helmut Kohl - all of them found a place to recover and relax from stressful everyday life.
The reputation of the place as a health center with a heart spread fast. More and more visitors were attracted to Jägerwinkel in Bad Wiessee – to enjoy the summer and have fun during winter. Numerous industrialists, artists and politicians came to the Tegernsee. Peter Alexander, Yehudi Menuhin, Hebert von Karajan, Johannes Rau and Helmut Kohl – all of them found a place to recover and relax from stressful everyday life.
As early as 1961, the German weekly DIE ZEIT wrote, in an article on the Jägerwinkel Private Clinic: „This is the place that should even make top managers peaceable.“
Today, almost 50 years later, this is still true. And it all happens in the ambience of a small and elegant hotel in a warm family atmosphere. The small "Bathing Garden" from those days is now competing with an additional indoor pool. And also the list of therapeutic services has grown considerably.
Under the medical direction of Dr. Martin Marianowicz, a highly modern and exclusive clinic and resort was established in 2005. You have come to the right place when you need preventive care, when heart problems or back pain are affecting your daily life. Yet also after surgery and accidents, a stroke, heart attack or cancer, the Jägerwinkel's team of physicians and therapists helps body and soul to recover in a protected environment.
On an evening following a relaxing day, taking a look from the terrace onto the amazing foothills of the Alps, one can not help but feel that this place has healing, if not magical powers.