You don’t have to go to the roof of the world,
but what about the balcony of Europe?
A Hotel Alpenhaus in the middle of the Caucasus, which in this country is often called the balcony of Europe – how does that fit in? The story is quite simple: a German consultant who worked in Georgia for years fell so madly in love with the country and its people that he invested in a family hotel in Stepanzminda, Georgia. And since he himself comes from the foothills of the Alps, the Bavarian Algäu, he named his hotel Alpenhaus-Kazbek. And why not? The special thing about the Caucasian Alpenhaus:
The breathtaking view of the Kazbek, one of the seven five-thousand-metre peaks in the Greater Caucasus and certainly one of the most beautiful. At least the mountain with the most famous myth: According to the Greek legend of Prometheus, it is said to have been forged on it as punishment for stealing fire from the gods to bring it to the people. There is hardly a more beautiful place in the immediate vicinity of Europe to feel the fascination of the mountains than Stepanzminda, you don’t really have to go to the roof of the world. High mountain hiking or mountain biking in summer, skiing or snowshoeing in winter, or even paragliding in all seasons – the Alpenhaus-Kazbek in Stepanzminda is an ideal base for sports activities of all kinds. And of course also for climbing the Kazbek.
By the way: The Kazbek (5,047 m) is only a little more than 12 km as the crow flies from the terrace of the Hotel Alpenhaus-Kazbek, which is situated at about 1,800 m. This results in an altitude difference of over 3,200 m. The elevation profile of the Federal Republic of Germany from the North Sea to the Zugspitze (2,962 m) extends over 700 km. Does one have to tell more to describe this unique place? You should simply experience and enjoy it.