Sonthoffen area (Allgau)

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Does any one have any contacts for a decent Pension/hotel in and around Sonthoffen/Hindelang/Wertach area. Want to go skiing in that area. I would like to drive over and use the car there.

Cheers
 
#3
ATG(G) Used to have a lodge in centre of Oberstdorff.
Stopped there in 2003 and was pretty good, basic but had everything you would need.
 
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Aah Sonthofen, Allgau, 1983 with 1 ADSR I think it was (Soest?)
A good Chalet/Rasthaus Pension thing with an hilarious Landlord with a big red nose who was always shiters getting aggro from his Frau and a broom :eek: Romantic snowball fights with the visiting girlfriend and frantic sh@gging in the Guesthouse across the road. Good days :D Divorced the old trout 15 years later as it happens. Crystal Balls are a great thing... :x
 
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Tremaine the memories are now flooding back.
4 ADSR had their hut at Wald

Historical coach trip round Munich humming the dam busters theme
Me and mate getting caught nicking 6ft x 8ft painting out of local pension and having to buy landlord beer all night for getting caught.
Langlaufing (xcountry skiing?) and being crap at it

Memories
 
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I looked this up, should have said 3 ADSR 1983, St Sebastian with the Scaleys, no offence meant.Should know, since I was married in bottom Camp Church (how the fcuk would I forget :x ) Went down to bottom Camp with 3 Regt AAC that year. Down on SnowQueen in Sonthofen same year. Great memories, and where I first heard the story of "Paras going down Ski runs on Beer crates!"

Lots of Gluhwein and Pils, RosenMontag and fit German sorts.
 
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Tremaine said:
I looked this up, should have said 3 ADSR 1983, St Sebastian with the Scaleys, no offence meant.Should know, since I was married in bottom Camp Church (how the fcuk would I forget :x ) Went down to bottom Camp with 3 Regt AAC that year. Down on SnowQueen in Sonthofen same year. Great memories, and where I first heard the story of "Paras going down Ski runs on Beer crates!"
Lots of Gluhwein and Pils, RosenMontag and fit German sorts.
I seem to remember the story was they went down a ski jump on a beer crate, any truth in that story does anyone know?
 
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TaffJ said:
Tremaine said:
I looked this up, should have said 3 ADSR 1983, St Sebastian with the Scaleys, no offence meant.Should know, since I was married in bottom Camp Church (how the fcuk would I forget :x ) Went down to bottom Camp with 3 Regt AAC that year. Down on SnowQueen in Sonthofen same year. Great memories, and where I first heard the story of "Paras going down Ski runs on Beer crates!"
Lots of Gluhwein and Pils, RosenMontag and fit German sorts.
I seem to remember the story was they went down a ski jump on a beer crate, any truth in that story does anyone know?
Let's ask again shall we? :eek:
 
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Tremaine said:
TaffJ said:
Tremaine said:
I looked this up, should have said 3 ADSR 1983, St Sebastian with the Scaleys, no offence meant.Should know, since I was married in bottom Camp Church (how the fcuk would I forget :x ) Went down to bottom Camp with 3 Regt AAC that year. Down on SnowQueen in Sonthofen same year. Great memories, and where I first heard the story of "Paras going down Ski runs on Beer crates!"
Lots of Gluhwein and Pils, RosenMontag and fit German sorts.
I seem to remember the story was they went down a ski jump on a beer crate, any truth in that story does anyone know?
Let's ask again shall we? :eek:
Yes. It followed shortly after I and the remainder of the RAOC Langlauf team made the first ever recorded descent of the Zugspitz, blindfold, a la Telemark style. This set me up some years later for the fastest recorded descent of the Cresta Run in a specially modified Series II 1/2 Tonne LR.

Great days. Only marred by the frostbite I suffered as a result of training for weeks on end wearing fingerless green woollen Army gloves. I struggle on.
 
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pombsen-armchair-warrior said:
Tremaine said:
TaffJ said:
Tremaine said:
I looked this up, should have said 3 ADSR 1983, St Sebastian with the Scaleys, no offence meant.Should know, since I was married in bottom Camp Church (how the fcuk would I forget :x ) Went down to bottom Camp with 3 Regt AAC that year. Down on SnowQueen in Sonthofen same year. Great memories, and where I first heard the story of "Paras going down Ski runs on Beer crates!"
Lots of Gluhwein and Pils, RosenMontag and fit German sorts.
I seem to remember the story was they went down a ski jump on a beer crate, any truth in that story does anyone know?
Let's ask again shall we? :eek:
Yes. It followed shortly after I and the remainder of the RAOC Langlauf team made the first ever recorded descent of the Zugspitz, blindfold, a la Telemark style. This set me up some years later for the fastest recorded descent of the Cresta Run in a specially modified Series II 1/2 Tonne LR.

Great days. Only marred by the frostbite I suffered as a result of training for weeks on end wearing fingerless green woollen Army gloves. I struggle on.
Now I know you are having us on: fingerless green woollen Army gloves indeed???

:eek:

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I think the rest of it's a bit suspect....the fastest recorded descent of the Cresta Run in a specially modified Series II 1/2 Tonne LR went to Top Gear.
Tiff Needell is a legend 8)

No need for thanks
 
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Ayrforce1 said:
Does any one have any contacts for a decent Pension/hotel in and around Sonthoffen/Hindelang/Wertach area. Want to go skiing in that area. I would like to drive over and use the car there.

Cheers
Contact Point Venture. http://www.pointventure.de/index.html

The guy that runs it is the ex-APTC W/O1 AT instructor from the BAC. Lived in Sonthofen for years, and spent the majority of his 26 yrs in the army teaching in the area. He'll point you in the right direction.

Ask him about Tina and Orlando's pizza place in Kranzeg. I lived there when I worked as a ski instructor for Sam of PV. They do accm. Nice people as well.

Good luck
 
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I went there for a mountain leaders course back in 2002.
sonthoffen is full of fit chicks and alot of the old gezzers that you see around the place used to be in the SS. seen a few of them with SS lapel badges on sitting outside the cafes.
 
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Blacklisted said:
I went there for a mountain leaders course back in 2002.
sonthoffen is full of fit chicks and alot of the old gezzers that you see around the place used to be in the SS. seen a few of them with SS lapel badges on sitting outside the cafes.
They'll be the boys from the "General Oberst Beck Kaserne"

It was an SS Officers training camp before & during the War.

After the war, the Americans used it as a Polizei training facility.
 
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Tremaine said:
Great memories, and where I first heard the story of "Paras going down Ski runs on Beer crates!"
Yes totally true!!!! 8)

Not to mention the "Company Group Banzai's" which were later banned by HQ Snow Queen, as was the use of the word Banzai by all instructors!

I might just add that the beer crates contained no beer. That had already been drunk! :D

3 Para had their own "Hut" called the "klausenmühle" a bit out of the way from the OTHER huts, for obvious reasons :lol:
 

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