The history of the hotel

1612
Count Kraft VI. of Hohenlohe created a large animal park with a hunting lodge between “Platzhof” and “Zweiflingen”. During the Thirty Years’ War the animal park and the hunting lodge fell into the hands of the surrounding courts.
 
1712 -1717
Count Friedrich II. (later Prince of Hohenlohe) built the hunting lodge Friedrichsruhe.
 
1738
A large part of the forest and the animal park gets cleared and farmers settle the free spaces. The village gets called “Tiergarten” (animal park).
 
1750
The name gets changed into “Friedrichsruhe”.
 
1829
Prince Alexander, son of prince Ludwig Friedrich of Ingelfingen, dies in the hunting lodge in Friedrichsruhe.
 
1953
The “Waldhotel Friedrichsruhe” (Forest-hotel) is opened.
 
1963
The number of rooms increased to 55 rooms with a new building and a heated swimming pool is built.
 
1964
The opening of the golf course (9-hole).
 
1969
The hunting lodge is expanded to a hotel with17 twin rooms and five single rooms. With this step the “Waldhotel Friedrichsruhe” is renamed into Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe.
 
1973
Lothar Eiermann becomes manager of the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe in December.
 
1974
The Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe gets its first Michelin star.
 
1992
The beauty farm of the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe is opened.
 
1994
The golf course is expanded to 18 holes.
 
1996-2000
Renovations all over the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe began.  The Restaurant, rooms in the main building, the reception area and the hunting lodge was given a new shine of light. 
 
2005
The hotel is taken over by the Würth-Group – Lothar Eiermann stayed as the manager. In the same year the hotel-bar and the fireplace room were emerge as one open space.
 
2006
The hunting lodge is renovated. At the end of the moden renovations the hotel now has 39 rooms.
 
2008
The 4.400m² spa with its indoor- and outdoor pool, saunas, treatment rooms and a fitness centtre is opened and 27 new rooms in the spa-building are built.
 
2010
There were six modern meeting rooms opend for business.
 
2015
Jürgen Wegmann is the new General manager of the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe.
 
2016
The Gourmet-Restaurant ran by Chef Boris Rommel is rewarded with a Michelin-star.
 
2017
The gourmet restaurant is being baptized and is now carrying the name “Le Cerf”. This is an allusion to the classic-french cuisine. On 14th November 2017 the Le Cerf received its second Michelin-star.
 
2018
The Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe gets the highest mark of 4 lilies and 20 points by the prestigious RELAX GUIDE for the nineth time in a row.