A jewel in the Land of Hohenlohe

Welcome to the 5-star superior Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe – a beautiful place of peace and indulgence. The luxurious property is located idyllically in “Hohenlohe” and surrounded by a neat 44.000m² park scenery. It is ranked among the most beautiful hideaways in Germany.

You can chose from one of the 66 classy furnished rooms and suites in the historical hunting lodge, the main building, the spa-building, the gatehouse or the garden house. Chose from English cottage style, royal elegance or traditional modernity and feel home.


Our promise of quality

Our Promise of Quality

“Sometimes you have to be able to do without sacrifices.”


The History of the Hotel


Graf Kraft VI. zu Hohenlohe creates 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

Graf Friedrich II. (later Prince of Hohenlohe) builds the hunting lodge Friedrichsruhe.


A part of the castle gets transformed into a pleasure garden. A large part of the forest animal park is cleared and farmers settle on these open spaces. The resulting place is called “Tiergarten”.


The place name is changed into “Friedrichsruhe”.


Prince Alexander, son of Fürst Ludwig Friedrich von Ingelfingen, dies in the hunting lodge in Friedrichsruhe.


The “Waldhotel Friedrichsruhe” is opened.


The number of rooms is increased by a new building to 55 rooms, in addition a heated outdoor swimming pool is created.


Opening of the golf course (9-hole).


The Hunting Lodge is expanded to a hotel, 17 double rooms and five single rooms are built. With this step, the “Waldhotel Friedrichsruhe”becomes the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe.


In December, Lothar Eiermann becomes director of the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe.


The first Michelin star in the history of the hotel shines over the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe.


The beauty farm is opened at the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe.


The golf course is extended to 18 holes.

1996 – 2000

Extensive renovation work is taking place throughout the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe – both restaurant, main house rooms, reception and the Hunting Lodge shine in a new splendour.


The hotel is taken over by the Würth Group – still with Mr. Eiermann as director. In the same year, a hotel bar and a fireplace room are built.


The hunting lodge is undergoing a new renovation. After completion of the extensive modernization work, the house has a total of 39 rooms.


The 4.400m² spa with indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, treatment rooms and fitness centre is opened. In addition, 27 additional guest rooms are being built in the Spa House.


The conference center opens with six modern conference rooms. On the grounds of the driving range of the Golf-Club Heilbronn-Hohenlohe e.V., eight covered, partially heated tee-off huts and the golf academy “Golf in Balance” are built.


After an extension, the golf course has 27 holes. The three 9-hole-courses are named “Schlosspark”, “Limes” and “Friedrichsruhe”.


Jürgen Wegmann becomes director of the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe.


The Gourmet-Restaurant is confirmed with a Michelin Star (chef Boris Rommel).


The Gourmet Restaurant is now called “Le Cerf”. This is an allusion to the classic French cuisine and the deer of the hotel logo. On 14thNovember 2017, the Le Cerf receives its second Michelin Star.


The prestigious “RELAX Guide” rates the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe with 4 lilies / 19 points.

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