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.
Promise of Quality
The land of Hohenlohe is known as the delicacies-counter of Baden-Württemberg. That is why we have the best products right on our door steps, and serve them to our guests as delicious dishes.
Sustainable cuisine, comfort and quality – these are our guiding principles. We have respect for the environment and nature and give our best to ensure our high standards and local seasonal produce. Having all our producers sourced locally means it is not too far a drive to arrive. We always get fresh products of best quality.
The rich breakfast-buffet in the morning is already packed with wonderful products from Hohenlohe: delightful fresh bread that was baked at the nearby “Hofgut Hermersberg” bakery, homemade jams of best quality from our kitchen, selected sorts of cheese from local farms, exquisite ham and sausages from local butchers. Those are only a few of Boris Rommel’s favorites.
Our wine cellert is filled with finest wines of traditional wine makers who press the red and white grapes of the wine yards of Hohenlohe – to name a few: Trollinger, Schwarzriesling, Lemberger, Spätburgunder, Samtrot, Muskat-Trollinger or white wines like Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner, Kerner, Traminer, Muskateller, Weißburgunder and Grauburgunder.
By the way: Boris Rommel also likes to use the flavorful wild herbs that grow in the garden of the hotel in his dishes.
Here are a few of our local producers:
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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.
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.
For the ninth time in a row, the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe receives the award of 4 lilies and 20 points in the renowned RELAX GUIDE.