A jewel in the

Land of Hohenlohe

The 5-star superior Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe is a stronghold of indulgence! Fantastically situated in the idyllic Hohenlohe countryside, it delights guests from all over the world!

Indulge your senses in the beautiful, multi-award-winning Friedrichsruher Resort – whether in the award-winning spa
and wellness area, in the elegant gourmet restaurant “Le Cerf”
and the four other restaurants “Jägerstube”, “Spa-Bistro”, “Flammerie” and “Waldschänke” or while playing on the neighboring 27-hole golf course of the Heilbronn-Hohenlohe Golf Club.


Our Promise of Quality

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


Promise of Quality

At Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe we set the highest standards in terms of quality and enjoyment. In the middle of the Hohenlohe Gourmet Land, which offers us a great variety of products, we attach great importance to offering our guests a unique and unforgettable culinary experience.

Our credo is sustainable enjoyment and outstanding quality – we have a deep respect for nature and therefore strive to be able to reflect this understanding in our offers.
That is why we work closely with local farmers, producers and suppliers to offer you the best of Hohenlohe. Our range of products is complemented by herbs and flowers from the hotel’s own farm garden, which is maintained and harvested regularly as part of a project by our trainees.

Already at breakfast you can explore the delicious variety of our region:
Here you can enjoy your coffee, from the finest roasting craft of Kaffeehaus Hagen or your tea from the traditional house Ronnefeldt to freshly baked Demeter bread from Hofgut Hermersberg. For a perfect start to the day, we serve you the finest egg dishes made from local organic eggs, delicious hams and sausages from local producers, artisanal cheeses and our own honey from bees close to the hotel grounds.

Our kitchen team under the direction of star chef Boris Rommel processes the products and ingredients of the region with great passion and expertise into delicious dishes – whether Mäusdorfer Landgockel, homemade tagliatelle or a cheese selection from the village cheese dairy Geifertshofen.
Our high standards of regionality are optimised by a seasonal design of the menus and complemented by international products of the highest quality.

Our wine cellars, filled with the best regional wines from the surrounding vineyards in Württemberg, complemented by well-known Palatinate winemakers
and international top wines to the finest French wines, complete your exclusive tasting experience.

In addition to our gastronomic offer, we offer you an excellent service experience.
Our attentive and dedicated team is at your disposal at any time to meet your individual needs and make your stay unforgettable.

We look forward to welcoming you to our restaurants and offering you unforgettable gastronomic experiences.

Your team from
Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe


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.


Rolf E. Brönnimann becomes director of the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe.

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