History of the herrnschlösschen Hotel

The herrnschlösschen hotel stands on Herrngasse, Rothenburg’s main road, ostensibly unspoilt like a dream from previous ages. The carefully restored building breathes its 1,000 years of history. It was constructed in the 11th/12th centuries and this makes it one of the oldest preserved residential houses in Germany. The building’s owner created a long-lasting jewel with a solid design and it served as a residence for a Franconian nobleman.


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The thick walls and the original oak beams still provide a cosy and rustic atmosphere. If you climb the grand wooden staircase to the upper floor, you are rewarded with a magnificent view over the beautiful Tauber valley.
A barn, which has its roots in the 15th century and is steeped in history, has been part of the collection of historical buildings and idyllic Baroque garden since 1990. Despite its up-market vibrancy, the herrnschlösschen has retained its modesty. It is hidden behind a large aristocratic home built in the 15th century.


If you open the door to the old aristocratic building, the change that takes places is always fascinating: you were just standing on the bustling and lively Herrngasse right at the heart of Rothenburg, but you are suddenly surrounded by the pleasant peace and quiet of the herrnschlösschen Baroque garden.

It is surrounded on three sides by the adjacent houses with their steep tiled roofs without making people feel constricted. On the contrary, it seems like the walls are embracing you in a delightful way.  The garden is an oasis of recreation with its simple design, its stony elements and the unspoilt power of nature. You almost feel as if you are in a medieval monastery garden.
The herrnschlösschen has not lost any of its unique charm during the many years of its life. On the contrary: it welcomes its guests today in a more splendid and gracious way than ever before. It is a unique jewel of cultural historical value with its successful interplay of the past and present.

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