Wald and Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe

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Built as a summer residence and hunting castle in 1712 by Prince Johann Friedrich zu Hohenlohe-Öhringen, generations of the aristocratic family have lived here until the property opened as a hotel in 1953. It’s just one of the many beautiful Hohenlohe Renaissance castles in the region.

Pamela’s Perspective

Guest rooms are gorgeous no matter which building on the property you’re in. Being a fanatic for the authentic, I would go for the rooms in the old hunting castle.


Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe

An 18th-century castle


74639 Zweiflingen-Friedrichsruhe
Tel: ++49 (0) 7941 60870
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Fast facts

37 rooms; 29 suites

Single rooms: 250–350 euros
Double rooms: 330–430 euros
Suites: from 410 euros
Rates include tax, service, mini-bar, and spa entry.

Open: all year

Getting there

Friedrichsruhe is an hour east of Heidelberg. From the A-6 autobahn, exit at Öhringen and go north.

What to do

On site: 27-hole golf course and golf academy; tennis; indoor and outdoor swimming pool; sauna
Nearby: bicycling; hiking; fishing; horseback riding


Yes. Inquire hotel for details.


Surrounded by woods and parkland, the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe presents itself as a traditional, refined, German country resort.

The hotel is situated among several buildings. The original hunting castle holds a number of guest rooms. You’ll find the reception, restaurant, and swimming pool in a newer wing, while a gate house (Torhaus) and garden house also hold guest rooms.

Fine art, antiques, and tapestries decorate the public rooms, while antiques Laura Ashley decor, or modern elements highlight the guest rooms. Spacious bathrooms are well-equipped.

The cuisine at the hotel attracts gourmets from the surrounding area. Four restaurants provide either elegant dining with an extensive (try 18 pages) wine list or a less formal room with a country German atmosphere.

Something special

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