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Das ganze Jahr über können die Indoor- und Outdoorpools der Wellness-Oase im Wald- und Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe genutzt werden. |© Lena Martin
Award-Winning Cuisine, a Wellness Oasis, and Excellent Service for Your Next Holiday

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Award-Winning Cuisine, a Wellness Oasis, and Excellent Service for Your Next Holiday

Are you looking for an outstanding wellness hotel? In Baden-Württemberg, nine luxury hotels have been accorded the status "Best of SouthWest", indicating the highest quality, exclusive service, excellent spa facilities and exquisite cuisine. We take you with us and show you three of the finest hotels for your next trip.

Luxury Spa and Gourmet Cuisine in the Hohenlohe Region

1. Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe

Luxury Spa and Gourmet Cuisine in the Hohenlohe Region

Das Wald- und Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe in Zweiflingen war früher einmal ein Jagdschloss. |© Lena Martin
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The Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe in Zweiflingen was once a hunting lodge. |© Lena Martin

Sternekoch Boris Rommel verwöhnt die Gäste im Gourmet-Restaurant Le Cerf mit 2 Sternen im Guide Michelin. |© Lena Martin
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Michelin star chef, Boris Rommel, indulges guests at the gourmet restaurant Le Cerf, which has 2 stars in the Michelin Guide. | © Lena Martin

Die 400 qm große Saunalandschaft im Wald- und Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe bietet viel Platz zur Entspannung. |© Lena Martin
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The 400 m² sauna area at the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe offers plenty of space for relaxation. |© Lena Martin

Das ganze Jahr über können die Indoor- und Outdoorpools der Wellness-Oase im Wald- und Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe genutzt werden. |© Lena Martin
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The indoor and outdoor pools at this wellness oasis can be used all year round. |© Lena Martin

Das Kloster Schöntal und seine kunstvolle Barockkirche liegen idyllisch im Jagsttal. |© Lena Martin
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Schöntal Abbey and its ornate baroque church are idyllically situated in the Jagst Valley. |© Lena Martin

Das Schloss Neuenstein wurde einst als Wasserburg erbaut und ist die ehemalige Fürstenresidenz der Grafen von Hohenlohe. |© Lena Martin
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Neuenstein Castle was first built as a moated fortification. It is the former residence of the counts of Hohenlohe. |© Lena Martin

At the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe, guests can look forward to a unique culinary journey at the gourmet restaurant Le Cerf. The hotel restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars, making it one of the top restaurants in Germany.

But there are more than just culinary delights on offer for guests at the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe. This former hunting lodge is surrounded by a large park landscape and offers individually and stylishly furnished rooms. Whether you prefer a country house style or something more elegant - there are exceptional accommodation options here for everyone.

A very special highlight is the beautiful wellness oasis. All year round you can use the indoor and outdoor pool, enjoy the 400 m² sauna area, or relax at the private spa or during a professional massage. The Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe relies on the power of nature for its spa facilities and uses high-quality products such as the hotel's own SANVINO grape seed oil. As a result, the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe has achieved its second award as European Continent Winner in the "Luxury Spa Resort" category.

👍 Two excursion tips in the Hohenlohe region:

There are beautiful destinations nearby for your next short trip. How about a visit to Schöntal Abbey with its beautiful baroque church? And just a few minutes away you will discover the imposing moated castle at Neuenstein.

A Luxury City Break to Heidelberg

2. Europäischer Hof

A Luxury City Break to Heidelberg

Das wunderschöne 5-Sterne Hotel Europäischer Hof liegt mitten in der Altstadt von Heidelberg. |© Lena Martin
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The beautiful 5-star Hotel Europäischer Hof is located in the centre of Heidelberg's old town. |© Lena Martin

Der Panorama-Spa im Europäischen Hof bietet Saunen, Dampfbäder, Massagen und einen spektakulären Blick über die Stadt Heidelberg. |© Lena Martin
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The Panorama Spa at the Europäischer Hof offers saunas, steam baths, massages and a spectacular view over Heidelberg. |© Lena Martin

Der Europäische Hof Heidelberg ist ein in 4. Generation familiengeführtes 5-Sterne Superior Hotel. |© Lena Martin
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The Europäischer Hof Heidelberg is a family-run 5-star superior hotel now in its 4th generation. |© Lena Martin

Abends genießt ihr hier ein außergewöhnliches Menü in der Kurfürstenstube und einen leckeren Cocktail in der Europa Bar. |© Lena Martin
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In the evening, you can enjoy a very special menu in the Kurfürstenstube and a tasty cocktail at the Europa Bar. |© Lena Martin

Die Alte Brücke verbindet die Altstadt Heidelbergs und das Schloss mit dem anderen Neckarufer und dem Philosophenweg. |© Lena Martin
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The Old Bridge connects Heidelberg's Old Town and the castle with the other bank of the Neckar and the Philosophenweg. |© Lena Martin

Fancy a city break in beautiful Heidelberg? Why not stay in one of the most beautiful city-centre hotels. At the wonderful 5-star Hotel Europäischer Hof, you can relax in elegant rooms and suites. From a culinary perspective, the high tea pâtisserie is something to look forward to. In the evening, you can enjoy a delicious and very special menu in the Kurfürstenstube and a tasty cocktail at the Europa Bar.

Longing to relax after a busy day of sightseeing? The Europäischer Hof is the perfect location! You can enjoy views over the city from the sun terrace at the Panorama Spa. And the indoor pool, saunas, steam bath, gym or a massage offer the ideal way to round off your day.

👍 Travel tips for your day in Heidelberg:

Explore Heidelberg's city centre, then stroll across the Old Bridge and up to the Philosopher's Walk (Philosophenweg) for sunset. Or what about taking the funicular up to the landmark that is Heidelberg Castle?

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Heidelberg

View on the Old Town an Old Bridge 

Old town Heidelberg

Old Town Heidelberg

Alte Brücke Schlosshintergrund

Castle Heidelberg

Heidelberg Castle

Philosophengaertchen-Buchwa

Observation point Heidelberg

Philosopher's Walk

Luxury Holiday at Germany's Most Exclusive Health Resort

3. Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa

Luxury Holiday at Germany's Most Exclusive Health Resort

Das Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa befindet sich inmitten der beeindruckenden Parklandschaft Baden-Badens. |© Lena Martin
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Brenners Park-Hotel and Spa is located in the midst of Baden-Baden's impressive parkland. |© Lena Martin

Die große Saunalandschaft Villa Stéphanie Spa & Wellbeing mit Blick auf den Stadtpark ist eine Oase der Erhohlung. |© Lena Martin
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The large sauna area, Villa Stéphanie Spa & Wellbeing, overlooks the city park and offers an oasis of relaxation. |© Lena Martin

Erlesene Cuts und ausgefallene Gerichte bietet das ausgezeichnete Fritz & Felix Restaurant mit Bar. |© Lena Martin
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Exquisite cuts and unusual dishes are offered at the excellent Fritz & Felix restaurant and bar. |© Lena Martin

Ein weiteres Highlight des Brenners Park-Hotels ist der Afternoon Tea mit Macarons, Scones, kleinen Leckereien und Klaviermusik. |© Lena Martin
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Another highlight is the hotel's afternoon tea with macarons, scones and other tasty delicacies, all accompanied by piano music. |© Lena Martin

Die Trinkhalle ist eines der bedeutendsten Wahrzeichen Baden-Badens. |© Lena Martin
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The pump room (Trinkhalle) is one of the city's most important landmarks. |© Lena Martin

Baden-Baden in the Northern Black Forest is considered Germany's most beautiful and exclusive spa town. Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa is located in the midst of the city's impressive parkland and, for good reason, is considered to be one of the finest hotels in the country.

Beautiful suites, outstanding service and a unique charm combine to create a hotel experience in a class of its own. Culinary delights are also a top priority at Brenners Park-Hotel. A highlight is the afternoon tea inspired by Pierre Hermé with macarons, scones and other tasty delicacies, all accompanied by piano music. Exquisite cuts and unusual dishes are served in the Fritz & Felix restaurant and bar, which has been awarded 15 Gault & Millau points.

You will find an oasis of relaxation at Villa Stéphanie Spa & Wellbeing. This 5,000 m² sauna facility with plunge pool, ladies' sauna, indoor pool and a view of the city park offers everything you could wish for in a wellness break.

Fun fact: the white cat Kléopatra creeps around the corridors of the Brenner.

👍 A weekend in Baden-Baden — tips for your city trip:

Stroll through the lively old town, through the pump room (Trinkhalle), and visit the colourful Lichtentaler Allee. In winter, you should enjoy regional delicacies at the Christmas market.

Kurhaus Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden

“THE BELLE ÉPOQUE MEETS THE AGE OF INSTAGRAM” is the headline the New York Times recently used to describe Baden-Baden – and it’s certainly …
the "Trinkhalle" - pump room

Historical building Baden-Baden

Trinkhalle ( Pump room) - Historical sight

Garden Baden-Baden

Lichtentaler Allee

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View on the Old Town an Old Bridge 
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Lena und Philipp sind Reiseblogger aus Deutschland. | ©  Inspirationdelavie

Inspirationdelavie

Lena and Philipp are travel bloggers from Germany. Together they have been travelling Europe since 2016 and show exciting travel destinations, great photo spots as well as hotel and travel tips on their blog and Instagram channel. With their passion for individual and round trips, they want to motivate others to fulfil their own travel dreams, find unknown places in Europe and rediscover popular travel destinations. Click here for the blog: inspirationdelavie.com/

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