Visit Hornberg palace

Courtesy of Hornberg Palace

Photo14b Photo14c Photo14aThe location of Hornberg palace makes it one of a kind. 

The views from its position high above the romantic, little town of Hornberg in the Black Forest are phenomenal. The castle and town are known for an event that took place during the 16th century the “Hornberger Schiessen,” or the Hornberg Cannonade. This blunder was immortalized by the famous German poet and playwrite Friedrich Schiller in his work “Die Räuber” (the Robbers). 

Today the palace with its historical past is home to a romantic hotel that is situated high on a hill in a magnificent park complete with medieval castle ruins that provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable visit. The three-star hotel in the former palace is the ideal setting for vacations, conferences and for celebrations, such as wedding receptions, anniversaries and birthdays. It is fitting for relaxation, as well as adventure. 

The impressive scenery and breathtaking views of the Black Forest offer guests a paradise that invites them to relaxing walks or active hikes, even in the winter months. What could be more beautiful than a brisk walk through the snow-covered Black Forest followed by a relaxing evening dinner in a palace hotel?   

In harmony with the beautiful Black Forest scenery, the hotel restaurant offers new and creative interpretations of traditional hearty meals and Black Forest specialties. The recipes are based on regional products and game from the local hunt. Come see and taste for yourself! The fact can’t be denied: the chef enjoys his work! 

A special experience not to be missed is a welcome drink followed by a medieval knight’s dinner in the legendary rock grotto beneath the palace. But the highlights for connoisseurs and romantics are the “Menus of the Season” and the candlelight dinners. “Light My Fire,” for example, is a medley of five courses that includes a Palace Aperitif. On Saturday evenings, piano music accompanies this pleasurable dining experience. Take time out to relax and rest. And, of course, special diets can be accommodated, and lactose or gluten-free dishes can be served.

Wines from the local region of Baden dominate the wine cellar, but specially selected international wines round out the wine list.  

Schloss Hornberg is not difficult to reach; it is located in the Black Forest between Gutach and Triberg on the B-33. The address is Auf dem Schlossberg 1, 78132 Hornberg/Schwarzwald. To make a reservation, call 07833-96550.  For more information, visit their website at www.