|Area||Bad Peterstal-Griesbach, Baden-Württemberg|
|Property||Dollenberg Schwarzwald Resort|
|Segment||Stargazing, Tastemakers, Soul soothers|
|Style||Bliss in the Black Forest|
Sublime cuisine, spa bliss and flawless hospitality among the beautiful mountains of the Black Forest National Park
Black Forest, France and Alsace: The 5-star superior Dollenberg welcomes guests to cross-border cultural experiences, boundless palate pleasures at 2-Michelin-starred Le Pavillon, wellness deluxe at the DOLLINA Spa & Health, and the highest level of hospitality. The Dollenberg mountain in the Black Forest and the eponymous hotel combine gourmet and spa delights with outdoor experiences, culture and top service. Not just under one roof, but on a mountain! And family-run too.
Schmiederer and Herrmann: two names synonymous with culinary excellence, and with the Dollenberg mountain in the Black Forest’s green heart. 365 days a year, the 5-star superior Hotel Dollenberg focuses on friendly, personal service and timeless elegance. Back in 1970, when Meinrad Schmiederer’s parents handed him the reins, it was a guesthouse and restaurant destination for day-trippers. Since then, it has blossomed into a 5-star superior Relais & Châteaux hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant and multi-award-winning destination spa. A luxurious haven of peace in the Black Forest National Park on the border with Alsace, surrounded by a 70,000sqm art and nature park: the perfect environment for limitless activities with an amphitheatre, a mountain hut and infinite spa bliss. As if that weren’t enough, he also took over the Kurhaus & Casino and Confiserie Rumpelmayer in Baden-Baden. Martin Herrmann is Meinrad’s 2-Michelin-starred chef – and also his brother-in-law – having caught Meinrad Schmiederer’s eye back when he was just a talented apprentice in the Dollenberg kitchen. Seems he caught Meinrad’s sister Ulrike’s eye too – and now the Dollenberg is definitely a family affair!
Limitless delight: gastronomy & spa
Tischlein, Deck Dich, or The Wishing Table in English, has its roots in a fairy tale by Brothers Grimm – but now it’s also a fabulous alfresco foodie experience! The Dollenberg boasts 2 Michelin stars for its Le Pavillon restaurant, one of Germany’s top gourmet hotspots, run by highly acclaimed chef Martin Herrmann. The chef’s haute cuisine creations for Le Pavillon are inspired by nature’s fragrances and the colours of the Black Forest. The same holds true for his sophisticated mountain hut titbits featuring specialities from the Black Forest, Alsace and France that are served in the family’s Renchtalhütte mountain hut and in the fragrant groves of the Dollenberg’s own park.
The 5-star superior Dollenberg also offers exceptional spa experiences. The hotel’s DOLLINA Spa & Health is one of Germany’s top three spas with 5,000sqm of pure relaxation. A sauna and steam bath area, spacious relaxation areas and private wellness suites provide bliss by the mile. A firm favourite with guests, the sumptuous pool and baths area features a combined indoor-outdoor pool and three bathing experiences including a mineral water bath, fed by the famous mineral and medicinal water source at Bad Peterstal-Griesbach. The spa menu ranges from luxurious spa and Ayurvedic treatments to anti-ageing and the Schindler Privé private practice for integral premium medicine.
Discover the Dollenberg
- Sunday brunch – the most sumptuous treat!
- Cycling in the National Park
- Pacifying both my body and my soul with a mineral water bath
- Discovering the Baden Wine Route and tasting some of the fine wines along the way
A trip to Baden-Baden and succumbing to the sweet temptations of Confiserie Rumpelmayer
Strolling in the park with a stop-off for a touch of mountain hut magic
Listening to the Sunday concert in the amphitheatre
Loving the Tischlein, Deck Dich alfresco dinner experience under the stars!
Stretch out in your sublimely comfortable bed as the mist slowly clears over dewy vineyards and the valley reveals the lush green tones of the Black Forest. Enjoy the tranquillity of the spacious rooms, suites and luxury suites here at the 5-star superior Dollenberg Schwarzwald Resort. A moment to savour in this elegant and luxurious setting. Exquisite fabrics and superb quality furniture, with precious woods, porcelain, lace and carefully selected accessories adding the finishing touches.
100 rooms and suites, ranging in size from 28 to 130sqm – all featuring a balcony and unique views, some even a whirlpool for private wellness moments. Whether it’s a penthouse loggia, sauna or tiled stove – find your dream in the glittering winter nights of the Black Forest.
The sublime cuisine created by 2-Michelin-starred chef Martin Herrmann is central to the Dollenberg, the various foodie destinations scattered around the mountain and the many events that are held there.
Le Pavillon: Modern interpretations of French cuisine. With his infallible instinct for the harmony of flavours and minimalist presentation, Martin Herrmann is the brilliant creator-chef behind the Michelin-starred Le Pavillon. Unmistakably French: the cuisine. Impressive: the natural world that inspires him. Unforgettable: the harmony of flavours.
Restaurant Kaminstube: Local, regional cuisine with a dash of extravagance at the 5-star superior hotel in the Black Forest.
Renchtalhütte: Mountain hut magic with specialities from the Black Forest, Alsace, France and… India!
Experiential gastronomy: Tischlein, Deck Dich! A sparkling treat, combining nature, culture and cuisine – a unique dinner experience under the stars in the Dollenberg’s own park, created by Martin Herrmann. In addition, regular kitchen parties and cookery classes offer insights into Martin Herrmann’s Michelin-starred cuisine, uncover the secrets of the Black Forest gateaux, and much more. Wine cellar tours and wine appreciation with head sommelier Christophe Meyer also offer liquid enjoyment and edification.
The sweetest topping: a trip to Meinrad Schmiederer’s Confiserie Rumpelmayer in Baden-Baden. Guests can also enjoy their sweet temptations all over the Dollenberg mountain.
DOLLINA Day Spa: 5,000sqm spa, and one of Germany’s top three, with healing waters from the famous mineral and medicinal source at Bad Peterstal-Griesbach. Pools & baths: Connected indoor and outdoor pools 27°C, mineral water bath 32°C, saltwater bath 33°C, Jacuzzi 34°C, indoor & outdoor Kneipp baths, mountain lake for cooling off, vichy shower, supervised swim times for children during school holidays. Sauna and steam room area: Reclaimed wood sauna 90 – 95°C, Swiss pine sauna 80 – 85°C, bio sauna 50 – 60°C, dry salt sauna 50°C, herbal steam bath 50°C, saline steam bath 60°C, Hammam with serail 60°C, unwind in the spacious indoor and outdoor luxury relaxation zones: Swiss pine relaxation room with fireplace and waterbeds, blue salt lounge, fireside lounge with library, outdoor relaxation area under the palms.
Private affairs: Enjoy blissful togetherness for just the two of you in the private Cleopatra and Romance wellness suites with bathtub, steam bath or sauna, canopy bed or waterbed, TV and music system, and much more.
Wellness, beauty and health treatments with products by Maria Galland Paris and Ligne St Barth soothe body and soul. Men have their own special treatments, and children can choose from the kids’ spa menu. Ayurvedic treatments, hot stone massages, singing bowl massages, meditation, Yoga and much more add to the blissful experience. Medical cosmetics, anti-ageing and dermatological treatments can be booked at the Schindler Privé private practice for integral premium medicine.
Your workout haven: Gym for cardio, strength and personal training. Monday to Friday: one-to-one fitness equipment inductions, Yoga, stretching, Nordic walking, daily supervised fitness and relaxation programmes, and the Dollenberg fitness diet – specially developed with medical professionals.
Discover the world’s fastest bird and Europe’s smallest owl while hiking in the 10,000-hectare Black Forest National Park in the company of a forest ranger and guide. Afterwards, relax with a touch of authentic mountain hut magic and delicious Alsatian specialities at the Renchtalhütte. The purest experiences of nature are had on a 5-star superior holiday.
- Gourmets: From 2-Michelin-starred restaurant to sparkling days out in the Champagne region.
- Wellness connoisseurs: 5,000sqm spa with 5 pools, mineral and medicinal spring, private medical practice and more.
- Nature lovers: Walks in the hotel’s park and a whole world to discover in the Black Forest National Park.
- Culture lovers: From concerts in the amphitheatre, half-timbered houses, and historic palaces to Baden’s Wine Route and spa heritage.
- Swimwear: Dive into the wonderful pools.
- Sunglasses: For the many sunny hours in the park, by the outdoor pool, in the Champagne region, in Baden-Baden…
- Hiking shoes and plenty of time: To discover the Dollenberg mountain, the Black Forest, Alsace…
- A romantic spirit: For quiet hours of togetherness.
- A good book: To be enjoyed in the company of fragrant roses under a bright blue sky.
- Pen and paper: In case the muse blesses you with inspiration.
- That’s it: You’ll find everything you need at the Dollenberg!
Gaze across vineyards heavy with grapes, at the lush greens of the Black Forest and fabulous blues of the sky while you plan your excursion.
Black Forest National Park: Time spent in the wilderness is always beneficial, and nowhere more so than in the Black Forest National Park. The world’s fastest bird – the peregrine falcon – and Europe’s smallest owl – the pygmy owl – are at home in the 10,000 hectares of Baden-Württemberg’s first National Park, which was only founded in 2014. Trees are allowed to grow hundreds of years old here, where they evade industrial use. Discover the power of pure nature with guided forest ranger walks.
Baden-Baden: Experience the world-famous spa town with the Festspielhaus opera and concert hall, the Casino, the Frieder Burda Museum, the Kurhaus and the thermal baths.
Alsace: Just a stone’s throw away, across the border in France. A charming region, full of art and culture – whether in the European city of Strasbourg, or the smaller town of Colmar with its wonderful half-timbered houses and picturesque town centre.
Freiburg: Explore the historic old town and its famous cathedral. Tip: Freiburg’s Christmas market for woodwork, hand-blown glassware and the sweetest temptations.
The power of water: Experience it all, from the mineral and healing water spring at Bad Peterstal-Griesbach and the Mummelsee lake to the wild waters of the Allerheiligen Waterfalls, the Triberg Waterfalls (the highest in Germany), and the Rhine Falls.
Europa-Park: Excitement, entertainment and fun in Germany’s largest theme park. From the Atlantis Adventure to magical themed worlds and Fjord Rafting to the Matterhorn Blitz, Mir Space Station, spectacular Silver Star and the Mercedes-Benz Hall MONACO – adventure and adrenaline are guaranteed.
The Black Forest and the Dollenberg offer special highlights at any time of the year: from the festive Christmas concert in St Anna’s Chapel to rhododendron blossom weeks and trips to the Champagne region. Not to be missed: the Tischlein, Deck Dich! outdoor dining experience: Germany’s most romantic gourmet dinner under the stars.
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Located on the hotel’s own Dollenberg mountain near Bad Peterstal-Griesbach in the Black Forest, and surrounded by the Black Forest National Park: 60km from Aéroport International Strasbourg and 65km from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport.
Images: Karl Hoffmann, Michael Huber, Schwarzwald Tourismus, Nationalpark Schwarzwald / Walter Finkbeiner, Luis Scheuermann, Arne Kolb, iStock, shutterstock, pixabay