"Joy can only be fully enjoyed if someone else is happy too." We are happy to follow Mark Twain's motto and share the great joy that Berggasthof Königstuhl is back to life with the reopening in 2021.
The place and the house have a history. It is therefore important to preserve traditions and at the same time dare to try something new. The original “Berghotel Königstuhl” was built in 1864 to cater to guests at an impressive height. Because with the construction of the observation tower in 1832 and the start of the upper mountain railway (1907), Heidelberg's local mountain became a popular excursion destination.
The house was run by the fourth generation of tenants at the time. Changes in the infrastructure and the traffic situation as well as the closure of the mountain railway operations for several years brought difficult years for the catering and hotel industry up here. The original, very beautiful old building was modernized several times, it was rebuilt and added - and finally demolished.
The new mountain inn is modeled after the former original wooden house, the new building is deliberately based on the original design. The left and right wings appear in the style of the Heidelberg city villas, the slate roof and the green shutters give it a classic look. The central building with its wooden paneling and the red facade is reminiscent of the traditional look of the hotel and is designed entirely in the country house style - many old postcards that served as inspiration for the architects, designers and outfitters are evidence of this.