|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Medium sized four star apartment, shower, toilet, balcony or terrace, telephone, colour-TV, kitchen, 1 separate bedroom, two drop-down beds (look like a cupboard when closed) or a sofa bed in the living room. This apartment can sleep four people and is siutated in the main building. The Goldener Hahn main building is located at 72 Oberdorfstr. in the old centre of Baiersbronn. Our indoor swimming pool and the saunas are located in the main building’, where we can also arrange a massage treatment for our guests. The property also boasts a large garden with playground and playhouse. Inside the house you find a nice playroom for the children.
Nearby the main building there are several restaurants, which serve breakfast and other meals. You will also find a small supermarket, butcher, bakery, and a nice pub within walking distance.
Our younger guests are of great importance for us and we’ve received a German ministry award for our family oriented offering. There is a children’s playing room on the premises and during vacations Baiersbronn runs a daily children's program. A cosmetic or massage treatment can be arranged for you.
Four reasons to visit the Golden Rooster:
1. Style and Ambiance
Each room at the Goldener Hahn has been lovingly furnished and decorated by Kathrin Gruber to provide guests with the comfortable feeling of home. Our regular visitors come back again.
2. Exploring the Black Forest
Whether hiking to a Black Forest hut or tasting the best in local Schnaps - just ask your hostess Kathrin Gruber for some good advices
3. Swimming Pool and Spa
You can treat yourself to a cosmetic program, relax in our pool and sauna or get a massage (at the main building, close to the Goldener Hahn Residence). Please let Kathrin Gruber know three weeks before arrival!
4. Children welcome
Our younger guests are of great importance to us and we've received a German ministry award for our family oriented offering. There is a children's playing room on the premises and during the vacations Baiersbronn offers a daily children's program.
Paradise for gourmets and for hikers: Baiersbronn is a paradise for gourmets: there is a total of six Michelin stars united in Baiersbronn, and one of the restaurants in Baiersbronn (“Traube”) is one of the Top Ten restaurants worldwide (according to the International Herald Tribune). The landscape here is the setting for one of the most beautiful vacation spots in the heart of Europe.
In Baiersbronn a multitude of opportunities for a varied holiday experience are available to active vacationers, as well as those in need of rest and relaxation - in close proximity to home. Each year during the most beautiful season in the Black Forest, namely from the end of July to the end of September, approximately 20 different hikes are organised, which are subdivided into four topical themes (family hiking week, the most beautiful trails in Baiersbronn, the waters of the Black Forest and rock formations).
Please contact Kathrin Gruber for further details. She will also provide you with a hiking map.
Kathrin Gruber: a mother of two in her 40's, is your hostess at the 'Golden Rooster'.
After studying business management and interior design, she attended the hotel management school 'Belvoir' in Zürich (Switzerland).
Andreas Gruber-Beck: is Kathrin's husband and is available for questions. Andreas is also responsible for the internet and the technique, so any questions you have, he is the person to ask.
Stefan Gruber: Stefan Gruber is Kathrin's brother. While he is not available during the week, he is available on weekends. He is a skilled piano player and will sometimes play for the guests, using the beautiful piano located in the room across the hall from the playroom.
Eric and Anna Gruber: Eric and Anna are Kathrin and Andreas' children. They are available to play and to show your children the best toys in the playroom!
Kathrin und Andreas Gruber purchased this apartment in 1970
- Join free of charge walks and hikes organised by the Baiersbronn Tourist Information office, including Nordic Walking for beginners
- Baiersbronn is also home to some of the finest German gourmet chefs
- Cultural excursions and other exciting activities await you in the surrounding towns and cities of Baden-Baden, Tübingen and Strasbourg
- Be captivated by the scenery in the hills and valleys of Baiersbronn, accessible by cable-car
- Shop at Germany’s largest open market square in Freudenstadt, only 7km away
- Short transfers from the main airports of Frankfurt (3hr), Zürich (2hr) and Stuttgart (1hr)
- Always feel welcome with your friendly hosts, the Gruber family, according to our motto: “Ganz Familiär”- “Feel Like at Home”.
- Good value for money
- We offer a breakfast buffet : Our playroom, right beside the breakfast room, is perfect for children and their parents
- Enjoy our heated indoor swimming pool, two saunas, relaxation room and table-tennis room in any weather
- Relax with our unique massage and beauty treatments
- Dine at the many family-friendly inns and restaurants in the surrounding area
- Surf the web with our free wireless internet (WLAN), available on the ground floors of all our buildings
- Travel free of charge on all public transport throughout the Black Forest region with the “KONUS” card, which all of our guests receive upon arrivalFor more tips and ideas for family outings, just ask Andreas and Kathrin, themselves parents of two young children
- Experience the family-friendly “Tour de Murg” cycling route. Close to the Golden Rooster, one can also rent a bicycle
- Enjoy our Piano Matinées
- Explore some of Europe’s best hiking and wandering trails
Wij hadden appartement Drossel. Dit is een 2 kamer appartement met een groot balkon met een mooi uitzicht op de heuvels.
Het appartement is zeer netjes en gezellig ingericht. Net als de rest van het complex. Voorzien van alle comfort. Het indoor zwembad ligt een etage onder het appartement waar je middels de trap in de hal kan komen. je hoeft er niet voor naar buiten. We hebben hier heerlijk gezwommen. Kathrin en haar man zijn heel aardig en behulpzaam. Ze heeft ons een mooie kaart gegeven waar ze alle leuke plekjes op aangaf.
Als bezoeker van het complex kregen we ook een openbaar vervoer kaart waar mee we gratis met de trein en bus konden reizen binnen een groot deel van het gebied. Hier hebben we de omgeving mee verkent. Het trein en bus station zijn op loop afstand van het complex. Net als de bakkerij en supermarkt.
Helaas zat het weer voor ons niet echt mee. het was koud. We hadden 1 dag waar het droog was met een spat regen. Deze dag hebben we gebruikt om naar Europa Park(pretpark) te gaan. Zeker aan te raden. de rest van de week hadden we sneeuw. Er waren wat pistes in de buurt.(gesloten).Door het slechte weer hadden we niet veel van de mooie omgeving kunnen genieten, maar nog wel een leuke (witte)boswandeling gemaakt in de omgeving. En de waterval bij alle heiligen bezocht.
Ook de moeite waard om heen te gaan unimog museum (met rit in unimog over test track) en het auto-en techniek museum in sinsheim. niet om de hoek maar zeker de moeite waard.
Ook handig om te weten tegenwoordig.
WiFi dekking in het appartement is heel goed.
We hebben een leuk en goed verblijf gehad.
Dank je voor het gast vrije verblijf Kathrin.
The roomy “Star” and studio “Distelfink” apartments can be rented as a combined unit with communicating door. The “Star” has two double bedrooms, the option of a baby’s cot, and a bed-settee in the Lounge-diner. They’re clean and fresh, with all necessary facilities. The “Distelfink” by itself is a light yet very cosy self-contained bedsit with a kitchenette and a lovely shower room. It has two clever, extra ‘cool’ beds which fold up easily into the wall. Our teenage daughter fell in love with it and dreamed of making her own home there. We occupied these linked apartments with a family of four, plus the space to accommodate two friends later.
Our son is also a wheelchair user who, though fit and healthy, is unable to walk at all. Finding suitable accommodation can be difficult. This place was ideal for us and the Gruber family are kind and helpful. A useful ground plan of the two apartments can be viewed on their website www.goldener-hahn.de. From the level entrance, a wheel chair user can glide with ease through the well-designed ground floor. The “Star” offers a large bathroom featuring a roll-in shower but there are no baths. The only obstruction is between the “Star” Lounge-diner and its ample balcony, but this can be negotiated with a little help, in order to avoid damage to the sliding door sill.
The view from the West facing balcony is superb. Oberdorf lies beneath you with its classic church spire and below that Baiersbronn spreads out across the valley floor. Behind this friendly huddle of roofs rise the darkly forested hills of the Schwartzwald, relieved by a line of sight up one of the lovely side valleys, where the sun sets in glory each evening. It’s a wonderful place for breakfast or supper, photography, sketching, reading and relaxing.
You may prefer to drive up to Hirschkopfweg if you are not fighting fit. The last few yards feel steep even in a car. However there are a couple of fairly gentle higher level walks to be made from the door. On Oberdorfstrasse below you can visit your hostess Kathrin Gruber at the Goldener Hahn wellness centre, take a swim, and even have breakfast. Enjoy a coffee and buy excellent breakfast rolls, bread and cakes at the Gaiser Bakery. Groceries may be found at Pennymarkt near the main road junction towards Freudenstadt. For hearty German cooking at its best try the Falcon on Oberdorfstrasse. The whole region is a food lover’s paradise!
Baiersbronn was the scene of an unfortunate accident on our first visit, when my wife jammed her finger in the car door. After that it was three years before we got back and we stayed at Goldener Hahn. We've been self catering for years, and our first visit - there were five of us - was at the top end of expectations. The flat was spacious - certainly big enough to allow us to invite my sister, brother-in-law and friend to join us on many evenings for a bottle or two of wine and a DVD. It was well stocked with everything we needed. Furniture was comfortable. The bathroom was outstanding - large, two sinks (a luxury we don't enjoy at home) and a really nice shower cubicle. The kitchen area was suitably small, reflecting that self-catering, to us, means eating out regularly. The balcony we had was west facing, affording gorgeous views across the village and the countryside beyond. It was lovely watching the crows come home to a nearby tree.
Breakfast was good, and gave the opportunity to chat with Frau Gruber, who was invariably friendly and attentive, full of information about the area and advice about the various attractions and facilities.
As for Baiersbronn itself: we have tended to return to Titisee over and again and thought that nowhere would ever match that location. Wrong. Baiersbronn is utterly different and superb in its own way. It has a working railway, which allows access to Freudenstadt and Karlsruhe, and to all points beyond. The walks along the valleys and into the hills are truly gorgeous. And don't forget that visitors receive a card which enables them to use the trains throughout the whole Black Forest - free. There are lots of eating places in the main village, which is down the hill - around ten minutes walk; but the upper village was where we spent lots of our time. There is a hotel cum restaurant a couple of doors along the street; a couple of bars; a Conditorei; and the absolutely unforgettable Rocking Horse pub/restaurant about three minutes from the Hahn.
Would we stay here again? The visit I've just described was in 2013. We came back for a second year and enjoyed it even more.
I've stayed in the Drossel apartment (1 bed/1 bath) with my fiance for the past 3 months. It's been a very comfortable, quiet, and clean place to stay. It's had everything we needed. Kathrin, the owner of the Goldener Hahn, is an excellent host, and has been very quick to respond to anything I need throughout our stay. She's always kind and friendly, and speaks excellent English. I recommended that my family stay in another apartment in the Goldener Hahn when they came to visit us, and they enjoyed their stay here as well. It's a good location in Baiersbronn -- walking distance to the train (less than 10 mins), food market, and lots of good restaurants. I'd certainly come back if I were coming to the Black Forest again.
My husband, John, and I decided to visit somewhere new last Summer(2007) and the Black Forest seemed like the place as it's greenery is not so different from our scenery in Scotland! The directions from AA Route Planner were very precise and the journey from Zebrugge(we crossed from Rosyth to Zebrugge on Superfast ferries) to Baiersbronn was breath-taking as we passed through many beautiful villages. We arrived later than we had thought but Kathrin was there to greet us and had been worried that we had been in an accident- that first impression of a very caring hostess will remain in my memory!! We had the smallest apartment at the top of the house but it was fine for two and very clean- we did meet people in the Golden Rooster who were there with their children and they invited us to see their bigger apartments which had fabulous panoramic views of the Black Forest area from their balconies! We had a little balcony which we used regularly to have our meals when the weather was good. Overall we had lovely sunshine for most of the two week stay with a couple of wet days in between-the rain cleared the air which was good! We hadn't planned to do a lot a walking but there was plenty of information available from Kathrin as to where to visit, beauty spots,etc. We enjoyed going for drives around a 60km radius most days returning to the Golden Rooster for a refreshing swim in the indoor pool each evening before heading out for a meal. During our stay you would receive information on a daily basis of organised outings from the hotel to places which Kathrin's Dad was involved in as he would drive the minibus for those guests who wished not to use their own transport. On one occasion we visited a very fancy hotel a few miles away which boasted an award-winning Michelin Chef but the cost reflected this-way above our budget, but nice to see how the other half live?? What I will advise is that in this area people eat earlier than expected and most restaurants finish serving before 9pm-so be prepared!!
My husband brought his guitar with him and ended up playing and singing in the bar of the local hotel-name of which I can't remember!- the locals enjoyed it so much ,he was invited back to play before we returned home! What I really loved was the mini-lakes that just seemed to appear as you walked through the forests- the tranquility was so refreshing and did us alot of good as we live very busy lives at home in Glasgow!
The Golden Rooster- a holiday to remember!
We flew to Basle from Liverpool courtesy of Easyjet, hired a car and drove up to Baiersbronn in around 2 hours. Beautiful scenery en-route. The Golden Rooster is in a great spot with fabulous views over the hills and only a stone's throw from Freudenstadt which is a lovely German town with a huge town square with a number of water features and fountains - also great shopping. Tourists can travel free on the local trains which allows you to leave the car behind and go out and explore a very wide area of the Black Forest. The trains are clean, fast and always on time (envy and jealousy here!). The people are really friendly with a good sense of humour and do their best to make you feel welcome. The food is generally very good, especially pork dishes, however English menus are not always available, so it wouldn’t do any harm to take a small dictionary with you (assuming you don’t speak any German!). The accommodation at the Golden Rooster is spacious and spotlessly clean. The indoor pool and quiet room are great places to relax of an evening as you watch the sun go down. Kathrin is a lovely hostess who speaks perfect English and is very knowledgeable about the local area. She really makes you feel welcome, and after two visits in consecutive years we will definitely be going again. Baiersbronn itself is a really pretty town and has a fantastic outdoor swimming pool – three pools actually, adults, young kids and toddlers. The kid’s pool has a brilliant water slide and we spent most of our time in that one (even though we didn’t have any kids with us!). There’s also a small café at the pool that sells snacks, hot food, cold and hot drinks, beer and wine! Also you can jump, dive, splash, play with inflatable toys and generally enjoy yourself as their rules cover safety – not enjoyment! You can spend the whole day here, but watch out for sunburn because it can get very hot! There are some great walks to be found in the forest where you come across large wooden chalets serving meals and drinks. There are also secluded lakes, which you can swim in. We took picnics on a couple of occasions and spent the day sunbathing and swimming in one of these lakes at Sankenbachsee – absolutely fantastic! I can’t praise this accommodation and the Black Forest area enough. Go and try it for yourself!
Baiersbronn is a Climatic Health Resort on an altitude: 534 - 790m, with a population of 6340 inhabitants. The Black Forest has one of the most fascinating landscapes in Europe. And within this magnificent region lies Baiersbronn, the state of Baden-Württembergs biggest (in terms of surface) community. So what awaits you?
The nicest mountains of the northern Black Forest, Europe's biggest hiking network, Germany´s most creative cooks. Health Climate Resorts and family-friendly restaurants.
Baiersbronn is a paradise for gourmets: there are a total of six Michelin stars united in Baiersbronn, and the restaurants in Baiersbronn (“Traube”) is one of the Top Ten restaurants worldwide (according to the International Herald Tribune).
Other Activities: Roller blading, cross-country and Alpine skiing, skating, sledding, fitness club, skittles
Golf: There is s practice green and a driving range in Freudenstadt.
As a guest at the Golden Rooster, you will be given a reduction on the green fee at the 18 hole golf course in Freudenstadt (7 km).
8 golf courses (all within an hour's drive) will keep the boredom at bay.
Ski: Let's build a snowman today! Some people think winter is the best and most relaxing time for a holiday. Small wonder, when everything is glistening and sparkling in the sun: the trees, the meadows and the houses all look beautiful.
Take off on 'shank's pony' along the cross country skiing tracks or down the pistes.
For children, and of course also for adults:
· Building snowmen
· Snowball fights
· Ski courses
· Ice skating
· Torch-light hikes
· Ski hire
· Ski boot hire