Relais & Châteaux Hotel
DIE SONNE FRANKENBERG
D-35066 Frankenberg / Eder
The Sonne has been a place of hospitality since 1833. Back then, it was very much more geared towards food and drink though. Since May 2007, you can stay overnight in style in the medieval old town in the most beautiful square in town in these cosy houses with their sunny rooms following a comprehensive renovation of these historic buildings.
Surrounding them, you will find picturesque half-timbered facades and the market square with its famous town hall featuring 10 towers and figures carved by Philipp Soldan, who is the namesake of our gourmet restaurant.
The Schirn, which makes up the ground floor of the town hall, has been hosting the weekly market for centuries.
Beer was brewed here until 1892. The ground floor forms part of the banquet hall today, and hotel rooms can be found on the 2nd to 4th floors.
As from 1294, only the town wine keeper was allowed to serve wine in Frankenberg. Today, the Philipp Soldan is situated in the basement, and the SonneStuben on the ground floor. Floors 1 to 4 house hotel rooms.
Today, the ground floor houses Bistro Philippo, with a cocktail bar and fireplace lounge, and floors 1 to 3 house guest rooms.
Purchase of the “old Sonne” in January 2005. One-and-a-half-year reconstruction phase and complete renovation of all buildings. Opening in May 2007.
Lasting until October 2009: renovation of the adjacent historical building in the market square and new construction of the 1000 m2 SonneSpa and 11 hotel rooms. A tunnel under the market square connects the buildings to the right and left of the square.
One of Frankenberg’s best-known landmarks is the two-storey Gothic half-timbered town hall, which is not only adorned with ten towers, but also with the piggyback figures of artist Philipp Soldan, whose fame spreads well beyond the walls of the town.
Following the example of the Marburg “Elisabethkirche”, the foundation stone for the three-nave “Liebfrauenkirche” (Church of Our Lady) was laid in 1286. The stained-glass windows in the choir, dating from the middle of the 14th Century, and the tabernacle, stone pulpit and ceiling paintings are well worth seeing.
Once a nunnery for the Cistercian Order, it is now home to the district office and district museum, and houses sacred exhibits by master builder and stone sculptor Tyle von Frankenberg and many works by Philipp Soldan.
The old town mainly consists of half-timbered houses, which have been restored to perfection. The Witch’s Tower, one of the few relics of this defensive fortification, tells the story of how the old town was once surrounded by mighty walls featuring 20 towers and five gates.
Enjoy pure driving pleasure when you take a trip in one of our convertibles, classic cars, or motorcycles. Explore unforgettable destinations on a day out by bicycle, on foot, or in a canoe. Sports enthusiasts will find unlimited opportunities including golf, sailing, diving, gliding, skiing, and bobsledding.
Follow a small stream through an enchanted forest. Discover the outlines of a castle through the green of the leaves. Where could that be? In the middle of a world full of sagas and legends: in Kellerwald-Edersee National Park. This is the home of the Brothers Grimm, where their world-famous fairy tales have their origins.
Es beginnt immer mit einer Idee. Das gilt auch für die FEINEN PRIVATHOTELS, eine Kollektion privat geführter Häuser – jedes für sich mit einzigartiger Facette, zusammen ein strahlendes Juwel der Hotellerie. Uns verbindet das Verständnis von gelebter Gastlichkeit und bestem Service und wir glauben an die besonderen Augenblicke, die sich nur dann entfalten können, wenn Sie sich wohlfühlen. Die Direktoren der FEINEN PRIVATHOTELS sind Persönlichkeiten, die ihr Haus mit Leidenschaft führen und wissen, dass Luxus nichts mit Kristalllüstern zu tun hat – genauso wenig, wie sich Stil allein an Kleidung festmachen lässt. In unseren Hotels verbinden sich Eleganz und lässiger Charme zu einer Atmosphäre, die Sie begeistern wird. Und genau das ist die Idee der FEINEN PRIVATHOTELS: Einzigartigkeit ist für uns kein Selbstzweck, sondern entsteht aus dem tiefen Wunsch passionierter Hoteliers, Ihnen eine wundervolle Zeit zu bereiten. Neu dabei seit Anfang 2018:
Das Burghotel Hardenberg, das Villino in Lindau und Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort & Spa in Wangels an der Ostsee.
Available to help you at any time and with heart and soul: our team at Die Sonne Frankenberg. Let us know what we can do for you – we see it as our duty to fulfil all your wishes and make your stay a wonderful one!
Either drive to Marburg or Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. The “Kurhessenbahn” train takes you directly to Frankenberg from Marburg.
Arrive in a relaxed way: we can pick you up from the Frankenberg or Marburg railway station and bring you directly to Die Sonne. Price on request.
Stay at Die Sonne and save on landing, take-off, and parking fees at the Allendorf airfield (Eder) EDFQ (only for machines up to 1.8 tonnes in weight).