Gourmet- und Wellnesshotel in Hessen | Die Sonne Frankeberg

Relais & Châteaux Hotel


Marktplatz 2-4

D-35066 Frankenberg / Eder

+49 (0) 64 51 / 750-0 ZUM KONTAKTFORMULAR

Tradition and history

From historic inn to destination for connoisseurs

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.

Three buildings, which were built in the 16th Century, were modernised in the 21st.

“Altes Brauhaus” (old brewery house)

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.

“Stadtweinhaus” (town wine house)

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.

Bürgerhaus (civic auditorium)

Today, the ground floor houses Bistro Philippo, with a cocktail bar and fireplace lounge, and floors 1 to 3 house guest rooms.

Rebuilding phase 1

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.

Rebuilding phase 2

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.

What to expect at Die Sonne Frankenberg:

  • A warm-hearted welcome!
  • Sunny rooms and suites spread across several medieval half-timbered houses
  • Three restaurants present the culinary diversity of Die Sonne
  • Flexible event rooms perfectly laid out for relaxed events and happy celebrations
  • Comprehensive relaxation facilities can be found in the SonneSpa
“The sun can transcend the earth and minds.”Jeremias Gotthelf (1797 - 1854)
Historisches Rathaus Frankenberg

Town Hall

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.

Kirche Frankenberg

Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady)

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.

Landratsamt Frankenberg, alte historisches Gebäude

St. Georgberg Nunnery

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.

Märchenland Ederbergland

Altstadt (Old Town)

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.

Discoveries to be made close to DIE SONNE

Eder Uplands: winding roads and beautiful views.

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.

Make the most beautiful discoveries.

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.

Feine Privathotels.

Handverlesene Juwelen privater Hotellerie

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.


Feine Privathotels-Broschüre

Wir möchten Sie herzlich einladen, auch die anderen Häuser der FEINEN PRIVATHOTELS kennen zulernen.

Your points of contact

Who’s who at Die Sonne Frankenberg

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!

Erik Arnecke Head Chef, Philipp Soldan Gourmet Restaurant
Isabella Battenfeld Secretary, HBB Hotelbetriebsgesellschaft
Vera Bergmann Personnel and Administrative Office, HBB Hotelbetriebsgesellschaft
Jasmina Klessa Marketing HBB Hotelbetriebsgesellschaft
Winnie Mok Sommeliere Gourmetrestaurant Philipp Soldan
Christina Pfeil Event Sales Manager, Hotel Sonne
Gerhard Pohl Branch Manager, HBB Hotelbetriebsgesellschaft
Daniela Reetz Online Marketing, HBB Hotelbetriebsgesellschaft
Stefanie Rauer Reservation Management, Hotel Sonne
Timo Schröder Head Chef, Restaurant SonneStuben and Bistro Philippo
Manuela Wollmer Reception Manager, Hotel Sonne


Zugstrecke in Richtung Frankenberg

Arrival by train

Either drive to Marburg or Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. The “Kurhessenbahn” train takes you directly to Frankenberg from Marburg.

VW Beetle vor der Sonne

Sonne transfer services

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.

With your own plane

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).

Sonne Frankenberg
Hotel Die Sonne Frankenberg
Marktplatz 2-4
35066 Frankenberg (Eder)
+49 (0) 64 51 / 750-0
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