Traditional hotel at the Ahr

Our history

The house Hohenzollern, which our guests know and love as a traditional hotel at the Ahr, can now look back on a history of more than a century. We use this wealth of experience to make your holiday in the Ahr valley even more relaxing and enjoyable.

Living tradition - over 100 years of experience in the hotel business

In April 1905, today's Restaurant and Hotel Hohenzollern was opened by the confectioner Hermann Schmitz as Café High above the Ahr valley. The traditional hotel at the Ahr received its name in honour of the imperial family. Soon the Hohenzollern enjoyed the reputation of a house where you come as a guest and leave as a friend.

This personal style of hospitality and gastronomy continued when the Hohenzollern Restaurant and Hotel was handed over to the Volkermann family in March 1974. Since then, the history and tradition of the house have been lovingly maintained in their hands, interwoven with the modern, innovative spirit of a younger generation. In 2007, Ester Glöde-Volkermann, the next generation of the family, took over the business.

We are very happy that the family atmosphere and cordiality of our traditional hotel at the Ahr continue to find favour more than 100 years after its foundation.

Volkermann family - family hospitality lived for two generations

At the age of three, her father took Ester Glöde-Volkermann by the hand and climbed the mountain to the Hohenzollern for the first time to show her the family's new home.

Just as the house Hohenzollern grew over the years, our current owner grew up with it and the people who lived, worked and holidayed there. The passion and love we all have for Hohenzollern - whether as a small inn or as a restaurant and hotel - have shaped it.

Since Ester Glöde-Volkermann took over the business from her parents, she has been grateful to have the opportunity to continue shaping the history of the Hohenzollern Restaurant and Hotel together with many guests and the team.

A team that sticks together like a family

Our team is made up of many personalities who complement and support each other. Then as now, the ambition of our team and the Volkermann family is to give our guests some unforgettable feel-good moments. So that you can leave the stress and worries of everyday life behind and take many happy memories home with you.

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