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Hotel history

This is how our hotel grew from the original Wagoners’ Inn into a reputed Relais & Chateaux Hotel in Wittgenstein:

1905

The farmhouse built by Heinrich-Friedrich Dornhöfer (1856-1938) was already known as a regional foresters' meeting place.

1939

His son Heinrich Dornhöfer (1889-1945) extended the building and opened a tavern, receiving thereby the first licence to purvey beer, ale, liquor and tobacco products to be consumed on the premises.

1949

Conversion to an inn that became in insider tip for foresters and forestry workers, carters and wagoners.

1959

Due to the inn’s great popularity as a meeting place and lack of space, the village hall was built on to the guestroom.

1973

New kitchens added by Heinrich-Friedrich Dornhöfer’s grandson Heinrich Dornhöfer (1914-1974).

1975

After the premature death of his father, Heinrich Dornhöfer’s son Edmund Dornhöfer took over the inn at the age of twenty.

1976

Renovation and conversion of the village hall into the Sauerland Grill restaurant.

1977

Construction and opening of the new "Kaminzimmer" gourmet restaurant.

1984

Creation of the Jagdhof Glashütte Hotel with 20 rooms under Edmund Dornhöfer: from restaurateur to hotelier.

1985

Hotel expansion by five rooms; construction of the Jagdsalon as breakfast room and café.

1986

Kitchen extensions and enlargement of the shopping arcade, boutique and beauty salon.

1990

Construction of the new restaurant "Rotisserie Jagdhofstuben" and hotel bar, as well as a number of new apartments again.

1992

Construction of the in-house patisserie, where cakes and confectionery have been made ever since.

1996

Renovation of the fireplace lounge and extension of the hotel terrace.

1997

Restyling of the Viennese Café and addition of the Ansitz and Fasanenstube.

1998

Expansion and restyling of the old "Kaminzimmer" gourmet restaurant as Giardino restaurant – opening of the new Fischgarten restaurant.

1999

Opening of the new "Ars Vivendi" fine-dining evening restaurant in mid-October by Edmund Dornhöfer, replacing the former fish restaurant.

2000

Award of three crowns to the Jagdhof in the "Varta Hotel Guide", making this hotel one of the top five in Germany, and gourmet distinction of the Ars Vivendi restaurant with the award of one Michelin star.

2001

Renovation and restyling of the maisonette apartments and rotisserie.

2002

Relais & Chateaux membership distinguishes the Jagdhof among the small circle of the most exclusive hotels worldwide.

2003

Complete restyling of the second-floor Country-Style rooms and bathrooms.

2004

Complete restyling of the second-floor Country-Lord rooms and bathrooms.

2007

Renovation of the piano bar with classical touches and English charm to give a pleasantly warm lounge atmosphere in modern country house style.

2008

Complete restyling of the first-floor Country-Lord rooms and bathrooms in noble and luxurious English hunting lodge style. Refurbishing of the Jagdhofwiese and swimming pool zone.

2009

Jagdhof Glashütte hotel awarded the Welcome Trophy 2009 by Relais & Châteaux.

2009

Jagdhof Glashütte officially classified as a 5-star hotel by the German Hotel and Guesthouse Association (DEHOGA).