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The Place

In the midst of the unique natural landscape of the UNESCO – biosphere area Black Forest lies the Luisenhöhe – Gesundheitsresort Schwarzwald. The modern resort hotel offers its guests living spaces to feel good and living worlds for a sustainable healthy lifestyle on a high plateau on the western slope of the Schauinsland massif at an altitude of 600 m with a breathtaking 270° panoramic view. In the process, a multifaceted offer for an extraordinary health and nature experience has been created at this special natural energy location.

Architecture, design and aesthetics

Our architecture and design project keeps in mind the rich history of this exceptional property, which has been a popular destination for family gatherings and weekend getaways. The design of the structure blends harmoniously with the surrounding nature and offers guests breathtaking views from the Black Forest to the Rhine plain in the west. We rely on sustainable energy supply through a large geothermal probe field under the underground parking garage to operate in an environmentally friendly manner. Our concept is characterized by restraint and sensitivity in dealing with the cultural landscape so that we can make a positive contribution to the environment. With our project we not only want to preserve the history of this special place, but also create a sustainable and harmonious connection between architecture and nature, from which our guests can benefit.

Recovery from the beginning - the story

The Luisenhöhe spa hotel was built in 1896 in chalet style and quickly gained fame. In 1906 it was destroyed by fire, but rebuilt in 1908. During the Second World War it served as a military administrative post. Later it was used as a retirement home before reopening as a hotel in 1957. In 1980, it was purchased by the Karlsruhe Cemetery Gardeners Society. In 2003, it was repurchased, followed by a takeover and renovation in 2006. In 2011, an entrepreneur from Freiburg bought the property and planned a hotel with a restaurant. In 2015, the current owner took over the former existing property. From 2016 to 2019, the hotel was extensively planned and designed as a health and nature resort with 59 rooms and 24 suites. The opening took place in the summer of 2023. The hotel owes its name to Princess Luise of Prussia, the daughter of Prince Wilhelm of Prussia and wife of the Grand Duke of Baden, Friedrich I of Baden.