A rundown old brewery in the village of Eilsbrunn near Regensburg, Germany, has been transformed into an absolute gem. An impressive building at the village centre, the brewery had stood empty for more than 50 years – long enough to fall into complete ruin – until Andreas and Katharina Röhrl rescued it from demolition, renovated it and converted it into a beautiful hotel. The character of the building has been preserved and you will sense memories of its original purpose everywhere. In fact, you will see it the moment you enter: the entrance area was once the former brewing hall, complete with the original brew kettle. Behind it is the breakfast hall with an impressive vaulted ceiling. Here, large-format photographs on canvases not only display historical pictures of the building, but also improve the acoustics of the room. In the corridors, the walls bear the traces of time; as a striking contrast, the stairwell was designed as a modern extension – clad with wooden slats on the outside and with a raw concrete look on this inside.
The hotel offers 25 rooms and a suite, which is located in the former Malzdarre (the room where the malt used to be dried) and extends over two levels. The simple and reduced interior features wood crafted furniture and selected design classics. The copper-pipe fittings and beermat motif on the glass shower wall will further remind of the building’s heritage.
Next to the hotel you will find the Röhrl restaurant, which holds the Guinness Book Record as the oldest pub in the world.
What to do
Hiking (Jurasteig, Burgensteig), Cycling (in the mountains and along the Danube), Motorcycling, visits to Regensburg (UNESCO World Heritage Sit)
Why we like this house
A successful revitalisation of an old brewery into a beautiful hotel combining history and modernity.
This house is great for
Business travellers, individual travellers, couples and families. Functions can be booked both in the hotel and the restaurant.
Details of the property
Region/Town: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Regensburg, Eilsbrunn
Name: Hotel Röhrl
Scenery: Upper Palatinate Jura
Number of guests: 26 rooms of various sizes
Architecture: Old & new
Design: Michael Kühnlein, Berching
Published: Various publications in architecture magazines, regional television, Augsburger Allgemeine, Jurasteig-Magazin
Awards: Denkmalpreis (monument award) of Regensburg (November 2018)