Villa Hammerschmiede          

 Hauptstrasse, 162 76327 Pfinztal (Baden-Württemberg) − Germany

Villa Hammerschmiede is eager to show its guests what sophisticated hotel comfort and restaurant culture can look like today when based on a strong vision.

Yet without a true love of gastronomy and hostelry, the enjoyment and commitment expressed toward this profession, Villa Hammerschmiede would be “only” a hotel, albeit a very attractive one.

Our colleagues all enjoy their work. And that is possibly the most remarkable aspect of Villa Hammerschmiede.


It was the vast mansion owned for decades by the Krupp Company that challenged me to fulfil my dreams. As your hosts, we strive to be “the family” in the best tradition of the term.

An intimate atmosphere in the hotel and restaurant, customer satisfaction and optimal value for money… Family and staff alike take great pride in their work and aim to offer you simply the best.

Norbert Schwalbe

Villa Hammerschmiede

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When Norbert Schwalbe bought the old Villa, it was the first step toward fulfilling a dream. He and his family wanted to be hoteliers with a team of staff who share their passion for their work.

The starting point was a vast mansion built in 1893. The outer structure carefully restored, the rooms brand new, stylishly renovated. His knowledge of today’s gastronomic opportunities was put to good use, producing very convincing results. A new hotel was thus created under the management of Annette Schwalbe, the owner’s daughter.

With 25 rooms and 5 distinctly exclusive suites offering a total of 59 beds, the hotel is a haven of cosiness.


A music and fireplace room and a library invite you to sit down and relax for a while. We also offer roomy meeting rooms equipped with the latest in conference technology. Two other small rooms may be used for working groups.

We also care about our guests’ physical wellbeing.

A uniquely shaped swimming pool with counter-current system, sauna, steam bath and whirlpool, and a small fitness room offer varied opportunities to exercise or relax.

The large park is an invitation to stroll or sit and watch the world go by. Where better to spend a holiday or just the weekend than in such a pleasant environment?


Why not extend your conference into a mini-holiday? Villa Hammerschmiede offers adequate parking. Our hotel guests are welcome to use the underground car park. No complicated search – just drive up, get out, and relax.

Markus Nagy managed the hotel kitchens from 1993 to February 2005. In 1996, Villa Hammerschmiede earned a Guide Michelin star for its outstanding achievements.

Thomas Balensiefer was head chef from March 2005 to April 2008. From May 2008 to January 2011, Patrick Spies, who had cooked with Jörg Müller on Sylt and Bernd Stollwerk at Gut Lärchenhof before joining Villa Hammerschmiede as sous-chef in 2005, succeeded him.


The historical background of Villa Hammerschmiede is closely linked to the history of the Söllingen foundries. In the 18th century, the margrave and later grand-duke Karl-Friedrich was keen to “promote the wellbeing and industriousness of his lands” by setting up a foundry at the district boundary of Söllingen and Kleinsteinbach.

Blacksmith Johann Goblée was responsible for planning the facility, which was later operated by his widow. In 1893, the Villa was erected as the director’s place of residence by the owner of the time.
In 1930, the company Gottfried Herte sold the property to Krupp AG’s tungsten plant in Baden.

The Krupp era saw the company rise and fall, ending in 1973 with the sale and dismantling of its facilities. In 1989, businessman Norbert Schwalbe purchased the property to fulfil a dream, transforming it into a particularly charming hotel.

Villa Room

3 rooms in the villa building, ca. 25sqm, cosy, bright, sloping ceilings, bathrooms with daylight (in some rooms).

Comfort Room

Cosy, modern rooms with warm deep-pile rugs and fresh pastel tones. 13 rooms in the villa building and park wing, park views, 30-40sqm, most with balcony or terrace and park views, spacious granite bathrooms, with bath and shower (in some rooms), double sink (all rooms).

Deluxe Room

Romantically decorated in warm tones with Italian designer furniture, their timeless elegance and harmony of these rooms will delight you.

3 charming rooms, ca. 30sqm, on the “Bel Etage” (first floor) with luxurious marble bathrooms, Italian inlay furniture, secretaires, and high-quality fabrics.

6 luxurious non-smoking rooms on the 2nd floor of the park wing, with balcony, very quiet, 35–40sqm, fully renovated in late 2006, thick rugs, Italian inlay furniture, luxury beds, elegant secretaires and upholstered furniture from Italy, Italian designer lamps, granite bathrooms, with bath and shower (in some rooms), double sink (all rooms).

Junior Suite

A large Italian designer bed nestled under the dormer window invites you to dream in all comfort. English carpets that feel “like clouds under your feet”. A large blue sofa on which to cuddle up for a cosy evening in front of the designer TV or luxury stereo. Italian inlay furniture, Spanish designer lamps. In the bathroom, elegant “cashmere” granite, granite-tiled shower with side sprays.

Tower Suite

American cherry wood floors, Italian designer furniture, innovative armchairs. A récamière in the turret that invites you to read, relax or enjoy the wonderful park views. The turret opens onto a wrap-around balcony.

Here also the bathroom is a highlight, with large French windows opening onto a balcony. Corner bathtub and large shower with side sprays.

Enjoy afternoon tea on the balcony and relax in the sunshine

Park Suite

Classic elegance awaits in this two-room suite with gorgeous park views.

Separate living room and bedroom. High-quality American cherry wood floors. Large, comfortable designer sofa. Italian inlay furniture and a bed in which you could laze the day away.

Two large windows and balconies with views over the 25,000sqm park. Precious “blue eyes” granite in the bathroom.

Penthouse Suite

A “nest” at the very top of the park wing. Upon entering the suite, a spiral staircase leads you upstairs. High-quality bird’s-eye maple closets are built into the unique roof structure. A niche with park views conceals an Italian secretaire. Two large French windows open onto the roof terrace with breath-taking views over the Pfinztal. Sunbathe on comfortable deck chairs or enjoy a romantic breakfast for two.

The bathroom, 30sqm, entirely tiled in “cashmere” granite. A large corner bathtub, two designer washbasins and a luxury shower enclosure. Here also, the French windows open directly onto the terrace and provide a gorgeous view.

Fireplace Suite

A glass of red wine by the crackling fireplace to round up a beautiful day, a relaxing bath in the Jacuzzi, a glass of champagne for breakfast in the sunlit conservatory – immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Villa Hammerschmiede.

Our swimming pool, which lies at the edge of a gorge, is the perfect spot to lie back and unwind.

Dream and relax:

  • Swimming pool with counter current system (28ºC)
  • Small outdoor area to relax in the wooded gorge
  • Whirlpool, steam grotto, sauna
  • Modern treadmill for working out
  • Massage


Leave the hectic and stress of everyday life behind you and meet undisturbed in the midst of nature, your every need taken care of. Let us spoil you with the discrete service of a 5-star hotel while enjoying our intimate atmosphere. In our villa salons and conference room, you will find a suitable atmosphere and the latest in conference technology.

The atmosphere of the 1889 founder’s villa will inspire you to leave behind your usual conference and daily routines, to think in new ways, to discuss key issues frankly and to let your company vision grow.

Our varied cuisine is an enjoyable bonus, whether during breaks on the terrace, an atmospheric barbecue in the park, evenings in the wine cellar or a gourmet dinner in the villa.


At Villa Hammerschmiede, you will find the ideal spaces for the most varied types of business meetings. Whether you’re planning an incentive for your colleagues, you want to impress your clients or you want to meet in an inspiring atmosphere, the original villa and its magnificent wooded park will guarantee the success of your event.


Spend the “best day of your life” in an unforgettable setting, with exclusive first-class service, culinary highlights and much more, with us at Villa Hammerschmiede.

Located on a gentle rise at the edge of the northern Black Forest, the distinctive original villa overlooks a 25,000sqm wooded park.

Villa Hammerschmiede captivates by its uniqueness and the harmonious balance struck between old and new, the villa, the hotel and the park. Nestled within unusual buildings and authentic interiors, the 25 comfortable rooms and 5 exclusive suites await.

We offer an ideal atmosphere for unforgettable celebrations. Stylishly arranged salons, a spacious banquet hall, a beautiful terrace, and our cosy “Gute Stuben” for coffee and cake – Villa Hammerschmiede offers the perfect setting for wonderful memories.


Our event director Kathrin Güntzel, our restaurant manager Benjamin Birk and chef Sebastian Prüßmann are experienced event professionals and can provide the perfect idea for every celebration.

They will be at your side to turn your personal wishes for the day into reality. Let us help you prepare the perfect day at Villa Hammerschmiede.

From putting together your wedding reception menu to selecting the aperitifs and matching wines, the suitable decorations or an unforgettable entertainment programme – we will do everything to impress you and your guests.


A lavish wedding party or a private birthday reception outdoors under the age-old trees or indoors in our historic villa rooms, in a small or large group of friends and family: we guarantee unforgettable hours in an intimate atmosphere.


We are pleased to inform you that we now offer the same menu in all restaurant rooms, ie in the Guten Stuben as well as in the English Pavilion. You can choose to sit in the cozy living room or in the light-flooded pavilion.

At midday, during the week, you can continue to enjoy our popular villa lunch and in the evening we complement the menu with some fine dishes as well as a five-course gourmet menu created by our chef Michael Grünbacher.

Since June 2015, Michael Grünbacher is responsible for the entire gastronomy of the Villa Hammerschmiede as head chef. In addition to a highly motivated young team, two experienced sous chefs, Marco Große and Eduard Knecht, assist him. So you can rely on a consistent quality every day of the week.

The 38-year-old family man Michael Grünbacher can look back on many years of experience in fine dining, here are some of his stations:

"Landgasthof am Königsweg" / Ohmden 1 star Michelin
"São Gabriel" / Algarve Portugal 1 Michelin star.
Further stops: Restaurant Imperial Bühlerhöhe (Klaus Erfort) / Bühl,
Brenner's Park Hotel / Baden-Baden
Schweizerhof / Bern (Werner Rothen)
Palace Hotel Gstaad / Gstaad (PeterWyss)
Aries Hotel / Zurich


Villa Hammerschmiede’s gourmet service offers catering for every occasion. Let us bring to you the quality of service you have come to expect of Villa Hammerschmiede. A private picnic for your wedding anniversary in a green meadow, a company anniversary in the factory, a wedding in the Durlach Karlsburg or a birthday party at home.

We offer all-in service: advice on venue selection, setup and dismantling, furnishing and decoration, food and drinks, programming and cleanup.

We offer high-quality services and consultation. Quality is our priority, whether at the Villa or at external events – as are fresh dishes and carefully selected drinks, and attentive, discrete service provided by our team.

Wine Cellar

As well our fine cuisine, we boast a vast wine cellar with more than 600 different white, red, sparkling, rosé and sweet wines from the best European growing areas in Italy, Spain, France and, naturally, Germany.

Enjoy selected national and international wine specialties down in the cellar.

Sommelier Benjamin Birk is more than happy to organise wine tastings from your favourite growing area.

Barbecue Hut

Experience an unforgettable barbecue evening in a small group (6 to 8 persons) in our original “kota” hut from Lapland. Summer or winter, now you can grill regardless of the weather! Anyone can organise a barbecue in the summer. But imagine how excited your friends would be to receive an invitation to a cosy November barbecue at Villa Hammerschmiede. In the winter, the “kota” is warmed by the wood fire alone – a rustic evening best enjoyed in jeans and a pullover.

A staff member is assigned to your group to serve the selected drinks and replenish the dishes: you grill your own food on the open fire!


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Hotel: Villa Hammerschmiede

Address: Hauptstrasse, 162 76327 Pfinztal (Baden-Württemberg)

Region: Baden-Wurtemberg

Country: Germany

Official website:

Telephone: +49 7240 60 10

Fax: +49 7240 60 160

Hotel email:

From Frankfurt: A5 towards Basel, exit Karlsruhe/Durlach, B 10 towards Pforzheim, 500 Mts. after exit Pfinztal Söllingen.

From Sttutgart: A8 towards Sttugart. Departure "Pforzheim West", far over the B10 direction "Karlsruhe", 500 Mts. after local exit "small Steinbach" on the left side.

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