The tiny village of Meisenheim has been left unscathed by Europe’s conflicts, and the historic buildings are beautifully preserved. This wine hotel in Baroque style has been welcoming guests since 1699.
A number of comfortable guestrooms are named after famous local vineyards or historical figures who have played a role in Meisenheim’s history. The bar in the atmospheric vaulted cellar, serving a wide selection of gins, tonics and whiskies, is well worth a visit.
Chef and host Markus Pape, a Jeunes Restaurateur member, remains down-to-earth despite having spent years learning from the best chefs in the country. You can follow one of his cookery courses at Kochhaus Nicolas Appert. Café Meisentörtchen serves its own delicious house-made patisserie.
At Boos von Weldecksche Adelshof, you can taste and buy locally-produced wines and spirits, and it’s also available to book for meetings or special occasions. The local area is relatively dry and sunny, with a microclimate that makes it a degree or two warmer than elsewhere.
The kitchen is the heart of the hotel. Chef and Host Markus Pape and his team’s menu offer regional, international and vegetarian dishes. Mr Pape spent years learning from the best chefs in the country before he became Chef in Meisenheimer Hof. Whenever possible, Chef Pape sources everything locally, changing with the seasons. He combines classic techniques with the latest trends in cooking. His dishes are subtly in tune with each other. At the end of the evening, the Chef usually ambles over to hear your views on his cuisine.
In the lounge you will find a well-stocked library and plenty of magazines. Contemporary art by Matthias Zinn adorns the walls.
The trendy bar is located in the historic vaulted cellar. No period style furniture here but a crisp interior with bright colours. The barkeeper will be happy to mix you any cocktail of your choice. There are many brands of gin available to personalise your g&t. The bar’s whiskey collection is known far and wide.
The restaurant is opened on Tuesdays from 18.00h. Wednesdays through Sundays opened between 12.00h - 14.00h, and 18.00h - 22.00h.
Patrons can avail of a number of roof terraces and tranquil patios. The herb garden is ideal to read a book and relax. The hotel’s street side has a peaceful terrace where, weather permitting, meals can be served.
The area around Meisenheim offers rolling hills covered in woods and extensive grasslands. The region doesn’t get much rain and plenty of sunshine with slightly higher temperatures. It is a delightful place to stay for a few days. There are plenty of activities such as canoeing, cycling and hiking. The region is famous for its precious stones and gems. Visiting one of the mines is definitely worthwhile. For hunters, hunting parties can be arranged if required. A walk on the hill which the ruins of Kloster Disibodenberg share with picturesque vineyards is also recommended.