Right by the French border, just south of the Palatinate Forest, the town of Hornbach was founded by a monastery in the 8th Century.
The monastery gets top billing for several reasons: firstly, it has survived all that time and is currently being used as a hotel (one of our choices for the best places to stay in Hornbach), restaurant and cafe - with obvious, sensitive renovations made; secondly Hieronymus Bock, considered to be the world's first modern botanist, lived in the monastery during the 16th Century.
The oldest bit of the town stands on a hill, protected by its ancient stone fortifications. Inside this enclosed area you'll also find several churches, as well as the monastery, and the historic - and current - town hall.
A beautiful monastery renovation in a charming village. Stunning architecture blends with contemporary elegance for chic effect. Gourmet restaurant, top of the range spa, luxurious rooms, and picturesque surroundings. An ideal choice for a wedding part or a romantic weekend in a gourmet region.
A striking country house design hotel with a gourmet table d'hote and a fabulous spa. Boutique rooms and suites mix country style with contemporary elements and all the mod cons. Michelin star chef serves fresh four course meals, an excellent wine cellar, and plenty of nature to explore.