Our history

Hotel Rabenhorst

The Landhaus Rabenhorst hotel and restaurant is situated in a park-like setting in the middle of a wood.

An industrialist whose name was Rabe built the "Rabenhorst" ("Raven's Nest") in 1930 as a weekend escape from the stresses of his everyday life. Margarete Krauter purchased the estate in 1933 to open a restaurant for day trippers. She continued to run the restaurant herself until 1979.

As she was progressing in age, she leased the Rabenhorst in 1979 to the Homburg-based Karlsberg Brewery, which was managed at the time by Dr Richard Weber.

Several tenants had come and gone by 1992. In 1993, the Bernhard Pinl family then leased the property before subsequently purchasing it in 1996. The property has undergone many construction and modernisation measures that have enhanced the Rabenhorst's growth and ambience since then.

The Pinl family

Proprietor and head chef, Bernhard Pinl, is always to be found in the kitchen where he creates regional and high-end cuisine prepared exclusively with fresh products for his guests.

His wife, Petra Pinl, manages the restaurant and along with her team is responsible for the guests' well-being. She and her team serves aperitifs, select wines as well as coffees and after-dinner drinks in the cosy Landhausrestaurant (country restaurant) and other rooms.

Petra Pinl's special hobby is her 118 select distillates. She is also responsible for teaching apprentices the skills they need to work on the hospitality sector.

She is also passionate about how the different rooms are decorated. The Landhaus Rabenhorst hotel and restaurant possesses five banquet rooms for up to 250 people.

The couple's children, Pascal Pinl and Angela Moser, have over time assumed responsibility for the hotel's organisation and administration.

Petra Pinl's mother is responsible for tending the outdoor areas and the restaurant's own herb garden.

The Rabenhorst today

Guests staying at Hotel Rabenhorst may enjoy one of 36 comfortable rooms. All rooms are equipped with showers/baths, WCs, hairdryers, bathrobes, cable TVs, telephones (calls may be made free of charge to German land lines) and free WLAN.

The hotel also likes to treat its guests to free fresh fruit and mineral water in their rooms each day. There is also even a "nightcap".

We hope we've been able to provide an insight into our idyllic family business and would be pleased to welcome and treat you to our outstanding service.

Your Pinl family and dedicated team