Castle Restaurant

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Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

(Dalai Lama)

You’re probably familiar with many of these sayings about love and food and there’s a grain of truth in every one of them.

It may sound corny, but it’s true: for us, love was the basis for everything.

In 2003, Monika Finke was asked by the then owners of the castle whether she would like to lease the hotel. Head over heels in love with this place and bursting with ideas, she said “yes”.

Two years later, Carsten Finke fell in love with the hotel manager, joined the business upon the birth of their first child in 2009 and learnt the craft of cooking over the years that followed.

They both took over the running of the hotel in 2012, and Carsten Finke has been head chef since 2017. In 2020, he passed the examination to become a head chef.

We have dedicated ourselves to delicious cuisine from the Baden region, which we add to and vary with the influences of the people around us. For example, we have introduced a Thai month, in which we celebrate the authentic recipes of our Thai employees.

We cordially invite you to combine pleasure with love, passion, and history.


In the spring of 2023, we completely renovated our restaurant and made a historical connection to one former resident of the Schlossberg: Augusta von Thurn und Taxis.

Our aim was to transport the history of the building – which is more than 125 years old –into the present day in a timeless and elegant way without distracting too much from the spectacular view of the Gutach Valley. 


Daily 7.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
(Extensive buffet incl. hot drinks, juices and water).
For guests from outside 21.90 € p. p.

Extended champagne breakfast on Sundays and public holidays (incl. champagne, hot drinks, juices and water)
For guests from outside 26.90 € p. p.

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Sundays & public holidays:

Last order: 

12.00 p.m.  bis 02.00 p.m.
15.30 p.m. bis 09.00 p.m.

at 08.30 p.m.

Our à la carte restaurant is closed on Wednesdays. The snack menu is served from 12 pm to 21 pm.

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Coffee & cake / snacks

Daily 12 pm to 5.30 pm

We serve cakes and tarts from Dorfbeck in Gutach and coffee from the Ettli-Kaffee family roastery in Ettlingen.

For the small appetite we offer a snack menu.

AN EXPERIENCE for the eyes, ears and palate

Every Saturday evening your enjoyment in the restaurant is romantically accompanied by a pianist on the piano.
Reserve or give as a gift our "Light my fire" dinner incl. aperitif 
(5-course menu) at a price of € 72.50 per person.


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Beer garden


is where you can sit and enjoy the unique view from our beer garden in fine weather. 

The adjoining playground also allows anyone travelling with children to savour a glass of wine or a nice cold beer in peace and quiet.

Hotel bar

Locals and people from all over the world come together at our bar to wind down in the evening with a cocktail, a glass of wine or a dram of fine whisky.

Enjoy this relaxed holiday atmosphere every day.