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Hotel Sonnentau: Your feel-good oasis in the Rhön

A genuine family business has fully dedicated itself to well-being, wellness and wholesome holidays in the Rhön. Siblings Sonja Karlein and Heino Goldbach are the second generation to manage Hotel Sonnentau. They are carefully leading the family business into the future, while the next generation is already at the starting line.

Sonja Karlein and Heino Goldbach care for the well-being of their guests together with their committed team and the classic charm of the Rhön ... and with the warmth of the sun in their hearts! Through their approach, they cater for a unique, wellness experience for their guests. Relaxation, healthy eating, exercise, outdoor activities or regional attractions … whatever the guest may be considering – Sonja, Heino and the whole team from Hotel Sonnentau are proud to be able to assist with all of their knowledge regarding all aspects of a wellness holiday. All of the blood, sweat and tears they have invested over the years has provided for an exceptional amount of returning guests who for many years are more than fulfilled with the feel-good effect of their hotel.

Their formula for success does not just lie in their engagement and specialized expertise – the environment in which they live in is a UNESCO-biosphere reserve which takes things a step further. The Rhön with its stunning sights is the ideal location for running a wellness hotel. In the Rhön there is a large array of outdoor activities that one can do all year round. The landscape offers many diverse hiking tracks, which all connect with the senses. After a soothing wellness treatment, guests can gaze into the Rhön and leave all their worries behind. At Hotel Sonnentau you will find the perfect framework for conferences, meetings and seminars so you can undertake your work in a positive, purposeful and relaxed way. 

At Hotel Sonnentau let yourself indulge naturally!



Sonja Karlein

Owner / CEO
Spa / Administration


Heino Goldbach

Owner / CEO
Front Office / Restaurant