Our philosophy

Our motto "pamper yourself holistically"


  • We act intuitively, but to the best of our consciousness
  • For us it is a natural process to make things possible for our guests within appropriate measures
  • We care about natural purity and conserving resources   
  • In our kitchen we place high value on preparing our food with natural, regional and seasonal produce.
  • We respect nature and our fellow human beings
  • We always bear in mind the value and cycles of nature
  • Naturalness is something we view as encompassing mind, body and soul.
  • We value natural openness and humanity



  • We pamper everyone at all levels.
  • We guarantee excellent service in all departments.
  • Pampering means to think and act courteously.


 Our Heart is in the right Place

  • Hosting is our passion.
  • Openness and warm-heartedness are of the utmost importance to us.
  • At Hotel Sonnentau you will be encountered with a happy and familiar atmosphere
  • There is a feeling of warmth here
  • The Rhön is our home – here is the world fully in order.
  • Tradition and nostalgia are a part of us, however we strive to combine tradition with modernity.


Our values: Reliabilty & Balance

  • We deliver the performance that we promise.
  • Sincerity is a huge priority for us.
  • We make sure that giving and taking is balanced - be it with our guests, within our team or with our partners.
  • Our range of offers all provide quality and continuity in every department of the hotel, whether it be in the wellness department, in the guest rooms or in the restaurant.

The Sonnentau: History with timeline

1970 is the year where it all began ... where Maria and Raimund Goldbach established the Café - Restaurant Sonnentau with a bed and breakfast. Since then the Sonnentau has continuously expanded, adapting to changes and modernizing. 

» Read more about the hotel in our timeline

What does ‘Sonnentau’ mean?

The ‘Sonnentau’ is not only a fascinating plant but is also the inspiration for the name of our hotel. The ‘Sonnentau’ or in English the sundew, prospers gloriously in the quiet marshlands in the Rhön. Previously voted flower of the year, the sundew is not only nice to look at but also possesses a healing property which aids in relieving breathing problems. Early in the morning when you wander along the trails of the marshlands, you can see the dew pearls on the petals glistening in the morning sun.