Wellnesshotel Jagdhof, Where You Can Enjoy A Sense Of Peace

Wellnesshotel Jagdhof, a hotel where you can soak up the beauty of the nearby countryside, take life a little slower and enjoy a sense of real peace.

Hotel Jagdhof Röhrnbach

Wellnesshotel Jagdhof Located In Röhrnbach In The Bavarian Forest Region Of Germany

On the far side of Germany from the famous Black Forest lies the lesser known Bavarian Forest (Bayerischer Wald in German). The sun dappled woodland in the Southeast corner of Germany is where you can come to disconnect from everyday life, soak up the beauty of the countryside, take life at a slower pace and find a sense of real peace.

Beautiful Countryside Near Bavarian Forest

Beautiful Countryside Near The Bavarian Forest

Wellnesshotel Jagdhof, a five star Bavarian hotel, makes a wonderful base for exploring not only the Bavarian Forest but also picturesque cities along the Danube River (Donau in German) such as Regensburg and Passau known as the “city of three rivers” as well as the nearby Czech Republic. Located in the small Bavarian town of Röhrnbach, it is only a 30 minute drive to Passau, 1 1/2 hours to Regensburg,  2 hours to Munich and 3 1/2 hours to the beautiful Austrian city of Vienna, Austria. It is also just a 1 1/2 hour drive to the World Heritage town of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic.

Bavarian Forest Countryside

The Beautiful Bavarian Forest Countryside

While only a short drive from these well known tourist destinations, this beautiful area is relatively unknown other than to hikers who want to hike the trails in Germany’s first national park and cyclists who want to ride the bike paths along the Danube and Ilz.

Two years ago we stayed at the family owned Jagdhof in Röhrnbach and enjoyed it so much that we added it to this year’s “favorites” itinerary before heading to Munich for our flight home. After our three night stay, I can say it has gone way up on our list of “favorite” hotels and hopely we will visit again in the future.

After a warm welcome, our car was parked in their free parking garage and our luggage was delivered to the room while were we offered a complimentary glass of bubbly, wine or beer and a snack before heading up to our room.

Since our last visit, the hotel has given the reception, bar and lounge areas a more contemporary look. One thing that didn’t change was our room, one of the wellness suites. It’s very much like a one bedroom apartment except without a kitchen. The living room has a comfortable sofa and chair, writing desk, and credenza with a mini bar and Nespresso machine and a large flat screen TV. There’s a large walk-in closet off the entrance foyer and a separate kingsize bedroom with another flat screen TV. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a soaking tub and there is a separate WC. The suite has an outdoor terrace with access from both the livingroom and the bedroom.

The hotel’s outstanding spa, the largest in Bavaria, is exceptional. You can arrange to have massages, facials and body treatments or make use of the six different saunas and there is a separate ladies spa. The spa includes indoor and outdoor pools and large relaxing areas  with comfortable lounge chairs.

Jagdhof Buffet

Jagdhof’s Buffet And Show Kitchen

The hotel’s room rate includes all meals. The buffet breakfast has cooked to order eggs, sausage, bacon, sliced meats, salmon, and cheese. There are waffles, pastries, cereals, more than a dozen different breads, fruits and freshly pressed juices. The afternoon buffet has hot dishes, soups, salads, ice creams and delicious cakes and pastries. In the evening, the five course dinner menu has several choices in each category. In addition, there is a salad and dessert buffet as well as a cheese board. After dinner, many of the guests headed to the lounge for cocktails and to listen to live music.

During our stay, we made day trips to explore the countryside. Originating in the Black Forest, the Danube River becomes navigable in Regensburg and joins the Inn and Ilz Rivers in Passau so we wanted to explore some of the towns along the famous river.

The nearby town of Passau is called “the city of three rivers”, being surrounded by the waters of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers. The city is a maze of cobbled streets that lead upwards to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has the world’s largest cathedral organ. On the Danube side, there is the fortress Veste Oberhaus and the pilgrimage church Mariahilf is on the Inn’s side.

Large riverboats line the quays waiting to take passengers to Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and beyond. There are also smaller riverboats for short 45 minute or longer day trips along the rivers.

Regensburg Germany

Regensburg Germany

The famous World Heritage city of Regensburg, dating back to Roman times, is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities and is the oldest city along the Danube River.

Straubing Germany

Straubing Germany Is Known For It Beer Festival, Second Only To Octoberfest

Another pretty town along the Danube, midway between Passau and Regensburg is Straubing. Its gothic marketplace, the hub of the town’s social life, is where every August the town holds a beer festival second only to Munich’s Octoberfest.


We were blessed with nice weather on our entire trip and what a difference it made seeing this lovely region of Bavaria on sunny days. Most people cruise the Danube River but it is also possible to explore many of the cities and small villages that line its banks by car. Hopefully, if you plan a trip to Bavaria you will include this interesting region.



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53 Responses to Wellnesshotel Jagdhof, Where You Can Enjoy A Sense Of Peace

  1. What a fantastic trip and beautiful hotel. I’m so glad the sun shone for you – it really does make a difference.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kay, This was one of our best trips ever as we never had a day of rain…unfortunately that is not always the case. That is the main reason we choose hotels with lots of wonderful facilities. Last year, it poured when we were at the Jagdhof and we were thankful that we didn’t have to leave the hotel to have an enjoyable time.

  2. Mad Dog says:

    How lovely and the food looks fantastic!

  3. Eva Taylor says:

    What an exceptional place. It’s difficult to find king size beds in Europe, nice to read that this place has them.

    • Karen says:

      My husband and I agree with you Eva, we have decided after our second stay at the Jagdhof that it is one of our all time favorite hotels. As to the king size bed, when making reservations in Europe, I ask for a room with a bed that is 180 x 200 cm. as my husband is over 6 feet. 😘

  4. kitchenriffs says:

    That second picture — of the countryside near the Bavarian Forest — is outstanding. Very nice light! Terrific post — you had SUCH a good trip!

  5. What a beautiful area. Thank you for sharing this.

    • Karen says:

      I’m alway happy to know that my friends enjoy following along Jovina, thank you. I’m surprised that more people don’t visit this area, it is indeed beautiful.

  6. Our life needs relaxation and pampering. This looks like the perfect retreat.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Bobbi, A trip like this does a world of good. We had a marvelous time and came back happy, relaxed and even a little lighter from all the healthy meals. I have to agree, the Jagdhof is a perfect retreat.

  7. ZazaCook says:

    Such a beautiful place! Thanks for the photos, Karen. Would love to spend my next vacation over there;)

  8. NativeNM says:

    I love the countryside near the Bavarian Forest! Everything is so beautiful! Thanks Karen for the lovely tour!

  9. Pam says:

    That’s a beautiful area for sure, love it! The second photo is gorgeous and the hotel is pretty great too!

    • Karen says:

      I appreciate your nice compliment Pam, I’m happy you enjoyed the post. This really is a lovely area of Bavaria and you are right about the Jagdhof being great.

  10. Jane says:

    The photos of the Bavarian countryside look like oil paintings! How beautiful. Everything about the hotel is quite posh, I especially love how comfortable your room was. I’m wondering if you tried any of the spa services. I know I’d take advantage of them! The buffet looks delicious and it’s a nice way to converse with people, that as well as the lounge.

    Sounds like your favorite would be a favorite of mine, too, Karen!❤️


    • Karen says:

      Hi Jane, I believe you are right about the Jagdhof becoming a favorite of yours as well. It is a lovely hotel that we really enjoyed. I didn’t have any treatments this time but hopefully there will be a chance to on a future visit.

  11. What a magical place! Would love to visit this place 💗

  12. Sunnycovechef says:

    I have visited that area with old friends that live nearby. Your hotel sounds wonderful.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Gerlinde, I’m glad that you are familiar with the area. I’m surprised that more people don’t visit especially when there is such a wonderful hotel to use as a base for day trips,..you would love the Jagdhof. That is where I had the plum cake that reminded me of the one you made. 😊

  13. Helen says:

    Thank you for the trip to parts of Bavaria I hadn’t seen, except as names on boards as I passed by on the train! I always marvel at how well the continent keeps its towns in comparison with Britain 😊

  14. Karen says:

    oh, how beautiful – places I might never see. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Cathy says:

    That hotel looks amazing Karen. 🙂 Did you visit Regensburg? It is the nearest city to us now! I rarely leave our quiet patch of land, but occasionally I like to go into the city if I need something special. The old part of the town is very pretty and the river trips further upriver are stunning. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Cathy, You live in a beautiful region. I didn’t know you were near Regensburg, it truly is a lovely city to visit. Perhaps some day you can plan a short stay at the Jagdhof, I know you would enjoy the hotel, it is so relaxing.

  16. Kelly | Foodtasia says:

    Karen, I’m definitely ready for vacation now after seeing your beautiful pictures and reading your post. It sounds so relaxing and lovely!

    • Karen says:

      Kelly, I happy that you enjoyed the post, thank you. I do hope you have an opportunity to escape and take a relaxing trip, it does you a world of good.

  17. David says:

    While I know many of the towns you mention, I love that you introduce me to so many new places! And I also love that there is no carpeting in the hotel rooms. I truly appreciate that from an allergen perspective!

    • Karen says:

      That is so kind of you David, thank you. Yes, many of the wellness hotels that we have been to are going to wood floors when they update their rooms or build a new addition for just the reason you mentioned.

  18. Juliana says:

    Karen, these pictures remind me of our river cruise through Danube…spectacular! Thanks for sharing the pictures!
    Have a great rest of the week!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Juliana, I’m happy to know that you enjoyed the photos and that they reminded you of your river cruise on the Danube. It certainly is a beautiful part of the world. Thank you for your nice compliment and wish.

  19. Oh if I could only tag along in your suitcase! What fabulous places you visit and stay! The countryside in just incredible!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jenna, How much fun would it be to have you tag along with us. I know you would enjoy it as much as we do and think of all the inspiration for your painting.

  20. Another beautiful spot to discover… How I could use a trip to the spa right now!

    • Karen says:

      I know what you mean Frank, the spa and wellness hotels not only are good for the body but for the mind as well. This year’s trip was to some of our most favorite hotels and we loved everyone of them. Thank you for your nice comment.

  21. ladyfi says:

    Ooo – that does look so lovely and peaceful!

  22. I Wilkerson says:

    Lovely photos as always. Clearly when our SW companion pass expires next year, we need to set our sights on Europe again!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Inger for your nice compliment. I can understand why you are using your pass benefits where SW flies. Europe will be there for you in the near future.

  23. mjskitchen says:

    Pampering you say! Well, I’m all over that. 🙂 Looks like the perfect place to get it. Comfortable setting and great looking food.

  24. Carolyn Jung says:

    The scenery is gorgeous, but that buffet is really calling to me! LOL

  25. Such a beautiful hotel and countryside! I love exploring the world vicariously through your eyes.

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