Monastery Allerheiligen, Baden-Württemberg – Schloss- Oppenau, Renchtal, Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Waldhotel Friedrichsruhe, Germany
In order to further develop the state’s cultural properties, in particular historic buildings such as castles, monasteries and estates, and thus to put state property to a sensible and sustainable use, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Finance was considering establishing hospitality operations in these properties.
Our vision for the area of the former monastery Allerheiligen is the creation of a resort facility with gastronomy, which has seminar and conference areas as well as spa and wellness facilities. On the several 100 hectares large area and the product of the historical ruin of the monastery integrated into it, combined with the nature and experience structure that goes with it, a “”lighthouse project”” is proposed.
A catered area with lounge/terrace open to the public (over 300,000 hikers/year visit or pass through the monastery) is envisaged as a catering facility and, as a USP, an architecturally striking planned wellness area in the form of an infinity pool that extends across the valley and is visible to the outside for all visitors.
The study comes to the conclusion that a resort hotel on the grounds of Allerheiligen Monastery with catering facilities can be run economically. The economic viability ensures that the operational business can be self-supporting without a permanent subsidy.
So far, no construction start has been given, also due to the Corona pandemic.