A history rich in tradition
At 912 metres above sea level, located on the Baar plateau, Hohenkarpfen is a butte of the Swabian Alb. It is situated between Hausen ob Verena, Gunningen and Seitingen-Oberflacht.
It is only a few kilometres away from Albtrauf, with its “Dreifaltigkeitsberg” (trinity mountain), and on the other side of Lupfen, which also is a butte.
Originally, the counts of Lupfen kept a castle on Hohenkarpfen, called castle Hohenkarpfen.
Nowadays, owing to its picturesque conical form and its magnificent view over the Baar and into the Black Forest, it is a popular tourist destination. This summit territory has been a protected natural site since the 1930s.
The Hohenkarpfen art foundation has achieved national acclaim and maintains a museum at Hohenkarpfen.
This scholarship for artists is organised by Mrs Susanne Ritzi-Mathé and gives contemporary artists the possibility of erecting a matching sculpture in the open landscape of Hohenkarpfen. The former dairy farm was built 300 years ago in the rubble of the knight’s castle Hohenkarpfen, which had been destroyed in 1643.
After many years of use as a farmstead and subsequent to extensive renovations, the restaurant was the first to be opened in 1978.
In 1989 the former barn was renovated to become the present-day hotel. Ever since, Hofgut Hohenkarpfen has been renowned as an attractive venue for conferences and weddings