Villa Blum in Waldenburg

Aesthetics, individuality, elegance & comfort

Our villa

A villa only for guests. With so much care taken to realize concept, color and function, it goes without saying that our goal is to create surprising, lasting experiences. Therefore, we pay the utmost attention to even the smallest detail.

Hotel Garni “Villa Blum” is located in a former princely town villa in Waldenburg, built in 1910-1914 and offers five double rooms and four single rooms. Villa Blum guests appreciate our rich breakfast buffet, but also the evening atmosphere in the winter garden with a glass of wine from the region.

The hotel is located in Waldenburg, a state-approved climatic health resort. There are a number of excursion possibilities here. Hikes through the well-known landscape of the Hohenlohe region with numerous lakes or through the nature reserve Obere Weide. In addition, guided tours of the historic old town can be taken. We are looking forward to your visit.

A beautiful story

The history

The foundation stone of Villa Blum was laid in 1910 by Friedrich Karl 8th Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, the grandfather of the current 10th Prince Felix of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst. The villa, which at that time was to serve as a residence for the princely administrator, was completed in 1914.

From 1920 to 1949 the villa was owned by Countess Maria von Oeynhausen, née. Countess of Ehrbach-Fürstenau (born 1870, died 1949). She was the great-aunt of the present Prince Felix zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst and sister of his grandmother.

At that time, Major Blum (ret.), who gave his name to today’s Villa Blum, also lived in one of the rooms in the attic (today’s room 7). During roof removal in 2001/02, workmen found his name on the back of wooden wall paneling and on a 1920s German Shepherd newspaper lying next to old coins in a built-in closet. The closet now decorates the sauna.

On the ground floor to the left (today’s breakfast room) was the Countess’s drawing room and dining room. Their bedroom with adjoining bathroom was on the upper floor in what is now room 2, and the kitchen was in what is now room 5. The prince and his siblings stayed in the current rooms 3 and 4 when their parents were away. From the former writing room of the countess, the bathrooms of rooms 3 and 4 were created.

The countess died in 1949, but the villa remained in princely possession. The youngest sister of the 9th Prince Friedrich Karl von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, who died in June 2017, Hilda Princess von Croÿ-Dülmen, Princess zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, inherited the estate popularly known as the “Sonnenhaus” in 1958. However, she never lived in it herself.

In 1958 Baron Hans Bolko von Schweinichen from Bad Oeynhausen acquired the villa and remained its owner until 1979. It served him as a weekend and summer residence. In 1963, the Baron had extensive construction work carried out. The existing construction plan also came from this time.

From 1979 to 2001 the villa was owned by the Rebmann family. Mr. Rebmann was a gardener by profession and built a large greenhouse ensemble in the garden.

In 2001, the villa was purchased by Regina Philipps and thoroughly renovated. The aim of the renovation was to convert it into an upscale hotel garni, which finally opened in May 2003.