Relais & Châteaux Hotel
DIE SONNE FRANKENBERG
D-35066 Frankenberg / Eder
The Sonne has been a place of hospitality since 1833. Back then, it was very much more geared towards food and drink though. Since May 2007, you can stay overnight in style in the medieval old town in the most beautiful square in town in these cosy houses with their sunny rooms following a comprehensive renovation of these historic buildings.
Surrounding them, you will find picturesque half-timbered facades and the market square with its famous town hall featuring 10 towers and figures carved by Philipp Soldan, who is the namesake of our gourmet restaurant.
The Schirn, which makes up the ground floor of the town hall, has been hosting the weekly market for centuries.
Beer was brewed here until 1892. The ground floor forms part of the banquet hall today, and hotel rooms can be found on the 2nd to 4th floors.
As from 1294, only the town wine keeper was allowed to serve wine in Frankenberg. Today, the Philipp Soldan is situated in the basement, and the SonneStuben on the ground floor. Floors 1 to 4 house hotel rooms.
Today, the ground floor houses Bistro Philippo, with a cocktail bar and fireplace lounge, and floors 1 to 3 house guest rooms.
Purchase of the “old Sonne” in January 2005. One-and-a-half-year reconstruction phase and complete renovation of all buildings. Opening in May 2007.
Lasting until October 2009: renovation of the adjacent historical building in the market square and new construction of the 1000 m2 SonneSpa and 11 hotel rooms. A tunnel under the market square connects the buildings to the right and left of the square.