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Biohotel Sturm

Ignaz-Reder-Straße 3

97638 Mellrichstadt

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“At the Biohotel Sturm there is only good! Organic kitchen, natural garden, spa and wellness – what is labelled bio is bio. You can taste this with all senses.” Biohotel Sturm

Description

Awarded as the first bio-organic hotel in the biosphere reserve within the Rhön

You are looking for relaxation, untouched nature and long to find your inner self or prefer an active vacation? Then here is the perfect location. The Biohotel Sturm is situated in the most beautiful natural region in the Rhön, a unique location in Germany at  the outskirts of Mellrichstadt in the midst of the border triangle Bavaria, Hesse and Thuringia.

Put your foot on good ground!

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Highlights

The first certified organic hotel in the biosphere reserve in the Rhön

100% biologic certified and supporter of the Slow Food movement

Ingredients from controlled biological cultivation and regional production

Bio kitchen, natural garden, spa and wellness

Walking, rest, activity holiday and maximum relaxation

Skiing, winter sports or mountain biking

Green Pearls® Score for Biohotel Sturm

“Just in front of our door is one of the most exciting natural regions of Europe, the biosphere reserve Rhön. To preserve the beauty of this miraculous scenery and to take over consciously responsibility for humans and environment, also for the coming generations - has always motivated us! Therefore not only ecological standards, but also ethical principles and social responsibility are the guidelines of our enterprise.”

environmental protection

being local - authentic experiences

giving back

cultural commitment

Hotel room named Tradition © Biohotel Sturm

Rooms and Amenities

  • 46 rooms differently designed
  • Rooms with balcony are available
  • All rooms, except the country house rooms are located in the main house

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Comfortable and delicious at the restaurant schulze|s © Biohotel Sturm

A-la-carte restaurant schulze|s

  • 100% organic food: Since 2011 the Biohotel Sturm is certified as bio-hotel and, besides, member of BIO HOTELS and Slow Food Germany.
  • Most of the organic food is sourced directly from the Rhön or surrounding regions like Thuringia Forest

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Spa area at Biohotel Sturm, Germany © Biohotel Sturm

Garden & “Rhön” Spa

  • inside you find a steam bath, natural makeup applications, massages, body treatments and more
  • the outside area offers a log cabin sauna, a natural swimming pond, a fresh air grotto and a barefoot path

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Matthias & Christa Schulze Dieckhoff © Biohotel Sturm

Story & philosophy

Life in harmony with nature is the greatest strength of the Biohotel Sturm and its employees. Here one finds rest and relaxation directly within the Biosphere Reserve Rhön. Conservation of nature is one of the core pillars of the hotel.

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Green Initiatives

Responsibility for the environment and humans, also for the coming generations!
  • Architecture
  • Energy Management
  • Food
  • Environment
  • Certified Bio-Hotel 

Architecture

  • Natural materials reflecting the sustainable philosophy of the Biohotel
  • Preservation of the original building structure
  • The original masonry was plastered with mineral lime mud
  • Wooden cladding with silver fir provides for an inviting and warm atmosphere
  • The herbs and nibble garden invites guests to picking and tasting all fruits and herbs.
    It was set up by passionate shrub and landscape gardeners with a natural bath pond and log cabin sauna

Energy Management

The Biohotel Sturm focuses on environmentally friendly and self-sufficient energy systems
  • Cogeneration unit
  • Solar Thermal Energy
  • Heat recovery systems from refrigeration engines
  • Photovoltaik Plant
  • High efficiency pumps with low electricity demand
  • Brazed plate heat exchangers

Food

  • 100% of the used ingredients from biological cultivation
  • Ingredients predominantly from bio-producers from the region
  • Seasonal food
  • Member of the Slow Food movement
  • Herb and nibble garden
  • A large part is produced in-house as for example jam with fruits of the garden, chutney, syrup and even baked bread
  • Consideration of incompatibilities and diet wishes of the guests with preparation of special dishes
  • Passion for food

 

What means “BIO”? Criteria for the healthy bio kitchen
Which food are “bio” is clearly defined: Key aspects of animal husbandry are the renunciation of preventive medication, free-range husbandry as well as the exclusive feeding with 100% bio-feed. Vegetables, grapes, grain and field products may not be squirted with chemistry or be treated artificially for storage.

Environment

  • Renunciation of chemical fertilizers in the hotel garden
  • 100% natural makeup certificated in the spa area
  • Eco Swimming Pond with Granderwasser
    When the host family Schulze-Dieckhoff planned a swimming pool, it very soon became obvious  that the decision could only be a natural swimming pond. Together with a landscape gardener the eco swimming pond was installed in the garden of the Biohotel Sturm and filled with pure, animated Granderwasser. The swimming and regeneration zone of the natural pond forms a small ecosystem in the midst of the extensive hotel facilities.

Certified Bio-Hotel

As a certified member of the BIO HOTELS the host family Schulz-Dieckhoff contributes to the strict criteria: 100% organic kitchen, organic cosmetics, use of natural building materials and materials for the ongoing renewal of the hotel, ecological management of the garden and the natural swimming pond.