Tradition

at the ZumKoch Hotel & Restaurant

Nestled in the enchanting hilly countryside of Lower Bavaria, seated on a small hill just one kilometre away from the town centre of the historic market town of Ortenburg, our family-run hotel and restaurant invites guests to enjoy themselves and feel at home. With warmth and personality, we turn your holiday in our establishment into an unforgettable experience - see for yourself!
Both ourselves and the entire team look forward to your visit!
The Meyerhofer family

Family Business

in its 5th generation

The name of our establishment, "Zum Koch", goes back to the historical period of the counts, where our ancestors worked as employees of the count, as was usual for all houses near Vorderhainberg. Around... read more

The name of our establishment, "Zum Koch", goes back to the historical period of the counts, where our ancestors worked as employees of the count, as was usual for all houses near Vorderhainberg. Around 1680, the "Langmeier" farm was bought by the Meyerhofer family. In 1782, it was turned into the "Zum Koch" inn, which was then converted into a guesthouse in 1906 and expanded in 1910 to include its own distillery. Since this time, we have been providing for our guests' well-being with passion and warm hospitality as a carefully-run family business.

The 60s

Summer visitors from Berlin

From 1950, as the German trend for travelling began picking up again, many people from Berlin came to the surrounding area of Ortenburg and were accommodated in guest rooms throughout the entire locality. To... read more

From 1950, as the German trend for travelling began picking up again, many people from Berlin came to the surrounding area of Ortenburg and were accommodated in guest rooms throughout the entire locality. To be able to offer its guests... read more
From 1950, as the German trend for travelling began picking up again, many people from Berlin came to the surrounding area of Ortenburg and were accommodated in guest rooms throughout the entire locality. To be able to offer its guests more in-house attractions in the future, a restaurant and a skittles alley were built in the "Zum Koch Guesthouse" in 1970 - amenities which were immediately accepted very well by the guests.

 

The Koch Grows

from 1975

The existing building complex was expanded to include a new guesthouse in 1975 due to rising numbers in overnight stays. As early as 1976, guests were able to frolic in the hotel’s very own indoor pool – a... read more

The existing building complex was expanded to include a new guesthouse in 1975 due to rising numbers in overnight stays. As early as 1976, guests were able to frolic in the hotel’s very own indoor pool – a highlight. The physical separation between the main house and the guest house was done away with by building a passageway in 1977. The so-called “Große Saal” [Big Hall] was also expanded in 1978, which hosted more than 50 events every year, such as the stout festival for over 500 guests.

Hotel Expansion

1981

Another structural change began in 1981 due to continuously high capacity. The front building was increased by one storey, which led to the creation of both new rooms and of "Conference Room 1". After this... read more

Another structural change began in 1981 due to continuously high capacity. The front building was increased by one storey, which led to the creation of both new rooms and of "Conference Room 1". After this conversion, the "Zum Koch" Hotel was able to offer its guests a total of 180 beds, and the team of staff already comprised 49 employees.

Renovation

2013/14

The hotel’s indoor pool, which had since become rather dated, was renovated from top to bottom and transformed into a 900 m2-large wellness area. This was completed with a sauna area including a steam bath,... read more

The hotel’s indoor pool, which had since become rather dated, was renovated from top to bottom and transformed into a 900 m2-large wellness area. This was completed with a sauna area including a steam bath, Finnish sauna, bio sauna and salt cave. From now on, comfortable relaxation areas, all with different designs, invite the guests to relax. 16 rooms on the second and third storeys, as well as “Conference Room 2” were also completely renovated and fitted with new technology. The outdoor area also experienced a general refurbishment, and now allows the guest direct access from the newly-planted wellness garden into the hotel.

And here we are...

2017/18

The "Koch" is beginning a new era and the wave of renovations, started in 2013/14, were completed with the modernisation of the entire ground floor area, incl. kitchen, restaurant and reception. In the... read more

The "Koch" is beginning a new era and the wave of renovations, started in 2013/14, were completed with the modernisation of the entire ground floor area, incl. kitchen, restaurant and reception. In the newly-opened comfortable and homely Cellini Bar, design & tradition now fuse together into one harmonious overall design. Just a few steps, and eventful days can be slowly brought to a close over a glass of good wine, etc. You can now dine in a refined & comfortable manner in the Manzana Restaurant. Here, hotel guests with half-board or the new "Koch's Finest Gourmet" board can find the perfect culinary accompaniment to their stay. The à la carte "Hoamatküch" Restaurant has been completely redesigned and now offers a perfect modern yet cosy flair for unforgettable moments of culinary indulgence. By late May, eight rooms in the main building were completely removed and transformed into comfort rooms and exclusive studios, which will offer our guests the most modern living comfort for relaxing and feeling at home. It's the details that make the difference between a hotel and a gourmet hotel.