Fuchs und Hase

Nauen, Brandenburg, Germany

"Herr von Ribbeck auf Ribbeck in Havelland, A pear tree stood in his garden"

is how Theodor Fontane's ballad, which made the Ribbeck community known, begins. Hans-Georg von Ribbeck was friendly to the "farmers and boys" and was happy to give away pears to the children of the village. Because he did not trust his miserly son to find his way, he asked for a pear for the grave - from which the children could later pick delicious fruit.

Hospitality, happy togetherness, this spirit of poem is also lived by the hosts of B&B Fuchs&Hase. The Fuchs&Hase is part of the manor of that von Ribbeck family. The Hermann family has been running the B&B since summer 2017.

The Hermanns conjured up unique accommodation from a historic cattle shed from the 19th century. In the high loft, two double rooms and two family rooms, each with their own shower room, have been integrated around a large common room. The floor with the four rooms can also be booked as a whole.

The large and light-flooded rooms offer great comfort, the rather minimalist furnishings focus on the essentials - the great view of the landscape. Here you can watch raccoons walking on the roof and watch birds nesting in the wall recesses of the old manor barn. An almost mystical sight is the fog that often rises from the fields. The glazing in the breakfast room opens up a view of the beautiful surroundings.

The Fuchs&Hase is the right place for people who enjoy beautiful, simple things and the great outdoors. And yes, both fox and rabbit could say "good night" here. The Havelland is a habitat for many animals, in spring and autumn you can see flocks of migratory birds.

Ribbeck is an idyllic village where you can still experience the small-scale village life in a typical Brandenburg village. It won't get boring here. In addition to the castle, there are several cafés and restaurants, a children's farm, a distillery, a historic classroom and a few more to discover in an extensive park landscape. The Stober estate in the neighboring town is a bio-certified event center.

We also featured this accommodation on our blog at Five places around Berlin.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Double roomfrom70 €
Family roomfrom99 €
Apartmentfrom236 €


ArchitectureB&B Fuchs&Hase is located in a historic cattle shed from the 19th century, which was part of the von Ribbeck family manor. When the Hermanns acquired the historic walls, it was basically a ruin. The local artisans waved at first - the undertaking seemed too hopeless. But the Hermanns saw potential where others only saw scrap ruins. So the building was finally renovated from scratch, while the existing structure was largely preserved: thick walls made of solid brick masonry, Prussian cap ceilings, the exposed masonry edging of the historic openings. Interventions were carried out selectively to modernize the sight. The essential elements here are the division of space through clear, furniture-like cubes in panel color, skylight openings, the exposed wooden roof structure and huge fixed glazing that opens the breakfast room to the landscape. As far as possible, the executing craftsmen came from the area. A lot of natural light flows into the rooms through the large windows and gives the otherwise rather industrial charm and the leveled screed a warm note. The interior consists of a mix of old and modern furniture.

FoodFor breakfast there are eggs from neighboring farmers, homemade jam and, depending on the season, fruit from their own harvest if possible. Breakfast can be booked for 8 € / person

EnvironmentThe climate concept of the builders in their architectural work means: The wall preserved is the most sustainable wall. The whole renovation was basically an upcycling project. The building has been consistently developed to conserve resources. The waste water treatment runs through a plant-based sewage treatment plant. A photovoltaic system on the entire southern half of the roof provides electricity, the heating takes place via local heat from the local biogas plant, and a solid heating (wood) serves as the back-up system. Garbage is of course separated.


  • Family-run, stylish bed and breakfast
  • Architecturally attractive holiday rooms in a former cowshed
  • The four rooms can also be rented as a whole (then with cooking facilities)
  • With a view from the old manor house over the village
  • Lively, idyllic village life
  • The castle and the extensive park landscape invite you to explore
  • Several cafes, restaurants, children's farm and much more in the immediate vicinity
  • Experience the beautiful nature of the Havelland

Bed and breakfast4 roomsBreakfastChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • 4 rooms, each with its own bathroom
  • Towels and bed linen available
  • Parking spot
  • Breakfast can be booked for 8 € / person
  • Can also be rented as a whole
  • Cooking facilities available if the rooms are booked as an ensemble
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Double roomfrom70 €
Family roomfrom99 €
Apartmentfrom236 €

Location + Directions

By car

The fox and rabbit can be reached from Berlin in about an hour (50 km). Hamburg is about 2.5 hours away (250 km) and Hanover is just under 3 hours (274 km). You will receive the exact address and directions on booking.

With public transport

From Berlin, the fox and rabbit can be reached in just under an hour by bus and train. A bus runs from the station in Nauen to Ribbeck. The bus station is within walking distance of the B&B. You will receive the exact address when booking.