Hofgut Hafnerleiten

Bad Birnbach, Bavaria, Germany

The wide, Lower Bavarian hilly landscape, grasses swaying in the wind as well as rabbits, pheasants and deer grazing idyllically at sunrise - all this awaits guests at Hofgut Hafnerleiten. Here you can relax, enjoy delicious food, go to the in-house natural pond after a sauna session or relax in the sun with a book and a cappuccino in your hand.

The Horn Rückerl family created their idyllic retreat in 2000, making their dream come true. They share their home surrounded by 30,000 square meters of nature in beautiful and undiscovered Lower Bavaria with their guests and provide them with fabulous spaces for relaxation.

Every house and every room on the farm is designed differently - timeless with lots of wood and warm fabrics. Each of the rooms is large and flooded with light and the large glass fronts create a great transition between inside and outside. Here everyone can retreat and relax in their own way.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Suitefrom340 €
Hausfrom440 €


ArchitectureThe Horn Rückerl family works exclusively with craftsmen from the region. The houses are made of timber frame construction and larch. The interior is made of oak, beech and spruce wood.

FoodThe hosts ensure short delivery routes, support regional organic farmers and thus care about the common good of the facilities - such as a children's home. Cooking follows the Eurotoque chefs’ code of honor – regional and seasonal. Food waste is avoided through specific orders, and there are chickens for food waste.

The accommodation employs working students, mothers and part-time workers. Annual further training is also offered for employees. They can also charge their e-bikes and e-cars free of charge at the Hofgut. There is also a daily lunch together as well as an annual invitation for parents to eat and stay overnight as well as staff parties.

EnvironmentCooking is exclusively made to order. The Hafnerleiten farm also generates its own electricity. There is also a deep well, e-charging stations for cars, waste separation, alternative cleaning products (vinegar essence, lemon) and an e-bike station.

Well-BeingMassages and peelings are offered at Hofgut Hafnerleiten. Guests also have access to a Finnish sauna on the LAKE and a natural pond.


  • Idyllic refuge with award-winning architecture in Bavaria's thermal spa landscape
  • Pure togetherness and relaxation in the middle of nature
  • Digital Detox - weak cell phone reception
  • Rural Mediterranean Hofgut cuisine
  • Daily aperitif with regional and seasonal delicacies in the courtyard or main building
  • Beer tasting, cooking school & barista courses as a supporting program
  • Also suitable for smaller events/off-sites (up to 15 people)
  • Not a family hotel, but couples with infants are welcome
  • Many great cities nearby (Passau, Regensburg, Burghausen)

Hotel10 houses + 7 roomsHalf board + own cooking facilitiesno childrenWi-FiDisabled accessno PoolNature PoolPets allowed


  • 10 differently designed houses, 2 suites and 5 rooms
  • All houses with kitchenette - the longhouses with equipped kitchen
  • All houses and suites with fireplace and terrace, three houses with their own sauna, two houses with infrared cabins
  • Breakfast is brought to the room/house
  • Farm shop with a small selection of souvenir products
  • Finnish sauna by the lake + natural swimming pond
  • Various massages and peelings can be booked
  • Minimum stay of 3 nights


Dolce Vita: Im Naturidyll des Hofguts Hafnerleiten darf man nach Herzenslust faul sein und in außergewöhnlicher Architektur mediterrane Köstlichkeiten genießen.

Margit Kohl,, September 2023

Die Weite, der Blick und die unsagbare Ruhe: Schon nach den ersten Minuten in unserem Haus fühlte ich mich entspannt... Wer im Hofgut Hafnerleiten nur für sich sein will, kann das fabelhaft. Es ist der perfekte Ort für Zweisamkeit, für Zeit zum Nachdenken, sich aus dem Alltag rausnehmen oder einfach für intensive Projekte, die ohne Ablenkung endlich einen Abschluss finden müssen.

Antonia,, September 2023

Sieht aus wie die Kulisse eines Romans von Håkan Nesser, ist aber Niederbayern. Bad Birnbach, genauer gesagt. Im Seehaus kann man sich Frühstück ans Bett oder Prosecco an den Steg bringen lassen. Abendessen gibt es im Haupthaus des Hofguts, Massagen gleich auf der anderen Seite des Sees. Der Bademantel ist im Preis inbegriffen. Nur schwimmen müssen Sie selbst.

Lars Spannagel,, September 2023
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Suitefrom340 €
Hausfrom440 €

Location + Directions

By car

From Munich it takes just under 2 hours to drive to Hofgut Hafnerleiten (148 km). From Nuremberg it takes a good 2.5 hours (227 km), from Stuttgart it takes about 4 hours (359 km) and from Salzburg it takes a good 1.5 hours (104 km). The exact address can be found on the website.

With public transport

There is a train station in Bad Birnbach, which is about 8 km from the Hofgut.