Hotel Gasthof zur Post

Kümmersbruck, Bavaria, Germany

In the cozy stone pine bed, guests in the Tiny Houses can comfortably wake up and admire the gourmet garden with its raised beds full of vegetables, herbs and flowers through the large, mirrored windows. On the other side, the view goes through the large patio door, out into the green, trees and bushes, maybe the Vils, your own house fl ow, can also flash through.

The Hotel Gasthof zur Post in the Upper Palatinate is a place where hospitality has a long tradition. This is because travelers and postal workers stopped there centuries ago. Beer has been served in the inn since 1875, but a lot has changed since then. In 2017, the hosts Heike Schillbach and Hauke Peters took over the "Post" as hosts and, with great attention to detail, transformed it from a historic inn to a modern hotel with a restaurant. They call their concept of slowing down, enjoyment and wellbeing their green thread. Sustainability is of course included in all aspects.

In addition to the already existing 25 rooms of the Post, six "feel-good lofts" were built, which are made entirely of wood. All requirements for cosiness and comfort are satisfied in an area of 15 m², and at the same time the hosts promise a restful sleep of a special kind. Because the organically and sustainably produced stone pine has a verifiably positive effect on the feeling of stress through the persistent natural fragrance Heart rate and promotes sleep quality. Even a short break in this extraordinary environment regenerates the body and awakens new vitality. The Tiny Houses are equipped with a coffee maker, kettle, safe, small refrigerator and television.

The personal highlight of the hosts is when, after a delicious meal, they end the evening on their own terrace with a good glass of wine or beer - and invite the guests too.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom66 €
Double roomfrom89 €
Tiny Housefrom129 €


ArchitectureThe main house, which began in the late 18th century, has been continuously expanded and renovated. Today it houses 25 rooms as well as various restaurant rooms. In the summer of 2020, the six new "feel-good lofts" were built as tiny houses in the garden. These were made by a local carpenter. No glue was used and beech wood dowels were used instead. The wood came from Austria, and is 100% natural and sustainable, and has not been treated in any way.

FoodThe restaurant is the culinary heart of the hotel. Here, guests are pampered with carefully selected, innovative dishes and drinks. They are prepared by the chef Pascal Gens and his team. The best, seasonal products of the region are used, some come from the Vilstal gourmet garden. On hot days, the gourmet garden is open to guests so that they can feast and enjoy between raised beds with flowers, salads and herbs in the middle of nature. The kitchen of the Gasthof zur Post wants to stand out from the culinary point of view, which is why the kitchen team can let their creativity run wild. In addition to traditional dishes such as roast pork, the "Post Kulinarium" restaurant has long been known for more unusual dishes, such as "braised ox cheek with potato and celery puree, with grilled young leek and sautéed oyster mushrooms". Of course, vegetarians and Vegans with lovingly cooked herbal dishes get their money's worth. The kitchen team is happy to take food intolerances into account. The chef's hobby is the "live cuisine", where guests can take a look into the kitchen a creative 5-course menu, in which the chef can watch the fingers. The breakfast concept is that only what is actually eaten is prepared. So delicious, topped border is served according to the wishes of the guests, such as with homemade salmon or roast beef, also vegetarian with tomato and grilled courgette rf a hearty breakfast should not be missing a freshly prepared scrambled or fried egg from the neighboring mead farm. The secret of the tasty kitchens lies in the fact that the kitchen team is closely integrated into the network of local producers, because, in their opinion, real hospitality can only succeed if everyone on site helps out and knows each other. The team is particularly proud of various awards such as “Excellent Bavarian Cuisine” and the “Star of Hospitality”. The hosts' green thread runs through the kitchen as well: Whenever possible, short transport routes, seasonality, environmentally and species-appropriate production and animal welfare are taken into account. For this reason, only meat and fish with the animal welfare label 1 or higher are used. There are no additives or flavor enhancers at all. Various QR codes in the menu explain how important this topic is for the inn.

The most valuable thing for the hosts are the staff. For this reason, they and their creativity are encouraged, whether with courses or when implementing their ideas. In addition, they are always involved in major decisions. The hosts are active members of the Deer Forest Nature Park, which supports a wide variety of projects.

EnvironmentHeike and Hauke have paid attention to many details in order to give sustainability an ever greater place in the everyday life of the hotel: From replacing the dishwasher with a new dosing system, which saves water, energy and cleaning agents, to complete LED lighting throughout the hotel. Proper waste separation is also a matter of course.


  • Long tradition as a former post office with a bar from the late 18th century
  • Experience unique healthy living in the newly created tiny houses made of pure wood
  • Located on the five rivers cycle path in the middle of the Upper Palatinate
  • The focus is on culinary delights: interpreted in a modern way and sustainably thought out
  • Enjoy a 5-course menu in the live kitchen with a view of the kitchen
  • Products for the kitchen are sourced from neighboring farms and local producers
  • The Deer Forest Nature Park and the Vils (river) are right outside the door
  • Many excursion options in the area: the historic town of Amberg, the Upper Palatinate Lake District or the Hirschwald Nature Park
  • Various activities are possible: bike tours along the five rivers cycle path, canoe tours on the Vils, guided ranch tours through the deer forest, hiking, swimming and much more

Hotel25 rooms + 6 tiny housesRestaurantChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno Poolno pets


  • Hotel with 25 rooms and 6 tiny houses
  • Tiny houses made of 100% stone pine and with their own terrace, suitable for 2 people
  • All Tiny Houses have their own bathroom (shower) and a table with seating
  • Restaurant with seasonal and regional cuisine
  • Own "gourmet garden" with vegetables, fruit and herbs
  • 2 e-bikes to borrow and bike rental in the immediate vicinity
  • Room for relaxation, with meditation and yoga, in planning
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom66 €
Double roomfrom89 €
Tiny Housefrom129 €

Location + Directions

By car

The Hotel Gasthof zur Post is only an hour away from Nuremberg (78 km). From Munich it takes about 2 hours (185 km), from Frankfurt it takes about 3 hours (290 km), from Stuttgart about 2.5 hours (261 km) and from Leipzig it takes about 3 hours (308 km) ). The exact address can be found on the website.

With public transport

The closest train station is in Amberg. Buses run regularly from there to Kümmersbrück. The bus stop is about 400 meters from the hotel.