klein + fein Gästehaus

Schwelm, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

The beautiful half-timbered house in the Bergisches Land was once a restaurant and is over 150 years old. Annette and Uwe Hugendick have lovingly renovated it and have retained much of the original charm of the house. Through a heavy oak door you enter the small and fine guest house and immediately feel at home.

The five spacious rooms and the apartment have high ceilings, comfortable double beds, large windows and modern bathrooms. Tasteful wall colors in dusky pink, powder blue, olive green create a calming atmosphere. The high-quality wooden furniture - preferably made of oak - and the parquet made of ash round off the Scandinavian style tastefully.

The excellent breakfast with fresh fruit, a large selection of cheeses, eggs, muesli and delicious jams is eaten together with the other guests at the long kitchen table. The guests often get into conversation with each other and exchange ideas about their upcoming excursion plans in this exciting region between natural idyll and industrial culture.

When the weather is nice, you can also sit outside under the walnut tree in the garden. In a small library there is the right reading and the delicious coffee comes from a local coffee roaster. A place to unwind and slow down. The cordial hosts are always at your side with advice and action - small but nice.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Single Roomfrom108 €
Double Roomfrom116 €


ArchitectureThe house was renovated carefully and with healthy building materials. A natural lime plaster ensures a pleasant and healthy room climate on all interior walls. The surfaces are protected with organic oil and waxes. The windows are made of wood and have been built according to historical models, supplemented by modern soundproof glass. The innovative wood fiber insulation is award-winning. It is heated with regional raw materials - pellets from local forests.

FoodA rich breakfast selection - coffee from a Schwelm roastery and freshly baked bread. Guests are welcome to take some provisions for the day with them as a packed lunch.

EnvironmentOf course, everything is taken care of here; regional products at the community breakfast, organic cleaning agents and waste separation. As well as pellet heating, wood fiber insulation and rainwater infiltration. The garden is a small biotope for animals with trees and a pond.


  • Charming, small guest house in a more than 150 year old half-timbered house in the Bergisch region
  • Rich breakfast with freshly baked bread and local ingredients
  • Beautiful, natural garden with trees and a small pond
  • Fruit, coffee and pastries are available free of charge in the kitchen
  • Wines straight from the winemaker are in the fridge
  • Many excursion destinations in the area: via ferrata Müngstener-Talbrücke (highest railway bridge in Germany), sights of industrial culture such as old mines (Nachtigall and Zollern in Westfalen-Lippe, Hansa coke plant in Dortmund) and weaving mills (Dahlerau)
  • Wuppertal with the famous suspension railway, the dance theater by dance icon Pina Bausch, Tony Cragg Sculpture Park and Waldfrieden, Von der Heydt Museum, and much more
  • Various bike tours and hikes are possible in the area, e.g. to the Diederich Temple or the round trip to the Beyenburg Monastery with the historic old town and the reservoir
  • Located directly on the Way of St. James and pilgrimage stamps are also issued

Guest house5 roomsBreakfastChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno Poolno pets


  • Small B&B with 5 guest rooms + 1 apartment
  • Breakfast can be booked additionally
  • Apartment with private cooking facilities (for longer stays)
  • Small, well stocked library
  • Beautiful garden with old trees
  • Rooms 4 and 5 can be connected to form a family room
  • Two minutes from the train station
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Single Roomfrom108 €
Double Roomfrom116 €

Location + Directions

By car

It takes about 20 minutes to drive from Wuppertal to Schwelm (12 km). It takes just under an hour from Düsseldorf (48 km), from Dortmund it is around 40 minutes (40 km), from Cologne it is also just under an hour (59 km), from Frankfurt it is just under 3 hours (236 km) and from Hanover it is also just under 3 hours (239 km). The exact address can be found on the website.

With public transport

The train station in Schwelm is only a 2-minute walk from the small + fine guest house.