History

The History of our Landhaus

Undenheim. A small village somewhere in Rhine-Hesse, Germany. You can reach us from almost every direction via beautiful and romantic tree-lined country roads. But we’re also less than an hour away from the Frankfurt International Airport via good highway connections.

We’re very much a green village. A village packed with history and tradition. Founded during the Frankish Empire, St. Albanshof (Landhaus Alban) remains the largest farming homestead in Undenheim. Our courtyard dates back to the 12th century when it was owned by the monastery St. Alban, from Mainz, for farming and wine production.

It was in 1994 that our parents Irmgard and Otto Peter Schwamb decided to renovate the courtyard and surrounding buildings and turn the former cow shed into a cosy restaurant. Otto – as farmer, wine producer and talented artist – had the vision and skills to convert the buildings for their new use. The combination of Irmgard’s very fine food and the excellent choices of wine available meant that the restaurant was highly frequented by the local community. However, after many years of service enjoyed by thousands of happy restaurant guests, the couple reluctantly retired in 2010. The restaurant is now used as the breakfast room for the hotel business.

Our guest rooms were created through the sensitive re-purposing of the former outbuildings of the farm. The rooms are well situated so that guests can enjoy the long summer evenings on the courtyard. Alternatively, many guests attending wedding parties (and other family events stretching into the small hours) are pleased to be able to simply fall into our comfortable beds after a long night. It’s your choice! In any event, a hearty breakfast will be waiting for you the next morning.

We look forward to welcoming you at Landhaus Alban.