Welcome to Häcker’s Grand Hotel: Your Wellnessresort in Rhineland-Palatinate

With your visit to our very special hotel you will immerse yourself in a piece of historical contemporary history from the time of the emperors and tsars. With great attention to detail, our house (built in 1711) has been modernized and renovated in the “classic style” over the last few years and offers you the classic and necessary comfort to relax and recover.

- “Let your mind wander and escape from today's hurried times” -

 "Family-oriented and cosmopolitan" - these are the values ​​according to which we successfully run our family run hotel. With a lot of heart and commitment, we meet the daily wishes and requirements of our guests from all over the world, whether as couples, families with children, single travelers, business or conference guests. We are characterized by enjoyment of work and offer quality of life you can feel. Our hotel impresses with its unique history, its historical building structure, its unique equipment and its unique location in the side valley of Koblenz directly by the river bank of the "Lahn". Bad Ems lies between the cities of Frankfurt/ Main and Cologne in the beautiful Taunus surrounded by the mouintains of the Westerwald.

 We are looking forward to your visit !

"-and become a friend of our house-"

 Your Häcker family and staff


Unfortunately currently closed for private leisure travelers

Due to the corona pandemic, the government decided to refrain from private guest traffic in the hotel industry until probably january 10th. Therefore, we no longer offer private overnight stays until probably january 10th. Business guests still can be accommodated, but we do not offer breakfast for the time mentioned above. Thank you for your understanding.

Ayurveda patients can still be accommodated in the clinic.

Happily we are already taking your reservation requests for February.


Hospitality and warmth in a family atmosphere are our values ​​under which we have been successfully managing our medium-sized hotels for more than 20 years in order to offer our guests, whether young or old - private or business, an unforgettable stay.

In addition to high living comfort and the unique wellness and well-being landscapes, the focus is on personal service and personal care for our guests in order to exceed the constantly increasing individual wishes and expectations of guests as hosts.

This can only be achieved if we exemplify and convey these values ​​to our team on a daily basis and each and every one of our team members brings in their natural personality and creativity.

Each and every one of our contributors bears responsibility for the team and our actions, both internally and externally, in order to cater to the wishes and needs of our guests individually to make their stay unique.

This feeling of well-being and comfort paired with our individual service makes the guest a "friend of the house".

Friendly, honest, warm, fair and respectful with these words we express our values ​​with which we also encounter our environment and nature and try to transfer these values ​​to our team and society in the long term and sustainably with the daily example.

Your Häcker family and staff


 A little insight into the history of our house

Before today's spa hotel, the first bath houses with outbuildings, including a kitchen and cellar, were built in the 14th century under the direction of the duchess of Katzenelnbogen.

After several extensions and renovations, the first Lahn building was built under earl Wilhelm of Hessen, which at the time reached directly the verge of the Lahn and delimited it to the north. In the next few years, the Lahn was pushed further south so there was room for today's Kursaal with its arcades as well as the kurgarden and other buildings facing the Lahn were built.

In 1709, the plans of new and rebuilding planned by the late Dutchess Albertine of Nassau were carried out, including the main wing of the hotel, which is still preserved today and which since then bore the name “Princely Oranien Nassauisches Bathhouse”. The individual buildings were connected to one another through ongoing construction activities in the 18th century, whereby the architects attached great importance to the harmony of the external appearance, so that today's spa hotel resembles a baroque palace complex, with a central wing, two side wings and a courtyard.

The Karlsruhe architect Vitalli gave the Kurhaus and therefore today's Häcker's Grand Hotel its present form in the years 1912-13. The east wing (imperial wing) remained practically unchanged.

For over 10 years we have been running the historic hotel successfully as a family and in a warm atmosphere and we look forward to welcoming you as your hosts.

The hotel gained European historical significance through the spa stays of the Russian Tsar's court and the Prussian King Wilhelm I. His meeting with the French ambassador Benedetti directly in front of the hotel led to the “Emser Depesche” on July 13, 1870 and thus to the outbreak of the French-German War.

You can find more information about the history of Bad Ems in the Museum of the City of Bad Ems

Bad Ems Museum

Römerstrasse 97

56130 Bad Ems

Phone: 02603-3572

Email: museum-bad-ems@gmx.de


(All historical pictures in our picture gallery were provided by the Bad Ems museum)


 Jenny Lind Sängerin , 1849 - 1855Jacques Offenbach Komponist 1859-1870Ferdinand Lassalle Politiker 1864Wilhelm I. Preuß. Kg., Dt. Kaiser 1867-1887Alexander II. Zar von Russland 1870-1876Alfred Krupp Industrieller 1871-1884F. M. Dostojewski Schriftsteller 1874-1879Richard Wagner Komponist 1877Leopold II. Belg. König 1905