Naturresort Schindelbruch

The nature resort

The Schindelbruch is a jewel in the heart of central Germany. An exclusive, spacious, four-star superior resort close to nature, where the joy of life and the art of enjoyment are at home. Stylish living, excellent gastronomy and an enchanting spa give the hotel a soul.

Once you have discovered this wellness hotel in the southern Harz, you will be drawn back here again and again. In the middle of the forest, a place of relaxation, retreat and encounters has been created that turns a short break into a great blessing.

Recharge your batteries sustainably.

Our roots

The Schindelbruch is full of history and stories. On the site of the princely hunting lodge built in 1928, a mountain inn was later built, followed by a company holiday home in GDR times. After reunification, the ensemble of buildings was privatised, converted and the "Harzhotel im Schindelbruch" was opened. However, the property was abandoned in the 1990s.

 

 

An almost accidental discovery led Dr Clemens Ritter von Kempski to the southern Harz region in the mid-1990s. The land around the Auerberg and the beech forests around Stolberg have stayed with him and his family ever since. They have long since felt at home here and have put down deep roots. Dr Clemens Ritter von Kempski would like to share the feeling of happiness that nature in the Harz region gives him with all guests and staff at the Naturresort Schindelbruch and the partner hotel FreiWerk.

Dr Clemens Ritter von Kempski saw the potential and laid the foundation stone for the hotel in 2003 with the purchase of the site, which today shines as a tourist beacon far beyond central Germany. He realised his vision of an ecological hotel business: since 2009, the Naturresort Schindelbruch has been the first wellness hotel in Germany with a fully offsetcarbon footprint and a leader in sustainability and CSR/ESG. After many expansions, extensions and conversions, the bathhouse was opened in 2013 - the pearl of the Schindelbruch and a favourite spot for wellness guests. The resort's latest jewel is the Landresidenz, which was completed in spring 2021.

Our roots

The Schindelbruch is full of history and stories. On the site of the princely hunting lodge built in 1928, a mountain inn was later built, followed by a company holiday home in GDR times. After reunification, the ensemble of buildings was privatised, converted and the "Harzhotel im Schindelbruch" was opened. However, the property was abandoned in the 1990s.

 

 

Honours & awards

The Naturresort Schindelbruch was awarded 17 points and 3 lilies for the first time in 2020 by testers from the independent hotel guide "Relax Guide". This makes us the leading wellness hotel in the Harz Mountains and Central Germany and one of the 20 best in the whole of Germany.

The Schindelbruch was honoured as "Conference Hideaway of the Year" at the Grand Prix of the conference hotel industry. This honoured our commitment to sustainability and in particular our "Green Meetings" conference concept.

We are also proud of the certificate for being the first climate-neutral hotel in Central Germany, the "Pioneer" tourism award from the state of Saxony-Anhalt and first place in the Hospitality HR Awards, which recognises Ritter von Kempski Privathotels as an outstanding employer.

Our awards

Holiday Check

Perhaps the best honour comes from our guests: with almost 100% recommendation, we are one of the most popular hotels in the world on the HolidayCheck portal. And we want to stay that way.

Wellness Stars

Naturresort Schindelbruch has been awarded the prestigious "5 Wellness Stars" seal of quality. Our 2,500 square metre spa with its wide range of relaxation offers was assessed by independent testers who took 400 criteria into account in their assessment.

Schindelbruch Naturresort im RELAX Guide

RELAX Guide

With 17 points and 3 lilies, we are one of the 20 best wellness hotels in Germany and a leader in central Germany and the Harz Mountains. The RELAX Guide praises the sophisticated ambience, attests to our resort's "spaciousness, clarity and beauty with a refreshing down-to-earth quality" and a "wonderful" spa.

GEO Season - Recommendation 2023

We feel honoured: we were named one of the best wellness hotels in the 11/22 issue of the travel magazine GEO Saison.