Mitten im Fränkischen Seenland, im kleinen Dörfchen Rittern liegt der Holunderhof. Das Haupthaus des Anwesens ist 230 Jahre alt, aber die Geschichte des Anwesens dürfte vermutlich einige hundert Jahre weiter zurückreichen. Auch wenn sich die Geschichte des Anwesens überall noch spüren lässt, entsprechen die Ferienwohnungen des Hauses modernen Standards. Bei der Sanierung des Hauses wurde großer Wert darauf gelegt, die Geschichte des Hauses zu erhalten, gleichzeitig aber den Anforderungen an nachhaltige Gestaltung gerecht zu werden. So ist das Haus heute trotz seines Alters ein Nullenergiehaus, die Wassererwärmung erfolgt über Sonnenenergie und eine Biogasanlage sorgt für die Raumwärme in den Wandheizungen. Dank der idyllischen Lage unweit des Brombachsees eignet sich der Holunderhof beispielsweise für entspannenden Natururlaub aber auch für Urlaub mit Kindern. Der nahe verlaufende Limesweg bietet zudem die Möglichkeit, auf den Pfaden der Römer zu wandeln.
About the accommodation
In an old landscape, dominated by Celts and Romans, close to many romantic medieval towns and beautiful villages lies the Elderhof. The farm was christened Elderhof because there were so many elderberry bushes. The present residential building was built in 1787 and during the renovation we found signs that it already had two previous buildings and has been living here for about 600 years. The stable dates from 1888 and the barn from 1876, before which there was a smaller barn. Ritter is a wonderfully quiet place, where you often only hear the chirping of birds and where the number of four-legged friends clearly exceeds that of the two-legged friends, because of the latter there are not even a hundred. In clear nights you can see the Milky Way from here and also shooting stars can be observed regularly.
On the Elderhof you have the choice of two comfortable and cosy holiday apartments as well as another holiday home, which is located on the adjoining property. Each apartment is unique in its own way and gives you the opportunity to see and feel the history of the house. The quiet location of the Elderhof contributes to the fact that you can enjoy your stay here to the fullest and drive back home relaxed and rested. On arrival you will find bed linen, towels and tea towels. The beds are duvets with cotton covers. At the Elderhof, only ecological detergents are used and the laundry is then air-dried.
Surroundings and activites
The nearby Brombachsee lake invites you to swim and the Limesweg trail invites you to hike. You can cycle along the nearby Altmühl and the peaceful river is equally suitable for boating. Fossil collectors can search for small treasures in the quarries around Solnhofen. Everywhere you will find evidence from the Roman period and so you can visit Roman museums and bathe in modern Roman baths. The nearby Altmühlsee is especially interesting for nature lovers, as there is a small bird island where you can regularly observe sea eagles, osprey, kingfishers and many other bird species. But there are also many interesting villages around the Elderhof, such as Thannhausen, the home of the minnesinger Thannhäuser, which is only two kilometres away. The medieval beer town of Spalt or Weißenburg with its beautiful old town is 16 kilometres away.
Location and getting around
The village of Theilenhofen is located directly on the federal highway B13 between Weißenburg and Gunzenhausen, our small village Ritter is two kilometres away from there, completely quiet and without any traffic noise. However, the Ansbach exit of the A6 motorway is just over 30 kilometres away via the federal highway.
The nearest train station is in Langlau, about three kilometres from Ritter. There is a bus connection to Rittern from the stations in Gunzenhausen and Pleinfeld.