Hotel & Restaurant Schwarzer Bock ****


This organic hotel had already been over 300 years old, when the mysterious incidents around the young Kaspar Hauser occured in Ansbach in 1833.

An originally preserved tavern from the 15th century, located in the centre of the action between residence, former margravial office and court church. Prince Luitpold of Bavaria had been a guest in one of the rooms at some point; another room served as an official officer's mess for the Ansbach Ulanen. Every room tells its very own story and is, however, obligated to modernity when it comes to furniture. Whether it is the Ansbach sausage, the famous "Schäuferla" or a fine dinner menu - the landlords and slow-food supporters serve regionally certified dishes from their home countrys Franconia and the Palatinate region.

Within only a few steps you can visit the Margravial Residence and the church of St. Gumbertus with its margravial tomb, pay a visit to the Margrave Museum with its impressive section about Kaspar Hauser, admire the difference of the baroque synagogue and classicist church of St. Ludwig, and stroll through the thriving courtyard garden during summer.

 Hotel Schwarzer Bock - Green room
Hotel Schwarzer Bock - Green room. 

Nearest hotel partners along the Castle Road

Destinations along the Castle Road

  • In 9 km explore our castle in the Rezattal, the Feste Lichtenau, Markt Lichtenau with the church in late-baroque style and the ideally located golf club
  • In 16 km visit the medieval Wolframs-Eschenbach - home of the famous Parzival poet
  • In 45 km experience history in Nuremberg with the Kaiserburg, the old town and a rich museum landscape. Trains run regularly every half hour between Ansbach and Nuremberg's main station, travel time approx. 45 mins

What we are proud of

  • "Waidmannsheil im Bock" - Domestic game from the hunting landlady
  • "Franken trifft Pfalz" - Palatine wines and Palatine pig's stomach
  • original Ansbach sausage from the old recipe of 1387 (we are the ambassadors of the Ansbach sausage in the metropol region of Nuremberg)

Organic, sustainable and regionally networked

We are certified 100% organic according to Bioland and Bio aus Bayern and in the change of seasons we serve fresh menus from asparagus to Frankenhöhe lamb, from autumn vegetables to winter cabbage and game specialities from local fields and forests. As an organic farm, we source most of our products fresh from the region, for example wild herbs from the Ströhlein organic farm in Ansbach, pumpkin products from the Schnell family in Spalt and organic wines from the Meier winery in Ulsenheim or Graf Schönborn from Hallburg Castle.

Shopping & Souvenirs

  • Organic Bocksbeutel (0.25 l at 8.95 euros)
  • Game sausage in a jar (from 8.50 euros)


"Margrave traveling on Castle Road"

  • one overnight stay in a selected room with "all inclusive breakfast"
  • Welcome with a winegrower's aperitif 'secco
  • four-course dinner
  • Admission to the Ansbach Margrave Museum
Price for two
in a double room: 224,- euros

Hotel & Restaurant Schwarzer Bock
Pfarrstrasse 31
91522 Ansbach
Telefon +49 (0) 981 42124-0
Fax       +49 (0) 981 42124-24
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