Our region

Enjoy discovering the many different facets of the charming holiday and wellness destination Bad Mergentheim in the heart of the beautiful Taubertal. The most important attractions in this small, romantic town are its healing springs, the wildlife park with the greatest variety of species in Europe, the castle of the Teutonic Order with its museum, and the Solymar-Therme thermal baths.

You can find more information on all these attractions on the Bad Mergentheimer website

Our tips for exciting excursions


The Württemberg vineyard tour route

Experienced cyclists will find everything they want on the Württemberg vineyard tour route, known in German as the Württemberger Weinradweg.
This 400 km-long route between Niederstetten in the beautiful Taubertal and Rottenburg am Neckar is broken into seven daily sections through Württemberg’s cultural landscape and all its winegrowing regions. Wineries, estates and wine cellars, taverns and vineyards line the route and invite the weary cyclist to stop and rest. The current (slightly modified) route is expected to be fully waymarked in spring 2023. We therefore recommend that cyclists use
the current gpx track as a guide. For more information on the Württemberger Weinradweg:

Event space

Tauberphilharmonie concert hall

The Tauberphilharmonie concert hall in Weikersheim has been host to a wide range of concerts and events ever since 2019. From classical to amateur music, from cabaret, cinema and small dramatic works to pop and jazz. Working closely together with the Weikersheim cultural office, it is an unexpected surprise that greatly enriches the Main-Tauber district. Large-scale symphony orchestras, exciting crossover productions and stars such as Igor Levit, Götz Alsmann, Petra Gerster, Max Mutzke and Ulrich Tukur have all made their mark in an acoustically and architecturally outstanding building where everyone is welcome.

Excursion destination

The Mergentheim “Residenzschloss” castle

The Museum of the Teutonic Order is a window onto a spectacular past.
This massive castle with its 75 rooms is a place that visitors to Bad Mergentheim should not fail to discover! For many centuries, the castle was owned by the Teutonic Order, which is now active in the social and charitable spheres. It was founded in 1190 as a hospital order, before subsequently growing to become a chivalric order. Looking back on more than 825 years of growth and change, it is a fascinating part of European history. The castle served as the residence of 18 Grand Masters. The chapter house and the old and new royal residences give a fine impression of its former glory. The staircase created by Blasius Berwart is one of the pinnacles of renaissance architecture and the castle church is a jewel of baroque design. Other rooms bring the history of the town to life and display the core items in the Museum’s collection.

Excursion destination

Castle park & spa park

The castle park and spa park are considered to be amongst Germany’s most lovely park spaces and are home to a wealth of natural beauty, wellness offerings and music.

Excursion destination

Wildtierpark Bad Mergentheim

The Wildpark Bad Mergentheim is one of the parks that is home to the most species in Europe. It covers a total of 35 hectares and is an impressive home to over 50 animal species There is hardly any wire mesh, cages or bars; almost all the enclosures are constructed with barely perceptible borders in the form of natural panoramic viewing points. The focus is placed on maintaining a natural environment and ensuring that the different animal species are well cared for.

Excursion destination

Solymar Therme thermal baths

Immerse yourself in a wonderful oasis with sauna, thermal pools, family pool with two fun slides, sports pool and spa section


Enchanting hiking routes

Around Bad Mergentheim, Markelsheim and Beckstein.


Exclusive cycle routes

Along the side of the Tauber on one of only two 5-star cycle routes in the whole of Germany: “Liebliches Taubertal – der Klassiker”.

Winegrowing in the region

Make a tour for the taste buds! While you are staying with us, why not find out all about one of the nearby vineyards? The Weingut Benz, the Weingut Winzerpaar Ehrmann in Schäftersheim, in Beckstein, in Beckstein, das Weingut Hofmann in Röttingen and many more! Enjoy a relaxing walk and discover the picturesque landscape with its vine-covered slopes, its grapes, grape varieties and vintages.

And here’s a handy tip for your stay with us: “The wine discovery inclusive package”.

And a tip for continued enjoyment when you get back home:

Taubertal wines for home drinking: Please feel free to order the wines available in DasSchaffers from us for you to enjoy at home!

Marita Schaffers GmbH

Edelfinger Str. 7
97980 Bad Mergentheim
Phone: +49 7931 9712 0
Fax: +49 7931 9712 97
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Managing Director: Daniel Schaffers

Restaurant opening times:

Monday to Friday
7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday
7.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.

5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
(last order from kitchen 8.30 p.m)
Restaurant closed on Sunday

Restaurant guests must book in advance!
For enquiries, contact: +49 7931 9712 0

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