About us

About the history of our hotel

After the acquisition of the hotel in 1976, the refurbishment and refurnishment of all rooms and lounges was carried out. Two years later, we expanded the breakfast room and the foyer. In 1981/82 we built the bathing area and installed shower/WC in all rooms. The new reception was constructed in 1991. In the same year, we increased our number of rooms by 4 double rooms and modernized the restaurant.


On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the family business in 2006 a new coat of paint was applied on the façade and son Daniel returned with Michaela Schaffers (married since 2007) - a breath of fresh air at Wanfried. On the road for 16 years to expand his professional skills as chef and to gain experiences in international business.


Daniel Schaffers started with the hotel management school Steigenberger Hotelfachschule in Bad Reichenhall followed by a training as chef in the hotel “Traube Tonbach”. After completing the apprenticeship, he worked in Aachen, Zurich, Los Angeles, Cologne, Dresden (Asst. Food & Beverage Manager in Kempinski Hotel) and in Brighton (Senior Eventmanager in the Grand Hotel).


The two met in Leipzig. She was born in Leipzig and also gained experiences in Front of House at the international hotel brands Dorint, Marriott, Kempinski and Hilton. Later they jointly decided to take positions in Dresden, Brighton and after a few years, they took up the challenge of continuing the successful family business.

Small partial renovations in 2007/2008/2010

    • New wall-to-wall carpets in 80% of the rooms, renovation of the library
    • Renovation of the guest bathrooms
    • Renovation of the bathing area/spa with sauna, steam bath, tecaldarium…
    • Renovation of the stairwell and installation of new doors with a modern locking system

Hotel expansion in  2015/2016

In October 2015, Das Schaffers in Bad Mergentheim has grown by nearly a third. At the opening of the season, the former Hotel Wanfried presents itself with 12 additional modern and comfortable rooms, all can easily be reached by elevator.

Besides the new name, Das Schaffers has also a completely redesigned appearance. The new name and the associated logo emphasize the 40 years of family tradition. True to its philosophy “a hotel to feel comfortable, a restaurant to savour and a spa to relax“. The family Schaffers and their team put all their effort into creating pleasant and unforgettable hours and days for their guests at the wellness hotel Das Schaffers.