A WARM WELCOME
The Black Forest has been the homeland of our family over several generations: wide views extending as far as the Alps, pure mountain air and a pristine natural environment. We, the Porten Family, will thrive to make you feel as comfortable as we do here, whether it is at our Hubertusstuben Gourmet Restaurant, at the comfortable Fernblick Hotel, at the historic Rössle Country Inn, at the St. Georg Clinic, at the family-friendly Georgsklause Restaurant and at our Bergland Spa.
Wherever you join us, we are looking forward to pampering you with all modern comforts and a warm traditional hospitality.
SYNONYM TO RELAXING HOIDAYS OVER GENERATIONS
It is always a pleasure to welcome travellers and holiday guests to the beautiful village of Höchenschwand. Some hundred years ago, Bernhard Porten was sparing a thought for the needs of the guests. Taking advantage of the healthy highland climate that benefits the village of Höchenschwand, he supported the development of spa tourism with his medical expertise: in 1919, he set up the first medical service in what is now the “Kurhaus” Spa Centre, which eventually developed into the St. Georg Clinic.As his descendants, we are now dedicated to take care of the wellbeing of our guests. Meanwhile, we look after our guests in both our Fernblick Hotel and our Restaurants. Since 1989, Frank and Sonja Porten are the third generation to run the businesses.
YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW
OUR COMMITMENT TO THE VILLAGE OF HÖCHENSCHWAND
When you stay in one of our houses, you will see it for yourself: our hotel and restaurants provide a pleasant mix of lovely historic relics and modern conveniences. You will find both contemporary technology, such as Wifi internet access, and antique decoration items, for example a hunting horn, for they are part of our lives and history.
We are striving to preserve the beautiful traditions of our homeland and are strongly committed to getting involved in shaping the future of the village of Höchenschwand.
For more than 20 years, we have supported the charitable and social projects of the Waldshut-Tiengen based “Lions-Club”. We would like to put a stress on the work and achievements of Frank Porten, for he is rather inclined to understatement.
SETTLE DOWN AND LEAVE EVERYTHING BEHIND
Treat yourself to the most delightful luxury: enjoy a marvellous time at a marvellous place, whether it is at our hotel, at our restaurants or at our country inn, whenever you like.
Delights from Woods and Waters
Indulge yourself with the typical flavours of local game specialties or creatively and masterly prepared fish dishes. Taste with that a glass of exquisite wine and soak up the stylish and relaxed ambience. The Hubertusstuben Restaurant is synonym to enjoyment and highest quality.
AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE …
Take in the gorgeous natural scenery of the Black Forest. The views extend as far as the Alpine mountain range on the horizon with a fascinating kaleidoscope of colours, light and cloud formations. And you will stay in the most privileged place. A warm welcome to the Fernblick Hotel.
HOMEMADE DELICACIES AND DANCE MUSIC
Enjoy fine down-to-earth food and hit the dance floor. The Georgsklause Restaurant serves hearty traditional dishes. You are welcome here to attend a dance party in the afternoon or in the evening with captivating live music.
Former Farmhouse and Stagecoach Inn
The rustic historic Rössle Country Inn invites to take a trip back in time. Come in and experience a 19th century setting. At the inn with its rustic ambience you are welcome to sit back and indulge yourself with meals of the Baden cuisine prepared with fresh local produce.
FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING
The spa facilities of the Fernblick Hotel are designed to complement outdoor activities in the restful natural environment of the Black Forest. You will find here typical local highlights, such as the “Dampfhüsli” steam room and a Black Forest hot tub ... among many other facilities.
EXCELLENT SERVICES AND FACILITIES
The St. Georg Clinic focuses on rehabilitation and aftercare for patients suffering from cancers or respiratory diseases. We have signed agreements with numerous insurances and institutions regarding the funding of our healthcare services. Our success is due to a thoughtful mix of therapies, the mildly bracing climate of Höchenschwand and a certified quality management.
FRANK PORTEN’S COMMITMENT TO HÖCHENSCHWAND
FRANK PORTEN’S COMMITMENT TO HÖCHENSCHWAND
A DELIGHTFUL IDEA THAT BENEFITS THE LOCAL AREA
From 2004 to May 2014, Frank Porten was member of the town council of Höchenschwand, pursuing essentially the following goals: foster the structure of the local agriculture, characterised by small farms, and safeguard jobs in the local area. We would like to cite one of his numerous ideas: the “Wälderschinken”, an air-dried beef specialty, which he developed in collaboration with the organisers of the Farmer’s Market and the local farmers. Meanwhile, the “Wälderschinken” is a well-established delicacy, which has helped considerably enhance the culinary reputation of the local area, notably thanks to the “Schinkenweg” which invites for a delightful walk.
WHEN IT IS ALL ABOUT STRAW IN HÖCHENSCHWAND
Another idea of Frank Porten pleases the eyes, rather than the taste buds: the local straw sculpture competition. Every two years, the competition is an impressive showcase proving the potential of straw as a vehicle for artistic expression and the artistic skills of the local population. You are welcome to join us in Höchenschwand to see for yourself or take a look at strohskulpturen.de
AWARD-WINNING COMMITMENT TO THE HOMELAND
For many years, Frank Porten has produced unconventional ideas while being involved in the work of the local Society of Culture. After having been its chairman for a long time, he eventually became honorary chairman. In 2013, he was awarded the “Wirtschaftsmedaille” medal of the State of Baden-Württemberg for his outstanding merits gained in the promotion of the local economy. We were extremely pleased that his commitment had been recognised and awarded on such a high level.