History & family

The family tradition goes back far before the construction of the two castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau: The ancestors of the family have been living in the Alpseestraße in Hohenschwangau since 1805, with their farm and even the ruin of the old castle Hohenschwangau once belonged to the property of the family before they sold it to Maximilian in Munich to build a new stable with the proceeds. King Ludwig II's father built a castle in place of the ruins and the family could enjoy their summer retreat in Hohenschwangau: King Ludwig II recognized this special place and years later built his castle Neuschwanstein opposite which brought the region fame all over the world: The descendants and parents built an inn instead of the farmhouse, which was taken over by Annette Schönauer-Wacker in 1996 and expanded into a hotel with restaurant. To this day, she and her husband Ludwig Wacker run the Alpenstuben Hotel Restaurant, the gift boutique in the hotel and the neighboring Ludwigs Stüberl. In 2009, the Schönauer-Wacker couple acquired the property at Colomanstraße 12 with its residential building from 1899. After 3 years of renting the house as a vacation home, the beautiful location was recognized and the idea to create a 4 star boutique hotel there was born. The hotel was newly built in 2012 and has succeeded in creating a new oasis for guests that combines history, culture and nature.

Villa Ludwig Suite Hotel offers guests a special experience in a special place.

We love the special and leave nothing to be desired.

The Schönauer-Wacker family and the Villa Ludwig Team