Despite all the new things you will find the local flavour and traditional culture of the Bavarian Stiftland in the whole house. We remain true to our roots!
The friendly atmosphere and the excellent Upper-Palatinate cuisine speak for themselves.
The head of the house cooks himself old-established dishes and occasionally seasonal delicacies.
Our terrace makes everybody feel welcome. In the summer, you can enjoy the sun rays while drinking a cool beer and having a hearty snack. Especially on cosy evenings, the atmosphere is wonderful.
We are able to host up to 80 people in our hall with its pleasant fittings. Here, you can celebrate on special occasions like first communion, birthday, wedding, company or Christmas party or an anniversary.
The hall can also be converted into a room for working groups and be equipped with a digital projector, screen and other multimedia you might need according to your wishes.
Almost ten years after the Thirty-Years War, on the 9th of March 1657, Christof Sommer purchased the farm Kondrau house number 1. Maybe the name of the farm, “Samet”, can be traced back to his name. Since that time, ten successors of Christof Sommer have successfully continued the farm with livestock and arable farming. In 1997, the tenth owner of the farm with the name Sommer – Max – received a certificate for existing holding from the Bavarian farmers’ association.
Originally, the “Samet farm” is a farm with dairy farming with around 19 hectares of arable land and meadow area and 20 – 40 cows.
In 1958, when the farm was run by the ninth generation, Max and Maria Sommer decided to open an inn, which also was profitable for them.
The “restaurant in the heart of Kondrau” – as the press wrote – soon became a popular meeting point for young and old.
In 1975, Max Sommer junior and his wife Berta took over the farming and the guest house. They continuously extended the catering trade, renovated and expanded the restaurant. In 1990, they decided to give up the cattle owning and to construct a bed and breakfast with 35 beds instead. In 1996, a hall was built as an extension and therefore there was enough space for bigger events like family parties, general meetings or seminars.
Since 2012, the eleventh owner with the name Sommer, Christian and his wife Carolin successfully continue the farming, the restaurant and the guest house. With the renovation of the restaurant and the kitchen in the years 2013 and 2014 and the current renovation in the guest house in 2018, they increased the cosy atmosphere and created a place where soul and body feel comfortable.