At the Bear Castle you want to dream happily in the open, with majestic tall trees,
Settle down in the forest park, take nature by the sleeve?
Where the bears are standing at the lake, you may go to the Bear Castle.
- Heinrich Butter -
The story of "the Bärenschlössle" (The Bear Castle) Built-in 1768, as a pleasure palace, by Duke Karl Eugen von Wuerttemberg as a two-story pavilion built entirely of stone and in old Roman style, the Bärenschlössle (Bear Castle) today serves as a popular destination/restaurant for visitors from near and far. The tenant, Jürgen Unmüßig, along with his family and over 60 employees, strive to ensure that every guest is satisfied, providing friendly and fast service. In 1964, Juergen’s mother began extending hospitality at the Bärenschlössle (Bear Castle) by offering coffee, cake, “simple fare” and a “quarter” bottle of Swabian wine to walkers who stopped by.
From when he was a young boy the love for the Bärenschlössle (Bear Castle) came to Juergen as he roamed in the deer park and lived in the nearby Wildmeisterei, where his grandfather, Otto Guenther, served for many years as Forest Ranger and looked after and cared for the surrounding forest.
The history of the Bärenschlössle (Bear Castle) was marked by construction and destruction. After the death of Karl Eugene, the Bärenschlössle (Bear Castle) fell from the former splendor of a pleasure palace. The Bärenschlössle (Bear Castle) along with the gondolas within the lake that had been brought from Italy fell into disrepair.