Das Lamm Heidelberg
Heidelberg - Baden-Württemberg - Germany
Hotel Lamm has been family-owned for over 350 years. One of the smallest 4-star establishments in Germany, it has proudly hosted many a crowned head.
… which enjoys a quiet yet central location in Handschuhsheim, the most beautiful section of Heidelberg, looks back on a history spanning over 354 years. This began in the year 1660, when Johan Georg Mutschler built what is today the oldest part of the property, where he ran an inn known as the “Weinzapf am ausgestreckten Strauß”. In 1737, then owner Joist Heinrich Mutschler applied for an inn-keeping license, which was granted to him by the Electoral Palatinate upon payment of a fee of 30 guilders. In 1879, Johannes Mutschler, owner of the Lammwirt at that time, married Anna Katharina Schmitt, thus establishing the relationship with today’s owners.
In 1981, the last member of the founding family to bear their original name sold the Lamm and emigrated to Canada. In 2004, the building was purchased by relatives of the founding family and carefully restored. The ailing structure, including the timber-framed east side, was renovated and now shows off the original structure of the building. The barrel-vaulted ceiling from 1660 was restored and is today the only one of its kind still surviving in the immediate area.
Even back in is earlier days, the Lamm was regarded as one of the most well-appointed inns in Handschuhsheim, and was honoured to host numerous prominent personalities including a Turkish prince and his retinue (1768), as it was the Crown Prince of Burma (2006) and German President Horst Köhler with his wife (2010).
Duly earned recognition
In 2009, the German Hotel Association (DEHOGA) awarded the Lamm 4 stars, the third-smallest establishment in this category to receive such an honour . This recognition is clear evidence of the owners’ dedication to the past, present and future of the Lamm.
“Lämmchen” tavern and Lammkeller wine cellar
In addition to comfortably appointed rooms, the Lamm Heidelberg features a historical restaurant, that treats its guests to gourmet cuisine, and the “Lämmchen” wine tavern, where small dishes are served. In the Lammkeller, guests can celebrate delightful special occasions for the family and business, while the Kabinett is ideal for social gatherings and seminars for up to 30 people. The courtyard and beer garden with a Mediterranean ambience and a fountain in absolute keeping with the setting, add the finishing touches for guests searching for an out-of-the-ordinary location.
We place great store in sustainability. By means of state-of-the-art technology, such as photovoltaic equipment, a combined heat power unit with our own electric charging station and a heat recovery system, we are laying the foundation for centuries to come. We are the only hotel/restaurant to receive recognition for our sustainability efforts both from the city of Heidelberg as well as the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Opening hours: daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
- lunch €39 – 89 (weekdays at “Das Lämmchen” otherwise at “Das Lamm”)
- dinner €49 – 129
- “Das Lämmchen” wine bar: 45
- “Das Lamm” gourmet restaurant: 45
- “Kabinett”: 30
- “Lammstube”: 40
- “Der Lammkeller 1660”: 55
- Outdoor area (courtyard and beer garden): 130
By combining adjacent rooms and/or spaces, we are also able to host larger special occasions !
Accepted payment methods: Maestro, Visa, cash
- Heidelberg castle, illuminated at night, fireworks displays
- Walks along the Philosophers’ Way with unique views (in walking distance of the hotel)
- The world’s oldest mountain lift, up to the Königsstuhl
- Steam-boat cruises on the River Neckar alongside the German Castle Road
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Lorsch, former Benedictine abbey along with former Altenmünster abbey (27 km); Maulbronn, abbey (48 km); Speyer, cathedral (22 km)
- National park: Odenwald (46 km)
- Theme roads: Castle Road, Alps-Baltic Sea Holiday Route, Hessen Mountain Road