The Jakobsberg Hotel- & Golf Resort is a hotel steeped in history. Originally built as a priory by Emperor Barbarossa, in 1157, the four-star superior hotel today is situated in a unique location on the high plateau in the centre of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley World Heritage Site.
The inner courtyard and the chapel still remind us of former times. After the estate was taken over by Dr. Hans Riegel in 1960 many buildings were renovated and rebuilt in their former style under monumental protection. Dr. Hans Riegel’s four passions play a major part in the Hotel nowadays: Hunting, Montgolfière, Art Objects by Benetton and of course HARIBO.
Amid wide forests the Jakobsberg Hotel is located, perfect for hunting.
Dr. Hans Riegel discovered his passion for it, when his father taught him, at a young age. Closeness to nature and expert game keeping were always of great importance to Dr. Riegel.
You’ll not only encounter with the Montgolfière theme on the Jakobsberg in the bar of the same name, but also on one of the corridors and the themed rooms. The dream of flying is as old as mankind itself. Dr. Riegel himself was a keen pilot of both small aircrafts and helicopters and took control of his own helicopter until the ripe old age of 90.
Toni Benetton and his son Simon provided the hotel with numerous wrought-iron works of art in the 1970s. Dr. Hans Riegel loved this art and wanted to create an extraordinary atmosphere for the Jakobsberg with it. All sculptures by Benetton are hand-made one-offs. Get inspired by the light installations and sculptures that you can discover everywhere.
Kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of HARIBO.
Dr. Riegel managed the destiny of HARIBO for 67 years in total and also after his death in 2013 the gold bear has its influence on the Jakobsberg.