The Hotel Starke is located in the center of the small town of Brilon in the Sauerland, directly at the famous market place. The Starkes have been running the hotel and restaurant for more than 100 years. The historic charm of the house and the modern service make sure that our guests spend an excellent time in Brilon. Experience the comfort and the nice ambiance in the beautiful hotel rooms or simply enjoy our delicious Westphalian food. Thanks to our central location at the marketplace and our great service, our hotel is the perfect starting point, both for dining and celebrating, but also for an excellent vacation in the Sauerland.
Christof Sommer lead our kitchen team. Mr. Sommer is our expert for traditional cooking. Seasonal and always fresh!
The family bought back the house in 2017. Visit us and experience the new beginning with us!
The Starkes and their inn in the Hanseatic town of Brilon can look back on a long history. The house is described as follows:
Up to 1742, the “städtisches Weinhaus” (town’s wine house/cellar) was located here. It was rented to an authorized wine innkeeper. Completely renovated in 1753, the house burned down in a major fire in 1742. After its reconstruction, two classrooms of the girl’s school were incorporated into the building as well as the modest living rooms of the two teachers. In addition, the wine house took up the town’s weighing duties. There was most likely a construction with two scales that hung from both sides of a beam that was hanging from the ceiling. In 1827, the building was sold to the merchant and innkeeper Christoph Vogel, who had it torn down in the next year and replaced it by a business house.
After it burned down and was rebuilt, the house was used for several other things and was bought in 1906 by the Starkes. The building’s rich history reflects in today’s hotel rooms. Numerous pieces of art and design objects from the 20th century that you can find around the house tell the story of this place. In addition, you will find works of contemporary artists to continue this history.
We would like the Stiftung Briloner Eisenberg und Gewerke as well as the board of trustees of Brilon’s town museum for the cited text and the historic pictures.
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