Hotel Restaurant Starke | Inn at the Market Place in Brilon
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Hotel Starke Brilon

The Hotel Starke is located in the center of the small town of Brilon in Sauerland, directly on the well-known market square. The Starke family has been running the house as a hotel, and restaurant for over 100 years. The historic charm of the house and our modern service guarantee our guests a great time in Brilon. Experience the comfort and the nice ambience in the beautiful rooms in the hotel or simply enjoy our delicious breakfast buffet. Open-fresh apple strudel and tender Belgian waffles brighten up your afternoon on the market square. The central location on the market square and the good service make us the perfect base. For eating and celebrating as well as for an extensive holiday in the Sauerland.

Hotel Starke Doppelzimmer


We offer you 19 rooms that can be used as single rooms or with up to 3 beds.

Aperol Spritz

Café & Cocktailbar

In our café we offer a rich breakfast buffet, delicious cakes, variations, apple strudel and Belgian waffles.

Hotel Starke Stammtisch


The family bought back the house in 2017. Visit us and experience the new beginning with us!

Hotel Starke Rezeption

Contact Us

Visit us at Am Markt 15 in the old city center of Brilon. You can reach us via telephone and e-mail in case you have any questions.


Hotel Starke Brilon

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.

For additional information on our neighbors, you should visit this website.