Mr. Adalbert Liebich was an innkeeper with body and soul. He had his first inn in Waldmatt in the Black Forest, the second in Frickingen and then in Kogenbach the “Luisenhöhe”.

In 1913 he bought today’s restaurant in Andelshofen as a farm. The farmstead at that time came from the middle of the 16th century and originally served as a tavern for travelers passing through the postal road. A tavern was a rest stop where everyone was given a place to sleep: for a fee in a bed, free of charge on straw. This rest stop was assigned to the Order of St. John, headquarters in Überlingen. Adalbert Liebich converted the house into a rural restaurant and added a large hall for dance events, theater plays, Christmas parties, etc.A space in which the cultural life of the village took place.

In 1929 Adalbert Liebich died, and his wife Berta from Kogenbach continued the restaurant with her son Oskar. In 1958 the restaurant was expanded with a bowling alley and in 1963 the Bauernstüble was added. This cozy room still lives up to its
originally intended meaning. It should and will continue to offer his guests rural hospitality.

In 1972 Egon Liebich took over the restaurant from his father with his wife Jutta and three children. With a lot of commitment, a major renovation was immediately planned and completed in 1976. The former barn could be converted into an exquisite restaurant, the fireplace room. This created the special atmosphere for the gourmet. In addition, all hotel rooms were designed in the country house style during the renovation.

In 1991 the Luisenhöhe, connected to the main house, was opened, equipped with spacious, bright, comfortable rooms. A spacious reception area with a piano and a gallery for reading invites hotel guests to linger.

In 2000 the eldest of the three children, Andreas Oskar Liebich, took over the Johanniter-Kreuz, which has meanwhile become a Romantik Hotel. He spoils the guests with his high quality gourmet cuisine as well as regionally typical dishes with fresh products from the region.

In 2003 our feel-good oasis was lovingly integrated in the Luisenhöhe.The 200 square meter, modern wellness area with whirlpool, sanarium, sauna, relaxation area and sunbathing area invites you to relax.

In 2005 this was expanded with the romantic spa area. A wide range of massages, mood baths and cosmetic treatments let you relax.

In 2006 the connecting wing from great-grandfather’s time was torn down and replaced by a spacious, light-flooded breakfast and banquet room. Furthermore, 4 new designer rooms were created.

In the spring of 2010, the entire terrace and entrance area was redesigned. Furthermore, in 2010 and 2011 the Johanniter-Kreuz received the Gastro Award “Gaston” as the best 4-star hotel in Baden-Württemberg.

In summer 2013 the Romantik Hotel Johanniter-Kreuz celebrates 100 years in the possession of the Liebich family!

In the summer of 2015, after an exciting round against three other hotels in the Lake Constance region, we were able to celebrate victory in the “My Heavenly Hotel” competition; in autumn 2020, Andreas Liebich also won first place in “Mein Lokal, Dein Lokal”.

From 2018 to 2019, large parts of the historic half-timbered main building, including our restaurant, the country house rooms and the hallways, were extensively renovated and refurbished.

In 2022 & 2023, the parking lot was redesigned and paved in an environmentally friendly way, and all 12 bathrooms in the “Luisenhöhe” area were completely redesigned.

In general, the Romantik Hotel Johanniter-Kreuz is increasingly committed to sustainability. The breakfast buffet was made even more regional and seasonal, with a focus on organic products, and the “Green Option” was introduced in the hotel area: the option of not cleaning the room on individual days, thereby saving electricity, water and cleaning agents and thus our environment to relieve. In addition, we donate 3 euros per day to the environmental organization WWF Germany for each room that is not cleaned.

 The story goes on and we are happy that you are part of it!