“Oifach Guat”, which means ‘simply good’ in Swabian dialect could also mean seasonal, regional and sustainable in standard German. A motto that is lived not only in the kitchen, but throughout the hotel. It is in this spirit together with great passion and conviction that Horst Schmidt and his family manage the LandZunge Plus company and the Hotel-Landgasthof Kreuz.
According to historical records guests have been welcomed at the “Wege Kreuz” since 1427. Thus, the Hotel-Landgasthof Kreuz is one of the oldest documented guesthouses in Baden-Würtemberg. In 1929 the Bohner family acquired the Baron Waldenburg/Wolfegg “Zum Kreuz” estate in Mattenhaus. Their daughter, Ingeborg Schmidt (born Bohner), took over the country inn in 1967 and together with her husband converted the farm buildings into an hotel. The next generation followed in 2002. Since then Horst Schmidt and his two sisters Sandra and Marlies manage the family business and take care of the guests’ well-being.
The family trio of Horst Schmidt, Sandra Auer and Marlies Fimpel is supported by a dedicated team. More than 15 employees work at the hotel, in the kitchen and around the hotel. For decades Landgasthof Kreuz has also provided training for apprentice chefs and service staff. Horst Schmidt is a committed member of the Board of Examiners of the Chamber of Commerce for the training of professional chefs.