Village & History
The meadow-path runs gently along the edge of the forest, up to the “Pfauenfelsen”. Arrived at the top, your view goes far into the Elztal, over to the Rhine-plain and back to the village Oberprechtal, which has been placidly situated in the valley for centuries. The history of the village is as unique as the scenery. As a part of the town Elzach, which was mentioned in a document in the 10th century for the first time, Oberprechtal early became independent.
Holidaymakers have been coming to this recognised health resort since 1879. Even Ernest Hemingway fished for trouts in the Elz and mentioned Oberprechtal in his travel journals in 1932. Thomas Schindler, an architect from Waldkirch developed and built our hotel in 1983. It had initially been used as a rehabilitation facility and is now, in a periode of new reorientation, rebuilt as a 4-star hotel. Embedded in nature, as a connecting piece between the valley and the Pfauenfelsen, the building fits seemlessly in the surrounding nature.
At this place, nature and tradition come together. Here you feel welcome immediately.
In the ElzLand Hotel Pfauen in Oberprechtal.