The chronicle Landgasthof Adler Rosenberg


The Landgasthof Adler in Rosenberg-Ellwangen: A story of tradition and family

In the idyllic village of Rosenberg-Ellwangen lies the Landgasthof  Adler, an inn with a rich history and deep-rooted tradition. This historic property is not only a place of hospitality, but also a symbol of cultural continuity and a love of regional cuisine.

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Der Adler Rosenberg

The Landgasthof Adler history and tradition

The Landgasthof Adler looks back on a long and proud history dating back to the 18th century. Originally built as a post station and hostel for travelers, the inn has undergone many changes over the centuries. The historic architecture and cozy ambience reflect the history and charm of times gone by, while modern amenities ensure a comfortable stay. The inn has always been committed to regional tradition and cuisine. Fresh, local ingredients and traditional recipes are at the heart of the menu. From hearty Swabian roast onion to homemade Maultaschen – culinary classics are prepared here with love and care.

The origins of the Landgasthof Adler date back to 1886, when the Müller family acquired the property and began to run an inn. At that time, it was common for rural inns to serve as meeting places for the village community, where residents would gather after a hard day’s work to exchange news and dine together. Over the decades, the inn was constantly expanded and modernized. The country inn flourished particularly in the 1950s and 1960s, when increasing prosperity in Germany meant that more people from the cities traveled to the countryside to spend their leisure time there. The “Adler” became a popular excursion destination, not only for locals but also for visitors from further afield.

The Bauer family: guardians of tradition

For many decades, the Landasthof Adler was run by the Bauer family. The Bauers were known for their warm hospitality and their ability to harmonize tradition and innovation. Under their management, the inn developed into a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike. The Bauer family knew how to create an atmosphere that made guests feel at home. For many years, Josef Bauer’s kitchen was awarded the highest accolades in the culinary arts. A Michelin star for 27 years and 18 points in the Gault Milau guide testify to the consistently high quality of the cuisine under Josef Bauer’s direction. Of course, the perfect and extremely charming service of his wife Marie Luise Bauer is unforgotten and has contributed significantly to the warm style of the house.

Their deep attachment to the region and to tradition is reflected in every aspect of the inn. They were not only hosts, but also guardians of the cultural identity of Rosenberg-Ellwangen. The Landgasthof zum Adler in Rosenberg-Ellwangen is more than just a place where you can eat and drink well. It is a living piece of history and an essential part of the community. With its rich heritage and continuous adaptation to the needs of guests, the “Adler” remains a symbol of the region’s traditional hospitality and cultural diversity.

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Design by Prof. Alfred Lutz
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Design by Prof. Alfred Lutz

A color Landgasthof Adler Design Prof. Alfred Lutz .

The Landgasthof Adler in Rosenberg was designed in 1960 by the renowned graphic designer Prof. Alfred Lutz. Lutz developed a concept that combined high quality and austere simplicity. This design is characterized by the harmonious combination of traditional elements such as stand-alone farmhouse cabinets and modern design classics. The clear lines and stylish simplicity that Lutz established still characterize the ambience of the country inn today, which is characterized by a charming blend of tradition and modernity.

Prof. Alfred Lutz (1919-2013)

  • 1919: Born in Villingen in the Black Forest – 1936 to 1939: Studied commercial art in Berlin – 1939 to 1947: Military service and French captivity, graphic documentation – Discharged to Schwäbisch Gmünd, parental residence – Started as a freelance commercial artist with commissions from medium-sized companies. After international competition success and publications in design journals (Gebrauchsgraphik, Munich, and GRAPHIS, Zurich), freelance work with BASF, Badische Anilin- und Sodafabrik, Ludwigshafen, in the field of visual print media and trade fair stand construction from 1950 to 1960. – 1970: Appointment to found a department of graphic design/visual communication at the Schwäbisch Gmünd University of Art and Design, professorship. – Early 1980s: First meeting with Prof Dr Johann Löhn, then Government Commissioner for Technology Transfer and Chairman of the Steinbeis Foundation for Economic Development. An interesting and constructive collaboration ensued in the areas of annual report design, exhibitions, book editions and the development of the original Steinbeis logo. – 1987 to 1992: Head of the Steinbeis Transfer Centre for Media Design. – 1979 to 1984: Vice-Rector of the Hochschule für Gestaltung, retired in 1984. Freelance work with new and classic media: computer graphics, digital film, book editions.

Artistic activity

  • Exhibition X. Trienale (Milano)
  • Exhibition ICT-Gallery (New York)
  • Exhibition Art Directors Club (New York)
  • Exhibition Graphic Design (Germany)
  • 1950: 1st prize BRD intern. Poster competition, poster “Intereuropean cooperation”
  • 1978: Design-Zentrum Berlin, poster “Paläontologisches Museum Aalen”
  • 1987: ICT-Gallery New York, advertisement
  • 1988: Art Directors Club New York, annual award of the Steinbeis Foundation “Impulsgeber New York”
  • 2004: Awarded the cathedral medal by the Schwäbisch Gmünd Cathedral Building Association
  • 2009: Awarded the 1st citizens’ medal of the city of Schwäbisch Gmünd

Michael Vogel: A new beginning at Landgasthof Adler

In 2022, Michael Vogel took over the helm at the Landgasthof Adler and is now continuing the Bauer family’s tradition. Vogel, himself an experienced restaurateur with a passion for regional cuisine, brings a breath of fresh air and new ideas without neglecting the tried and tested traditions. With a focus on sustainable practices and even closer collaboration with local producers, Vogel has further refined the gastronomic offering. Guests can look forward to a continuation of the culinary excellence that has always characterized the Langasthof zum Adler.

Culinary philosophy

Vogel’s culinary philosophy is based on the conviction that the best dishes are made from the best ingredients. He therefore attaches great importance to working with local producers and suppliers. Fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients form the basis of his cuisine. This approach allows him to reflect the diversity and richness of the Swabian region in every dish. His dishes are a tribute to Swabian tradition, enriched with a modern twist. Classics such as Maultaschen, Zwiebelrostbraten and Käsespätzle are reinterpreted using innovative preparation methods and surprising flavour combinations. The authentic flavours that have always characterised the Landgasthof Adler are retained with Michael Vogel’s passion, skill and commitment to quality and sustainability. He continues the long tradition of the establishment and at the same time ensures that it continues to play a prominent role in the modern catering landscape.

A place of encounter and enjoyment

Thanks to Michael Vogel, the Langasthof Adler has cemented its position as one of Rosenberg-Ellwangen’s culinary gems. Its creative yet traditional cuisine attracts both locals and visitors from afar. The inn remains a place where you can not only enjoy excellent food, but also experience the hospitality and warmth of the region. With his passion, his skills and his commitment to quality and sustainability, Michael Vogel has left his mark on the Langasthof zum Adler. He continues the long tradition of the hotel and at the same time ensures that it continues to play a prominent role in the modern gastronomic landscape.

The function and significance of a country inn

Today, the Landgasthof  Adler continues to serve as an important social hub in Rosenberg-Ellwangen. It offers a mixture of traditional Swabian cuisine and modern gastronomy, with great emphasis placed on regional and seasonal ingredients. The cozy ambience and family atmosphere make the inn a popular venue for family celebrations, club meetings and other social occasions.

In addition to its gastronomic offerings, the country inn also has a cultural function. Events such as music evenings, readings and theater performances take place here on a regular basis, enriching the cultural life of the region. The inn is also actively involved in the community and supports local initiatives and associations.


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Claus Ermlich

Is a trained Maître Cuisinier with well-traveled experience in fine dining in top international gastronomy. Studied hotel business administration, consultant for project development in the hotel industry & SAP HCM consultant.

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