An impressive history ...

Salt and brine, saltern- and bathing history are inseparably connected with Bad Rappenau. The town owes its development to its first honorary citizen - saltern inspector Rosentritt, who executed the first successful brine drilling in the grand duchy Baden in 1822. At the “Bohrloch 1” he happened upon the “white gold” and thereby laid the foundations for the spa businesses. Only 12 years later, in 1834, the “Sophienbad” opened its doors, the first brine bathhouse in the grand duchy Baden. The saltern and spa business have been shaping the economic and social life in Bad Rappenau for over 150 years, and made sure that an inconspicuous farming village with then just 592 inhabitants would grow to become a modern spa- and bathing town.

The Hotel Saline 1822

Keeping Memories alive
And integrating them
Into Today

Inspired by the history of Bad Rappenau, shaped by salt and saltern, our architect enveloped our building in a curtain of salt crystals, thus defining our image on the outside. 1822, the year in which Mister Rosentritt discovered the salt deposits, was immortalised in the name of our hotel. Thereby, we want to forge a bridge between the past and present.

Our "Ingredients":

An inviting architecture, a modern, comfortable interior, good food, and employees with a passion for individual service.

The Head of the House

Michael Cieslewicz

Michael Ciesléwicz will do everything to ensure his guests are as happy as can be. With his wealth of experience and passion for hospitality, he will certainly succeed in this endeavor with you, as well.

The Creative Head of the Kitchen

Daniel Arganaraz

Our executive chef, Daniel Argañaraz, and his team will meet all of your culinary needs. His passion for fresh and regional products, as well as his clear, aromatic sense for flavours are reflected in his cuisine. Indulge in a culinary treat.

The Soul of the House

Elizabeth Feuerherm

Elizabeth Feuerherm, our housekeeper, arranges for comfort and coziness with her team. In coordination with our front desk, she ensures that everything in the house goes smoothly, and upholds cleanliness in all areas.

Our Sales Genius

Ina Schlothauer

Ina Schlothauer creates the best offers and packages for you, and skillfully arranges them in the correct sales channels. She’s always looking for new ideas and partners for innovative marketing strategies.

Host with passion

Denis Tiso

Denis Tiso, our reception and reservation manager, and his energetic team will make sure that your stay with us will be an unforgettable and beautiful experience.

Our reception team

There is no greater pleasure than surprising someone by giving them more than they bargained for.


You can reach our reception team by telephone

under +49 7264 - 88 99 60

or by mail to

Receptionist and reservationist

Celine Dame

Our American girl and whirlwind – she charmingly welcomes our guests at the reception!

Reception and reservation staff

Alexander Srp

Born in Stuttgart, he moved to the beautiful town of Bad Rappenau because of its rural and quiet surroundings. He always has the best excursion tips at hand for you.

Our service team

A restaurant is a form of lived fantasy, in which the food plays the absolute leading role.


You can reach our service team by telephone

under +49 7264 - 88 99 60

or by mail to

Service & bar staff

Jan Richter

Jan Richter is always there for you with his Berlin charm and Kraichgau dedication. True to the motto “Come as a guest, go as a friend”.

Service & bar employee

Birgit Krauß

Birgit Krauß cannot imagine a more beautiful profession. For you, YOUR guests are simply the non plus ultra.

Service & bar staff

Nawin Wongsuwan

Our sunshine with Thai roots! Always cheerful, good-humored and charming to our guests! He will be happy to mix you the best cocktails.

Our kitchen team

Eating is a need, enjoying is an art.


You can reach our kitchen team by telephone

under +49 7264 - 88 99 60

or by mail to

Sous Chef

Richard Braun

Baden charm meets grandiose culinary art! The mischievous in the neck, the idea in the head and then perfectly implemented on the plate! After stations in Austria and Switzerland, we are happy that he has returned home!


Daiva Allehoff

Born in Lithuania, made her home in the Swabian kitchen and arrived with us! She is versatile, always ready for action, in a good mood and has energy for 10!

Pastry chef

Larissa Schlothauer

Our baking fairy! The mixing bowls and cake plates are her everything and with her cakes there is nothing that does not exist! She is guaranteed to sweeten your cake lust!


Holger Keller

Our man for all cases! In the kitchen he provides cleaning and clean dishes!

Our Housekeeping Team

Alone we can achieve so little, together we can achieve so much.


You can reach our housekeeping team by telephone

under +49 7264 - 88 99 60

or by mail to


Joanna Kowalczyk

With Polish passion and cheerful laughter she takes care of the cleanliness in the whole hotel and “her” rooms – according to the motto “….das little bit of housekeeping we do for you – because you have vacation.


Andra Cazaciuc

Picobello – that is their credo in our house! Everything must shine!


Ludmila Dumitrascu

With Ukrainian energy and always a smile on her face, Ludmila takes the best care of her rooms.

House technician

Gerhard Lex

Gerhard Lex, definitely never at a loss for a funny quip, is responsible for all the technical equipment in the house.