Typical Franconian kitchen at the Adelskammer in Bad Steben
Hearty meals are served at the Adelskammer in Bad Steben. Every day, fried eggs from free-range chicken are fried in the pan, and even home-grown fruit and vegetables are prepared for tasty side dishes. Meat and sausages also come from the in-house butchery. Here, no one stays hungry long.
The Adelskammer in Bad Steben: Tradition in the Green Belt
A little subliminal pride certainly resonates when Renate and Friedrich Gebelein speak of their Adelskammer as the oldest inn in the Franconian Forest. Because every meal is homemade in their restaurant. The house located in the district of Carlsgrün in Bad Steben is definitely part of the healthy and green environment. On the one hand, the spa resort with its healing mud baths and varied thermal bath; on the other hand, almost untouched nature, which had much time to develop far away from human influence during the almost thirty years existence of the inner German border.
Familial ambience at the former inner German border
Bad Steben is located where East and West once met until the political unification of Germany. It is located in the middle between Upper Franconia and Thuringia - from a culinary point of view, this is a particularly exciting mix: Here you will find varieties of dumplings and sausages in particular. The passion for food and different recipes is already noticeable when landlady Renate Gebelein gets excited about the preparation of the dumplings. On top of that, the potatoes needed are homegrown in the garden. They are also cooked, peeled, grated and pressed the old-fashioned way before becoming the favourite dish of the Franks, Thuringians and Vogtlanders.
Culinary delights at the Adelskammer
Other dishes are also prepared with love according to old regional recipes. For example, Quärkla is a low-fat, sour-milk cheese that is left to mature for a long time. The rewarding result: a hearty-spicy taste. Another dish is the Schwarzsauers, which are served with dumplings. The crispy roast pork with baked turnip has so far satisfied every guest. And finally, there is the Krumba, something very special from the Franconian Forest with a huge green dumpling, tasty sauerkraut, barley, liver and baked blood. All this is prepared on and in an oven specially furnished for the Adelskammer. A modern electric ceramic hob just does not do the job for typical Franconian traditions.
Snacks and Sunday roasts: the Adelskammer as a link between East and West
Although visitors to the area primarily go for a spa treatment because of the Franconian Forest or the Green Belt, the Adelskammer in Bad Steben is always worth a visit. Not only do the good traditional cuisine with ingredients from its own yard and garden invite you to have a pleasant stay. Renate and Friedrich Gebelein's passion for cooking, and not least for their guests, make them pleasant hosts. Thus, the Adelskammer in Bad Steben serves as a wonderful place for culinary delights after an exciting walk.