The first documented mention of the village of Kainsbach and the local mill plant goes back to 1312. For almost 650 years, the Kainsbach mill was used to provide the flour for the daily bread in the village.

In 1942 the mill ended its production. In the following years, the mill was used as a temporary accommodation facility for families from Nuremberg who had been bombed out. When the Franconian manufacturer Fritz Collischan bought the mill in 1957 it got transformed into a guest house for his employees. The Building has been welcoming visitors ever since. 

In 1973, the Herzog family acquired the estate and built it up to its present size. During these decades, the Kainsbacher Mühle evolved into a successful hotel, which received numerous awards and became well known far beyond the region.

On 1st January 2016 Stephanie and Ron Erras took over the Hotel “Kainsbacher Mühle”. They give the traditional hotel a new face, fresh ideas and a long-term future perspective.

 The new concept of the Kainsbacher Mühle is a harmonious combination of the personal hospitality of a privately run individual hotel and the quality and professionalism of decades of hotel industry experience.



Treat yourself to a round of relaxing swim in our heated indoor pool.
size 6 x 10 meters
countercurrent system
fountain jet
direct access to our sunbathing area


Relaxation guaranteed:
Enjoy our Finnish sauna and relaxation zone and splash shower.
Direct access to the park also allows you to cool down outdoors.


There is nothing like a barbecue evening with self-tapped beer and juicy meat from the grill.

Next to a mobile BBQ-smoker we also offer a stationary grill station for our regular BBQ evenings.


Keep moving: countless sports and outdoor activities are available in our direct surroundings - regardless of the season. We also have a small fitness studio within the hotel.


At HERI´s we offer our guests an exquisite selection of the finest whiskies from all over the world.

In addition, the lounge serves as a venue for relaxing evenings and an exclusive retreat- not just for whisky lovers.


Our cosy lobby bar is the perfect meeting place for an occasional beer, a nightcap or a sports event on tv.


Enjoy the end of a busy day with a local beer and stick bread or shashlik skewers.

At our fireplace in the park, new acquaintances and colleagues become friends.



The Fackelmann-Therme is just 6 km away and offers everything a spa lover could want: sauna, steam bath, infrared cabins, thermal baths, large outdoor pool and water slides for children and adults.


The Hersbrucker Schweiz is one of the best climbing regions of Germany. Due to the calcareous rock formation, the region offers over 8,000 routes.


Rambling mixed forests, spectacular rock formations, picturesque orchards and magnificent viewpoints over valleys and lakes. Countless hiking and nature trails pass through the region. Some of them start directly at the mill.


It is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel to the Happurger lake. Idyllically situated, you can walk or jog around it, ride a pedal boat or go for a swimming. If you feeling sporty, you can also go sailing or surfing.


Enjoy the wonderful view and green nature from the fairway. Six first class golf courses are reachable within 30 minutes drive. Some of the courses will offer you a reduced greenfee as a hotel guest.


In addition to an impressive river, the Pegnitz offers untouched river banks, impressive wildlife and idyllic tranquillity. With a guided group or alone the environment can be explored by canoe or kayak.


Curious? Give us a call or send us an email. Your stay at the Kainsbacher Mühle is only a phone call or a mouse click away.

Hotel Kainsbacher Mühle
Mühlgasse 1 | 91230 Kainsbach – Happurg

Telephone   +49 (0) 9151 / 728 0
Fax   +49 (0) 9151 / 728 162

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