Haus Linde
Elisabeth Schwarzenberg
Beuthstraße 1

08645 Bad Elster

Telephone: +49 3 74 37/34 43
Telefax: +49 3 74 37/53 777

E-Mail: kurheim-linde (at)

Here you will find

  • - hospitality
  • - peace
  • - rest and nature
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History of the “Linde”

Our B&B, more than 200 years old, is one of the oldest buildings of Bad Elster. Some dates and pictures:

  • First construction before 1800 on the former sheep farm grounds of a manor. From this time there are conserved 3 rooms with domed ceiling, which form now our room number 1 with bathroom and corridor.
  • First reconstruction in 1807, supposedly by Johann Gottlieb Müller from Auerbach: Court of justice.
  • First registration in the land charge register on 2 April 1846: The owners at that time were the chambers director Carl Christoph Schmidt and a public servant named Franz Brunner, also owners of the manor of Elster.
  • Second reconstruction and remodeling to a B&B “Villa Linde” (neo-renaissance style with ornate pediments) in 1893, by Paul Dix, including the first loft conversion.
  • First entry in the visitors’ book in June 1900, since then guests from all over the world, as for example Saint Petersburg, New York, Copenhagen, Moscow and San Francisco. 

Postkarte Kurheim Linde von 1920

  • 1903 – 1980 property of the Ludwig family.
  • 1981 Schwarzenberg family takes over.
  • 1986 – 1988 Renovation/ Modernisation: installation of central heating, drain, conversion of some rooms into guest rooms, installation of en suite facilities in some rooms.
  • 1993 – 1995 Modernisation of all the guest rooms
  • 1997 Installation of cable TV (31 channels) in the rooms with shower/WC.
  • 2000 Installation of direct telephone lines for the guest rooms.
  • 2003 New building of the arbour following the historic plans.
  • March 2008: Inauguration of the holiday home “Sperlingslust” after complete reconstruction of the upper floor of the outbuilding.
  • Distinction of the holiday home with 4 stars according to the DTV-standard (for holiday homes and apartments) in April 2009 and of the pension with 3 stars according to the G-classification (for guesthouses) in September 2009.
  • March 2010: Receipt of the quality seal awarded by the Association Wonderful Walking in Germany.
  • April 2011: Equipment of a single room with historic furniture and separate bathroom/shower/WC.
  • 2014 Complete renovation of the roof covering and restoration of the façade
  • 2015 New paint finish of the staircase, renovation and inclusion of en-suite facilities in single room number 5
  • February 2017: Opening of the new infrared cabin