The minds behind the Hotel Zum Löwen

The Hotel Zum Löwen is operated by FREIGEIST and FRIENDS GmbH and Co KG. Georg Rosentreter and Carl Graf von Hardenberg, who are the minds behind this privately-run family business. Together with their team, they are continuing the "Löwen” tradition in which Eichsfeld hospitality and personal service are a priority.

The experienced hotelier Rosentreter and the business executive Hardenberg, whose family settled in Nörten-Hardenberg in the year 1100, have been working in a close business partnership for many years. With the brand FREIGEIST and FRIENDS, the two achieved their goal of creating distinct spaces for those who love life. They furthermore accomplished to blend thoughtful design with contemporary architecture in order to establish creative concepts with new venues for international travellers and locals alike.

In addition to the Hotel Zum Löwen in Duderstadt and its restaurants Chez Otto and Alt Duderstadt, the FREIGEIST and FRIENDS Holding company owns the following hotels and restaurants:

Hotel FREIgeist Einbeck

(with the restaurant GENUSSWERKSTATT)

In our hotel in Einbeck, all rooms are dedicated to your wellbeing. Smile at the witty saying on the bed’s headboard, order a treat from our reception and relax in the exceptional spaces in the design hotel overlooking the PS.SPEICHER.

Hotel FREIgeist Northeim

(with the restaurant WALDWERK)

Relax in the natural setting of the forest and transform into a free spirit. Since the summer of 2008, the completely redesigned, former Waldhotel Gesundbrunnen offers unmatched opportunities to work in peace, enjoy nature or pursue your passion for golf.


Hotel FREIgeist Göttingen

The City of Thinkers and Philosophers has gained a welcome addition: the FREIgeist Göttingen - A Member of Design Hotel ™ opened on 1 July 2018. - True to its name, the hotel is a space for free thinkers, for people who are inspired by unusual places and urban concepts.

5-star Relais and Châteaux Hardenberg BurgHotel

(with the restaurants Novalis and Hardenberg KeilerSchänke)

Whether it is for an unforgettable weekend with the family, as a couple, a dream wedding, a round of golf or for a meeting with business associates: this 5-star hotel leaves nothing to be desired. The Hardenberg BurgHotel offers unsurpassed enjoyment, indulgence and relaxation at the highest level and always with a personal touch. 

Restaurant, café and beer garden Graf Isang on lake Seeburg

Among the "FRIENDS" of the brand is also the lakeside restaurant “Graf Isang”. With plenty of sun and fresh air, we serve the best cappuccino and host the most memorable parties -  creating the right mood while you enjoy a sundowner in peace.