2 Michelin stars | Regional food | CO2 reduction

In 1995, Alexander Herrmann joined the Posthotel Alexander Herrmann in Wirsberg in the middle of the Frankenwald Nature Park, which has been in the family's possession since 1869. In the hotel there is the gourmet restaurant Alexander Herrmann (2 Michelin stars). Here, together with his chef Tobias Bätz, he shows that gourmet cuisine at a star level also works away from big cities.


Alexander Herrmann
Alexander Herrmann


The majority of the food is locally sourced. Herrmann's own food scout currently works with about sixty producers of vegetables, meats or even exotic fruits and is always looking for new products. The latter originate from a 4.000-square-meter greenhouse, whose energy supply comes from the waste heat of a nearby glass industry. Papayas, star fruits and even rare calamondin oranges are grown here. Anyone, who had the opportunity to enjoy these fruits fresh from the tree is enthralled. In this way, both CO2 emissions and long transport distances are avoided.

The personal notes of Alexander Herrmann and Tobias Bätz unite the Franconian with the international high-end cuisine. The harmony of the kitchen team and humanity are of particular importance for the two.