A historic country town with a population of over 3,000, Stromberg in Hunsrück is home to the Stromburg castle and one of the finest restaurants in the country. Grand Chef Johann Lafer who is known for his cooking programs in German TV is the center of the Stromburg cuisine and restaurant scene. His style is based on the highest possible quality ingredients and standards, always seeking for the best and making sure he knows where everything comes from and their provenance. He has a deep respect for ingredients and their origins and producers and makes dishes inspired by the ingredients themselves.
Known as the “city of the three valleys and three castles,” Stromburg has a diverse natural and cultural landscape with numerous possibilities for relaxation and leisure activities such as mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, golf, fishing, hunting, sailing, water-skiing, survival training, helicopter excursions, gourmet rally, and wine tasting.
Stromberg is a municipality in the district of Bad Kreuznach, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany and is located in the eastern edge of the Hunsrück. It is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde “collective municipality” Stromberg. Nearby is the Guldenbach stream, which and flows out of the Hunsrück into the Nahe River. It is one of the steepest streams in the world, falling from a height of 160 meters down to 8 kilometers between Rheinböllen and Stromberg. Into the mountains, the headwaters cut deeply and traverse an area of the Hunsrück iron ore reserves.
The most famous and attractive place in Guldenbach Valley is the village of Stromberg at the foot of Soonwald (Soon Forest). Situated on a breathtaking elongated mountain spur is one of the oldest castle complexes in Hunsrück is the Stromburg Castle, built before the 10th century. From 1574 to 1625, it was the home of the German Michel, Hans Michael von Obentraut, a legendary captain in the Thirty Years War.