Hansjörg wöhrle

Hansjörg Wöhrle was born on August 29, 1943 in Lörrach. The Markgräfler top chef started his career with Hans Ley in the “Bahnhofshotel” Lörrach. After completing his cooking apprenticeship, he gained a lot of experience in Switzerland. He has cooked in renowned houses such as the Mövenpick in Geneva, the "Kulm" in Arosa and the "Palace" in Bürgenstock.


At the age of 25 - in 1968 - he took over the parent company ADLER in Weil am Rhein.

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1971 after only three years, Hansjörg Wöhrle received the Michelin star. Thanks to his extraordinary consistency, he managed to keep the award for more than 35 years - until his illness.

In 1972 Wöhrle married his long-time friend Gerda, née Limberger, with whom he managed the two houses until the end.

In the following years, renewals and the expansion of hotel rooms are carried out again and again. In 1988 Hansjörg Wöhrle bought the neighboring property and opened a "Spatz" cellar with a wonderful beer garden. Modern hotel rooms will also be set up on three floors.


Hansjörg Wöhrle regularly received awards in Gault Millau , Feinschmecker or VARTA Guide r . The " Schlemmer Atlas " counted Wöhrle one of the 50 best chefs in Germany until the end. In 2017, the ADLER was awarded four out of five possible cutlery and an arrow pointing upwards.

The ADLER was popular with international gourmets and celebrities from business, politics and society, including Theodor Heuss, Helmut Kohl, Walter Scheel, Lothar Späth, Johannes Rau as well as Heinz Rühmann, Gunter Sachs and Brigitte Bardot. They all appreciated the classic, modern kitchen by Hansjörg Wöhrle and the unique ambience.

Even Mikhail Gorbachev invited him to Moscow, the Olympia Park, for cooking demonstrations and a series of lectures.

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The stations:

  • Cookery apprenticeship at the age of 17 with Hans Ley in the "Bahnhofs-Hotel" Lörrach and later in the "Lerche" Lörrach

  • Sample fair - restaurant, Basel / CH

  • Bad, Schinznach / CH

  • Mövenpick, Geneva / CH

  • Restaurant Dählhölzli, Bern / CH

  • Kulm Arosa / CH

  • Palace, Bürgenstock / CH

  • Kunsthalle, Basel / CH

  • 1968 Takeover of Adler / Weil am Rhein

  • 1971 Michelin star (35 years in a row)

  • 1972 marriage to Gerda Wöhrle, born Limberger

  • Various awards until the closure in 2017


  • 38 years examination president of the IHK

  • Treasurer of the " Maitres de la Table" for 5 years

  • Member of the Confrerie d´Asperge "

  • Member of the " Chaine de Rotisseur" and appointment as "Grand Commandeur"

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