Hotel “Zum Schwanen”



The accommodation for Adventurer’s Summit 2022 will be the historic hotel “Zum Schwanen” in Wermelskirchen.

In order to be able to use all the rooms there exclusively for us, the accommodation is provided for all Summit participants there.

All rooms in the hotel are reserved by us and your room must be booked through us.

Room reservation


The hotel “Zum Schwanen”, located in the heart of Wermelskirchen, combines tradition with modernity and innovation. The classic style of the house is combined with the highest level of comfort and the latest technology.

  • Owner-managed hotel
  • 20 single and 16 double rooms
  • New outside terrace with 50 seats
  • Wellness area with sauna, massage and fitness facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Chimney corner

The traditional hotel “Zum Schwanen” offers comfortable accommodation with an excellent price-performance ratio and short distances to local attractions. The terrace, which was newly built in 2021, the wellness area with sauna, massage and fitness equipment and, last but not least, the attentive service ensure that guests feel completely at ease both inside and outside.



The Hotel-Restaurant Zum Schwanen has a history that goes back to the end of the 18th century. It has consistently been the women of the family who have passed on the inheritance. Today the traditional house is managed in the 5th generation by the young Warnke family. Four children give hope that the Schwanen will remain in family hands in the future and will be continued as lovingly and adapted to the demands of new times as the parents, grandparents, great- and great-great-grandparents have already done.


Edification of the Schwanen building


Karl Kesper leases the house and opens a pub in Schwanen. Even after the house has been sold to an investor from Solingen, Karl Kesper remains the Schwanen’s tenant.


Addition of a small hall (today’s breakfast room) in which the local orchestra club practices. The hall helps the Kesper family to build up reserves after the difficult period of the First World War so that they can buy the house at some point.

1939 – 45

During the Second World War, Karl Kesper kept the business going thanks to the black liquor he got from soldiers. Despite the “difficult times” there is drinking, dancing and singing.


Erika Tillmann, the daughter of Karl Kesper, takes over the Schwanen after the death of her parents and runs the business with a lot of passion and a Bergisch spirit. She then passes on running the inn to her daughter Lotte Lob.


Alfred Lob made the family’s long-cherished wish come true and bought the house “Zum Schwanen”.


The extension of a kitchen (today’s scullery) made it possible for the Lobs to offer small, hearty dishes. New toilets and a small room also added to the premises, so that the Schwanen is a popular location for local clubs, the dance school and the wind orchestra.


The next generation is converting the pub to a pure restaurant business. Klaus Willumat and his wife took over the lease of the Schwanen in 1980 and expanded the offer to include conference facilities in the new fireplace room.


Klaus Willumat is adding a hotel wing with 20 rooms and additional conference rooms.


Klaus Willumat’s daughter marries Christian Warnke. The young Warnkes bought the house from their parents in 2015 and have been the 5th generation of the owners and managers of the hotel-restaurant “Zum Schwanen”.


We reserve all rooms in the hotel.
Your room must be booked through us.

Room reservation

Photos on this page:
Warnke,  Hotel zum Schwanen