About us - Hepperle Family

Our company was founded in 1879 by the Hepperle family and is still run by the fourth generation, with the fifth generation already in the starting blocks.

Our family business currently consists of the 4th and 5th generation:

  • Gerhard Hepperle: Butcher & Manager
  • Beate Hepperle: Sales Manager of Butcher & Catering
  • Kathrin Hepperle: Hotel Business Administration, Office, Hotel and Restaurant
  • Ralf Kern: Restaurant Specialist & Master of Bartending, Kitchen, Sales & Catering

Hotel zum Rad History

1879
Luise & Benjamin Hepperle opens the butcher's shop Hepperle (ground floor) and the Gasthaus zum Rad (on the first floor) in Dreikönigstraße 12

1888
The former horse stables will be rebuilt and the economy will be relocated to the ground floor

1920
Rosa & Alfred Hepperle take over the business

1947
Alfred Hepperle's senior passed away and therefore the operation was run by Rosa Hepperle and Lore Hepperle, as Alfred Hepperle was in French captivity

1953
Elisabeth & Alfred Hepperle modernize the butcher shop with a new counter and take over the business. The economy has also been renovated and has survived to this day with elm wall paneling.

1958
Opening of the hotel business

1976
Reconstruction of the side room with 40 seats

1979
100th Anniversary Celebration

1980
Integration of the catering area

1984
Purchase and construction of the Dreikönigstraße building 14. Construction of new production rooms and relocation of the butcher's shop to Dreikönigstraße 14. Enlargement of the economy in Dreikönigstraße 12.

1993
Beate & Gerhard Hepperle take over the business

1994
New construction of the Dreikönigstraße 16 with hotel rooms and the in-house sauna

1999
New construction of the guesthouse in Wellingstraße 18 with additional rooms as well as an underground car park and a parking deck

2014
The eldest daughter Kathrin joins the company

2016
Ralf Kern joins the company

2015 to 2017
All hotel rooms, including bathrooms and public areas have been modernized and renovated

2018
Wedding of Kathrin Hepperle & Ralf Kern