Our family has been gastronomically active for more than 130 years and five generations. Our grandparents’ distillery used to be located opposite our current location, and everyone was talking about their “Felsenfeuer” herbal liqueur. At that time there was still schnapps on tap, while beer was only available in bottles - today it is exactly the opposite.
The history of the distillery came to an end when our parents decided to build a hotel more than 45 years ago. Since we, Christian and Thomas Lücke, took over the business from our parents a few years ago, we have reinvented ourselves time and time again and present ourselves today as a modern hotel with a real focus on service and international gastronomy to make you feel good.
Until the mid-60s, Heinz Lücke's distillery was "the" focal point in Rheine. Several thousand liters of schnapps were on tap every day, while beer was only available from bottles.
The rock fire on everyone's lips
For a long time, Heinz Lücke worked on the recipe for a very special herbal liqueur and not only delighted his guests from Rheine with his Felsenfester, but also quickly sold the good drop in the surrounding area and thus achieved particular fame.
Start of construction of Hotel Lücke
After the gap distillery was closed at the end of the 60s, the youngest member of the gap, Dieter, ran several restaurants in the city center of Rhineland and with the Senator even the first discotheque in the city.
It was probably the longing for a comfortable bed, after many evenings behind the bar, that gave Dieter Lücke and his wife Christel the idea of building today's Hotel Lücke on the site of the old Heiliggeist School. In January 1976, the adventure began with the groundbreaking.
Opening of Hotel Gap
On September 30, 1977, the time had finally come:
The Hotel-Restaurant Lücke opened its doors and from now on was the contact point for all guests - in the middle of Rheine, directly on the Ems. With 24 double rooms, a cozy café with homemade cakes and a cozy Westphalian restaurant.
Opening of the "Empavilion"
Due to the great demand for appropriate premises, Dieter and Christel Lücke decided to convert the existing terrace facing the Ems into an event space and henceforth to provide space for celebrations and conferences for up to 100 people.
Extension of the hotel gap
At the end of the 80s, more precisely in 1988, the further construction phase was completed - an extension with further single rooms and a new total capacity of 39 rooms.
The new restaurant: SunDays
After the sons Christian and Thomas continued to bring their ideas into the family business, the Lücke family finally decided to open the old, classic hotel restaurant to the outside and convert it into a modern all-day gastronomy with a cozy sun terrace. More information about the SunDays restaurant …
Four stars for Rheine
With the official classification, the Lücke family took the next logical step in 2010: all rooms and premises were renovated, refurbished and brought up to date.
Just in time for the 125th anniversary, the Hotel Lücke presented itself as "dewy" and well prepared for the future.
We never stand still
A lot has happened over the years. In addition to the renovation of all hotel rooms including bathrooms, the relaxation room with Finnish sauna and infrared cabin was also redesigned. In addition, e-charging stations offer new energy for tired “four-wheelers”. Electricity comes "green" from our in-house combined heat and power plants on the roof.
40 years Hotel gap & bonfire
Full-house for the 40th company anniversary.
With numerous friends, regular guests and long-term business partners, 2017 successful years of "Hotel Lücke" were toasted in autumn 40. In keeping with this, Christian and Thomas Lücke present the new edition of "Grandpa's Good Wine":
the rock fire returns and is henceforth as Everyone is talking about bonfires again.
CONTINUE TO WRITE OUR STORY WITH US
Are you a passionate host and want to welcome our guests from all over the world to Rheine with us? Then apply now and become part of our team.
We are looking forward to welcoming you!
IN THE MOOD FOR
Completely care free
Rheine and the Münsterland have a lot to offer at any time of the year. With our arrangements for a (long) weekend, we offer you attractive design options for an unforgettable break with us.