Since 30 April our café is open again in to-go mode. Just in time for the tulip season and a hopefully warm May, we will again serve you our cakes, pies, ice cream and coffee. Please see the new opening hours:
Monday – Friday
2 to 6 p.m.
12 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday & holidays
12 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All organic. All delicious! A new hygiene concept will ensure a safe ordering and payment situation. You can enjoy your orders at the familiar 50 m distance from the café – e.g. on one of our many benches along the garden paths. In many places, a great view of hyacinths, daffodils and the first tulips awaits you.
Please observe the safety rules at the café and the other measures currently in force. And then see you soon for a delicious cake in Sammatz!
24. April 2021
Tulip season in Sammatz
The cold weeks have delayed the start a little. Now the first plants are opening their flowers. Soon – as every April and May – Sammatz will again offer spectacular sights. You might expect to see tulip-covered landscapes like those at the Waldsee and in the other garden areas in the Netherlands – and in any case rather in a garden magazine than here ‘on our doorstep’.
With the blossoming of the slender beauties, spring finally begins. In the gardens of Sammatz, wherever you look, they shine above the still hesitant spring greenery.
Due to the current pandemic situation, our tulip festival will not take place. But it’s still tulip season – come and take a tour and marvel!
On the weekends of 1 & 2 May and 8 & 9 May we hope to invite you to visit the garden and enjoy coffee and cake to go, including tulip sales from the farm.
Come by, it will be colourful here!
22. January 2021
Open/Closed. Michaelshof in lockdown times
The Café at Michaelshof is closed until 14 March. Most recently, we still provided refreshments for determined garden visitors at weekends and ‘to go’. Now we are taking a break. In two months – when crocuses, hyacinths and other early bloomers populate the gardens again and the health situation has hopefully eased a bit – we will be back in the café. In the meantime, we are already working on new cakes!
The farm shop has a clear hygiene concept and is still open during regular opening hours. (Mon – Fri 9:30 to 12 am and 3 pm to 6:30 pm, Sat & Sun 10:00 to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6:30 pm). We also offer delivery service and pre-orders – feel free to ask Caro on 0170/9214385 how this works!
The Arche-Hof farm is open all day as a place to experience sustainable organic farming and species-appropriate animal husbandry, as long as current regulations allow you to visit. Just like the Gardens at Michaelshof, which on some days now have their own special winter magic and here and there are already heralding spring with the first snowdrops!
4. November 2020
On the weekend and to-go: Since Nov 16th we have new opening hours in the Café am Michaelshof
Dear customers! On Monday, 16th of November, we have readjusted the opening hours of the Café am Michaelshof again. Due to the current situation we will only open during the weekend and we will keep on selling food and drinks only to go. We will not be able to serve you inside the buildings anymore. Please respect that the consumption of everything purchased in the café is only allowed in at least 50 meters of distance from the café building in order to avoid crowding.
Café am Michaelshof (to go):
Saturday, Sunday & holidays
2 to 5 p. m.
The opening hours of the farmshop remain the same:
Monday to Friday
9:30 to 12 a. m. 3 to 6:30 a. m.
Samstag, Sonn- & Feiertag
10 a. m. to 6:30 p. m.
We are looking forward to your visit!
3. November 2020
Michaelshof Onlineshop in a new design
Six weeks ago we opened our community’s online shop. Based on the experience we have since gained we have done a relaunch of the entire website and improved many details. We have also reduced the assortment of our goods. For now we will fully focus on Michaelshof goods, ranging from yummy bread and cheese to our beautiful postcard collections: many great products which are available online only in this shop.
We like the relaunch a lot, now it’s even more fun to go on a virtual Michaelshof shopping tour. What is your opinion? Have a look for yourselves and check the results here! (German only)
3. November 2020
Event Season 2020 Terminated
Dear visitors and friends!
Due to the current situation no more events will happen in 2020.
Like all hosts and promoters we look back on a year full of canceled events. However, a few beautiful concerts at lake Waldsee and successful seminars like for instance the weekend on mushrooms in October leave our visitors and us with precious memories.
We are happy that we were able to carry on with our biological and environmental research projects without restriction.
We are looking forward to present our many event ideas centered around the Arche-Hof farm, the community and the marvellous worlds of plants and animals we wanted to share with you in 2020 again next year.
We hope that from March on it will be possible to host seminars and events again. You are all invited! We will display the programme soon on this website soon.
So – let’s knock on wood: See you next year! Your event team