Annex to the priory our establishment was built in 1711, close to the church of Welferding. Saint Walfrid, patron saint of the parish founded by the Benedictine monks of Tholey gave his name to the village of Welferding united with Sarreguemines since 1964.

 After the French Revolution the farm was sold at an auction and the monks were turned away. It then became a place, offering bed and board to carters and their horses who towed barges along the Sarre Canal. 

 Since 1889, when the name of the ancestor Joseph Bock is first mentioned, the tradition of hospitality and providing a fine table has been perpetuated by five generations of the Schneider family, to the greatest satisfaction of their guests.

 Although, until the 70's, the Inn looked more like a village café than a restaurant, it gradually gives way to an upscale gastronomic restaurant, whose efforts are rewarded with a first Michelin star in 1977.

 After acquiring experience in some prestigious establishments (Le Crocodile in Strasbourg, La Palme d'Or in Cannes, etc.), Stephan joins his father in 1986. 

In the spring of 1998, the Auberge Saint Walfrid celebrated the return of the Michelin star that had disappeared in 1994, and the inauguration of eleven superb rooms, a new seminar room and a lounge overlooking the park.

 Since the untimely death of Jean Claude Schneider in the winter of 2004, Stephan finds himself in charge of the family Auberge after having worked alongside him for 20 years.


Fifth generation at the helm of Auberge Saint Walfrid, true to his father’s spirit, Stephan Schneider perpetuates the family tradition and defends the culture of culinary art and hospitality.

2019 will remain a milestone year for the Inn.
The building is extended and the hotel doubles its capacity with additional rooms. That same year, the hostel's second, Matthieu Otto, Bocuse d'Or France 2017, represented France in the international competition.

Sustainable development

The Saint Walfrid Inn has taken determined steps towards management and environmental quality in order to integrate the principles of sustainable development.

"We do not inherit the earth from our forefathers, we borrow it from our children", Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.