Portrait

Carina and Eric Pankert

Hotel Zur Post, a brief history

The 19th-century coaching inn...

A restaurant with stables in the outbuildings existed at the postal hotel of St. Vith back in the mid 19th century. The hotel was destroyed in 1944 but was reconstructed after the war, reopening in 1950.

... becomes a gourmet restaurant

It is where Arno and Ingrid Pankert established their gourmet restaurant in the 1970s and gained an international reputation.

Today, the hotel has been completely refurbished and is now managed by the third generation, Carina and Eric Pankert.

Eric Pankert – no ordinary chef

Born in 1968, master chef Eric Pankert can look back on considerable international experience, in particular in the following restaurants: 

  • "Im Schiffchen" *** (Düsseldorf, Germany)
  • "Pâtisserie Damme" (Ghent, Belgium)
  • "Restaurant Jamin" *** (Paris, France - J. Robuchon)
  • "Les Célébrités ** (New York, USA) 

Carina Pankert

Carina, at Eric's side, ensures excellent service, welcoming guests to the warm and friendly surroundings of the hotel that she has personally furnished and decorated.