Elmar Welling was born in Höxter in 1957. From childhood onwards, he lived in the restaurant and hotel business: training as a cook, restaurant specialist and then studying business administration at the business school in Dortmund. There he met and fell in love with his wife Maria. After successfully graduating, their future as a couple started in Moers-Repelen. As they took over the Hotel zur Linde as tenants in 1984 and the story began...
Today, after 36 years of Sturm und Drang, his entrepreneurial focus has changed. Together with son Falko, he takes care of the further development of the houses, the management of the properties, the organisation and supervision of building projects and acts as a consultant in the hotels.
He is involved everywhere, because he enjoys variety. He particularly loves working at Welling's Lindenhof, where he takes care of the property and the animals with a lot of passion.
Maria Welling was born in Dülmen. She was at home in the gastronomy from an early age: training as a hotel manager and studying business administration at the business school in Dortmund, where the foundations for the future were laid. There she met her husband Elmar Welling. As a young couple, they took over the Hotel zur Linde as tenants in 1984 and the story began...
After more than 30 years of self-employment and full commitment to the business, she handed over her responsibilities to her children Eva and Falko. Now she keeps busy and enjoys the things she has had little time for all these years, including her farmers garden, the animals at the Lindenhof, theatre and concerts, travelling and meeting friends.