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1412 S. Webster Ave. Green Bay, WI 54301
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The Lorelei Rock is located on the bank of the Rhine River near Sankt Goarshausen, Germany. It produces an echo & is associated with the legend of a beautiful maiden who threw herself into the Rhine in despair over a faithless lover & was transformed into a siren who lured fishermen to destruction.

From Lorelei Inn founders Leonard and Marilyn Hack to their children, current owners Dave Hack, Lynne Stahl, & granddaughter Meagan Colombo, the Lorelei has a strong sense of history.

Len Haack established the Lorelei with German folklore in mind when he purchased the cozy peaked-roof structure which dates back to 1926. Both the décor and the extensive German-American menu evoke the smells and atmosphere of an inviting inn. A check of the menu and European beer selection on this site will put you in the mood to enter the warmth of the Lorelei Inn.

The Lorelei's history also goes beyond its German-American roots. There is said to be a ghost who wanders the property, perhaps trying to resolve its fate since a murder that occurred on site prior to the Lorelei's existence. Lynne says she is almost convinced of the ghost's existence since she felt its presence one eerie night a few years ago. Others claim they have felt an otherworldly presence, too. It's part of dinnertime lore at the Lorelei.

Football enthusiasts have become perhaps the Inn's biggest tradition in the last several years, including Green Bay Packers as well as Chicago Bears fans. Begun by Len Haack and his loyalty to the Chicago Bears after he moved from Illinois to Green bay, it's a refuge for visiting Bears fans. And of course, Packer fans review their team's status daily. The Packer Quarterback Club and other sports-minded groups make the Lorelei their gathering place. Call Dave or Lynne at 920-432-5921 to learn how the Lorelei can accommodate your get-together.