To be master of the castle
Enjoy a unique vacation experience
Dine at Germany’s oldest inns and savor the experience of feeling like the Lord or Lady of the Castle.
The regal tradition of the castles and palaces for which Germany is world-famous continues to be cultivated in many of its historic buildings and noble estates. Gleaming silverware, thick walls that protectively envelop guests and inhabitants, and culinary delights conjured from regional ingredients, including fish and game from local waters and reserves. Our “German Castles” hotels are truly unique vacation venues – join us for an unforgettable journey back in time.
The philosophy of the 'German Castles' hotel line is based upon the Ringhotels philosophy. There are, however, some additional elements applicable specifically to German Castles, because this special label may only be used by hotels which fulfill the following criteria: Historic ambiance and original structure of the hotel or restaurant.
- Modern additions built in the 20th and 21st centuries must fit with the overall historic ambiance of the establishment, restrictions in the size of the business are applicable
- Furnishing, equipment and amenities must be individual and stylish
- High quality of cuisine and service is a prerequisite
Qualifying member establishments form part of the Ringhotels cooperative, but are entitled to additionally bear the label 'German Castles'.
The 'German Castles' line of hotels joined Ringhotels in July 2007. At these affiliated hotels, unique vacation oases have been created within historic manor houses and estates, charming historic half-timbered buildings and stately old town houses in the heart of the historic districts. At 'German Castles' hotels, where tradition of hospitality has been nurtured for generations, history has already been made. Why not come and dine in Germany's oldest historic inn or spend the night in one of the most traditional establishments in Bavaria - add an interesting chapter to your own history with us!
All hosts at our hotels pride themselves upon presenting the very finest regional cuisine. A number of our 'German Castles' hotels have restaurants which are commended in at least two gastronomy guides. For example, the Ringhotels Adler in Asperg near Ludwigsburg, the Ringhotel Zum Roten Baeren in Freiburg (Breisgau) and the Ringhotel Landhaus Eggert in Muenster (Westphalia).
Tradition and modernity
The 'German Castles' hotels are located in historic places and towns. The oldest location where a 'German Castles' hotel is to be found is in Bonn, which celebrated its 2000th birthday in 1989. The 'youngest' location for a German Castles hotel is Marktbreit, which was first mentioned in 1266. As enchanting as the villages and towns where they are found, these historic hotels - rich in tradition - captivate visitors with the charm and elegance of a bygone era. We invite you to come to German Castles and enjoy the one-of-a-kind combination of historic and cultural ambiance, contemporary comforts and truly unique geographic location.