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February 12, 2015
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Castle Hotels in Germany’s Most Romantic Regions

Germany is home to some of the world’s most romantic castle hotels. Having lent its landscape of dark forests, rolling emerald hills, and sleepy valleys to the fairy tales we have grown with, you might be inclined to think of regions like Bavaria and Hesse as “Ever After”. The “Fairytale Route” and “Romantic Road” highlight centuries of Germanic folklore and Renaissance history -a history that has left a footprint of medieval times, echoing legends of monsters, knights and princesses…and maybe even a prince charming. Here are 9 of Germany’s most romantic castle hotels.

Schlosshotel Gotzenburg – A Knight’s Castle

Step inside this medieval 15th century castle hotel named after the famed German Knight, Götz, remembered by his Robin Hood type legend of stealing from the rich to give to the poor. He is also known as Götz of the Iron Hand, (due to a prosthetic he wore after losing his hand at the siege of Landshut). Every room here is unique with antiquated furnishings.

Eberstein CastleGetting there:

Jagsthausen is northeast of Heilbronn. From the A-81 autobahn, exit at Möckmühl and follow the signposts

Special package:

Single rooms: 79–89 euros Double rooms: 130–165 euros Suites: 155–165 euros
Rates include breakfast, tax, and service

How to reach:

D-74249 Jagsthausen
Tel: ++49 (0) 7943 94360
Fax: ++49 (0) 7943 9436-200
Hotel website

Schloss Eberstein – The Dark Forest

This 13th century castle hotel overlooks the black forest, home to Hansel and Gretel’s evil witch, Little Red Riding Hood’s terrifying encounter with a toothy wolf, and believe it or not the cuckoo-clock. With two famed restaurants serving the region’s finest cuisine, you get Gothic castle ambiance with culinary delights. Take a romantic stroll on the nearby trails or check out the castle’s vineyards for some special couple time.

Waldeck CastleGetting there:

10 rooms and 4 suites Double rooms: 158–175 euros Suites: 198–248 euros

76593 Gernsbach
Tel: ++49 (0) 7224 995 950
Fax: ++49 (0) 7224 995 550
Hotel website

Hotel Burg, Colmberg – Romantic Road

Just like a page from a storybook, this 13th-century castle hotel recalls Germany’s medieval and baroque period, commanding attention upon it’s hilltop and wrapped in the Bavarian Alps. This castle and it’s fairytale location on the Romantic Road is a perfect stay for exploring Rothenburg.

Getting there:

Colmberg is about 20 km east of Rothenburg. The nearest rail station is Fussen (5 km), a car is needed to get around.

Trendelburg Castle, Rapunzel's Tower24 rooms; 2 suites Single rooms: from 49 euros Double rooms: 99–155 euros Suites: 185 euros

Rates include breakfast, tax and service. Open: March through January

An der Burgenstrasse
D-91598 Colmberg
Tel: ++ (0)9803 91920
Fax: ++ (0)9803 262
Hotel website

Hotel Schloss Waldeck – The Fairytale Castle

Hotel Schloss Waldeck is that picturesque castle hotel you imagine from fairy tales, set high above the land commanding attention from high upon a massive rock. This 12th-century fortress is the perfect place for a romantic weekend, with candlelight dinners and medieval styled banquets in a modern contemporary appointed atmosphere. It’s the perfect blend of antique and modern with breathtaking views of the Edersee. A room inside the old castle will bring you back in time.

Getting there:

40 km southwest of Kassel, along the eastern shore of the Edersee, car hire is a must.

40 rooms Double rooms: 98–256 euros Rates include breakfast, tax, and service.

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Source: thefairytaletraveler.com
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