Castles and palaces
Day trips to real places of interest
Eltz Castle (1,5 km)
Knightly - romantic. First mentioned in a document in the 12th century, it was expanded over the centuries until it reached its present fairytale-like appearance. It is situated in a romantic side valley of the Moselle in the middle of an original charming landscape. With its unique architecture, it embodies the epitome of a German knight's castle. Eltz also offers original furnishings from 850 years, a world-class treasure trove and beautiful unspoilt nature. One of the best-preserved castles in Germany, situated in a side valley of the Moselle and in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.
Pyrmont Castle (5 km)
Also in the valley of the Eltz lies Pyrmont Castle, an almost completely rebuilt castle.
Reichsburg Cochem (28 km)
Take a ghost tour with robber dinner or a castle tour suitable for children.
Thurant Castle (14 km)
Other castles in the Mayen-Koblenz district also have a lot to offer. Thurant Castle, a double castle, towers over the Moselle town of Alken and invites guests to its chapel, wine cellar, castle dungeon and torture chamber.
Ehrenburg (14 km)
Fantastic experience in the Middle Ages - a journey through time to the knights in the middle of the wild and romantic forests of the Hunsrück, not far from the Moselle. On all Sundays and public holidays there are exciting interactive programmes, adventurous puzzle games and amusing stories for children and the rest of the family. Delicacies based on old recipes and historical craftsmanship.
In July and August every Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00!
Ehrenbreitstein fortress in Koblenz (30 km)
The Ehrenbreitstein fortress, built between 1817 and 1828, was considered impregnable when it was completed. In case of war 1500 soldiers and 80 cannons found their place here. Ehrenbreitstein is only a part of the fortress Koblenz. After Gibraltar, Koblenz was the largest fortress in Europe at that time.
Stolzenfels Castle (35 km)
The reconstruction of Stolzenfels Castle, burnt down by the French, was not only the result of contemporary romantic enthusiasm, it was also part of Prussian cultural policy. Friedrich Wilhelm decided to turn the castle ruins into a neo-Gothic summer residence.
Genovevaburg in Mayen (18 km)
In the centre of Mayen is the Genovevaburg, whose construction can be recognised in two construction phases by the different building materials slate quarry stone and basalt lava. A visit to the Eifel Landscape Museum in the Genovevaburg or a panoramic view of the town from the 34-metre-high Goloturm is worthwhile.
Bürresheim Castle (23 km)
Four kilometres from Mayen, in the upper Nettetal valley, lies Bürresheim Castle in the middle of a completely unspoilt landscape. Just like Eltz Castle, Bürresheim Castle was never destroyed, so that visitors can experience the aristocracy and living culture of that time in its entirety. A special feature of this castle is the baroque garden, which was already depicted in paintings around 1700.
Castle Sayn/Garden of butterflies in Bendorf-Sayn
Neo-Gothic castle and defiant castle, butterfly garden and iron art casting, romantic wedding chapel and English garden, bronze casting hall and venerable abbey.
The Marksburg near Braubach am Rhein (42 km)
The medieval Marksburg Castle towers high above Braubach 8 km from Koblenz and is the only hilltop castle on the Middle Rhine that has never been destroyed. The "Botanical Garden of the Middle Ages" with 150 historical plants is also worth a visit for non castle fans.
Benedictine Abbey Maria Laach
When visiting Maria Laach in the Volcanic Eifel, you will find peace and quiet: walking around Lake Laach, a boat trip on the lake, a visit to the abbey church or a stay at the Seehotel. The abbey includes a bookshop, art shop and publishing house "ars liturgica", a monastery nursery, a sculpture shop, an art forge, a bell foundry and farms.