Munich, the capital city of Germany’s Bavaria region, is largely known for its annual Oktoberfest beer festival. You will also find interesting museums focusing on the history of the area, art galleries and the lavish Nymphenburg Palace. There is much to do in this beautiful city - take daytrips from Munich or discover some of the best non-touristy things to do for an extra special adventure. Bavaria is found in the southern region of Germany is one of the most-visited parts of the country, here you’ll also find some of the most luxurious Bavaria castle hotels. The region starts in the old city of Wurzburg, and it is where the Romantic Road begins. Traveling down this road, you will pass through many old towns and medieval villages, all with a story to tell. Besides the beautiful old churches that you will see in most of the towns, the area also has many old castles and palaces dotting the landscape. Some of these are over 1,000 years old and have been lovingly restored over the years. To get an idea of what it was like to live in the region in medieval days, then book a stay at one of these castle hotels near Munich. Read on to learn more.
1. Schlosshotel Harburg (from USD 81)
Vacation like royalty when you stay at the Schlosshotel in Harburg. This unique hotel was once a castle that has been renovated. All rooms include a flat-screen TV and en-suite bathroom and select rooms also have a seating area. During your stay start your day with a continental style breakfast buffet. There is a full-service restaurant that is also located on the property. The hotel lies on the Romantic Road between Dinkelsbühl and Füssen. The surrounding area is ideal for hiking and biking and there is a river nearby. For an extra fee, you can enjoy on-site activities that include taking a class in the local culture or enjoying a themed dinner night.
Address: Burgstrasse 1 Burg Harburg
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms
2. Schlosshotel Steinburg (from USD 148)
This elegant castle turned hotel, sits on a hill overlooking the beautiful baroque city of Wurzburg, Germany. All of the rooms feature luxurious decor, one or two single beds, free Wi-Fi access, en-suite bathrooms and include a daily buffet-style breakfast. On the grounds, you will find the Steinbergs restaurant that serves European cuisine, a bar, two swimming pools, one indoor and one outside, a large outdoor terrace and a gift shop. The hotel also offers 24-hour room service. The hotel offers panoramic views of the surrounding grape fields and the city below. The city is known for its lavish, baroque style architecture, so you will see some beautiful buildings and shops and an 18th-century palace to tour, the Wurzburg Residence.
Address: Reußenweg 2
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Sauna Terrace Non-smoking rooms
3. Burg Rabenstein (from USD 138)
See what it was like to live in the Medieval Age when you stay at the Burg Rabenstein,.The old castle hotel sits high on a hill above the Ailsbachtal Valley, in Kirchahorn, Germany. All of the rooms feature castle-style decor, one double or single bed, en-suite bathrooms and a daily breakfast buffet. You have two choices for breakfast, dine in the elegant Burgrestaurant or enjoy a more casual, and authentic, breakfast in the rustic Gutsschenke restaurant. The large grounds of the property also feature a traditional beer garden, sun terrace, a limestone cave for exploring and an old-fashioned falconry. Falcons, owls and other birds of prey live in the falconry and you can see them during one of the daily shows. Below the castle lies a beautiful valley with the Ailsbach river running through it. The valley is a lovely place to go for a hike or mountain biking or just relax by the river surrounded by nature.
Address: Rabenstein 33
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Free parking
4. Burg Colmberg Hotel (from USD 152)
This family-run German castle hotel near Munich is a fully renovated establishment that is well over 1,000 years old and sits above the medieval town of Colmberg. All of the rooms include one large double bed or two single beds, free Wi-Fi access, modern amenities and a daily breakfast buffet. The hotel also has a bar and restaurant in it, the restaurant serves traditional Franconian cuisine and tasty game dishes. Other amenities on the grounds include a kid’s playground, a sun terrace where you can dine outdoors in the summer months, an indoor lounge area, meeting facilities, a chapel and a mini market. Nearby you will find a golf course and three great trails for bilking. The hotel sits in the center of a nature preserve so you have some lovely trails for hiking or just enjoying a leisurely stroll. Less than ten miles from the hotel you can find some interesting museums, promenades and beautiful old churches worth visiting.
Burg Colmberg Hotel
Address: Burg 1-3
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace
5. Hotel Wartburg (from USD 112)
This modern hotel lies near the heart of the city of Stuttgart. All of the rooms include either one or two double beds, flat screen TV’s, free Wi-Fi access, en-suite bathrooms and the daily breakfast buffet. You will find a restaurant and bar on the property. Stuttgart is a popular city for folks who love to shop. The Königstraße is just a five-minute walk away and is a shopping lover’s idea of paradise. You are also within easy walking distance of New Castle. The large complex sits in the center of the city and features a huge courtyard in the front with some lovely fountains. If you are visiting Stuttgart in the summer this is where the annual Summer Festival is held. The castle has a huge garden area that includes a couple of lakes, lots of greenery and flowers and it makes a lovely place to relax and soak up some sun.
Address: Lange Straße 49
Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Ironing service
6. Schloss Dennenlohe (from USD 158)
This lovely hotel is a renovated castle. All of the rooms include either a large double bed or a single bed, a dresser, a small seating area, Wi-Fi access and views of the garden. A continental style breakfast is served daily and the onsite restaurant, The Marstall, serves lunch, dinner and high tea. Other amenities on the property include a tour desk, luggage storage, sun terrace, library, business services, and a gift shop. The gardens are a popular tourist attraction and are open to the public daily. Here you will meet the “Green Baron”, or the head gardener. If you are visiting Dennenlohe in late spring or early summer, then the gardens in full bloom are a must see.
Address: Dennenlohe 1
Shared lounge/TV area Private parking Gift shop Designated smoking area Temporary art galleries WiFi Available Non-smoking rooms Free WiFi
Vacation like royalty
Your friends and family will be green with envy when you show them the pictures of you in one of these castle hotels near Munich. Experience what it was like to live like royalty in days gone by. Most of these hotels still have authentic castle decor and furnishing so you can imagine that you are a prince or princess as you drift off to sleep at night. Who knows, you may even meet a former resident who still lives there.
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