German Castles

To be master of the castle

Gast im Schloss - Eine Marke der Ringhotels_englisch_250x200Enjoy 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' hotels is based upon the Ringhotels philosophy of private hosts, regional cuisine and an assured standard of quality. 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

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Qualifying member establishments form part of the Ringhotels cooperative, but are entitled to additionally bear the label 'German Castles'.

  • Ringhotel Schwarzer Baer garni in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
    Ringhotel Schwarzer Baer garni in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  • Hunting lodge in Kotelow in Kotelow
    Hunting lodge in Kotelow in Kotelow

Historic places

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!

Culinary delights

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 and the Ringhotel Landhaus Eggert in Muenster (Westphalia).

Tradition and modernity

The 'German Castles' hotels are located in historic places and towns. How about a visit to the Lutherstadt Wittenberg or to Eisenach, the city of the famous Wartburg? No matter what you want for your next vacation, be sure that the German Castle hotels offer you the best of tradition and modern hospitality.