Burghotel Auf Schönburg, Germany

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Schoenburg Castle

By Hüttl family

What is so special about the Castle Hotel Schoenburg is that it offers a captivating blend of history, beauty, and hospitality, making it an irresistible destination for travelers seeking a unique and memorable experience and for other reasons:

Historical Charm: Burghotel Auf Schönburg is a meticulously restored medieval castle, offering guests a unique opportunity to experience a piece of history while enjoying modern comforts. The castle's rich heritage and fascinating architecture create a sense of wonder and intrigue.

Breathtaking Views: Perched atop a hill overlooking the scenic Rhine River and the picturesque town of Oberwesel, the castle boasts breathtaking panoramic views. Guests are captivated by the beauty of the surrounding landscape, making it a truly enchanting setting for a memorable stay.
Romantic Getaway: The castle's romantic ambiance and idyllic surroundings make it a popular destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway or celebrating special occasions like anniversaries or honeymoons. Its intimate atmosphere and charming décor create the perfect setting for a memorable experience.
Exceptional Service: Burghotel Auf Schönburg takes great pride in its attentive and personalized service. From the moment guests arrive, the staff goes above and beyond to ensure a warm welcome and cater to their needs throughout their stay. The commitment to guest satisfaction is a hallmark of the hotel.
Culinary Delights: The hotel's restaurant offers a delectable culinary experience, featuring gourmet dishes made from locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Guests can indulge in a wide array of flavors while dining in the castle's elegant dining areas or the scenic terrace.
Cultural Immersion: Staying at Burghotel Auf Schönburg allows guests to immerse themselves in the region's rich history and cultural heritage. They can explore the charming town of Oberwesel, visit nearby medieval castles and ruins, and experience the captivating folklore of the Rhine River.
Relaxation and Rejuvenation: The serene surroundings and tranquil atmosphere make the castle an ideal place for relaxation and rejuvenation. Guests can unwind in the castle's gardens, enjoy spa treatments, and take leisurely strolls along the riverbanks.

Schoenburg before renovation

We thank the Hüttl family for the information and the photographs.


Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé, France

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

The Château's swimming pool. Credit: Adam Lynk

In 1764, Château du Grand-Lucé was established by architect Mathieu de Bayeux as a summer place for Baron Jacques Pineau de Viennay. Diderot, Voltaire, Rousseau, Mozart and Baron von Grimm were among those invited to the Château by the Baron's daughter who was a supporter of the arts.

The neoclassical hotel is situated in the heart of Le Grand-Lucé, a charming village home to two boulangeries, an eleventh-century church, a florist, a pharmacy, a charcuterie, two banks, coiffeurs, a Tabac and a pub.

We, at the Herald, thank Ms. Alissa Kasawdish for the information and photographs.