The castle-studded landscapes and great road infrastructure make Bavaria the perfect place for castle hunting. But why not take your holiday a step further and actually make one of the castles your home for a couple nights? Hotel Burg Wernberg, located in a 13th century castle and boasting proud 5 stars, is the perfect candidate for the job.
Luxury and a rustic atmosphere might seem contradictory, but the castle owners beautifully combined the two. By highlighting the traditional features of Bavarian architecture and filling the rooms with antique furniture, they created an unmistakably German and slightly nostalgic romantic get-away.
If you’re a fan of lavishly decorated interiors, the suites at this hotel will really spoil you for choice. There is the Bridal Suite with a golden dressing table and a canopy bed, the Duchess Suite with hand painted frescoes on the ceiling and the Royal Suite with two entrances, a free-standing bathtub and mother-of-pearl ornamented furniture. And that’s just to mention some of what’s on offer!
Of course, living like a king requires dining like one. Luckily, Wernberg castle houses a critically acclaimed gourmet restaurant led by Thomas Kellerman, a chef recognised with two Michelin stars. The in-house expert sommelier will make sure that your food and wine parings are beyond perfect.
The hotel is surrounded with many more castles that fame the region and scenic hiking routes through the countryside. The beautiful city of Nuremberg is just an hour away by car and a bit further you will find a charming Bavarian town Rothenburg ob der Tauber. But honestly, if you just stay in your canopy bed all day admiring the view from the window probably no one will blame you.