Schloss Hotel Hertefeld has been distinguished with the:
Award 2013 for the Best Historic Hotel of Europe with “A Story to Tell”
Idyllically situated on the Niederrhein lays Germanys only inhabitable castle ruin which runs in the family since more than 800 years.
Germany’s only inhabitable castle ruin lies directly on the banks of the Niers and is just about 70km away from Düsseldorf. The Niederrheins family of the von Hertefeld lives at this picturesque place since the beginnings of the 14 hundreds. Destroyed to the ground through the war in 1945 Hertefeld was partly rebuilt in 2004. Since the rebuild of the castle tower and the historical cross vaults guest can now enjoy a majestic stay in original refurbished rooms. Breakfast can be taken either in the Tower room or in the cross vaults or if the weather permits outdoors in the sun or under shadow giving trees.
The appealing ensemble of heritage listed buildings is surrounded by a large park and has its own boat dock at the Niers. In the main tower and the middle section of the Castle the old fireplace room and the former cross Burr arch have been created as well as two more guest rooms. More charming guest rooms, such as the Niersuite, the East Asia suite and the Owl room were housed in the former Baroque Rentei. In 1906 two guard houses were built on the Northern Park entrance. To the delights of the guests they were connected together in 2005 and are now one of the most popular rooms.