Overnight in a German Castle

Many visitors to Germany know more about our country’s cultural heritage than some of us Germans, who often tend to leave the country for holidays. I never would have thought of spending the night in a castle myself until…

last weekend, when we were in need of a Bed & Breakfast on our visit to Lower Franconia (two hours from Frankfurt by car). Initially I had planned on finding a cheap pension just to spend the night, but my American husband was having kinglike dreams about a castle and booked us into one.

Barockschloss Zeilitzheim park

Barockschloss Zeilitzheim

View onto the village square at dawn

View from our room onto the village square at dawn

The castle's inner court-yard

The castle's inner courtyard

We not only slept heavenly in the Himmelbett at the Barockschloss Zeilitzheim, but also enjoyed the castle’s historical furnishings, inner courtyard, the garden, a wonderful breakfast, and excellent service. We had booked the Kardinalszimmer with a view onto the village square.

Zeilitzheim lies in the middle of the famous Lower Franconian wine region, close to Würzburg, the region’s capital.

At one time, the castle had been designated a Protected Monument by the Military Government for Bavaria:

Protected Monument in Bavaria

Protected Monument in Bavaria

The installation is under protection of the Office of Military Government for Bavaria and the Bavarian State. Visitors are invited to inspect and use the installation in accordance with local regulation. Vandalism or misuse will be cause for prosecuting the offender and closing the installation to the public.

Issued by the Military Government of Bavaria, by Command of Director OMGB (no issue date available).

... and if I did not have to work for a living, I would love to go castle hopping in Germany for a while.


  1. That sounds so beautiful, You must have enjoyed it fully and forget about life. lol…I have a made a couple of artcraft -particulary poems about the ancient castles in England ..Yorkshire.



  1. […] Castle in Zeilitzheim A couple of months ago, I wrote about our  visit to Barockschloss Zeilitzheim, where we had spent one night. We usually stay with family when we go back for a visit to my […]

  2. […] area between Schweinfurt und Würzburg, especially around Zeilitzheim, is full of lovely wine fests. var addthis_brand = 'Maria Shipley';var addthis_language = 'en';var […]

  3. […] of our visits to my hometown in Northern Bavaria, we had an overnight at Hotel Schloss Zeilitzheim. Country Hotel Schloss […]

  4. […] a place to stay overnight, visit this link on which I left a review for Barockschloss Zeilitzheim. By the way, this same castle has just added wine making to its repertoire of goods and […]

Speak Your Mind


Diese Webseite verwendet Cookies. Wenn Sie auf der Seite weitersurfen, stimmen Sie der Cookie-Nutzung zu. Mehr Informationen

Diese Webseite verwendet so genannte Cookies. Sie dienen dazu, unser Angebot nutzerfreundlicher, effektiver und sicherer zu machen. Cookies sind kleine Textdateien, die auf Ihrem Rechner abgelegt werden und die Ihr Browser speichert. Die meisten der von uns verwendeten Cookies sind so genannte "Session-Cookies". Sie werden nach Ende Ihres Besuchs automatisch gelöscht. Cookies richten auf Ihrem Rechner keinen Schaden an und enthalten keine Viren. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Seite “Datenschutzerklärung”.