hotel schloss eggersberg

Photos courtesy of Hotel Schloss Eggersberg








The dukes of Bavaria were among the earliest owners of Schloss Eggersberg. In turn, they granted the estate as a fiefdom to the noble family of Wolfenstein. The earliest known member of this family is Gottfried von Sulzbürg from documentation dating to 1217, which describes him as manager of the imperial estates.

Over the next few centuries, the castle became the property of various knights and robber barons, who frequently plundered the Regensburg to Nuremberg trade routes. In 1446 soldiers from Nuremberg burned the castle down.

Built around 1600, this Renaissance-style gabled castle replaced the original fortress.

The von Bassus family bought the castle in 1684, and it remained in their hands for two and a half centuries. Following World War II, the building was used to house refugees.

In 1962, Dr. Robert Weigand acquired the castle and received the first hotel guests soon after. Since then, extensive renovations have made the castle a local destination for cultural events.

Pamela’s Perspective

Statistics show that this region of Bavaria receives only 5% of its visitors from outside Germany and Austria. This is a great reason to come! You’re guaranteed an authentic German castle hotel experience.

Eggersberg is on the edge of the Altmühtal Nature Park, a gorgeous area which hosts a long list outdoor activities.

Also, the castle does not have an elevator.


Hotel Schloss Eggersberg

A 17th-century castle


D-93339 Riedenburg/Ober-eggersburg
Tel: ++49 (0) 9442 91870
Hotel website
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Fast facts

4 single rooms
13 double rooms

Single rooms: 60–85 euros
Double rooms: 90–150 euros
Rates include breakfast, tax, and service.

Open: March to mid-December

Getting there

Riedenburg is roughly 30 km west of Regensburg. A car is the best way to get there.

What to do

On site: horseback riding
Nearby: bicycling; kayaking; tennis; fishing; Danube boat trips; falconry center at Castle Rosenburg; day trips to Regensburg, Nuremberg, Czech border region


Yes. Small chapel on site.


This charming, family-run castle hotel sits on a hill overlooking the picturesque Altmühl River valley.

Rooms vary widely from a tower room with simple country furniture to a grand room with Biedermeier furnishings. All are warm and cozy. If having a TV is important to you, none exist in the rooms.

After a day out in the country, an outside terrace with great views of the valley below is a perfect place to unwind with a cold beer when the weather is warm.

Something special

curlicueTheater in the granary

curlicueSmall museum