Photos courtesy of Hotel Schloss Waldeck
40 rooms; some rooms in new wing across from castle
Double rooms: 108–258 euros
Rates include breakfast, tax, and service.
Special packages available.
Open: all year
Waldeck is approximately 40 km southwest of Kassel, along the eastern shore of the Edersee. You’ll need a car to get there.
On site: castle tours; museum;
Nearby: golf; hot air ballooning; tennis; water sports; horseback riding
The castle offers everything: arrangement for civil magistrate to come, carriage, music, fireworks, and costumes.
Perched high on a rock above the Edersee, the mighty fortress of Waldeck makes quite an impression upon approach.
A steep cobblestone road passes through the walls and the narrow archways. Park the car and enter the stone walled front lobby.
Unlike most other German castle hotels, the atmosphere is more modern in approach. However, enough castle-like decorations and the architecture itself will remind you that you’re in the real thing. Most of the castle is given over to a museum.
Guest rooms are contemporary in style in the castle and the annex. The best rooms to opt for are in the old castle.
A couple of restaurants offer different dining options from romantic candlelight dinners to the occasional medieval banquet, prepared according to original recipes.
Castle tours and museum
Medieval castle festival during summer months