Photos courtesy of Schlosshotel Münchhausen
66 rooms and suites (half of the rooms are located in an outlying building).
Double rooms: 180–285 euros
Suites: 350–470 euros
Open: all year
The hotel is located about 15 km southwest of Hameln.
On site: two 18-hole golf courses;
spa; indoor swimming pool
Nearby: Hameln; hiking; cycling; Hämelschenburg Castle; Corvey Castle; Fürstenberg porcelain manufacturing
Yes. Chapel on site. Inquire the hotel for more details.
Just off the Märchenstrasse or Fairy-Tale Road is this moated Renaissance castle. Surrounded by the Weserbergland Schaumburg-Hameln Nature Park, the atmosphere here is quiet and sedate.
You’ll find half the guest rooms in the historic castle and the other half in a remodeled tithe barn just across the way and connected with each other by a underground passage. Guest rooms inside the castle are very clean, handsomely furnished, and highlighted by an occasional antique piece. The rooms in the tithe barn are more modern in decor. All bathrooms are modern, and some have free-standing bathtubs.
One of the more impressive public rooms in the castle is the Rittersaal, or Knights Hall, which features a soaring ceiling and fireplace you can pull a chair up in front of.
Two restaurants offer either German specialties or French cuisine, the latter served in one of the historic Renaissance rooms. If you’re with a group, the 400-year-old, double-arched castle cellar is available.