Photos courtesy of Parkhotel Wasserburg Anholt
7 single rooms; 19 double rooms; 7 suites
Single rooms: 109 euros
Double rooms: 125–205 euros
Suites: 175–340 euros
Rates include breakfast, tax, and service.
Special offers available
Open: all year
Isselburg-Anholt is just over the Dutch border. From the A-3 autobahn, exit at Exit 4 at Bocholt-Rees. The nearest train station is at Empel-Rees, 4 km away.
On site: 18-hole golf course; cycling; museum;
Nearby: excursions to the Netherlands
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Anholt doesn’t need to depend on a misty mountaintop or legendary river location for a sense of drama. Appearing to float on its own lake, this sturdy brick castle casts an aura of romance on all lookers.
The approach to the castle couldn’t be more striking: drive through a broad park, cross a drawbridge over the moat, and enter through an arched tower.
Interiors are pretty and pleasing with neutral colors and tasteful floral prints. A fireplace casts a welcome ambience.
Guest rooms are contemporary in style. A canopy bed and crystal chandelier highlight the tower suite.
Dining can be an elegant, candlelight affair or a more casual occasion in a café-restaurant. When the weather is fine, tables and umbrellas are set out on a terrace over the water. The wine cellar features some of Germany’s most well known wines.
Castle museum with fine art, 18th- and 19th-century Chinese porcelains, and Flemish tapestries exhibited in historic rooms.
The castle is owned by a real prince: Fürst Carl Philipp of Salm and Salm-Salm.