Photos courtesy of Schloss Auel
Single rooms: 80–115 euros
Double rooms: 110–150 euros
Junior Suites: 170–210 euros
Napoleon’s Room: from 95 euros
Rates include tax, and service.
Special packages available.
Open: all year
Lohmar is southeast of Cologne. Take the A-3 autobahn south, exit at Lohmar-Nord, go north on highway B-484. A car is the best way to get around the area.
On site: golf; swimming;
tennis; horseback riding
Nearby: excursions to Cologne and Bonn
A popular wedding venue, the schloss has a lovely chapel with a rococo altarpiece.
Schloss Auel isn’t a castle in the grand monolithic fortress sense, rather it’s a lovely baroque baronial manor with some fortification features.
Never short on visiting heads of state, former house guests have included Napoleon Bonaparte, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Tsar Alexander I.
The impressive entry hall is filled with Renaissance furniture, and a fine oak staircase leads to the guest rooms.
Guest rooms are configured around the castle’s architecture: ceilings can slant, and bathrooms can be tucked around the corner. All are individually decorated, with fine antiques featured throughout.
Dining is an elegant affair in the Prince’s Room, as well as a dining area with a wonderful Gobelin tapestry. The schloss also has a casual bar and beer garden.
Not located on the popular tourist track, Schloss Auel presents a quiet, unaffected atmosphere.
Sleep in Napoleon Bonaparte’s bedroom!.