Photos courtesy of Schloss Hugenpoet
20 rooms; 5 suites
Single rooms: 210–295 euros
Double rooms: 240–345 euros
Suites: from 345–590 euros
Rates include tax and service.
Special packages available.
Open: all year
Kettwig is 15 km south of Essen. You’ll need a car or taxi to reach the hotel and explicit directions, or the hotel will pick you up if you call them. Nearest railway station is in Essen.
On site: tennis
Nearby: golf; hiking; horseback riding
Yes. Inquire hotel for details.
A striking moated castle in northern German style, Schloss Hugenpoet belongs to the von Fürstenberg family. The schloss attracts businessmen from the nearby industrialized Ruhr Valley and various celebrities who come here to indulge in its highly rated cuisine.
A handsome black marble staircase greets you in the entry hall and a splendid collection of antiques and fine art adorns the public rooms. Take time to examine the unusual Renaissance fireplaces, sculpted with Biblical and Greek themes.
Many of the spacious guest rooms are accented by special antique pieces. A four-poster bed in one guest room is 400 years old. Some rooms are located in a newer wing, and although they are wonderfully comfortable, try for a room inside the castle. Spacious marble bathrooms are filled with L’Occitane toiletries.