Photos courtesy of Burg Schnellenberg
42 rooms; tower room
Single rooms: 95–145 euros
Double rooms: 120–190 euros
Tower room; 220 euros
Suite: 240 euros
Rates include breakfast, tax, and service.
Open: all year
Attendorn is east of Cologne. From there, take the A-4 autobahn east, go north on the A-45 autobahn and exit at Meinerzhagen. Attendorn is 14 km east. Attendorn is served by rail.
On site: tennis; fishing; spa
Nearby: hiking; golf
Yes. Chapel on site
Burg Schnellenberg is one of mightiest fortresses in Westphalia. Massive gateways, stone bridges, beamed and high vaulted ceilings, and tower rooms transport you back to medieval times.
Interiors suggest a certain German heartiness with fireplaces that crackle and stag horns that gaze down from the walls.
The majority of guest rooms are quite large and handsomely furnished. The tower room is the best room in the castle. The upper floors are the oldest with stuccoed beamed ceilings.
The former brewery now houses (what else?) a cozy bar, which is decorated with family coats of arms. A pleasant garden is a perfect place in which to relax.
Castle museum with 17th-century artifacts