Photos courtesy of Schlosshotel Althörnitz
Double rooms: from 59–89+ euros
Suites: from 114 euros
Single rooms: 54–62 euros
Double rooms: 70–86 euros
Open: all year
The schloss is just west of Zittau. Follow S137 west.
Nearby: bicycling; hiking; Zittau Mountains National Park
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Schlosshotel Althörnitz is an easy-going castle hotel with an exceptionally friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere.
Located in a small park, adjacent to a village, the castle grounds are quiet with only the occasional duck from the pond breaking the tranquility.
Guest rooms inside the historical castle are the best ones, while a modern annex holds additional rooms. All rooms vary in size and configuration with either a shower or bath in the en suite bathrooms.
Rooms are brightly decorated with a combination of restored period pieces—reflecting the castle’s origins—and contemporary design. Some rooms have balconies.
A multi-course, candlelight dinner is presented at the Hörnitz Schlossstube restaurant, or for more informal fare, you can try the Winter Garden bistro, which overlooks the park. On weather-friendly days, meals are served outdoors on the terrace.
Wind the day up at a cozy bar called the “Havana Club,” with Mr. Rico pouring your drinks.
Location on German, Polish, and Czech border makes excursions into all three easy.