Photos courtesy of Hotel Schloss Gaussig
Single rooms: 94–158 euros
Double rooms: 178–218 euros
Suites: 218–258 euros
Rates include breakfast and tax
Open: all year
Gaussig is 65 km east of Dresden and 5 km southwest of Bautzen. From the A4, take Exit 88b Salzenforst, and continue on Neukircher Strasse to Bauntzener Strasse.
On site: spa; swimming pool
Nearby: swimming; bicycling; golf; horseback riding; fishing; cross-country skiing; excursions to Bautzen, Görlitz, Zittau; Dresden; Bohemian region of Czech Republic; Castle Rammenau
Yes. Chapel on site.
Tucked away in a small village, a short distance away from the historical town of Bautzen, this palace is a fine example of Palladian Classicism.
A perfectly manicured baroque garden filled with rhododendrons and azaleas surrounds the property.
Each guest room is unique, and lovingly furnished with select antique pieces. Victorian four-poster beds are equipped with excellent mattresses. In some rooms, Oriental carpets cover parquet floors, while a chandelier sparkles overhead. Most rooms are quite spacious with high ceilings and views of the park.
Bathrooms are fitted with traditional fixtures, such as free-standing bathtubs.
Formal dinners are served in the Hall of Mirrors at a long table where guests can meet each other. There are no individual tables.
A friendly staff provide excellent service.
The restoration work here has been thoughtfully done. Lots of original details are left to give the guest an idea of life in the 18th century.