The journey back in time works out in a special kind of way in the castle and palace hotels along the route. All of them have raised the clear orientation to the guest to their guiding principle, no matter whether they present themselves chivalrously coarse or opulently baroque. Especially weddings and other family celebrations are in good hands in the cosy atmosphere of the historic walls - where once kings have been guests, today the guest is king.
High above the Neckar Valley, surrounded by vineyards, Hornberg Castle rises as a proud knight's castle from the 11th century, which once had been owned by Götz von Berlichingen, known as the knight with the iron hand.
The castle has been in the possession of the Gemmingen-Hornberg family for more than 400 years. Today they present themselves as hosts in their hotel with heart and soul. The four-star-hotel offers the comfort of exclusive hotel rooms in the security of the old castle walls to guests, who want to enjoy the singularity of Hornberg Castle more extensively.
There are 26 double rooms, four single rooms and a junior suite. The rooms in the main residence offer a partial view over the Neckar Valley, in the former sheep pen they have a balcony with forest view. Different function rooms build the atmospheric frame for a successful festivity.
Due to the successfull combination of quality and tradition, the hotel-restaurant is the ideal address for conferences, family celebrations, anniversaries, corporate parties, receptions and weddings. In close proximity to the castle, there is a romantic chapel in the forest.
Wedding ceremony options at Hornberg Castle:
- civil marriages in the palace in Neckarzimmern
- wedding ceremony in the forest chapel
- reception in the castle courtyard under the old chestnut tree and dinner in the Götzen room (up to 60 persons)
- reception on the terrace with view over the Neckar Valley and dinner in the Götzen hall (up to 130 persons)
- wedding packages
Steinsberg Castle Tavern
The medieval picture-perfect castle Steinsberg forms the romantic frame for the castle tavern, which shines in new splendour since May 2016.
The hosts are fully committed to the "Experience of the Middle Ages" and celebrate this epoch in various ways. From the knight's meals with knight Uwe to individual programmes - exactly as you wish ranging from medieval ceremonies, jugglers or minstrels - up to the medieval wedding. The philosophy of the castle kitchen includes the use of fresh high-quality products and concentrates on regional specialities.
Besides the restaurant, the ancient walls harbour the Knight's Hall (50 persons), the Palas (100 persons) and also the courtyard as remarkable event locations for family celebrations, business events and other occasions.
Wedding ceremony options at Steinsberg Castle:
- possible in a chapel
- Protestant and Catholic marriages
- wedding packages are offered
- the chapel is located below the castle
Business meetings and celebrations at Steinsberg Castle:
- 2 rooms
- 80 - 100 sqm
- capacity according to seating:
indoors: 100 - 120 persons, outdoors: 50 - 120 persons
- beer garden
The Castle Café is located within the historic walls of the "Peasants’ Castle" in Kirchberg high above the river Jagst. Committed to the idea of organic farming, it offers its guests a varied breakfast buffet with regional specialties, such as genuine Swabian-Hall sausage from the Schwäbisch Hall Farmers’ Producer Group or organic hay-milk cheese from the Cheese Factory of the village of Geifertshofen.
In addition, there is a small snack menu offering fine regional bites, homemade cakes and the fresh organic hay-milk ice-cream creations of the moo Ice-Cream Factory, which is also located in the castle. The list of beverages includes coffee and tea variations, regional beer, wine and fizzy seasonal drinks. After 6 pm, the Castle Café turns into a Cocktail Bar. In the summertime, 40 seats in the cozy setting of the castle courtyard invite visitors to linger.
Open: 7 am -10 pm
Breakfast buffet: Monday to Friday 7 am -10 am, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays 7 am -12 pm
Veal Sausage Breakfast: 1st Saturday of each month
The Castle Hotel Kirchberg is idyllically situated high above the river Jagst and welcomes its guests with modern rooms behind the 15th century castle walls. The spacious castle complex affords wonderful views of the Hohenlohe countryside. The various accommodation facilities are named "Eagle’s Nest", "Owl’s Nest" or "Dormouse" and cater for all tastes and demands. The spectrum ranges from low-priced castle accommodation to exquisite hotel suites. On request, the Castle Café offers a large breakfast with regional specialties. A cocktail bar, a small bakery shop and the moo Ice-Cream Factory complete the culinary offer.
With a few steps, you will reach the small historical old town, the picturesque paths along the river Jagst are ideal for nature lovers, hikers and cyclists. We will be happy to organize interesting guided tours, excursions and individual tastings in the hotel.
Equipped with halls, conference and group rooms in a unique historical ambience, Kirchberg Castle also offers the perfect setting for weddings and private celebrations as well as seminars, conferences, and corporate and cultural events. With concert seating, up to 200 people can be accommodated here.
Restaurant & Café at Ansbach Orangery
The Orangery was built in 1726 by Margravine Christiane Charlotte as a bitter orange house. The historic rooms of the Orangery and the sunny terrace in the beautiful courtyard garden offer the perfect setting for weddings, family celebrations, conferences and concerts in different rooms for up to 800 persons.
Restaurant Orangery: Restaurant with 120 seats. Garden terrace with 120 seats.
Wedding ceremony options at the Orangery:
- terrace in the wonderful court garden
- chapels and churches in the neighbourhood
- wedding packages offered
Business meetings and celebrations at the Orangery:
- 6 rooms
- 20 - 450 sqm
- capacity according to seating: indoors: 25 - 574 persons, outdoors: 120 persons
- terrace in the wonderful courtyard garden
Lunch table 11 am - 2 pm
Coffee, cake, ice-cream until 6 pm
Closed on Monday
Bus parking right in front of the Orangery
Colmberg Castle impresses already from a distance with its massive walls, which provide for a film scenery. The furnishing of the 31 rooms varies from hand-carved historical beds to four-poster beds and modern interiors. What they all have in common is the incomparable view of the Franconian countryside or the idyllic castle courtyard. The light-flooded winter garden, the restaurant "Zur Remise" or the cosy fireplace hall invite you to enjoy the down-to-earth castle kitchen. Game dishes such as roe deer shovel, game salami or venison pâté occupy a special place on the menu. The strong dark beer "Schwarzer Ritter" is served exclusively at the castle. Wine lovers can enjoy the castle lord's drink in white or red. A "Tin Lizzy" built in 1917 makes the hearts of vintage car fans beat faster and shows that the senior boss shares their passion.
Abenberg Castle Hotel
Abenberg Castle is situated high above the picturesque small town Abenberg - a romantic location to celebrate and an ideal point of departure for golf fans with one of the biggest golf courses in Bavaria right in front of the hotel's door. A colourful flock of lords, among others the count of Abenberg and the Hohenzollern, have shaped the atmosphere of the castle. Until today, guests have been captivated by its magic spell. The four-star hotel houses 11 double rooms and 11 single rooms that are furnished in a modern way and shine with all comforts. The mighty "Schottenturm" serves as the heart of the hotel and also houses guest rooms. In the award-winning restaurant guests can enjoy an exquisite cuisine, cocktails and wines from all over the world. The wide world in Franconia.
In the ancient walls of the castle, high above the Ailsbach Valley and in the middle of the Franconian Switzerland, the breeze of history meets the comfort of modern times. On Rabenstein castle guests are immediately captured by the inspiration and comfort of the historical rooms. 17 double rooms and suites and five single rooms in individual castle style await the guest. In front of a crackling fire you can enjoy a good conversation and take a break from everyday life. The nature paradise with falconry and beautiful stalactite cave invite to hike and relax. The castle restaurant offers fresh and regional products that spoil the guests culinarily.