We were a party of 6 adults and two children who had made arrangements for celebrating the Golden Wedding Anniversary of my parents at Schloss Eggersberg.
The decor of the hotel is awesome, a perfect match of period decor with modern conveniences. Often, under similar circumstances, I would feel intimidated, not sure whether it is OK or safe to sit on this chair, or that sofa. At Schloss Eggersberg, the balance is perfect, and it just feels comfortable and cosy. The Schwartz family complement that impression by their warm and personal service, without any stiffness or etiquette. On our first night we were asked what we wanted for dinner. There was no menu or blackboard in sight, and we were a bit puzzled by such an open question. My sister enquired about fish, which was not available, but we could have Schnitzel, if we wanted. It was a bit of a Faulty Towers moment, just as charming as the show, and the schnitzels and beers were delicious. Breakfasts are standard German fare of breads, cheese, smallgoods, jam etc.
Chef Herr Schwartz really showed his form on the night of the anniversary itself. We had a beautifully decorated side room, and he served an extraordinary degustation dinner. Choice of wines was limited in a similar way as the dinner on our arrival, but once again his recommendation was an excellent choice.
The area is very scenic. There are lots of different tourist attractions available. The only time an air of mass tourism came up was on our cruise up the Danube to Weltenburg monastery. You would not want to miss it though, both for its baroque church and the local beer. Back at Schloss Eggersberg in the evening, we were miles away from any crowds, in our comfortable time capsule, having an unforgettable experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A lovingly renovated and listed castle ensemble with a neighbouring rectory and an exposed castle ruin with breathtaking views of the Altmuhl Valley. In its idyllic position, our castle hotel offers an atmospheric ambience for events, family parties and weddings. Couples have the exclusive opportunity of holding their civil marriage ceremony in our wedding room. The perfect setting for a fairytale start to your lives together! Feel like the lord of the manor in our historically furnished rooms and suites, enjoy some time out. You can not only celebrate with us, but you can also work in a relaxed atmosphere behind thick, historic walls; after all Baron von Eck made many a far-reaching decision, many of which are still in force today. Our Renaissance castle offers plenty of room for holding successful meetings, seminars and workshops. The pure air and pristine surroundings of the lower Altmuhl Valley provide the ideal conditions for successful private meetings. ... more less