933-egge Schlosshotel Altmühltal Bayern Schloss Hotel Deutschland Niederbayern Luftkurort Riedenburg ca. 8 km, Dietfurt, Beilngries, Kelheim an Altmühl und Donau ca. 23 km, Ingolstadt an der Donau ca. 46 km, Regensburg an der Donau ca. 55 km, Landshut ca. 86 km, Nürnberg ca. 95 km, Straubing ca. 96 km, Donauwörth ca. 108 km, München ca. 122 km, Rothenburg ob der Tauber ca. 174 km

The castle hotel

Castle hotel Schloss 933-egge BayernThe 933-egge castle hotel Altmuhl River valley is located high above a city part of Riedenburg (about 8 km southeast of the castle hotel) in the middle of forests in the picturesque natural park Altmuhl River valley in Bavaria. The guests will be enchanted by a very special hotel with an impressive atmosphere.

The hotel rooms are antique and individually  furnished, so that every hotel guest will find his favorite room. In the cultivated castle restaurant with its cozy rooms, you will be treated by the regional and sophisticated cuisines. On warm summer days, you can sit on the park terrace and enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful wide view.

The 933-egge castle hotel Altmuhl River valley also offers premises in a stylish ambiance for all kinds of festivities. For smaller celebrations, the former castle chapel would be perfectly suitable. The barn of the former hunting castle offers space for parties with up to 100 people. For weddings, the staff of the castle hotel decorates the ancestral portrait gallery in a stylish and romantic way. For successful conferences, two stylishly furnished rooms, the Kanzler-Leonhard-von-Eck-Room and the Kornspeicher, offer a motivating and ideal setting. The Kanzler-Leonhard-von-Eck-Room offers space for up to 25 conference participants and the Kornspeicher, which occasionally is used as concert hall, is suitable for up to 100 conference participants.

Sightseeing and excursion destinations

The castle Rosenburg at Riedenburg in the nature park Altmuhl River valley
The castle Rosenburg (about 8 km southeast of the
933-egge castle hotel Altmuhl River valley) rises on a mountain above the climatic spa Riedenburg. It was probably built by the castle lords of Regensburg in the beginning of the 13th century. The castle facility, whose core originates from the Middle-Ages, is amended by renaissance buildings in the outer castle area. A famous jewel of the renaissance style is the gazebo, which reaches through two stories, on the northern corner of the northeast wing. The inner castle area is seperated from the back-country by a moat. The roman castle donjon takes in the front part of the main castle. Worth seeing are also the mural paintings in the castle chapel which originate from the time around the year 1560. Today, the castle Rosenburg hosts a privately run falcon court with a hunting museum and a falconry museum. A visit of the castle facility is only possible in combination with a visit of the falcon court.

Falcon court Castle Rosenburg
The falcon court has its residence on the castle Rosenburg near Riedenburg since 1978. A tradition of a certain hunting kind is maintained, which was already practiced on the castle Rosenburg during the Middle-Ages. Besides the falcons, eagles, vultures and other birds of prey also have their habitat in the castle court.
Opening hours: Middle of March to the end of October, Tuesdays to Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Flying shows: Tuesdays to Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (including visit of the falcon museum and sightseeing of the castle).

Castle Prunn in the nature park Altmuhl River valley
The castle Prunn (about 12 km southeast of the 933-egge castle hotel Altmuhl River valley) is one of the most famous castles of Bavaria. This matter of fact comes from its location on a rock, which looms in the middle of a forest. Nature and works of mankind are combined in a harmonic way here. The castle Prunn has its origins in a castle which was built during the 11th and 12th century. The donjon of the original castle, which is 31 meters high, has remained among other witnesses. In the 16th century, the facility was expanded to a renaissance castle and in the 18th century, the Jesuits let the castle chapel and several other rooms be restyled in rococo style.
Opening hours: April to September, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., October to March, daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Crystal museum in Riedenburg in the nature park Altmuhl River valley
The crystal museum in Riedenburg (about 8 km southeast of the 933-egge castle hotel Altmuhl River valley) has the world's largest collection of historical diamonds and the largest mountain crystal collection of the world. In the museum store, the visitor is welcome to purchase jewels, minerals and souvenirs.
Opening hours: March to October, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Farm museum in Riedenburg in the nature park in the Altmuhl River valley
Since 1988, there's a farm museum in an agricultural farm in Echenburg, a city part of Riedenburg, (about 13 km southeast of the
933-egge castle hotel Altmuhl River valley). The collection contains agricultural devices and machines from the industrial revolution until the Second World War. The museum does not only offer the exhibition, but also wants to demonstrate former ways of agricultural work to the visitors. The shows, which last about 1 hour, take place only on Sunday afternoons for groups from 15 people.
Opening hours: Daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (year-round).

Other excursion destinations
Other worthwhile destinations for excursions are, among others, Kelheim between the Altmuhl River and the Donau / Danube River (about 23 km southeast of
933-egge castle hotel Altmuhl River Valley) with the liberation hall, the Danube River breakthrough near Kelheim and the Monastery Weltenburg (about 29 km southeast of the 933-egge castle hotel Altmuhl River Valley) across Kelheim on the other side of the Danube River, the university and dome city Eichstatt (about 54 km southwest of the 933-egge castle hotel Altmuhl River valley), Regensburg (about 54 km east of the 933-egge castle hotel Altmuhl River Valley) or Ingolstadt (about 43 km southwest of the 933-egge castle hotel Altmuhl River Valley). Of course, the nature park Altmuhl River valley with its unique landscape and the nature protection area invite you for a visit, no matter if you arrive on foot, with the bike or by car.

Silk painting courses and art painting lessons on the castle Altmannstein in the Altmuhl River valley
On the castle ruin Altmannstein in the nature park Altmuhl River valley (about 15 km south of the 933-egge castle hotel Altmuhl River Valley), there's a school for silk painting. According to availability, skilled painters offer silk painting courses and art painting lessons for groups from about 7 to about 15 people, who are interested in painting or who want to learn how to do silk  painting themselves. These lessons, for example, can be taken during a stay at the 933-egge castle hotel Altmuhl River valley. The minimum period of a painting course is 3 days. The painting classes normally take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., including a lunch break of 1 hour. The costs for a 3-day painting lesson are about 350 to 400 EUR. It's not possible to spend the night at the castle ruin Altmannstein.
Contact address:
Jozsef Rakosi
Burg-Stein-Gasse 18
93336 Altmannstein
phone: +49 (0) 9446 / 2422 or +49 (0) 9446 / 2444.

The castle

The castle building, in which the 933-egge castle hotel Altmuhl River valley is located, was built around 1600 during the bloom of the renaissance era next to a castle fortress which was destroyed in the so-called Lowler-War during the 15th century. After the purchase of the castle facility by the jurist Dominicus von Bassus in the year 1684, the castle remained property of the von Bassus family for more than two and a half centuries and served, among others, as hunting castle.

"Hofmark" Museum in the castle

In addition to the hotel with the restaurant, the castle also has a court museum. Numerous exhibits illustrate the history of the castle and the town during the different epochs. The largest bronze belt of the Celts' time, valuable decorated fibulas or the monstrance with a chip of the holy cross of Jesus Christ belong to only a few of the outstanding exhibits. The primitive times are represented by two exemplars that show the smallest dinosaur and the earliest primary bird that were found close to the town.
Opening hours: April 1 to October 31, Wednesdays to Sundays 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Climatic spa town Riedenburg at the Altmuhl River

The climatic spa town Riedenburg, which counts about 5500 residents, stretches out at both shores of the Altmuhl River. In addition to the main town, the large town area has 11 other city parts. Numerous fossils of the stone age prove that it belongs to the oldest european settlement areas. The town was first documentary mentioned in the year 1111. Already in the first half of the 13th century, the village became a merchandise area and before the year 1329 a town. In the 20th century, Riedenburg was residence of the county Riedenburg which was divided in 1972 and integrated into the county Kelheim on the Donau / Danube River (about 26 km away from the castle hotel).

The landmark of Riedenburg is the impressive castle Rosenburg, which hosts the falcon court and the hawk museum today. Another famous sight is the castle Prunn, which is known as a perfect example for a knight's castle. In addition, the ruins of the castles Rabenstein and Tachenstein also belong to the town area of Riedenburg. Riedenburg has many cultural highlights to offer. Besides the court museum, which is mentioned above, the crystal museum and the farm museum invite for visiting.

Boat cruise on the Altmuhl River from Riedenburg

During the main season, there are boats on the Altmuhl River which commute daily from Riedenburg downstream in direction Kelheim at the confluence of the Altmuhl River and the Danube River as well as upstream in direction of Beilngries on the Altmuhl River. The driving time on the boat between Riedenburg and Kelheim takes about 2 hours, the driving time on the boat between Riedenburg and Beilngries takes about 3 hours. You have the possibility to take a boat cruise through the breakout of the Danube River to the Monastery Weltenburg and back. From Kelheim on the Altmuhl River and the Danube River. The driving time from Kelheim to Weltenburg takes about 40 minutes (upstream the Danube River), the driving time from Weltenburg to Kelheim takes about 20 minutes (downstream the Danube River).




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