Waldeck - Hessen - Germany
Schloss Waldeck is an extended castle complex dating back to the 12th century and located in the north of Kellerwald-Edersee Nature Park. The castle stands on a rocky, steep mountain with forested hillsides, enthroned 220 meters above the northern shoreline of the Edersee.
Residence for the Counts of Waldeck
Once the family seat and official residence of the Counts of Waldeck, over the course of time the fortress was renovated and remodeled into the stately castle we see today. It served various purposes, including as an army barracks and prison, later home to the state archives and the forestry service. Since 1906, the castle has been used as a hotel.
Outstanding Cuisine & Delightful Seclusion
In 2009, the buildings and interiors were painstakingly renovated. The castle rooms all feature new decor and offer every imaginable 4-star comfort. At Café & Restaurant Altane, guests enjoy a warm, pleasant atmosphere and overwhelming views from dizzying heights whenever visibility is good. The restaurant, which is designed in the style of a classic modern bistro, serves an array of lovingly prepared and utterly delectable specialties.
For diners with discerning culinary tastes, the head chef of the small, exquisite Restaurant Alte Turmuhr conjures up wonderful dishes and meal menus from exotic ingredients, combined with first-class regional products. It is said that the chef is only satisfied if his surprising compositions leave his guests feeling “just that little bit happier”. The original lobby with modern accents amid venerable ancient walls, the elegant bar, the Knights Hall, the castle’s own registry office, the castle museum with its exhibition “Under lock and key”, as well as the small spa area with its natural products add the perfect finishing touches to Schloss Waldeck, guaranteeing a complete feel-good experience.
Restaurant & Café Altane (bistro)
open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 06:00 p.m.
Restaurant Alte Turmuhr (gourmet restaurant)
open from 06:00 p.m. except on Sunday and Monday
Prices for set meals
lunch from €25 to 55
dinner from €35 to 95
Credit cards (valid for both restaurants)
Visa, Amex, Mastercard, Diners, EC-card
Schloss Waldeck Museum, Edersee, Wildlife Park, Hemfurt Forest Canopy Path, Hercules statue and fountains in Kassel, Fritzlar – the old cathedral city, Kellerwald-Edersee National Nature Park.