The baroque castle Hertefeld, a historically important 14th century manor, is located in Weeze, only 5 km from Weeze-Niederrhein Airport (NRN, the former Royal Air Force Harrier base “Laarbruch“) and 70 km from Düsseldorf.
For more than 800 years the castle has been in the possession of the same family. After being partly rebuilt, Hertefeld is now the only place in Germany where it is possible to stay luxuriously overnight within the historic walls of a castle ruin.
In its eventful history the original castle has been rebuilt many times. In 1700 it was transformed into a moated baroque castle; then it continued to exist in various guises until April 1945, when it was destroyed in the confusions of the world war by German troops.
In 1995 the castle ruins were secured in its original shape, the historic main tower and the middle wing of the castle were partly rebuilt in 2005.
Visitors can stay overnight in exclusive guest rooms:
- The imaginatively designed Tower Suite in the ruin itself, where the historic tower has been carefully rebuilt
- The ingenious Heaven’s Room located in one wing of the still intact administrative building. It is furnished in modern style and has two bathtubs and a rooftop which can be opened to watch the night sky
- The apartment Erich & Erika in the former guard houses of the castle park (which are named after a story written by ancestor Prince Philipp)
- Three other guest rooms in different styles
Breakfast is served in either in the house’s cross vault or in good weather, outside amongst the ruins. The whole monument is situated in a spacious castle park and is therefore well suited to all types of festive events, conferences, civil weddings and theatre or film showings.
4 suites, 2 doubles (15 beds)
18 additional rooms (60 beds) in the quaint guesthouse «UHU LODGE» (eagle owl lodge) on the premises.