If you are expecting a five star country house hotel then you will be disappointed.
This is a beautiful nineteenth century party "castle" which somehow got through communism with 99% of the exterior and 90% of the ground floor interiors unscathed.
Since then, three star bathrooms have been installed upstairs, and the bedrooms furnished with furniture off the cheap end of Alibaba.
Having looked at the economics of a similar building, I can see why they offer only breakfast, and why reception closes at 18:00.
But that does mean that guests can roam the building.
I expect it would be a bad idea to stay on a Saturday when there is likely to be a wedding taking over the ground floor and making noise until late (although maybe that is less of a problem in Germany?)
So, why would one stay?
Well, just as a BYO restaurant enables one to drink much better wine than one could otherwise afford in a restaurant, here (especially during the summer) bringing a picnic enables one to eat it in the grandeur of the terrace (and probably inside would be possible too) for much less than one would pay in a place that was offering restaurant service.
I could see this working especially well for a group of friends.
Beyond the lawns, the park is neglected (possibly owned by the local council), but there are some amazing trees hidden within it.More
- Free parking