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Package for Gourmets

Enjoy the Michelin-star cuisine of Joachim Wissler in the Restaurant Vendôme, and a second dinner in our mediterranean-style restaurant "Trattoria Enoteca".


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In a fantastic location overlooking the bay of Cologne and providing wonderful views of Cologne Cathedral, the Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg certainly knows to fascinate all visitors – may it be on a business trip, a city break to Cologne, or a wellness weekend.
Many festivities and events have taken place in our gourmet hotel against the backdrop of such wonderful scenery - not to mention a number of weddings. In fact, Schloss Bensberg is a pretty much ideal venue for weddings. For example, loving fiancées can say “yes” to each other in our baroque Zanetti hall. After that, everyone can move on to the wedding celebration – with Cologne as a constant backdrop – or the couple can rest briefly in a luxury suite.



Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg

Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg
51429 Bergisch Gladbach/ Cologne
Phone: +49 2204 42-0
Fax: +49 2204 42-888
E-mail: info@schlossbensberg.com



Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg

51429 Bergisch Gladbach/ Cologne

Phone: +49 2204 42-0
Fax: +49 2204 42-888
Email: info@schlossbensberg.com


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Versailles and Winchester Castle served as architectural models when Prince-Elector Johann Wilhelm II of Duesseldorf – shortened to Jan Wellem in the Rhineland dialect – ordered the construction of his “Maison de Rétraite” at a prominent site on the Bensberg mountain terrace with a breathtaking view of the cathedral city of Cologne.

While he had at first conceived of the imposing structure as a hunting lodge for his second wife, Maria-Luisa of the Medici family, Johann Wilhelm changed his plans following a visit to Versailles and ordered his architects to build a castle whose dimensions already impressed visitors in his own time – including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

When the Prince-Elector died in 1716 without ever having used his “Rhenish Versailles”, his widow soon returned to Italy. She took the numerous artists, plasterers and painters with her. Thus the building remained unfinished and was used over the centuries as a military hospital, cadet school, boarding school and refugee centre. Then in 1997 the Aachener & Münchener life insurance company bought the seriously dilapidated building and, with an investment of 75 million Euros, remodelled it as a grand hotel of the international luxury class.

In August of 2000, the Cologne Althoff Hotel Collection under the direction of Thomas H. Althoff, opened the modern-day Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg, which is unparalleled in the splendour of its baroque design. The 84 rooms and 36 suites are furnished in five different architectural styles and provide luxurious residential comfort combined with modern communications technology.

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