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Schloss Bensberg Is One of the Largest Baroque Palaces in Europe:

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Schloss Bensberg by Frank Vincentz/Wiki

Located in the city of Bergisch Gladbach, high above the Bay of Cologne is Schloss Bensberg (Bensberg Palace), one the largest Baroque palaces in Europe today.

History of Schloss Bensberg

Schloss Bensberg was commissioned by Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, for his second wife Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici, from the House of Medici.

Built between 1705-1711, Bensberg Palace served as a hunting lodge and summer residence, and its grand architecture is said to have been inspired by no less than the Palace of Versailles.  Even the German poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe was impressed by the considerable proportions of this building in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Schloss Bensberg’s elevated position looks over the Rhine River, the Rhine Valley, the Bay of Cologne and with views as far as Cologne Cathedral. Anna Maria Luisa enjoyed the elevated scenery and she lived in this palace until her husband’s death in 1716 when she returned to Florence.

Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg

Since the year 2000, Schloss Bensberg has become the 5-star Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg. At this schloss hotel, discerning travellers can enjoy palatial luxury and ambience and dine on 3-Michelin-star cuisine by Joachim Wissler at the Gourmet Restaurant Vendôme.  The hotel’s beauty and wellness suite alone covers nearly 1,000m², ensuring total relaxation. For the more energetic guests, there is a wide range of activities in the gym or tennis, horse-riding and golf at nearby affiliated clubs.

The Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg is an ideal base for exploring Cologne and the Bergisches Land Nature Park, as well as for visiting Cologne’s exhibition grounds.  Guests booking a suite get a free upgrade and free shuttle services to Cologne city centre and Köln/Bonn Airport.  You can book this schloss hotel online HERE >


Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg
51429 Bergisch Gladbach

Map of Bensberg


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