Burg Schwarzenstein, Geisenheim-Johannisberg
The picturesque Rosengasse Alley winds steadily uphill through Johannisberg, past romantic half-timbered houses and famous wineries. Schwarzenstein Castle perches majestically at the highest point of the village, with a breathtaking view over the entire Rhine valley – in the midst of rolling vineyards, surrounded by a Mediterranean park two hectares in size. Outlined against the sky, with its strikingly curvilinear silhouette from locally quarried stone and the dominant shape of the keep, it is eerily reminiscent of mediaeval crusaders. But that is wide of the mark. In fact, the castle was only built in 1873, by Peter Arnold Mumm.
Following a turbulent history, the fairy-tale castle was in 2004 awakened from its enchanted slumbers, and today is once again in private ownership. In close consultative coordination with the German Ancient Monuments Protection Agency, the castle, together with its extensive English-style landscaped gardens, has been lovingly restored. The result is a luxurious oasis of tranquillity, with 39 tastefully decorated rooms and suites in the Park Residence, in the Castle Building, and in the guesthouse. Behind the listed walls nestles a hospitable refuge of classical timeless modernity. From the two restaurants of the Burg Schwarzenstein Hotel, you can enjoy an impressive view over entire Rhine valley.
- There are parking spaces available on the hotel grounds and in the vicinity of Schwarzenstein Castle.
From the Rhine-Main area:
- Follow the B42 towards Rüdesheim am Rhein
- Take exit Winkel / Johannisberg
- Follow the signs "Burg Schwarzenstein"
- Bus line 183 - bus stop Geisenheim-Johannisberg, Schlossheide