Schloss Vollrads, Oestrich-Winkel - Seebühne
The Baroque palace of Vollrads constitutes what is perhaps the Rheingau’s most aesthetically pleasing estate. The gardens, with their imposing tower, nestling in the midst of an idyllic pond, are a stage predestined for summertime concerts in the open air. The palace’s name is thought to have originated with the knight Volradus von Winkel (mentioned by the records in 1218). The oldest and most prominent part of the estate is the massive tower, which can be reached only via a bridge. It was built in 1330 by the Reichsfreiherren von Greiffenclau, who lived in it as well. In the 17th and 18th centuries, their descendants erected the manor house and the accompanying farm buildings. Members of the Greiffenclau family were Archbishops and Prince-Electors of Mainz and Trier, and Prince-Bishops of Würzburg.
- There is only an extremely limited number of parking slots on the grounds of the palace itself.
- As soon as these are occupied, our parking service will divert arriving cars to the parking options in the surrounding vineyards.
- Visitors to the concerts should allow sufficient time for their journey, and wear sturdy shoes, since several minutes’ walking may prove necessary.
- For the events held on Schloss Vollrads, special buses will run from Wiesbaden, which visitors can use by presenting their concert tickets.
- The buses stop immediately in front of the palace.
- Departures are 70 and 60 minutes before the concert begins, at Wiesbaden Central Station (Bus Platform D), though you can also board the bus at the Platz der Deutschen Einheit (Platform B) and at the Kahlemühle P+R car park (Wiesbaden-Dotzheim).
- You will reach the Kahlemühle P+R car park when you take the Wiesbaden-Schierstein exit from the A66 towards Wiesbaden and then the first exit, which is "Wiesbaden-Dotzheim". You come to some traffic lights, and directly opposite you will see the car park under the bridge piers. If you’re coming from Wiesbaden, drive out of the city towards the A66, Schierstein entrance. But don’t drive onto the Dotzheimer Bridge, follow the sign to Dotzheim, and on your left you will immediately see the car park under the piers of the bridge.
- The buses will return after the events.
Arriving from the Rhine-Main area:
- At B 42 take the exit Winkel in direction "Schloss Vollrads / Brentano Haus"
- Turn right into Johannisberg
- Follow the bending main road to the left into Johannisberg ("SchlossVollrads")
- At the end of the village, turn right and follow the signs to "Schloss Vollrads"
- Bus line 181 - bus stop Oestrich-Winkel, Tokajer Straße
- Please note, that animals may not be brought into any event of the Rheingau Musik Festival (this includes outdoor events).
- If the weather is uncertain, the events can be relocated to the Wiesbaden Assembly Rooms, with free choice of seats. In this case, the concerts will each begin one hour later (8.00 p.m.).
- For these cases we have set up the free service "SMS-Regenwarnung". With this service, you have the possibility to get informed about weather-related changes in the program or the venue of the events. Simply register your mobile phone number in the box (at the bottom right of the event page) of the concert you have booked, no later than 1.00 pm on the day of the event. You will then be informed in good time of an SMS about the venue.
- The Gutsrestaurant treats its guests fresh-each-day meals prepared to perfection. Home-style food of exquisite quality cooking combines with the palace’s own Riesling wines to create a sublime harmony of gourmet cooking and oenological delights. The picturesque surroundings, either in the Kavaliershaus, in the Orangery or on the terrace, help to transform a visit here into an enchantingly magical experience.
- From November to March: Thursday to Monday Mon 12.00 p.m. – 09.30 p.m.
- Thursday and Wednesday is a day of rest
- From April to October: Thursday to Tuesday 12.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. (cuisine until 4 p.m.)
- Wednesday is a day of rest