The Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg is a regal countryside escape just outside of Cologne.

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The Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg is a jewelbox waiting to be opened. France’s Versailles and England’s Winchester Castle provided the inspiration for Prince-Elector Johann Wilhelm II of Dusseldorf to build this elegant property in the 18th century. Over the years, the building has been used as a military hospital, cadet school, boarding school, and a center for refugees. Today it is a luxurious baroque-style hotel. Each room and suite is outfitted in five different styles with the most modern technology.

Feel like royalty in the marble en-suite. Admire your kingdom from the Single Room facing the Rhine Valley or courtyard. Rest your head against the plush, curved headboard. Shimmery gem-colored bedding accessories evoke a timeless elegance, while leather upholstery adds a classic touch. Decorative lamps keep the space cozy. Some suites have sloping roofs and living rooms, giving you the feeling that you are visiting a countryside palace. Soak in the exclusive Jacuzzi in the Presidential Suite, a sumptuous space with a chimney and dressing room.

From your royal abode on Bensberg’s terrace you will see the city of Cologne, its magnificent cathedral, and the rolling, green countryside. Beautifully manicured lawns surround Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg. Being at this grand property will make you feel you have stumbled into a fairytale.

Peruse the library, a treasure of old and new books. Paintings, elaborate stucco, frescoes, coat of arms, and sculptures adorn the airy corridors and salons. The library regularly hosts authors for readings.

At the spa, choose a facial and body spa treatments using luxury products like La Pairie and Clarins.

Stop by the lobby bar for an apertif. Enjoy culinary delights in one of two restaurants. The Michelin-starred chef of Vendome prepares German food in this top-tier restaurant. Decadent Black Forest gateau and cheesecakes are indulgent treats. Mediterranean wine and food is enjoyed within Trattoria Enoteca or alfresco.

Take a picnic of salmon sandwich, fresh green beans and shrimps, and pickled pineapple and go explore this charming region of Germany.

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