Bavarian Castle

Schloss Zeilitzheim (Zeilitzheim Castle) is a baroque country estate near the picturesque town of Volkach in Germany's winemaking region of Franconia in northwestern Bavaria.

Why not spend part of your trip to Europe in a Baroque castle in one of Germany's top wine-growing and beer-brewing regions? We are located about halfway between Frankfurt Airport and Nuremberg, about 3 hours drive from Munich.

Schloss Zeilitzheim (Zeilitzheim Castle) is a Baroque country estate (built in 1679) near the picturesque town of Volkach in Germany's wine region of Franconia (Franken) in northwestern Bavaria. My parents began restoring the castle in the late 1970s. We have been running a small hotel here for the last twenty years. It is a family-run business tended to by my mother, Marina von Halem, and my wife Katalin and myself, Alexander von Halem, as well as a staff made up of numerous helpers from the village.

The castle is situated in the center of the wine-growing village of Zeilitzheim (pop. 750). With its rose-lined center courtyard, romantic castle garden and splendid halls, the castle is always popular with guests for family celebrations. The individually furnished guest rooms, some with four-poster beds, emanate an intensely private character. The jewel of the castle is the "Fresco Hall" with its 18th century painted fresco walls. Guests can relax in the castle garden; cultural events also take place year round.

I am a native English speaker with dual citizenship (German/U.S.). I have lived both in Germany and the U.S. for a number of years.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions regarding your European vacation or business trip! I would love to have more visits by my fellow Americans and by Canadians. Many of our hotel guests have become good friends who stay in touch over the years. You can also stay in touch through our Facebook page.