24 Gruber Dorfstraße, Bad Wilsnack, Germany
Schloss Grube Bad Wilsnack Reviews
Perfect countryside heaven Jul 31, 2014
One of better and pleasant surprises I have had this year was staying at the hotel named Schloss Grube, which is situated in a baroque mansion, built in 1740. The hotel presents itself as a living monument, as it also is an open house for art, gastronomy and accommodation.
The Castle Grube is located some 130 km from Berlin in the small idyllic village Bad Wilsnack in the area of Prignitz. The castle is surrounded with meadowland and you just relax in a sea of tranquility and relaxation when visiting this place. As soon as you leave the main road from Perleberg, which is the largest town in the area located some 30 km from Bad Wilsnack, you find yourself in the countryside where time have stood still for decades.
I have come to love this region a lot as it was a part of the old and poor Eastern Germany and they could therefore not afford to build new homes and building, which is a major benefit today when these villages and town have brought back to life over the last 20 years.
When you head for the village of Bad Wilsnack you quickly get guided towards the castle via signs along the road. The village must once have been a part of a large estate as many of the houses are built in the same styles and stones. When you enter the village you pass a nice little church and some buildings in red brick that looks like employees buildings from around 1880. The castle stands alone in the end of the village and is more of a mansion than a castle. The house looks beautiful surrounded with gardens with flowers and sun-chairs spread out in front of the building where the coffee was served.
We entered the huge hallway and found the reception around the corner. We had both booked their suites, as they were only 75 euro per room, which I found amazing – especially looking at it retrospect. The receptionist was a true multitask. She was in the reception, behind the bar, serving the food in the restaurant and the one taking us to our rooms. They had managed to put an elevator in the end house without it making any huge alterations to this wonderful building. Every corner, staircase or little detail was just perfect – it must have been hell of a job bringing this 1740 house up to modern standards with jeopardizing the original building.
The rooms were quite different but both huge with wonderful bathrooms. We both had sofa areas and double beds and loads of surrounding space and about 4-5 meters to the ceiling. The design was classic with some modern touches and most of all some very bright colors with flower patterns. They rooms were really nice and welcoming and staying a lot in Germany I have seen how much effort they are able to put in the final touch.
The weather was good and we therefore decided to eat outside on the patio leading down to the garden. There were 6 tables outside and 3 of them were already taken and they all were on their final dish as Germans eat early. We had two wonderful dishes and some nice cold beers to start with. The breakfast was served the same place the following day, which also was perfect and in German style. One of the more funny things while we were eating were all the sounds from the farms that surrounded the place, cows, donkeys, hens and all the birds made noises and probably because they enjoyed themselves so it was like eating outside in European savannah.
If you want to take a break away from it all this place is perfect, as it is relative cheap and the quality is amazing, staff is incredible and it is really quiet and calm.
Part of the Eurodrive III 2014 - 8660 km and 11 countries travel blog
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