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Schloss Vollrads

Schloss Vollrads

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Location: Rheingau, Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse, Germany

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  • The castle is wildly romantic in the vineyards, but also easily accessible by car. Here you can taste the wine.

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    • July 4, 2017

  • Residential tower, formerly moated castle, 1st third of the 14th century.Baroque hood,,
    Mansion, baroque 1648. Since the 14th century. owned by the von Greifenklau family until Mr von Greifenklau committed suicide due to bankruptcy proceedings.

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    • July 10, 2021

  • A cool pint and what little compensates for the longest way. You should have been here.

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    • November 9, 2017

  • The castle was named after the lords of Winkel; Vollradus is a given name. In 1218, for example, a "Vollradus in Winkela" (so-called "Ritter Vollradus") and in 1268 a "Conradus dictus Vollradus armiger" (Conradus, called the weapon-carrying Vollradus) were mentioned in sources. Nothing is recognizable from the original building structure from this period.

    The core of today's castle is a massive residential tower built as a moated castle, which is surrounded by a square pond and can only be reached via a bridge. It dates back to the first third of the 14th century and the von Greiffenclau family, who were heirs to the Lords of Winkel. The octagonal stair tower flanking the keep was added in 1471; the bay window is an ingredient from 1620. The Greiffenclau family coat of arms is emblazoned above the entrance to the residential tower.

    In 1684 the current two-winged manor house (then two-storey) was built by Georg Phillip Greiffenclau von Vollrads next to the tower. His son Johann Erwein added the farm buildings around 1700, erected boundary walls around the palace garden and provided the water tower with a baroque dome roof.

    In 1975, Erwein Graf Matuschka-Greiffenclau took over the heavily indebted property. However, he did not manage to rehabilitate the property financially. Matuschka-Greiffenclau took his own life in 1997 when the house bank applied for bankruptcy proceedings to be opened on the property. Since then, the property has belonged to the Nassauische Sparkasse, which manages the castle with its vineyards and a restaurant.

    The winery is a member of the Association of German Prädikat and Quality Wineries. Large parts of the castle are not open to the public; Access is possible during events. Live music events are offered in summer and a bar in the inner courtyard during the wine season in autumn. Civil weddings are possible in consultation with the Oestrich-Winkel registry office.

    In 2011, the leather wallpaper in the master's room in the manor house from the beginning of the 18th century was restored with funds from the State of Hesse, the Friends of Schloss Vollrads and the German Foundation for Monument Protection.

    Source: Wikipedia

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    • September 2, 2021

  • Really first class food here with reasonable value for money. It is also very nice to sit inside.

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    • March 23, 2018

  • A good place to stop for a long hike. You can get your own wines, tarte flambée and other snack ideas here for a fair price. The only drawback, the small number of toilets for the "vineyard". Because of hygiene standards, there were queues.

    There may also be a restaurant, but due to a wedding there was a private party.

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    • September 5, 2021

  • The culinary pearl in the Rheingau

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    • March 12, 2018

  • Very nice castle. Unfortunately there was nothing to eat during the week.

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    • September 8, 2021

  • Super nice location with a great atmosphere. Whenever I'm around, I always stop by here.

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    • November 7, 2021

  • Tasty wine and grape sprigs

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    • April 17, 2017

  • Vollraths writes himself "Vollrads"!

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    • May 18, 2017

  • A beautiful plant with good wine

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    • April 8, 2018

  • At the end (or at the beginning of the hike) it is worth enjoying a glass of Riesling.

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    • February 16, 2020

  • Nice castle, good food and great wine.

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    • January 7, 2021

  • Large castle, inhabited and well cared for. Registry office.

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    • May 26, 2021

  • Nice, atmospheric place with a good view - also suitable for larger groups and celebrations.

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    • January 6, 2022

  • Very good for resting with a good wine.

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    • March 21, 2022

  • Definitely bring time and enjoy

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    • April 10, 2022

  • The inner courtyard (with catering) and garden not only invite hikers and cyclists to linger.

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    • April 10, 2022

  • In the courtyard there are various delicious Riesling to enjoy and different dishes that are offered.

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    • April 10, 2022

  • Wine, moated castle and a beautiful garden

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    • May 2, 2021

  • just wonderful!

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    • April 11, 2022

  • There is a wine stand with small dishes in the inner courtyard. It is open on Saturdays and Sundays as well as on public holidays and bridging days from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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    • October 29, 2022

  • Very nice place to rest, great location

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    • May 9, 2023

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Location: Rheingau, Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse, Germany

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