Dating from the 13th century, this castle hotel in the historic center of Thurnau provides a charming home base on the outskirts of Franconian Switzerland. One of Franconia's largest and most precious castles, Schloss Thurnau boasts buildings and architectural elements from virtually all periods of Franconian art history. Look forward to modern rooms and suites in a historic atmosphere. The adjoining apartment building houses apartments furnished in a rustic style with wonderful views of either the lake or the castle. Free wireless internet access is available in all communal areas. Start your day with a comprehensive breakfast buffet, and enjoy cheerful celebrations in the warm atmosphere of the dining room.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast Info


Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room Type
Number of guests
2 sofa beds
1 queen bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Thurnau
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  • Dale
    Germany Germany
    It is a classic German hotel. Clean, perfectly functional but unremarkable (boring) despite being in a centuries old castle/fortress. The modernisation of the rooms, corridors etc stripped the inside of any character. B-fast was good, plenty of...
  • Barbara
    United States of America United States of America
    we stayed in the “Hangman’s House” with a gorgeous view of the lake!
  • Robert
    Italy Italy
    I was here some years ago. The good impression I had then, has been confirmed. The staff is very helpful and friendly. As I was quite late on my arrival, I got a phone call and was explained how to get to my room key etc. Breakfast was very rich....

Hotel area info

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1

    No additional info available

Amenities of Schloss Thurnau
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Themed dinners
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Lockers
    • Baggage storage
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Outdoor play equipment for kids
    • Board games/puzzles
    Cleaning Services
    • Suit press
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business Facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Safe
    • Convenience store on site
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Designated smoking area
    • Smoke-free property
    • Hypoallergenic room available
    • Heating
    • Elevator
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    • Upper floors accessible by elevator
    Languages Spoken
    • German
    • English

    House rules

    Schloss Thurnau takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM


    From 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 4 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 32.50 per child, per night
    Crib upon request
    3+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 32.50 per person, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa EC-Card American Express Cash Schloss Thurnau accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Reception closes at 18:00 on Sundays. Guests planning to arrive after 18:00 on a Sunday are kindly asked to inform the property in advance.

    Please note the restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The restaurant is open between 14:00 and 21:00 from Tuesdays to Saturdays, and between 11:00 and 18:00 on Sundays.

    FAQs about Schloss Thurnau

    • Schloss Thurnau has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant #1

    • Schloss Thurnau is 150 feet from the center of Thurnau. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Schloss Thurnau may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at Schloss Thurnau is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Yes, Schloss Thurnau is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Schloss Thurnau offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Golf course (within 2 miles)
      • Themed dinners

    • Room options at Schloss Thurnau include:

      • Single
      • Double
      • Suite

    • Guests staying at Schloss Thurnau can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Buffet