Schloss Lieser is one of the most distinguished buildings in the German region of Moselle. Overlooking a river which carves its way into the rural landscape patchworked with the surrounding Riesling vineyards, for many years this grand castle has been masked by decades of overgrowth since abandonment by its previous owner.
Schloss Lieser holds a story that could’ve been lifted out of a Disney plotline. A place linked to pivotal moments in both German and Dutch history woven in with Dutch royalty, recently the castle has been renovated to its former glory, transforming into a luxury hotel with 50 bedrooms, a restaurant spa and ballroom for events and celebrations. One of the most recent additions to The Autograph Collection, Schloss Lieser offers the grandeur of a 19th-century castle with the comforts of the modern-day.
Originally built in 1885, its painstaking renovation offers everything you would expect from a five-star hotel whilst highlighting its heritage featuring antique furniture and chandeliers that maintains its previous character.
From the smaller castle guest rooms to the Emperor Suite, each of the 50 rooms are unique, revealing distinctive characteristic with views of the river, vineyards and garden. With one of the finest views over the neighbouring river, a large living room and its own Jacuzzi is the 125 square meter Emperor Suite, meanwhile, other suites including the Moselle View Junior Suite are finished with heavy golden fabrics and hand-carved wooden furniture.
At the heart of this Autograph Collection hotel is its fine-dining restaurant Puricelli, named after the family who originally founded the castle. A highly ornate space, Puricelli features wooden clad walls, large paintings, plush furniture and sparkling chandeliers. Championing locally inspired dishes that reflect the castle’s history from head chef Wolfgang Preßler, alongside a wine list that also illustrates the famous wines of the Moselle region, following dinner in the restaurant, guests are invited along the grand hallway into The Castle Bar and its deep armchairs to enjoy a variety of classic cocktails.
Hidden within the foundations of Schloss Lieser is its impressive fitness centre and spa. Surrounding a large indoor pool, the spa has a total of three Finish saunas all at varying temperatures, an infrared sauna and steam room alongside multiple treatment rooms whist the fitness centre also offers guests private yoga and meditation sessions. Along with this lower level of the castle, guests also have the opportunity to immerse themselves with the wines the region at the hotel’s hidden wine cellar for private wine tasting sessions to learn about a wide range of local, national and international labels.
A fusion of Neo-Renaissance style and Art Nouveau styles, Schloss Lieser is a place replete with character and a story that teases all who push past the heavy wooden doors and step inside its stone walls. Beyond the wine cellar, the hotel invites guests to explore other hidden corners. This includes its quaint chapel which has also been lovingly restored where guests can how get married with up to 12 guests and displays paintings of the German painter C. Grätz along with its library steps from check-in. Overlooking the river and castle garden’s, this library houses thousands of ancient books and is a place where guests can recline with afternoon tea.
Address: Schloss Lieser, Moselstraße 33, 54470, Lieser, Germany
Phone: +49 6531 98 69 90