Vivian-Jessica Schiller

From mining and steelworks to art and culture, like no other area in Germany, the region between the Rhine and the Ruhr has undergone a profound structural and image makeover. In order to walk in the footsteps of its history and span to the present in a most pleasant way, a visit to Schlosshotel Hugenpoet in the heart of today's metropolitan region is recommended. More than 350 eventful years pass by the guest when they enter the imposing moated 17th century castle. The interior design of the 36 rooms and suites combines the finest antiques and novelties.

If you are looking for a home away from home, you can look forward to exclusivity and excellent service, the unspoilt charm of a privately run hotel and a unique ambience. The Schlosshotel Hugenpoet is also an excellent venue for meetings and conferences. The castle is less than a 20-minute drive to the exhibition centres of Düsseldorf and Essen. As for leisure activities, the metropolitan region has much on offer. The Folkwang Museum and the Zollverein Colliery are located in the neighbourhood, and those who are there for the shopping can enjoy the elegant Kö in Dusseldorf, which can be reached in less than half an hour by car, the Mall CentrO in Oberhausen is also a short distance away. Golfers, hikers, and cyclists will also quickly discover the many attractions of the surrounding area.

Superb cuisine is offered at Hugenpoet’s two restaurants under the direction of top chef Erika Bergheim. When the Laurushaus gourmet restaurant opened in May of 2016, she and her team proceeded to earn their first Michelin star the next year. The chef de cuisine knows what her guests expect – select delicacies, prepared to precision. That is a perfect description of Schlosshotel Hugenpoet itself – an unerring sense for precisely what counts.


Enthusiasts of sport on the green will find the scenic and playfully interesting 18-hole golf course from the Oefte Golf Club within a few minutes' drive. Also easy to reach is the Golfclub Hösel with its 18-hole championship course. Those wishing to explore the region by bike can do so along the 230 km long Ruhrtal cycle route.

In the 36 individual rooms and suites, exclusive design combined with selected antique pieces of furniture gives a feel-good atmosphere.


Chef Erika Bergheim presents contemporary gourmet cuisine at the new Laurushaus restaurant. The HUGENpöttchen restaurant reinterprets the classic brasserie kitchen.


CATEGORY 5 stars superior

ROOMS & SUITES 36 rooms and suites, 1 villa

CUISINEHUGENpöttchen Bib Gourmand / Guide Michelin, Laurushaus 1 star Guide Michelin

SPORT Several golf courses in the area, tennis in the castle park

CULTURE Museum Folkwang, world heritage Zeche Zollverein, Villa Hügel

PETS Well-behaved dogs are welcome

CIGAR LOUNGE Smokers Room in Laurushaus

Drive & Butler Service Limousine service
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August-Thyssen-Straße 51
45219 Essen-Kettwig
Telefon +49 2054 1204 0