Brilliant Days.

Spend relaxed winter days in a romantic atmosphere and turn back time for a moment in the historic city centre of Bad Berleburg.

Christmastime Travel

From 09 – 11 December 2016.

The sound of children laughing, bells ringing from the horse-drawn sleighs, trumpet music from the palace tower, huts loaded with delicious gingerbreads, cookies and freshly-baked waffles from granny’s waffle iron on an open wood fire. Around the palace, on Goetheplatz, in the palace courtyard and in front of the orangerie you’ll find markets set up where merchants peddle their wares. Craftspeople demonstrate venerable craft arts and storytellers give their best to earn a few coins. The aroma of wild game roasts and sausages wafts from the palace courtyard, and people crowd in to warm up and enjoy a tasty mulled wine or punch.

Large tents are bedecked with all kinds of decorations, and inside you’ll find warm fur beds and a bonfire, steaming cauldrons with delicious stews, roasted wild game and other specialities from the Middle Ages. Jugglers vie for the visitors’ attention, musicians play and round out the medieval picture.

Come with us and travel back centuries in time!

  • 2 nights in a double room including breakfast buffet
  • Diner on 2 evenings: candlelight dinner and 3-course menu
  • Aperitif for dinner
  • 2 days entry to the Christmas market
  • 1 Christmas sweets plate in your room
  • Eggnog at the fireside
  • A little Christmas surprise
  • Valet service upon arrival

€260.00 per person in a double room
€270.00 per person in a romantic category double room
€290.00 per person in the suite with free-standing tub
€265.50 in a single room

Reservation hotline: +49 2751 92047-80


Friday, 9 December 2016
Devotion at the Palace Courtyard

Palace Concert:
2015 program not yet announced, the following program was offered in 2012:

  • “Christmas Oratory” from Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Christmas Concert - Camerata Instrumentale Siegen
  • Cantamus chamber choir

Saturday-Sunday, 10-11 December 2016
Starting at 11:00 am
Markets at Goetheplatz and around the Palace
You’ll find yourself in the midst of the action, as the Hotel Alte Schule is located at Goetheplatz and is the ideal starting point for your personal “Christmastime Travel”.

Try out delightful dishes from the olden days and enjoy a mulled wine in the one of a kind atmosphere in front of the palace. The palace area is illuminated entirely with candles and the glow of the fires. The wild game bratwurst from a princely hunt tastes twice as good here.

Berleburg Palace tours take place every hour on the hour.

We look forward to your visit!

Your team at the Hotel & Restaurant Alte Schule

Wintertime in the Medieval City

A cold wind blows over the city walls through the small alleys and makes the frozen panes of the shop windows rattle. Snowflakes fall on the houses nestled against the Berleburg Palace. One can make out candle glow and voices from behind the out-of-square doors. But what does it really look like behind the walls in the pubs? What did people do in winter? Join us for a casual tour through the wintertime wonderland of the Berleburg city centre with the princely palace as the centre of the historic heart as the tour goes along the no longer extant city walls, watchtowers and city gates. During the tour, you’ll learn about the lives and ways of the residents of the medieval city and cast a glimpse into their customs and traditions, some of which continue to this very day. Afterwards, you will have a better understanding of how a winter evening may have been 300 years ago while enjoying a tasty dinner by candlelight and a smouldering fire.

  • 2 nights with half board in a cosy double room
  • 1. Evening: snowball fight in the palace park, followed by a casual meet and greet and a 3-course menu
  • 2. Evening: After going back in time to the medieval city, you’ll take your dinner by a warm fire and think over the “voices from the past”.

You will round out your little time travel with a stroll in the winter forest landscape on the day of your departure.

The hike takes approximately one hour, depending on temperatures, minimum of 4 participants.

€229 per person in a double room
€239 per person in a romantic category double room
€259 per person in the suite with free-standing tub
€239 in a single room

Reservation hotline: +49 2751 92047-80

New Year’s

An eventful year draws to a close, and we would be happy to finish out the old year with you. Celebrate and bring in the new year with us in the historical city centre of Bad Berleburg. As is house custom, enjoy a casual round with your loved ones over a 6-course New Year’s menu and have a swig or two of the delicious Feuerzangenbowle. Think over the memories and after a glass or two of the Feuerzangenbowle, you’ll be ready for a sit by the fire.
Let yourself be pampered for 4 days and be captivated by the charm of the venerable building. Here one has the feeling that time goes a little slower, and you feel a sense of the past emanating from the old beams.

Arrival: 29 December 2016
Departure: 1 January 2017


Arrival: 30 December 2016
Departure: 2 January 2017

  • 3 nights in a comfortable double room
  • New Year’s dinner with a first-class 6-course menu
  • Feuerzangenbowle to pass the time until midnight
  • A glass of sparkling wine to toast and bring in the new year
  • New Year’s Hangover Brunch from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • One day of rest and relaxation to prepare yourself for the new year
  • On 2 evenings, enjoy a 2- and 3-course meal before retiring to the fireside

€424 per person in a double room
€434 per person in a romantic category double room
€464 per person in the suite with free-standing tub
€424 in a single room

We are happy to provide you with additional nights stay. Extra days or for earlier arrival or later departure €70 per person per day, including breakfast.

Reservation hotline: +49 2751 92047-80


30 December 2016
After arriving, relax with a walk through the palace park and discover the old city centre with Berleburg Palace. During the evening, we’ll serve you a scrumptious meal in our cosy restaurant.

31 December 2016
We look forward to welcoming you into our romantic restaurant at 7:00 pm on New Year’s Eve with an aperitif and then guide you to your reserved seats. Beginning at 7:30 pm, our chef, Jürgen Koch and his team await you with an exclusive 6-course New Year’s feast. You can look forward to our house specialities, with which we offer you select wines. You will celebrate into the new year with light background music.

After the 6-course meal, we’ll spend the time until midnight with a glass of Feuerzangenbowle – where you can let loose and enjoy. At midnight we will have a toast to the new year with a glass of sparkling wine. You’ll then have a midnight snack and bring in the new year in a relaxed manner with your partner.

1 January 2017
For the “morning after” we’ll greet you with an extensive, relaxed hangover brunch from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Start the new year off with a relaxed pace and take a stroll through the nearby palace garden to enjoy the fresh winter air. In the evening we’ll serve you a 3-course meal.

2 January 2017
Before you head back for home, take advantage of our extensive breakfast, followed by a trip to Winterberg, where you have the opportunity to ski on well-prepared slopes and go sledding.