Out and About – Castle Hugenpoet, Germany
You already got a little sneak peek of the castle Hugenpoet where we stayed the other weekend in my post from March 1st. Even though I’m not a fan of Valentine’s day, not at all actually, K and I decided to at least “do something” because we hadn’t seen each other in a while – working and travelling have been crazy throughout January and February. I thought we’d just hang out and he decided to surprise me and booked this beautiful hotel. It is located right outside Essen, Germany. The location is beautiful because it is near the Ruhr, a big river, and the castle itself is located at the side of a hill, surrounded by water on a historic site.
We arrived pretty late and I totally recommend seeing the castle at night because the scenery is absolutely stunning. Light spots are everywhere around the castle, highlighting the old brick walls and beautifully decorated windows. Also, they have a separate restaurant and it is supposed to be awesome but that day, we preferred mommy’s chicken bone broth soup. The staff was super nice, they knew our names and led us to our room. 12ft high ceiling and huge windows, brocat wallpaper, wooden doors and furniture… Do I need to say more? It seriously felt like stumbling upon a fairytale. We decided to have breakfast downstairs the next morning and were not disappointed either: a nice variety, very good quality food and prosecco. Plus, the waitress was very nice. Oh and let’s not forget the view of the park!
The only bad thing about castle Hugenpoet? It was raining on Sunday so we didn’t get to take pictures in the beautifully planted park that surrounds the castle. What a pitty! That’s why most of the pics from my outfit post are taken inside. I’m usually not a huge fan of doing that but the alternative would have been pouring rain outside. Not a cute look, that’s for sure. Plus, the interior is beautiful despite the super yellow lightning which absolutely doesn’t coordinate with my blog layout… The struggle is real, haha. Hope you enjoy the pictures and if you are in the area of Duesseldorf or Cologne make sure to check them out and bring your camera 😉 P.S.: They do have a shuttle bus to Duesseldorf’s main shopping district “Königsallee” or “Kö”. So you can dine, relax and shop – WIN.