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24 January 2018 | Hotels

Incredible German castle hotel by the River Moselle for sale

Specialist hotel adviser, Christie & Co have been exclusively appointed to handle the sale of a real gem; a luxury hotel in a class of its own, majestically located directly on the banks of the river Moselle, the 5-star Schlosshotel Lieser is a historic beauty that is second to none.

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The stately home with imperial history which was constructed in the late Renaissance style, combines elements of Art Nouveau and Wilhelminism, and enjoys a stunning location between picturesque vineyards and the River Moselle, within walking distance from the historic town of Lieser and just over an hour's drive from Frankfurt. The beautiful park-like garden in front of the castle, which was renewed at a cost of over a million Euros, is a true oasis of peace.

The impressive history of the property dates back to the 19th century and was designed by a Frankfurt architect, originally as a private residence for a German industrialist. Emperor Wilhelm II and the Dutch royal family were among the most important guests at that time.

Schloss Lieser has been extensively refurbished in recent years and converted into a luxury hotel. The aim was to ensure that the hotel would meet the expectations of a new generation of luxury tourists while respecting the history of the building. In total, Schloss Lieser has 49 stylishly furnished hotel rooms and suites, including the splendid Emperor’s suite with a size of 125 sqm. Another special feature is that all rooms are located in the historic buildings, rather than modern additions: 42 of the guest rooms are located in the castle itself, seven in the adjoining coach house. In addition, the castle houses four high-quality restaurants, a bar and a wine cellar, which also enjoy great popularity with external guests. A spacious spa area, an underground car park, its own helicopter landing pad, as well as the preserved castle library give the castle a special character.

Lukas Hochedlinger, Managing Director Central & Northern Europe at Christie & Co comments, “All these attributes give the hotel a special position in the European luxury hotel market and offer a unique investment opportunity due to the rarity of this opportunity. The hotel also benefits from a 5-star superior classification from the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA).”

The hotel management adopted an uncompromising stance in regards to the quality and design of the hotel, throughout the restoration and renovation work the emphasis was on high quality and environmentally sound materials, energy efficiency and faithful reconstruction of the historic walls including its own chapel. In recent years, Schloss Lieser has experienced significant visits even before its opening. Not least because the property was mentioned in 2016 in the New York Times as one of the top 52 places in the world to visit.

The Mosel region is one of the most popular holiday regions in Germany, often referred to as the ‘German Riviera’, and one of the country’s biggest wine-growing districts. Every year, the region attracts several hundred thousands tourists and wine connoisseurs. Overall, the Mosel region presents a perfect blend of sporting options, cultural events, historic forts and castles, excellent restaurants and world-famous vineyards.

"The luxury hotel Schloss Lieser can be acquired as vacant possession or subject to a long-term lease with an internationally renowned and experienced hotel chain and still has a lot of development potential”, emphasizes Sebastian Nowak, Associate Director at Christie & Co.

“We expect the property to appeal to a wide range of buyers, as well as a high level of interest from national and international investors attracted by the unique location and strong German hotel market,” concludes Nowak.