Encapsulating the grandeur and elegance of a royal palace : An utterly romantic and magical castle laden with history, Schlosshotel Kronberg was built in 1893 and was home to Empress Victoria Friedrich. Today, guests stay here surrounded by many of the empress’ original antiques and paintings while enjoying an 18-hole golf course, a fine dining restaurant, beauty salon and enchanting grounds. Enter Schlosshotel Kronberg into a grandiose hall with an imposing fireplace and antique furniture all around. Expect to discover original paintings by Rubens, Titian and Gainsborough on the walls and treasures that include Limoges porcelain, gilded Venetian mirrors, antique bronzes and stain-glass windows. Rooms and suites are beautifully furnished with chandeliers, intricate wallpapers and have glorious views of the surrounding parkland. Visit the quaint town of Kronberg with its half-timbered houses, narrow streets and fortress. Return to Schlosshotel Kronberg for a traditional English afternoon tea in Empress Victoria’s library or relax under the shady awning on the terrace overlooking the gardens.