History up close – In spring 1954, Schloss Friedrichshof, which Empress Frederick used as a dowager's estate until her death in 1901, was presented to the public as the Schlosshotel Kronberg. Built between 1889 and 1893 based on her proposals, to this day the castle, which has been maintained in a Tudor style, is one of the most exceptional castles in Germany. In the early 20th century, almost all of the monarchs in Europe stayed at the castle and enjoyed the company of the liberal hostess.
After Victoria's death it went through an eventful period. The art collection in particular suffered in the chaos of war and the period of occupation by the American forces. Schloss Friedrichshof was only returned to the family which owns it, the Landgraves and Princes of Hesse, in 1953. At that point the decision was made to convert the gem into a hotel. On 15 April 1954 the time had come and the Schlosshotel Kronberg opened its doors. Initially, 30 rooms and the empress's historical salons and lounges were available to guests.
Six decades and many renovations later, the five-star luxury hotel is shining even brighter. Sixty-two rooms in an English country house style, including eleven suites and a Royal Suite are now available to guests, which have been built or redesigned during the renovations. Each room has a personal touch and is equipped with the latest technology and new bathrooms – no one room is the same as any other. Exclusive materials, upholstery and carpets combined with holistic colour and room concepts define the stylish design. The rooms not only offer guests a view of the beautiful castle gardens, but also an exclusive panoramic view of Kronberg castle, the Taunus and the impressive skyline of the nearby metropolis of Frankfurt.
You can reach the centre of the bustling city or Frankfurt international airport in just 15 minutes. The location in the spa town of Kronberg, the on-site 18-hole golf course, the castle restaurant with chef Joerg Lawerenz, the wide range of leisure activities and the proximity to the Rhine-Main metropolitan region with a multifaceted cultural offer and sights make the Schlosshotel Kronberg the perfect place for both private holidays and business trips.
Experience history up close. We invite you to visit us here at Schlosshotel Kronberg in person and to be our guest.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Schlosshotel Kronberg we offer “The Living History” experience. Visit and stay in the original castle of Victoria Kaiserin Friedrich – the mother of the last German emperor and experience grandeur and elegance of a royal palace.