In the parlour of the Princely Family
International music festival at Berleburg Palace
For 750 years, the same family has occupied the Baroque palace above the old town of Bad Berleburg. Berleburg Palace is a meeting place of the high nobility, and not just those from Germany. The Danish Queen’s sister, Princess Benedikte, resides and receives her guests here. Be one of them in their midst and feel a little bit ennobled by the hearty welcome of the royal inhabitants. The Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg family often open their “parlour” for castle concerts with international artists. Sometimes very intimate by candlelight, sometimes with a bigger crowd in the castle courtyard. The annual highpoint on the cultural calendar is the international music festival under the patronage of Her Royal Highness. A guest of royalty!
Through the forests of the Rothaargebirge mountains
The family is opening their home even outside of the festival weeks and when there are no open-air concerts held in the castle courtyard. The special atmosphere characterised by history and tradition within these walls can be experienced on guided tours through the castle with its ballrooms, guest rooms, a large hall, and a chapel. The castle park with its centuries-old trees is worth a visit as well. More exercise and fresh air can be found in the sprawling forests of the Rothaargebirge mountains around Bad Berleburg, where a hike provides opportunities for other special meetings since wisents, the kings of the forests, have been living here for a while now.