Light-flooded hall in Berleburg Palace in Bad Berleburg, © Johannes Höhn
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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.

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    Berleburg Palace in Bad Berleburg, © Johannes Höhn
    Berleburg Palace in Siegen-Wittgenstein, © Johannes Höhn
Piano in Berleburg Palace, © Johannes Höhn
    Chandelier and wooden stairs in Berleburg Palace, © Johannes Höhn
    Kassette englisch, © Johannes Höhn
  • Organ in Altenberg Cathedral, © Johannes Höhn
    En­rap­tured by Al­ten­berg Cath­d­ral
  • Köln, Dom, Außenbau, Dachbereich, Innenraum mit Schwerpunkt Fußboden und Fußbodenmosaik, © Johannes Höhn
    Im­pressed by Co­logne Cathed­ral
  • View into the Mendelsohn hal from the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, © Johannes Höhn
    Eu­phor­ic at Ton­halle Düs­sel­dorf
  • Haldern Pop Bar in Rees am Niederrhein, © Johannes Höhn
    Cheer­ful at Haldern Pop Bar
  • Gronau rock'n'popmuseum entrance, © Johannes Höhn
    Nos­tal­gic at the rock’n’pop­mu­seum
  • Beethoven monument "Münsterplatz Bonn", © Johannes Höhn
    Moved at the Beeth­oven House
Baroque staircase from Augustusburg Palace, © Johannes Höhn
    Over­wehlmed at Au­gus­tus­burg Palace
  • Landscape Park Duisburg, Ruhrgebiet, © Johannes Höhn
    En­er­get­ic at the Land­scape Park Duis­burg
Illuminations in the Balver cave in the Sauerland, © Johannes Höhn
    En­chanted in the Balve Cave
  • View of the control panel in the Jugendstil-Wasserkraftwerk Heimbach, © Johannes Höhn
    Ec­stat­ic at the Heim­bach power plant
  • Exhibition hall in the Waldfrieden sculpture park, © Johannes Höhn
    Amazed by Wald­frieden Sculp­ture Park
  • Beverage bar in the Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, © Johannes Höhn
    Chilled at Salon des Am­a­teurs in Düs­sel­dorf
University of Music in Detmold, © Johannes Höhn
    En­thu­si­ast­ic in the Uni­ver­sity of Mu­sic in Det­mold