Dating back to the Roman Empire after the conquest of Alsace by Caesar, the castle Le Chateau d'Osthoffen was part of intelligence measures to ward off Germanic incursions. During the 12th century and onwards, Osthoffen became a fortified castle. Due to a siege lead by the Bishop of Strasbourg in 1410, fire raged through the building, depriving it of its 3rd floor. An ancestor, the architect von Seebach, rebuilt the castle as a Rennaissance estate and a private dwelling, its military mission finally coming to a close after the Thirty Years War (1648).
More changes came about with the 18th century: courtyard walls were removed and new wide windows enlightened both the façade and the interior. The castle lost its towers during the French Revolution by order of the new authorities, one of the first works undertaken by the new owner was to rebuilt them. Bought in 1817 by viscount François Grouvel, the next 60 years witnessed 19th century modernisations. The Franco-Prussian War (1870/71) then tore Alsace from the rest of France. The family remained in place, however, a bastion of French tradition.
Yet more destruction took place during World War II with many treasures stolen or burnt. During the fifties and sixties Osthoffen turned resolutely towards Europe, hosting receptions held by the city of Strasbourg to promote this new ideal, an ideal dearly held by the present owner and his family. During the fifties and the sixties, Osthoffen castle was used by the city of Strasbourg for the promotion of the European Institutions in Strasbourg. Many concerts and official receptions took place in Osthoffen.
Today it offers 4-star accommodation in a countryside location. Rooms feature period furniture and beautiful artwork, blending historical charm with modern comforts. It is just a stone's throw from Strasbourg with its fabulous museums, shops and restaurants.
Each room has been refurbished, family belongings restored and central heating installed. The double rooms are particularly spacious having armchairs to relax in.
Every room has its private bathroom fully fitted and has T.V. and telephone. Bedroom and breakfast included.
Double room of 39 square meters. This other ancestor from Germany gave his wife the scallop stone fountain in front of the bridge. The large room is in the South-facing gable with a view out over the park to “the blueline” of the Vosges mountains beyond.
Double room of 17,5 square meters. Another single but spacious room with the same view as the precedent, out to the scallop-shaped fountain, hewn out of a unique piece of stone. The decoration is of the late 19th century when it was used by the owner’s grand parents.
Single room of 14 square meters. This eaved single room looks East over the bridge to the 18 th century fountain. Soft blue toilede Jouy tones with the pastel-portrait - as romantic as you could wish for!
Single room of 13 square meters. Up amongst the tall chimneys, this is “batchelors’ quarters” or great for a youngster. The lady’s origin is cloaked in mystery, many documents having been burnt during the last war. Any help as to who she was will be gratefully received!
Double room of 32 square meters. Two generations of the Nebels married into the family. From high up in the Rennaissance gable you look down onto the entry bridge, as if guarding the castle! Morning sun floods in, a charming scene.
Double room of 32 square meters. This was the room of the first family owner of the castle and still remains one of the principal bedrooms. Looking due East it is bathed in morning sun as it rises over the bridge and lights the courtyard below.
Castle bed and breakfast rooms. Fortified castle built in the 12th century, privately owned by The Grouvel family estate for 200 years. Modified during the Renaissance and the 18th/19th centuries.
Wide moats surrounding an island linked to the terrace by a cobbled bridge.
Weddings, private receptions, business receptions, promotional events, film and TV clips, etc…
Free private parking is provided at the Château d'Osthoffen, making it easy to explore the Alsace region by car.
The hotel is on Alsace's famous wine route and offers easy access to magnificent vineyards.
There is no restaurant in Chateau d'Osthoffen but there is one in the village at 500 m from the castle and more than 10 in a 5 km circle round the castle.
The reception desk is open at Osthoffen from 17.30 to 21.00 hrs.
A buffet breakfast is served on the 2nd floor from 7.30 to 9.30 hrs in week days and from 8 to 10.30 hrs on week ends.
The hotel thanks you for vacating your room at 11 hrs at the latest.
Garden, Ski storage, Library, Bridal suite, Non-smoking rooms, Meeting/banquet facilities.
Free Wifi, Free private parking, Express check-in/check-out, Fax/photocopying, Pets are allowed on request, Heating, Non-smoking throughout.
Skiing, Hiking, Cycling.
The Chateau d'Osthoffen offers an exceptional setting for private or business receptions, weddings, business lunches or dinners. The capacity for any type of event can be doubled or tripled by the addition of tents.
Due to the character and the unique features of its medieval architecture, Chateau d'Osthoffen offers a great variety of opportunities to enhance the advertising of private companies or official administrations.
Ground floor rooms: 140 seated people, 16 tables. 200 people standing with buffet.
Vaulted cellar at moat level: 100 seated people, 11 tables. 160 people standing with buffet.
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