Scloss Quitzen

Scloss Quitzen

This being our 50th wedding anniversary celebration trip, we wanted to stay at least one time in the lap of luxury. This we did at Schloss Quitzen. This place met our interpretation of luxury – a place remote, quiet, properly appointed in Old World details, perhaps unique, at least to us. We found it here. We’ll show you around.

Our chambers

Our chambers

The sitting area

The sitting area

The game room

The game room

We were so lucky being the only guests here. The night before all five rooms had been filled. We got the royal treatment at breakfast.

Breakfast for two

Breakfast for two

Our hostess and owner of the property serves us.

Our hostess and owner of the property serves us.

She has just collected fresh eggs from her hens.

She has just collected fresh eggs from her hens.

We could have taken breakfast on the terrace.

We could have taken breakfast on the terrace.

The owners are both of former noble families. When the Communists took over after the war, they seized the property and its sizable landholdings. After the reunification of Germany in 1990, the family was not allowed to repossess the estate because of its large size, but eventually our hosts were able to purchase a portion of the estate about 20 years ago. With much personal vision and effort they have restored the manor house and surrounding gardens. A portion of the grounds has been dedicated as a public park. We will lead you around it.

Huge tree dating from the estate's founding in the 1700s

Huge tree dating from the estate’s founding in the 1700s

One of many paths

One of many paths

A giant beech tree

A giant beech tree

Rhododendrons were at their peak

Rhododendrons were at their peak

A stork nest is located on the property. The first stork to arrive spent many lonely weeks before a mate arrived. It may be too late this year to bear young.

Storks nesting

Storks nesting

It was a shame to have to leave here after only one night. Here’s a place we would gladly spend a week.

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