This is an extremely rare opportunity to become the owner of one of Germany's most beautiful historical properties. Burg Rheineck is located just 30 kilometers south of Bonn, the former capital of Germany. The castle is located on top of a hill overlooking Bad Breisig, known for its thermal springs and the beautiful promenade along the Rhine river. Over the centuries, many famous visitors have visited the castle, including the German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm, Mikhail Gorbachev, John F. Kennedy jr., Yehudi Menuhin, Alexander von Humboldt and many others. A sketch of Burg Rheineck by William Turner can be found in the Tate Gallery. The old watchtower dates back to 1044 A.D. and offers unmatched views over the Rhine valley. The main building was rebuilt around 1835 by the prussian politician August von Bethmann-Hollweg, who hired one of the best architects of the time, Johann Claudius von Lassaulx. The frescoes and many of the stained glass windows were created by Edward von Steinle, who became famous for the chorus of the Cologne Cathedral. Fully refurbished over the course of the last 30 years and equipped with all modern amenities, the castle can be either used as a perfectly serene, private retreat or as a company headquarters or even both. The Octagon is an unparalleled conference room on the top floor of the main building, with seating for about 50 and state-of-the-art technical equipment. There are plenty of bedrooms for guests, each with its own bathroom, and a unique master suite with two studies, a wonderful bedroom with a spectacular view on the river below and a luxurious bathroom. The inner courtyard and the nicely kept gardens are the perfect surrounding for dinners, receptions and large parties. The almos 32 acres of grounds, comprising the entire hill, guarantee full privacy while the two outer walls offer a level of security which has even withstood sieges and battles. Among the many features this property offers are a private pub in the vaulted cellars, a state-of-the-art home cinema, a caretaker house at the bottom of the hill, a tennis court and a helicopter landing pad. Please contact us for further information. The brokerage feeamounts to 3,57% including V.A.T..