The von Gilsa castle, known as Schloss Ludwigseck, is one of about 50 such castles across Germany that have opened up to paying guests in recent years. About half are still owned and operated by the nobles, and they vary in architecture and amenities.
For 110 euros a night, or about $162 at $1.47 to the euro, a couple can sleep in a canopied bed next to portraits of 18th-century von Gilsas. There are about 30 rooms, crammed with family heirlooms, in the former fortress.
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