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    Default In Germany, a Baron’s castle is your B&B

    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.









    In Germany, a Baron’s Castle Is Your B&B - The New York Times > Travel > Slide Show > Slide 12 of 13

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    The outside is GORGEOUS, but that Wall O'Antlers is creepy as fuck.
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    Pretty sure it would be haunted by herds of deer...
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    Well I am third generation German, and want to see Germany BADLY. I'd stay there, antlers and all.
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    I love the antlers. Not in my house, but perfection in theirs. I love the coved (?) ceilings, too.
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    is that fake van gogh a family heirloom?

    the exterior is beautiful and i like the rooms in the first pics. the antlers are a cool touch. but i don't like the last two rooms. the concave ceiling is too low & the walls in that last pic look like they're made out of cardboard. there's something not right with the dimensions & angles here. it looks suspiciously like a cheap & quick renovation (floor, fireplace, pillar, ...), maybe they divided a larger space into smaller areas? i could be wrong, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calcifer View Post
    is that fake van gogh a family heirloom?

    the exterior is beautiful and i like the rooms in the first pics. the antlers are a cool touch. but i don't like the last two rooms. the concave ceiling is too low & the walls in that last pic look like they're made out of cardboard. there's something not right with the dimensions & angles here. it looks suspiciously like a cheap & quick renovation (floor, fireplace, pillar, ...), maybe they divided a larger space into smaller areas? i could be wrong, though.
    yup. i thought the same thing about that vaulted room with the leather sofas. those pillars look cheap and those sofas are nasty and the whole thing looks haphazard and quite fug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calcifer View Post
    the walls in that last pic look like they're made out of cardboard. there's something not right with the dimensions & angles here. it looks suspiciously like a cheap & quick renovation (floor, fireplace, pillar, ...), maybe they divided a larger space into smaller areas? i could be wrong, though.
    You are joking, right?

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    Geez, the price sure is reasonable. I have a hard time locating a Holiday Inn for $162/night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercer View Post
    You are joking, right?
    nope. i'm pretty sure they created an extra floor.

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    Oh man that last picture is almost medieval, and I just love the sheep.

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