Gräflicher Park in Bad Driburg - Spa Hotel with finesse

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Hölderlin House Bad Driburg

Gräflicher Park in Bad Driburg


Already the name Gräflicher Park Bad Driburg makes us listen when the invitation comes out Nordrhein-Westfalen flutters into the house. That sounds like a stately home that belongs to ours Hotels with ambience fits. In addition, the Gräflicher Park Grand Resort offers two things that we would like to report about: a park and a wellness and spa offer. It's definitely magnificent! The hotel was originally owned by the Counts of Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff. Markus Graf von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff and his wife Annabelle run the family-owned resort. So we don't need to think about it for long. We're happy to say yes. A good decision! We are impressed by both the hotel and its park and spa.

 

Morning in the Count's Park
Morning in the Count's Park

 

 

Lobby in the Gräflicher Park Grand Resort
Lobby in the Gräflicher Park Grand Resort

 

Our first impression

As soon as you enter the park, it is clear: here you pay attention to peace and exclusivity. The guard at the entrance lets us through when we say that we are hotel guests. Immediately afterwards we arrive in another world. An English landscape park surrounds the building in the center of the complex. This consists of several buildings. Some of them are older than others. Glass facades, however, connect the buildings to a harmonious whole. When designing the newer buildings, the focus was on a style that also perfectly integrated the older houses. The hotel's reception and lobby are located in the glass section, with an elegant, modern design. Only the velvet armchairs hint at the stately ambience that awaits us in the hotel.

Room in the Graeflicher Park Grand Resort

There are a total of 135 rooms in the Hotel Graeflicher Park Bad Driburg. Most of them are housed in outbuildings. We spend the night in the Hölderlin House in a room with a view of the park. I immediately realized what was special about this hotel. A heavenly calm exudes from the park landscape that surrounds the hotel buildings. Neither car noise nor city life disturbs here. Instead, I listen to the birds singing as they enjoy the spring sun in the deciduous trees outside our window.

 

Hölderlin House
Hölderlin House

 

The room is small for a modern hotel. However, this and the nostalgic bathroom furnishings make up part of the charm of our room in the Hölderlin House. I feel a little transported back in time. We find it very pleasant that we are greeted in the Hölderlin House by a second receptionist who shows us the way to our room. Upon request, luggage can be brought from the car to the room - a perfect service that we expect in a house like this.

Friendly service in the Grand Hotel

As a guest you feel welcome in this hotel. The natural hospitality shown to us by all members of the staff is very pleasant. It doesn't matter whether we talk to the ladies at the reception, in Caspar's Restaurant or with a cleaner who cleans the Hölderlin House. The natural friendliness of the staff helps us feel comfortable in this four-star superior hotel. Nothing is over the top here. The staff exudes a friendliness that makes our stay pleasant. Something that is not always a given in houses of this category.

 

Garnelenspiess
Garnelenspiess

 

Caspar's Restaurant

For breakfast and lunch we are invited to Caspar's Restaurant. In his interior, which reminds rather of a library than of a restaurant, we immediately feel well. Cleverly arranged mirrors multiply the bookshelves that decorate the dining room. A buffet is served on both occasions.

 

Breakfast at Caspar's Restaurant
Breakfast at Caspar's Restaurant

 

For lunch, vegetable creations and antipasti are set up at a counter in the next room. Cream of asparagus soup is available on a sideboard. For the main course we have the choice between corn-fed chicken breast with coconut chili sauce, wok vegetables and Asian noodles. There's also zander fillet with saffron sauce, vanilla-peperonata vegetables and rosemary potatoes. The dessert selection is also impressive. You can choose from crème caramel with vanilla pineapple, mousse au chocolate with berries and lemon curd cream with raspberry coulis. Everything is delicious!

Gräflicher Park in Bad Driburg

A highlight of the resort is the Count's Park This green oasis in the city provides the ambience of the Grand Hotel. Prince Bishop Ferdinand von Fürstenberg began laying out the park as early as 1669. The avenue of linden trees he built is still one of the visual axes today. In the next century the avenue was created, which intersects with it at right angles. At its center is the resort's healing spring.

 

Fallow deer in the Gräflicher Park in Bad Driburg
Fallow deer in the Gräflicher Park Bad Driburg

 

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On a walk through the park we pass the Wellness and spa facilities at the Hotel Gräflicher Park in Bad Driburg. I find the herd of fallow deer, which lives in an enclosure in the park, impressive. Not far from there we come across the most romantic part of the park. The Diotima Island commemorates the visit of Friedrich Hölderlin. Susette Gontard was his employer, because Hölderlin taught the children of the banker's wife. The two fell in love. Unlike what would be the case today, however, their love remained unfulfilled.

 

Diotima island
Diotima island

 

Instead, they spent their six happiest weeks in the Count's Park. They stopped here on a trip while Susette's husband was in Frankfurt stayed. In memory of this there is a column with a bust of Susette on Diotima Island. From there she looks across the pond into the Hölderlin grove. Hölderlin later immortalized his lover as "Diotima".

 

Victorian lounge
Victorian lounge

 

Hidden corners in the Grand Hotel

We think it's nice that we always come across enchanted corners when we tour the area. These give the ensemble a touch of nostalgia that adds to its charm. The reading room next to the foyer, for example, is one such place. Likewise the Victorian furnished lounge in the Orangery House. You can also relax in wing chairs with a book and spend a few hours under the gaze of the ancestors of the Counts of Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff.

 

This is a must for a visit to the Hotel Gräflicher Park Bad Driburg suitcase

    • Comfortable Shoes. In Bad Driburg you definitely walk a lot.
    • forget comfortable pumps not, because in Caspar's Restaurant you dine in elegant surroundings.
    • A backpack, in which you can store a picnic, for example.
    • An Camera* for the photo opportunities that Bad Driburg offers.

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You need that for a stay in the spa

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Excursion destinations in the area around the Hotel Gräflicher Park Bad Driburg

 

Our Conclusion

The Gräflicher Park Grand Resort in Bad Driburg is a hotel that we recommend for everyone who likes to treat themselves to something special. Not only the facilities, but also the service, good food and the surroundings ensure an exceptional experience. Definitely a hotel for connoisseurs with a lot of ambience!


Gräflicher Park Grand Resort
Fountain Avenue 1
33014 Bad Driburg
Tel. 03831-283300
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Source: on-site research. We would definitely like to thank Bad Driburg Touristik and the Gräflicher Park Grand Resort for the invitation. However, our opinion remains unaffected.

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline
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Gräflicher Park in Bad Driburg - Spa Hotel with finesse

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

20 thoughts too "Gräflicher Park in Bad Driburg - Spa Hotel with finesse"

    1. Hello Victoria,

      the hotel and its surroundings are actually suitable for a romantic weekend as well as for a vacation with children. Several young families were guests during our stay. The park offers plenty of space where children can play. And the fallow deer herd is certainly interesting for children. In addition to the elegant Caspar restaurant, there is also the more rustic "riding stable", where children also feel comfortable.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  1. Unfortunately, the weekend has gone much too fast. Nice to meet you personally. And the retreats are also noticed in the hotel. It was exciting to walk a bit through the houses and discover them. Best regards, Jutta

    1. Dear Jutta,

      We were also very happy to meet you. It was a nice day in Bad Driburg, and I'm sure there is still a lot to discover. Maybe we'll meet again at another event.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  2. Hey,
    We were absolutely thrilled and it was great to meet you!
    Greetings!

    1. Hi Jenny,

      We were also pleased to meet you. The hotel and its surroundings we liked it.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  3. The hotel looks great and above all very exclusive. How were the wellness and spa facilities? - Did you use these too? Oh, and with the pictures of the culinary delights, my mouth is watering again - I think I should not read your reports in the future hungry: D
    Glg from Ecuador

  4. Dear Monika, dear Petar,
    Thank you for your visit to us in Bad Driburg and this beautiful report. We are glad that you enjoyed the Gräflicher Park Gand Resort. It is always exciting to read what the individual has noticed and remains in memory. And we also learn new things and experience new perspectives. It's great that you also include the reference to the further literature. We were very happy to meet you and will continue to follow your blog with interest. Take care ... and if you're in the area again, come over. We're glad!
    Lovely wishes
    Katja & the team from Bad Driburger Touristik GmbH

    1. Dear Katja,

      Thanks again for the invitation to the Gräflicher Park Grand Resort. This is a hotel just as we like it :) - with a lot of flair and ambiance. We will gladly come back again, because there is certainly much more to tell about the hotel, its history and the people there.

      Greetings from the Rupertiwinkel,
      Monika and Petar

  5. This is an informative, carefully written with attention to detail article. Thanks a lot! :)

    1. A visit to the Gräflicher Park Grand Resort is definitely worthwhile. We were very impressed both the hotel and its surroundings.

  6. Wow that invites to stately relaxing! I always find it really nice to be able to stay and eat in such a nice atmosphere :)

    Kind regards

    1. Hello Franzi,

      Resorts like the Gräflicher Park Grand Resort offer so many opportunities to keep busy that you can easily spend several days relaxing in this area. We liked it very much anyway.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  7. Dear Ones,

    Thanks to Tanja vom Wellness-Bummler, who was hiking in the area, I already heard a lot of good things about the Count's Park.
    A few great days of relaxation have surely done you both well.

    Best regards,
    Katja

    1. Dear Katja,

      We were not hiking, but we enjoyed the walk in the Gräflichen Park very well. An oasis where you can relax well. I'm sure you would like that too.

      Best regards,
      Monika

    1. Hello nicole,

      You're right - the perfect retreat for a few days. Relaxation, peace and well-being are guaranteed there.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  8. Nice article. We were there too and were impressed by the peace and the size. We will definitely go again.

    1. Hi Lisa,

      For us the journey from almost a full day is already quite far, but it is worthwhile in any case. We liked it very much.

      Best regards,
      Monika

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