Schloss Waldthausen is beautifully located in a park ofthe Lenneberg Forest on the outskirts of Mainz. The castle was built in 1910 by Martin Wilhelm Freiherr von Waldthausen, son of a wealthy industrial family.
Having insulted Kaiser Wilhelm II with the famous but rude quotation of Goethe’s Götz Waldthausen had to emigrate to Switzerland. However, after paying a considerable compensatory sum he was allowed to return to Germany. He immediately started with the planning of Schloss Waldthausen to show to the world and to Kaiser Wilhelm II in particular his unbroken selfconfidence.
Waldthausen lived there for only two years. In the course of history the owners changed several times: After World War I and II Schloss Waldthausen was seized by the French Army. It was sold to the city of Mainz in 1980 where it was used as a supply depot and even drill ground of the Federal Armed Forces.
Today Schloss Waldthausen serves as a well-equipped conference center with several seminar rooms, auditorium, accommodation complex, recreational facilities, restaurant etc. The owners prevented Schloss Waldthausen from decline and saved Schloß Waldthausen now known as a historically significant building.
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How to get to Schloss Waldthausen
…from Frankfurt airport
From Frankfurt Flughafen Regionalbahnhof (local railway station, Terminal 1, Level 1) you either take S8 (Direction Wiesbaden Hbf) or Regionalbahn (local train) to Mainz Hbf. The trains usually leave from regio-platform 1-3, the ride takes about 25 minutes and costs appr. 4 €. Tickets are available from ticket machines, situated at the local railway station. Remember that you will need to obtain a ticket before boarding the train.
Alternatively, from Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof you may take an IC or ICE to Mainz. They usually leave from platform 5 or 7, the ride takes about 20 minutes and costs appr. 10 €.
…from Frankfurt Hahn airport
From Airport Frankfurt Hahn take the ORN-Bus to Mainz Hbf. The ride takes 65 minutes and costs appr. 11 €.
…from Mainz main station
From Mainz Hbf take bus line 64 (direction “Budenheim/Bahnhof”). You will reach Schloss Waldthausen in appr. 20 minutes. Taking a taxi will take about 15 minutes and cost appr. 20 €.
Copyright Fotos: Sparkassenverband Rheinland-Pfalz / Schloß Waldthausen