The warmth of the welcome, the peace and quiet of a little-known corner of Germany, and the delights of a lifestyle imbued with generosity. Welcome to Antje Kollasch’s hotel.
“ We provide all the best things in life: pleasure and wellbeing. And we offer our guests a warm welcome, which is something I really love. "
This beautiful chalet is in Brandenburg, between Berlin and Dresde, with a style that is reminiscent of an East Germany from days gone by. Antje’s romantic, charming hotel, Kur und Wellnesshaus Spreebalance, The Originals Relais, sits at the heart of the pretty spa town of Burg. It is here that she indulges freely in her passion: welcoming her guests. Spoiling them, even, in this 4-star establishment where hospitality is synonymous with celebration. “Greeting guests with a sincerely warm welcome is our top priority,” she says. Together with her team, she organises everything so that every single stay here is unforgettable. The 38 rooms and suites are all geared towards comfort, rest and relaxation. As is the spa which, together with the excellent Le Konrad’s restaurant, makes this hotel into a cocoon-type experience; a wonderful place to sit back and enjoy the good life in Brandenburg.
The 38 rooms and suites of the Kur und Wellnesshaus Spreebalance, The Originals Relais are extremely elegant, with comfort and modernity taking centre stage. Some are specially equipped for mobility-impaired guests. High quality bed linen and extensive facilities guarantee you maximum comfort throughout your stay. Measuring between 20 and 40 m2, rooms and suites are understated and soothing.
- Non smoking room
Every morning, Antje offers a delicious breakfast featuring all sorts of local produce: fruit and vegetables, meat and charcuterie items, pastries, honey, eggs and more...you can enjoy it all out on the superb terrace, looking out over a stretch of the Spree, or even on a boat. You’ll find a friendly atmosphere once again in the bar, where you’ll be able to relax with a cocktail, or discover some of the spirits of the region and the local distillery in Burg, Burger Hofbrennerei. Last but not least, the hotel is home to the excellent Le Konrad’s restaurant.
Located in Burg, 1 hour to the south of Berlin, the hotel sits tucked away in the heart of Brandenburg. This region of East Germany is lush with greenery, and full of surprises.
THE EXTRAORDINARY WÖRLITZ GARDENSA trip to Wörlitz is an excellent opportunity to explore the magnificent English-style park and gardens there, which were designed by Duke Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau (1740-1817) and now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leopold’s friend, the architect Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff, helped him to complete the garden, which was finished in 1764. Stretching out over around 110 hectares, the Wörlitz park cries out for visitors to enjoy its paths and waterways, either on foot or by boat.
KÖNIGSTEIN FORTRESSThe Königstein Fortress, nicknamed the “Saxon Bastille”, was used all the way from 1591 to 1922 as a state prison, and as a concentration camp during the two world wars. It is now Saxony’s most popular tourist attraction. This may be due to the fact that it is one of the most impressive fortresses in Europe. It perches atop a rocky 9.5-hectare plateau right in the heart of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, overlooking the Elbe river.
RELAXING AND EXPLORINGThe hotel offers a full wellness area so that guests can sit back and recharge their batteries. It is home to dry, steam and infrared saunas, a steam room, and treatment and massage rooms. Antje recommends a flat-bottomed boat trip along the Spree as a great way for you to destress in the great outdoors. These depart from the hotel jetty. Sportier types can also do a bit of canoeing, discover the surrounding areas by bike, or even try out the “Lutki” hiking trail, with walks through the meadows enlivened with stories and explanations about the legendary figures who call this region their home.
Here in this most agreeable setting, the hotel has a beautiful room which is excellently equipped for holding business events.