Romantik Hotel-Restaurant
Altenberger Hof

"Behaglichkeit mit Flair in historischem Ambiente"

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Welcome to the picturesque Dhünn Valley! In front of the impressive backdrop of the Altenberg Cathedral and surrounded by beautiful forests, you are welcomed by the family-run house, which skillfully combines historical ambience with modern elegance. Where once monks of the Cistercian abbey sought seclusion, guests find peace and relaxation here today. The first-class cuisine of the house, which does not only delight gourmets, provides for moments of pleasure. Experience the hospitality of the mountains and the best service, which will make you forget everyday life from the first to the last moment.


Your hosts

Once the farmyard of Altenberg Abbey, the ensemble of buildings between the cathedral and St. Mark's Chapel still radiates peace and permanence today. Inside, in harmonious contrast, the rooms have been revitalised with new esprit. The philosophy of the host family Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, which has been running the house since January 2020, reveals a personal signature and a stylish eye for upscale living comfort. Unobtrusive elegance and selected modern touches go hand in hand and revive the monastic past of the place with new flair. The dedicated team continues the long tradition of mountain hospitality with great passion and makes your holiday feel beautiful.

Our recommendations

Comfort room
Comfort Room

A view of the cathedral and space for everything you could wish for on holiday: restful sleep and the best relaxation from everyday life.

From157 EUR
Superior Room

With a touch of elegance, our bright feel-good rooms offer everything you need to relax.

From190 EUR
Junior Suite
Junior Suite

Let yourself be seduced by a touch of romance. Simple elegance in delicate white and rosé promise not only newlyweds an unforgettable break from everyday life.

From213 EUR
Classic Room
Classic Room

Our smallest double room category lets you forget everyday life with subtle colours and a modern, unobtrusive ambience.

From145 EUR
Single Room

Our single rooms offer every comfort and space for a pleasant stay.

From123 EUR
Comfort Torschaenke
Torschänke Comfort Room

Where monks once farmed, fashionable design and subtle colours create cosy comfort.

From168 EUR
Torschänke Superior Room

Unobtrusively elegant and generously cut: a wonderful retreat for a restful sleep and a break from everyday life.

From190 EUR
Torschaenke Comfort
Superior de Luxe Torschänke

Designed with a personal touch: A cosy retreat with elegant flair.

From200 EUR
Haupthaus Einzel
Torschänke single room
From123 EUR

Our facilities

Free Wifi
Free Wifi
Central Location
Central Location
Meeting Facilities
Meeting Facilities
Quite Location
Quite Location
Parking Area
Parking Area


View into the Restaurant St. Markus
Restaurant St. Markus

Pleasures for the palate at the highest level - this is what chef Grischa Herbig stands for, who has worked in starred restaurants with classical culinary art, modern techniques and innovative approaches. Cosmopolitan, but regionally inspired and a little experimental is what he calls his cooking style. With his kitchen team, he creates seasonal menus and à la carte dishes that interpret the traditional in a modern way - with ingredients sourced from farms and suppliers in the region. Open-plan rooms exude understated elegance and hark back to the monastic history of the former Cistercian abbey.

We recommend reserving a table by calling +49 2174 497-0 or via email

Cathedral Garden
Cathedral Garden

Tall lime trees and old chestnut trees line our terrace and invite you to linger casually. The monastic tranquillity and the special atmosphere with the cathedral in view promise pleasant hours in convivial company. The Domgarten menu offers a small but fine selection of simple dishes. In the afternoon we serve Bergische waffles, ice cream specialities and a selection of cakes and tarts.

We recommend a table reservation by phone +49 2174 497-0 or via email

Orinoco Bar
Orinoco Bar

The charming ambience of the hotel bar, which is dedicated to the explorer Alexander von Humboldt, surprises with a touch of the exotic. A signature drink is dedicated to his expedition along the Orinoco in search of the connection to the Amazon. A wide range of drinks and a small snack menu await guests to end the day on a relaxed note.

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Meeting room

Our three spacious meeting rooms with room for up to 50 people offer the ideal setting for your meeting. Here you have room to give free rein to creativity. With state-of-the-art technology and an elegant ambience, every meeting will be a success here. 

Contact & Directions

Romantik Hotel-Restaurant
Altenberger Hof
Romantik Hotel-Restaurant Altenberger Hof
Mr. Hubertus Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
Eugen-Heinen-Platz 7
Germany-51519 Odental-Altenberg
DE - Bergisches Land -

By car, you can reach us easily after just under 30 kilometres from Cologne. Follow the A3 to Willy-Brandt-Ring and then take Bensberger Straße and Altenberger-Dom-Straße to Carl-Mosterts-Straße in Odenthal. Follow this until you reach Eugen-Heinen-Platz to the hotel.

You can also reach us easily by public transport in about 1 hour from Cologne. The bus stop Odenthal-Altenberg is about 450 metres from the hotel.

The nearest airports are: 
  • Cologne airport approx. 27km
  • Düsseldorf airport approx. 58km 
  • Frankfurt am Main Airport approx. 190km