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Conferences and Living

Manor House Schloss Mickeln

Meet and live in the manor house

Mickeln was built between 1840 and 1842 for Duke Prosper Ludwig of Arenberg from the plans of architect Josef Niehaus. The manor house has had an eventful history, but it is still owned by the Arenberg'sche Gesellschaften and they have allowed Heinrich-Heine-Universität to use it as a guest house.Between 1998 and 2000 the listed building was outstandingly renovated and refurbished for and in coordination with the Universitiy. Its conversion to a modern conference centre and guest house was made possible through the generous financial support of the Friends of the University. 


Schloss Mickeln is set in idyllic surroundings in an extensive manor park, which has been relandscaped and restored according to the old plans. For all its peaceful  and solitary setting, it is within easy reach of the University, which is only four kilometres away. Düsseldorf's city centre and a motorway access are also close by. There is a regular bus service between the University and Schloss Mickeln.


Schloss Mickeln is not a hotel, but the 19 rooms are tastefully appointed to superior hotel standards. The rooms, one of which is handicapped accessible, are en-suite with shower/wc and the twelve larger rooms have 140- or 160 cm wide beds. All have a work desk and are equipped with a telephone and a computer hook-up (with Ethernet card); some also have a small pantry kitchen.

Conference rooms

Six conference rooms are available, five in the manour house itself and one in the old coach-house, which can be used both for seminars and for private functions. Some of the rooms can be darkened and all are equipped as required with flipchart, moderator's desk, OHP, screen and whiteboard. Beamers and slide projectors are also available for a small charge.

Blue Room

50 m2 for 55 persons theatre style,30 persons boardroom style.

Red Room

35 m2 for 16 persons.

East, West and South Rooms

Each 20 m2 for 10 persons.


65 m2 for 40 persons.

Dining rooms

The kitchen and the adjoining dining rooms and lounge are situated in the vaulted cellar. State-of-the art kitchen facilities can provide a variety of arrangements from simple snacks to festive menus with outside caterers, who we are happy to recommend. If desired, catering can be coordinated with guests' dietary requirements. Guests can unwind in the inviting cellar bar or outside in the spacious manor house grounds.


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