Alte Landratsvilla Westerburg

Brief description

At the foot of the old town of Westerburg, in the Art Nouveau villa from 1904, the former Landratsvilla, is now a stylish hotel and restaurant. (DeepL)

Detailed description

Art nouveau villa from 1904

In 1905 District Administrator Rademacher was the first to take up his official residence and his family home in the then new building, which also housed the offices for the assessor and the personnel and finance departments. Other county councillors followed, whose official functions gained in importance with the formation of the former Oberwesterwald district with administrative headquarters in Westerburg through the merger of the former districts of Bad Marienberg and Westerburg in 1931. Most recently, District Administrator Heinrich Lingens had his official residence in the villa from 1957 to 1961, until 1961 when the new building for the District Administrator's Office in Jahnstrasse was occupied - today the headquarters of the Surveying and Cadastral Office and the Police Inspectorate.

However, District Administrator Lingens kept his family home in this building until 1967. By the way, District Administrator Lingens was also the last District Administrator of the Oberwesterwaldkreis, which was merged with the former Unterwesterwaldkreis with administrative headquarters in Montabaur in 1974. Thus, after more than 60 years, the villa had served its purpose for the district.

In August 1972 the family Heribert Bender sen. (+ 1988) acquired the "ALTE LANDRATSVILLA".
 He prepared it for use as a medical centre and built a new building for this purpose. After temporary use by the Diakonisches Werk Westerburg, many specialists important for Westerburg and the region practiced in the villa from 1974 to 2005.

After its conversion into a hotel with restaurant by the family Heribert Bender junior, the "Alte Landratsvilla" today houses

13 double rooms, 4 suites, 5 single rooms, restaurant, conference areas as well as a managed outdoor terrace with a fascinating view of Westerburg Castle and the upper town.

Contact to hotel and restaurant:


Old country villa - Hotel Bender
 Wilhelmstraße 28
 56457 Westerburg
 Phone: +49 2663 91169 - 0
 fax: +49 2663 91169 - 50
 Email: info@hotel-bender-westerburg.de

(The text has been translated from DeepL).

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