The Schloss Hugenpoet Hotel is a member of Relais & Chateaux.
It is one of the architectural jewels of the Ruhr valley. The traditional moated castle dating back to the 17th century offers its guests an atmosphere full of customized hospitality, whilst its beautiful scenery ensures relaxation and rest. The castle is ideally situated between the cities of Dueldorf and Essen; it is easy to reach and a perfect base for business people and trade fair visitors. This beautiful manor is also highly commendable for short stays of people who want to get away from mainstream vacationers.
The first part of the word "Hugenpoet" namely "Hugen", comes from the term sometimes still used in the region today "Huge" which means toad. The suffix "poet" is synonymous with pool, puddle or mire. Hence, "Hugenpoet" could be translated as "toad pool". In times gone by there were once two farmsteads here called "Unterer Hugendiek" and "In der Hugenpoet". When a moated castle was built not far from these two farmsteads, it was given the name "Hugenpoet". It was first mentioned in 778 as a Royal demesne for Charlemagne.