Living like a noble in Germany

Travelers to Germany who want a special experience might want to consider staying in one of the 50 castles and stately homes serving as hotels. Deborah Kolben of the New York Times looks at the experience of living the life of German nobility. (slideshow)

The article centers on von Gilsa castle, the home of Thilo von und zu Gilsa and his lady, who have converted one wing of the castle into guest quarters, and who treat their guests like royalty.