Burghaus Kronenburg was built between 1760 and 1769 on behalf of the count of Blankenheim. It has been used from 1769 as an official residence and dwelling-house of Mr. J. Faymonville, the administrator.
In the year 1804, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte spent some time in this house. Later, in 1814-1815, after the fall of Emperor Napoleon, Kronenburg was integrated into Preussen and lost its political meaning.
The descendants of Belgian-born J. Faymonville have used our Burghaus Kronenburg for more than 200 years (until 1969) at first as official residence and later as hotel. Celebrities, such as the first German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and the Princess Caroline of Monaco belonged to its well-known guests.
Toward the end of the 20th century, Burghaus Kronenburg slowly came to dereliction and was vacant for many years.
Between 2005 and 2008 Burghaus Kronenburg was completely renovated by its new proprietor Albert Peters, and is used now as a nostalgic-romantic 4 star + hotel.