300 years of the Barons von Raßler at Weitenburg Castle
In 2020, the Barons von Raßler will have been the owners of Weitenburg Castle for 300 years. On a wonderful autumn evening at the invitation of Baron Max-Richard von Raßler, the members of the ‘Die Familienunternehmer’ and ‘Die jungen Unternehmer’ associations, from the regional district of Württemberg, experienced what it takes to maintain this family nucleus and this family business over the centuries, and through all crises.
Ruess Group as initiator
- September 22, 2020
- Reception by Baron von Raßler
- Tour of Weitenburg Castle
- 40 participants
The evening’s moderation was taken on by: Steffen Rueß, Ruess Group (left), and Mossadegh Hamid, DIMAH Messebau (right)
Even a baron diversifies
During the presentation by Baron Max-Richard von Raßler, the special challenges of how to successfully steer such a historic building over nine generations into modern times became clear.
Today, Weitenburg Castle is a castle hotel and a popular venue for weddings, conferences, passionate golfers and bon vivants. The nearby golf course or a stroll through the newly redesigned palace garden based on original designs perfectly completes the feeling of slowing down. But real estate rental and forestry are now also part of the portfolio.
Getting to know the new members
It was especially satisfying to see the large number of new members who found their way to the castle to meet up with other members personally for the first time and to make first contacts.
Due to the ongoing restrictions imposed by Corona, no events had been held since March. This made the event all the more successful and, thanks to summer temperatures and a thorough hygiene concept, it was a welcome excursion and opportunity for exchange for all participants.