Opened on September 3, 2010.
Location: Villa Castanea, No. 266, Puandian, Wan’an East Road, Haidian District, Beijing
Official website: www.villacastanea.com
Meaning of the English name “Villa Castanea”
Castanea：The linden tree (known as the chestnut tree in Chinese, and also called Suoluo in the south) is said to have been planted in large beer manors in Germany in the 16th century. Castanea trees are big and wide, they can use their branches and thick leaves to provide shades and keep temperature for beer cellar, so it is suitable to build a beer cellar underground; at the same time, the trunk of the Castanea trees is suitable for making beer barrels for storage of beer. After hundreds of years, the Castanea tree has now become an indispensable part of the German beer culture, and has evolved into an important symbol of German beer culture. There are 34 Castanea trees in total planted in the Villa Castanea. They bloom and yield fruit every year, growing taller and more prosperous. Overlooking the Fragrant Hills, it continues the cultural friendship between China and Germany, contributes to the cultural exchanges between China and Germany.
Villa Castanea is located between Jade Spring Hill and the Fragrant Hills, about 5 minute-drive from the west gate of the Summer Palace, and all the details are the joint efforts of the Chinese and German teams; the garden-style building of Villa Castanea is led by the famous German designer Mr. Jens Weber. The German design team even took a year just for the draft of Villa Castanea. Just like the personalities of the Chinese and German, conscientious and romantic, which mirror each other and complement each other. The place is decorated with original German furnishings they are traditional and exquisite, elegant-looking and natural. The Sino-German team went to Europe and shipped them to Beijing.