Marienburg Monhein Grillakademie und Grillseminare zwischen Düsseldorf und Köln

Business & Conference Center

Business & Conference Center

The Business & Conference Center convinces with light-flooded meeting and conference rooms.

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Where history meets modernity

Where history meets modernity

The Marienburg is a conference and event location with a wide range of offers.

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Unique events, weddings & celebrations

Unique events, weddings & celebrations

Fantastic location for weddings, company events, birthday parties and anniversaries.

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Sleeping in the stylish guest house

Sleeping in the stylish guest house

In our comfortable guest house you sleep like at home – or maybe even better.

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Academy Grill seminars & events in the Coach House

Grilling is a way of life

Grilling or barbecuing is not just a way to use fire to cook food – for us it is a way of life. We adore the highest quality meat, the tastiest fish and particularly unusual dishes such as goose and red cabbage, fallen pineapple cake or pizza. Regardless of the season, we can imagine nothing better than to be in the open air, a delicious drink in hand, standing at the grill, smoker, OFYR or beefer.

Extensive barbecue expertise

The team comprises Mario Niessen, with thirty years' experience as master butcher and grill chef, Alexander Zimmer, who, ever since he chewed his baby crusts, loves nothing better than to sit by an open fire eating and drinking and finally Joanna Lachnit, the friendly spirit of the Manor and our first class wine and dessert specialist.

Opening of the grill academy

That’s the reason we created the Grill Academy or Barbecue College in the unique environment of the old Coach House beside Marienburg Manor in 2012. We also share another passion since 2015: Searching for the best steak of the world. For that reason we are dry aging – over and over again – various beef races and pieces and let you be part of it evaluating the results.

Birthday party, celebration or team meeting

Our old Coach House is perfectly suited for celebrating small but exquisite birthday parties, family get-togethers or team meetings. Calm background music, culinary highlights from the grill for groups up to 30 people in a beautiful setting with a wonderful garden and pond. We would love to help you work out all the details for your celebration.

Events Upcoming barbecue seminars & barbecue events

Barbecue seminar: Mediterranean trip

Embark on a culinary journey with us and learn about the various grill techniques of Mediterranean cuisine.

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Dry-Ager Event: Searching for the best steak in the world II

In search of the best steak in the world we have a very hot candidate with the Txogitxu from the Basque Country.

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The whole world on the grill

There are delicious things all over the world, but our grills still taste best!

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Barbecue seminar: Our classic surf & turf II

Where land and sea meet, it's always nice, so this year again our most popular menu!

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Burger workshop with Hubertus Tzschirner

After the publication of his legendary book Burger Unser we are happy to let Hubertus work on our sacred grill grates again.

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Dry-Ager Event: Searching for the best steak in the world III

In search of the best steak in the world we have a very hot candidate with the Txogitxu from the Basque Country.

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Barbecue seminar: game in all variations II

From wild duck breast to wild burgers. We show you how the deer jumps on the grill. Look forward to delicious ideas.

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Winter barbecues: the classic goose & co

Crispy goose, red cabbage and grilled napkin dumplings. Who would have thought that you could also cook it on the grill?

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Barbecue seminar: Autumn & winter magic

Let yourself be enchanted: three courses in which you will get to know salmon, lamb and duck in a completely new way.

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Team We are waiting for you

Alexander Zimmer

Alexander Zimmer

Alex – our boss – worked with the multi-national pharmaceutical company, Bayer, primarily in the Animal Health Division, in key financial and administrative roles for over a decade, both in Germany and the USA. In 2005 he founded the Junior Management School, in 2011 he started to conceptionally create all offers in the Marienburg Monheim and his signature can be found in many details. Alex was born in 1974 and is currently seeking the title of World’s Best Dad to Henri and Mimi. Mad about basketball since he was six years old, he loves animals and the natural environment and enjoys nothing better than cooking or barbecueing up a storm for his friends, family, office colleagues and clients. A dedicated gardener and an entrepreneur with his whole body and soul.

Joanna Lachnit

Joanna Lachnit

Joanna has been with us since 2012. She is our Senior Event Manager and leads us with a creative, catering-oriented mind. As sommelière she looks after the Wine cellar with a passion. Born in Krosno, Poland, life brought her to Germany in 2000. Married with two fine boys, Joanna loves to cook and has to have at least ten projects running simultaneously to be satisfied. She’s also a Yoga Master.

Mario Nießen

Mario Nießen

Mario and Alex got to know each other in 2007 during a philosophical chat at the Manor about the topic of steak in general – and meat quality world-wide. The conversation ended with Mario and Alex each declaring that the other was *a complete a**hole with both sporting huge grins. Two months later Mario came to the Manor, slapped six finely aged T-bone steaks down on Alex’s desk and with a few choice words demanded he try them. The rest – as they say – is history: this was the beginning of a great friendship. We have since convinced Mario to leave his own successful business and join our organisation as of June 1st 2016. As head butcher, cook and barbeque master Mario brings with him generations of family tradition in the butchering business, heaps of energy and a tremendous depth of knowledge to our team. Besides his cooking and butchering he takes great care of his hobby – hunting – as well as his lovely wife and his faithful hound.

Michael Tursies

Michael Tursies

Michael turned his hobby into a profession more than 25 years ago, recently developed his own cooking classes, wrote recipe books and is certified by Weber as Grillmeister up and down. In August 2017, his path miraculously led to us. At the right time. Now he prefers to work practically directly on the grill or stove and learns from us that sometimes you just have to feel with the pliers and you do not need a core temperature gauge. Always having fun - even at his own expense, he enjoys entertaining our guests and cooks and gratifies them with great passion that you can taste. He is bubbling with new ideas and that makes us happy. With Mario he has already developed a healthy hate love, which must be under artists probably like that. Has an infinite espresso consumption and has revived our team. In addition to his fighting dachshund Tyson, Michael also loves skiing, motorsport and his mountain bike.