5 amazing castle hotels in Austria
Austria is known for its medieval castles and palaces. Many of them can be visited while several are used as private residences. But there are also a very small number of castles that have been converted into beautiful hotels, and have opened their doors to travelers who want a unique stay. The list I have prepared for you includes five amazing ones.
Schlosshotel Matzen, Tyrol
Enjoy a few days in the beautifully renovated rooms, junior and romantic suites of the 1,000-year-old castle Matzen. The castle is perfectly situated in the Inn Valley of Tyrol, on a small hill near the Brixlegg town and has direct access to the large village park. The beautiful Alpbachtal in Tyrol is just a few minutes away by car, and with the Alpbachtal Seenland Card you get great activities for free.
The elegant castle rooms have spacious, furnished bathrooms. Many special amenities such as LED / satellite TV and free wireless Internet access provide modern comforts within the historic walls. As the aim was to preserve the original, original character of the castle, the installation of an elevator did not proceed. So guests use the stairs like knights and castle dwellers in the Middle Ages.
Unique in the Alps ...
The historic tower from 1150 has been transformed into a modern spa tower with a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, massage, gym, a relaxation area and at the top a spa lounge with an excellent panoramic view over the castle roofs, the valley and the Alps.
Region: Reith am Alpbachtal, Tyrol (45km distance from Innsbruck)
Schloss Mittersill, Salzburger Land
Hotel Schloss Mittersill and the adjacent castle gardens are perched high on a mountaintop overlooking the Salzach Valley. The castle was owned by the powerful archbishops of Salzburg and has since opened its gates to visitors from all over the world. Although the castle's roots go back 900 years, it has been carefully renovated and turned into a charming, romantic, superior four-star hotel in Austria.
Its location in the unique landscape of the stunning Hohe Tauern National Park and its proximity to Kitzbühel and Zell am See make Schloss Mittersill an ideal base for many sporting activities and excursions throughout the year. Be inspired by the atmosphere of the castle, the exclusive furnishings, the history and traditions of the castle and visit it in the stunning countryside of Salzburg!
Region: Mittersill, Salzburg (28km from Kitzbühel)
Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg
Dating back to 1736, this Salzburg castle hotel is housed in an annex of the famous Leopoldskron Palace. Several scenes from the movie "The Sound of Music" were filmed there. The hotel offers beautiful mountain and lake views, and the historic center of Salzburg is approximately two kilometers away.
The rooms are beautifully decorated. They include satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, a minibar and a luxurious private bathroom. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served daily in the palaces' luxurious breakfast room. The hotel offers a beautiful view of the mountain and the lake.
Burg Deutschlandsberg, Styria
Burg Deutschlandsberg is one of Austria's most affordable castle hotels. Dating back to the 12th century, its atmosphere is historic yet elegant. Rooms include old furniture and antiques. The private bathrooms are very modern. For guests' comfort and convenience, heating systems, minibars, WiFi and flat-screen TVs are standard features.
The on-site restaurant serves gourmet cuisine, including local specialties. A traditional wine tavern can be reached on foot in just two minutes.
Region: Deutschlandberg, Styria (45km from Graz)
Schloss Prielau, Salzburger Land
The historic Schloss Prielau (Prielau Castle) is located on the northern shore of Lake Zell, surrounded by a park and it is only 200 meters away from the lake. It was first mentioned back in 1425, while in the late 1980s it was converted into a luxury hotel.
Behind the castle there are ponds for fish farming and in the outdoor areas there is deer farming. In addition to 2 gourmet restaurants, Hotel Schloss Prielau allows you to enjoy a spa area with sauna, steam room and massage in the castle's "bath house". There is a private beach on the lake, with a wooden jetty, and comfortable sunbeds. The ski resorts can be reached in just a few minutes.
Region: Zell am See, Salzburg