Schloss Hotel Lerchenhof

Hermagor - Carinthia - Austria

The romantic 4 star Castle Hotel Lerchenhof close to the Carinthian town of Hermagor was originally built in 1848 as a representative country mansion for the young mining industrialist Julius Emanuel Wodley.

Biedermeier period castle hotel in Carinthia

In 1848 young mining industrialist, Julius Emanuel Wodley, took over his parents' operation with its furnaces and a highly modern hammer mill, located on the Gössering in Grünburg near Hermagor. He had Lerchenhof Castle constructed for his impending marriage. However, he died at an early age, leaving his young bride behind as his sole heir.

In earlier times, larks had once nested and warbled away on this beautiful plateau at the entrance to the Gitschtal Valley, but with the increasing mining activity, they gradually withdrew to quieter areas. It was these creatures after which Woodley named his residence. Not until 1880 did the estate come into the possession of the Steinwender Family through marriage, a neighbouring family with a very proud farming tradition.

20 comfortable rooms of the 4 star castle hotel provide space for a pleasant, individualised and relaxed stay. In an especially family-style atmosphere and with the same love from the original romantic tale of the building's founders still tangibly exuded by the building's old walls, guests of this palace can look forward to a true pampering, to an exceptional lifestyle of ease and comfort.

Three countries, one region: Carinthia - Friuli - Slovenia

The spacious lands which surround the palace have remained preserved and form today's foundation for the affiliated farm, which today supplies the hotel and restaurant with products of exceptionally good quality. Through its fascinating location amid the mountain world of the Carnic and Gailtal Alps, together with the culturally attractive Three-Countries Region of Carinthia - Friuli - Slovenia, the palace is able to offer a very special setting for vacation-seekers and those guests who are merely travelling through.
The especially beautiful location of the estate - close to, and with exceptional views of the Gailtal and Carnic Alps - makes it possible for the hotel's guests to undertake hikes, both leisurely and challenging, right from the front door of the palace. The proximity to Italy and Slovenia makes the 4 star hotel Lerchenhof a much-coveted base for excursions by car or motorbike.

Hiking maps and tour descriptions are all available at the hotel. And you should definitely not miss out on a tour of the farm led personally by the owner of the palace himself.


Accepted Payment: Maestro/Bankomat, Visa, Diners Club, Mastercard, Cash,  bank transfer
Holiday: Low Season: Monday
Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Seats: 100
Dining rooms:

  • Lounge, seating for 20
  • Large Room, seating for 35
  • Small Room, seating for 15
  • Labn, seating for 30
  • Die Kes'n, seating up to 80 (for bigger festivities)

Menu price (lunch): 14.00-38.00 EUR
Menu price (dinner)14.00-38.00 EUR


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Schloss Hotel Lerchenhof
Untermöschach 8
9620 Hermagor
Tel. +43 4282 2100
Fax +43 4282 2100 9
Familie Steinwender
Number of beds
Room rates
breakfast included
Single room
€ 65 - 95
Double room
€ 110 - 180
€ 130 - 220
half board € 20 - 40 per person

Dec - Apr / May - Oct

Schloss Hotel Lerchenhof
Parking lotElectric vehicle charging stationNo smoking roomsConference roomSaunaBikes availableTennisGolfExcursionsSkiingCross-country skiingDogs allowed