Amerang - Bavaria - Germany
Schloss Amerang is located in the heart of the Chiemgau, in the Upper Bavarian borough of Rosenheim. First chronicled back in 1072 as a noble estate, its name is derived from the word "Emmer", which refers to an ancient form of wheat.
History & Architecture of the Castle
Before the Lords of Verona, the Scaliger – who also referred to themselves as the “Lords of the Ladder” and were living in exile at the time – had the old Gothic fortress remodeled into a castle in the 16th century, it was the Laimingers, marshals from one of the most prominent families in Bavaria, who occupied its rooms. The trapezoidal, three-story arcaded inner courtyard, which was created under the Scaligers in the 16th century, is one of the oldest structures of the Early Renaissance in Bavaria. With a footprint that is almost circular, there is not a single right-angle corner to be found in any of the interior rooms of the castle.
After the Scaligers, the Counts of Lamberg ruled at Amerang. Georg Sigmund was one of the most influential and richest men in the Austria of those times. His son, Prince Maximilian von Lamberg, Herr auf Steyr, served as ambassador for Austria at the end of the Thirty Years War.
In 1821, the castle was transferred by marriage from the Lambergs to the family of today’s owners, the Barons of Crailsheim. Currently, this old family estate serves as a small, yet precious gem of a hotel as well as a location for outstanding cultural events and special festivities. That said, Schloss Amerang sees itself far more as a private residence than as a hotel in the usual sense. Whoever spends time at Schloss Amerang does so as a personal guest of Ortholf Baron von Crailsheim and his wife Giulia Baroness von Crailsheim-Larisch.
The hotel – seasonal delicacies & individuality
The eight rooms at Schloss Amerang were individually furnished by Baroness Crailsheim, each featuring beds of different sizes. Breakfast can be enjoyed either in the comfortable setting of the Scaliger Hall beneath the old vaulted ceilings or, if the weather permits, outside in the garden. All ingredients are exclusively organic in origin. The apple juice comes from their own trees, most jams are produced in-house, too, while the eggs originate from surrounding farms. For those who wish to enjoy a really long sleep, breakfast can also be served at whatever the preferred time. So that guests can truly escape and unwind, there is neither a television nor a telephone in the room. If desired, of course, a TV set can be provided.
Nestled in the heart of Chiemgau, the 33 lakes and the Chiemgau Alps offer every imaginable opportunity for a country getaway rich in variety. The pretty village of Amerang is home to numerous tasteful restaurants and cafés. Popular excursion destinations such as Salzburg and Munich are both only 60 km away. 800 ha of hunting grounds as well as two lakes, all of which belong to the castle, are a source of constant excitement and anticipation for hunters and anglers alike, while horse lovers are also certain to be delighted by the PRE stud farm and stables. Guests who understand there is nowhere on Earth more blissful than on horseback are welcome to bring along their four-legged companions. And with Golf Club Höslwang just 3 km away, golfers can look forward to enjoying a round at one of the most beautiful, and oldest golf courses in Bavaria.
Rosenheim, Traunstein, Salzburg (50 min), Munich (60 min), Chiemsee (Fraueninsel, Herreninsel islands), Wasserburg am Inn, Simsee, EFA Museum of German Automobile History, Upper Bavarian Farmhouse Museum, Simsee, Chiemsee/Chiemgau Holiday Region, and much more.