Hotel Burg Deutschlandsberg
Deutschlandsberg - Steiermark - Austria
Burg Deutschlandsberg lies idyllically situated surrounded by vineyards amid the gentle hill country of south-west Styria. For guests who appreciate the finer things in life, its unique location with fantastic views, the very beautiful rooms and suites, as well as its gourmet cuisine are certain to set their pulses racing in delectable anticipation.
Burg Deutschlandsberg has its origins back in the 12th century, also known over the years by the names “Lonsperch” and “Landsberg”, enjoying an idyllic location surrounded by vineyards amid the gentle hill country of south-west Styria. Run today as a 4-star Castle Hotel with a gourmet restaurant, its historic walls sit enthroned upon a rocky outcropping above the River Lassnitz, which makes its way eastwards through a wild and romantic valley and a region known as the Schilcherland.
Excerpts from the history of Burg Deutschlandsberg in southern Styria
Emperor Otto I gave the area of today’s Deutschlandsberg to the Archbishopric of Salzburg in around the year 970. Castle “Lonsperch” is first actually chronicled in the years 1185 and 1188. In 1292, within its walls the alliance known as the “Landsberger Bund” was forged, which then formed the foundation for the rebellion of the Styrian nobility against Duke Albrecht I. In that very same century, a fire destroyed the western section of the castle. A new Gothic structure was then built in the 14th century. Hungary’s King Matthias Corvinus occupied the castle in the second half of the 15th century. After he withdrew, the castle was returned to the bishops of Salzburg and they consolidated their enclave anew. Hans Jacob von Kuenburg ordered the building of a new castle chapel, which was completed in 1607. Of course, this chapel was then dedicated to St. Rupert, the patron saint of Salzburg.
In the 16th century, the fortification withstood an attack by the Turks. Later the castle underwent numerous remodeling and renovation projects, also changing ownership on several occasions, until it finally became the property of the princes of Liechtenstein in 1820. Towards the end of the 19th century, the round-tower at the north of the castle was shortened. Ten years later, the Romanesque tower, and the remains of the first castle chapel were demolished. In 1932, the town of Deutschlandsberg itself would ultimately acquire the castle.
Museum, 4-star Castle Hotel and gourmet restaurant
Today the castle is home to a magnificent 4-star hotel, an outstanding restaurant and a museum displaying some exceptional pieces. The magical views out across the hills of southern Styria are worth a visit in their own right.
Anyone who has ever been lucky enough to enjoy the hospitality of the Kollmann family at Schlosshotel Burg Deutschlandsberg, will never want to leave again. The rooms boast modern amenities including free Internet access and feature antique furniture as well as allergen-free beds.
The hotel’s own restaurant was awarded one toque by Gault & Millau. It also offers a sauna and steam bath. During the most beautiful season of the year, the sun terrace with its fantastic view invites you to savor the joys of sweet idleness.
The toque-awarded restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Little room “Biedermeier”: approx. 40 m² for up to 20 people
Hall of arms: approx. 150 m² for up to 100 people
Terrace with view over the town of Deutschlandsberg
- Archeo Norico with exhibition pieces from pre- and early history, a “torture chamber” and an outstanding Celtic exhibition (in the castle)
- Wine tavern (2-minute walk)
- Weinebene ski area (20 km)
- Bad Gams lake and pumpkinseed-oil mill (5-minute drive)
- Frauental golf course (2 km)