Hotel Schloss Gabelhofen
Fohnsdorf - Styria - Austria
Hotel Schloss Gabelhofen – one of the architecturally most beautiful castles in Austria – is a very special refuge, where recreation seekers and time travelers are greeted amid the elegant ambience of a truly regal castle.
An Exceptional Castle
Until 1848, Hotel Schloss Gabelhofen was not only the residence of mainly aristocratic families, it was also the seat of a manorial estate and its own dairy farm, and, as such, wielded important administrative, commercial and jurisdictional authority over the immediate region. The first written record associated with this house dates back to the year 1443. During this period, the building bore the name Hof Riegersdorf and fell within the domain of the Liechtensteins, who were based close to Judenburg.
Unique in Styria
Today’s newly renovated hotel comprises 43 individually designed rooms and suites, and lies nestled amid breathtaking Alpine panoramas that are as spectacular as anywhere in Styria.
The ambience and timeless elegance of its architecture make Gabelhofen undoubtedly one of the most beautiful castles in Europe.
The first-class gourmet restaurant, with its exceptional toque-awarded cuisine, is certain to meet the high expectations of every gourmet palate.
Individual service, a sense of genuine friendliness and the attentiveness of the staff guarantee an atmosphere of complete ease.
Hotel Schloss Gabelhofen is an architectural masterpiece – mysterious with winding hallways, yet bright and spacious. The castle is, quite simply, unique, as are each of the rooms. Antiques and fine fabrics do their part to conjure up an atmosphere of aristocratic comfort. The amenities throughout the castle convey to guests the sense of residing with a noble family. At Hotel Schloss Gabelhofen, you can lean back, gaze out through the windows and take in the natural panoramas, or unwind completely in the ambience of your suite. The combination of exclusive lifestyle comforts, outstanding service and an exceptional location guarantees you an unforgettable stay, one that is both vibrant and stylish.
Imaginative Castle Cuisine
Escape the grey daily routine, and enter a world of pure enjoyment! The creations of the castle kitchen are young and imaginative, always fresh and full of aroma. Here, the chef cooks with regional ingredients, while the restaurant is highly recommended by and for guests with a refined palate. The cuisine of Hotel Schloss Gabelhofen is also a reflection of the castle’s attitude towards life. It is diverse, extraordinary, with a clear preference for seasonal products! Using the freshest and most select of ingredients, such as Arctic char from Authal and wild game from nearby hunting grounds, in our restaurant we treat you to the harmonious compositions for which our castle is renowned. In a setting which radiates history and a flair all its own. Allow yourself to be whisked away into a realm of gastronomic delights. Head chef Oliver Chance and his team are certain to excite you with their excellent creative dishes, served at a festively set table. Inspired by delicacies of the region and a culinary tradition that is rich in variety.
Judenburg planetarium, Krampl gem shop, VW-Beetle Museum
Tremmelberg/Spielberg, hikes around the Eppenstein ruins, Seckauer Zinken
Mautern Animal Park, Canopy Path in Rachau, “Fairytale Forest” amusement park in St. Georgen ob Judenburg
Zeltweg Sports Center: indoor sports (tennis, squash, table tennis, strength and fitness), outdoor sports (football, tennis, beach volleyball); “Green Lagoon”, Zechner Recreation Area, Ingering See
… and driving experiences at the Red Bull Ring