"Lord: it is time. The summer was so grand.
Lay your shadow upon the sundials,
and loose the winds across the fields.
Command the last fruits to be full;
grant them two more southern days,
urge them towards perfection and drive
final sweetness into the heavy wine."
Rainer Maria Rilke
Now it comes, the autumn. The late season, rich in contrasts, with shorter hours of sunlight, the time of long shadows. After a magnificent summer, sometimes it all happens very quickly. But the autumn also has time for abundance and warmth. Full fruits, occasional warm days and perfect wine. As it is in life itself. Hard times are followed by lighthearted days, and these in turn are followed by storm and shadow.
We have collected for you the best sunny places for lighthearted days and peaceful retreats on those stormy days.
If the charming hosts of the See-Villa weren’t standing there before you in their folk attire, you might well think you were in Italy. On the lake terrace, itself quite beyond compare, next to the palms you can indulge yourself in the tranquility and lightness of Carinthian-style Dolce Vita. Out on the terrace or inside the exceptional restaurant, you will be able to sit by the water and, if we may suggest, order a Tramino Aromatico from the private winery of the Tacoli family.
Standing at 1000 meters above sea level across from the imposing Zugspitz massif, Ansitz Felsenheim looks back on a three-hundred-year history. Amid the walls of this old hunting lodge, guests discover a comfortable, cozy refuge. Whether on warm or cool days, the surrounding mountains promise an abundance of activities and adventures. The in-house spa, sunbathing lawns with mountain panorama and the charming Tower Café allow guests to relax marvelously.
Located right in the center of Brixlegg, in the Tiroler Unterland, lies Gasthof Herrnhaus. Befittingly autumnal in every regard: wild game from their own hunting grounds and a secluded terrace beneath chestnut trees. Awaiting you here at the entrance to Alpbachtal is outstanding regional cuisine along with everything you need for a perfect short getaway.
Rising from the steep mountainside are massive walls which form terraces, growing upon which is the castle itself. Welcome to Burg Deutschlandsberg, enthroned above the hill country of Southern Styria since the 12th century. Today, a 4-star hotel with a toque-awarded restaurant is housed within those venerable walls. Glorious retreat, timeout, relaxation.