In an interplay of traditional and modern, a mesmerizing symbiosis unfolds, creating the enchanting atmosphere of Schlosshotels, one of excellence and charm. An unparalleled fusion of past and present that pays homage to timeless elegance and refined vibrancy. This symbiosis lies at the core of the Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser collection, making this assemblage of historic residences and imaginative minds truly one-of-a-kind.
Within the walls of Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser, a hidden enchantment reveals itself, transcending contradictions and fostering a unique sense of connection. Despite their differences, they share a collective spirit, expressed through their diversity and individuality. This spirit cannot be quantified or categorized; it can only be sensed through an array of unforgettable experiences.
In the enchanted passages of Hotel Hirschen Schwarzenberg, nestled in picturesque Schwarzenberg village in the Bregenz Forest, traditional architecture delicately intertwines with modern elements. Here, the serenity of bygone eras blends seamlessly with contemporary sophistication and a touch of old-time elegance. It is a place where history and the present intermingle harmoniously, creating a balanced and inviting ambiance.
1. A Refreshing Start to the Day
The Hirschen Schwarzenberg is renowned for its culinary indulgences. After surrendering to the gourmet pleasures of the evening before and with another one awaiting (never skip breakfast at the Hirschen), the best way to kick off the day is by taking a plunge into the crystal-clear waters of the Bregenzer Ache (in German). You'll emerge feeling rejuvenated, we promise!
2. Exploring the full breadth of the Bregenz Forest
To embark on this particular adventure, reserve one of our in-house e-bikes, plan your route, and almost effortlessly experience the magnificent nature of Bregenzerwald. With countless trails, ample opportunities to rest and reenergize, and panoramic views extending all the way to Lake Constance, you will enjoy a nature experience like no other.
3. A little bit of everything, please
Renowned for its diverse culinary concepts, this is one of our favorites: Curated Gastronomy. The concept of Curated Gastronomy involves selecting from a thoughtfully crafted à la carte menu—enjoying as much or as little as you desire. The Hirschen Schwarzenberg promises soulful comfort food and fine dining with the finest regional ingredients. For guests taking advantage of the half-board package, this culinary feast is included.
Das Parkhotel Holzner, nestled in the idyllic mountain landscape of Oberbozen in South Tyrol, bridges the gap between the splendor of Jugendstil and the avant-garde of the 21st century. Surrounded by majestic gardens whilst affording breathtaking views of the surrounding Dolomites, the hotel has been brought to life with renewed vibrancy. The Michelin-starred Restaurant 1908 masterfully combines the culinary traditions of the region with a modern touch of creativity.
1. Dinner at Restaurant 1908
Executive Chef Stephan Zippl draws inspiration from the finest regional ingredients to create dishes that captivate through their flavors, textures, and sensory appeal. His compositions are characterized by four elements: sweet, sour, spicy, and crispy, reflecting his culinary philosophy. Each dish from the Re:vier kitchen embodies the local region and brings together those four components for a truly delightful culinary experience.
2. An outing to the Earth Pyramids
Whenever you find yourself in Oberbozen, a visit to the Earth Pyramids is an absolute must. At the end of a fabulous stroll, you will be greeted by this impressive natural spectacle.
3. Drop down to the valley and onto the Wine Route
This recommendation is almost self-explanatory. Along the South Tyrolean Wine Route, numerous fabulous wineries await wine enthusiasts. We highly recommend:
Weingut Schloss Englar (Eppan), Weingut Manincor (Kaltern), Weingut Alois Lageder (Magreid)
At Hotel Castel Rundegg, located in the charming town of Merano, likewise in South Tyrol, past and present converge in unique symbiosis. This historic gem opens its doors to discerning guests who are captivated by its timeless beauty and refined ambiance. Here, ancient walls blend seamlessly with modern comforts, creating a harmonious ensemble. Just imagine being able to enjoy the historic architecture, palm trees, and mountain landscapes from the pool. What more could you possibly ask for?
1. Relaxing in the Thermal Baths of Merano
Merano is renowned for its thermal baths, offering a perfect opportunity to rejuvenate and unwind. Indulge in the soothing thermal pools, saunas, and wellness treatments, and allow yourself to be pampered amid an atmosphere of complete tranquility.
2. Exploring the Old Town of Merano
Take a stroll through the charming Old Town of Merano and discover its narrow streets, elegant boutiques, and cozy cafes. Visit the cathedral of Merano, wander along the historic arcades, and sample local specialties in traditional restaurants. Don't miss the famous Merano weekly market, where you can find regional products and craftsmanship.
3. Hiking in the Texel Group Nature Park
The Texel Group Nature Park is a true paradise for hiking enthusiasts. Explore a diverse landscape of green alpine meadows, dense forests, and picturesque high peaks. There are numerous clearly marked hiking trails catering to all difficulty levels. Enjoy the fresh air, magnificent nature, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain world.
Hotel König von Ungarn in the magical city of Vienna embodies the very essence of tradition and modernity. With its rich history and timeless elegance, this hotel is a true treasure amidst Austria’s vibrant capital city. Here, the flair of the imperial past intersects with historical and modern architecture, and the heartwarming charm of sincere hospitality fills each and every room.
1. Museum Marathon
The capital city offers incredible cultural diversity and quality. For multiple visits to beautiful Vienna, we recommend the BundesMuseenCard (in German). With this card, you can enjoy one visit to each of eight museum groups for a whole year. From the Albertina to the MAK and the Belvedere, you'll find a wide range of museums to explore.
2. Frequenting the Heurigen
Few experiences provide such an intimate glimpse into the soul of Vienna as a visit to one of the countless Heurigen. With their warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere steeped in tradition, paired with crisp, refreshing wines, these authentic wine taverns embody timeless indulgence. A special insider tip is Weinhof Zimmermann in Neustift am Walde, a place that has been “raising spirits” since 1529.
3. Viennese Gastropub Culture with a Fresh Twist
The Reznicek is a contemporary Viennese gastropub run by sommelier Simon Schubert and chef Julian Lechner. Their approach focuses on seasonal, product-oriented cuisine inspired by Austrian classics, paired with an extensive selection of wines and the warm-hearted atmosphere typical of Vienna. Already a hit with the locals, this gastropub breathes new life into traditional cuisine whilst remaining true to its roots. As for their pastries, you most definitely will not be disappointed either.
Standing proudly in Lower Austria is majestic Schloss Schönau, a place that seamlessly combines tradition with modern luxury. The historical grandeur and stylishly furnished rooms allow guests to immerse themselves in bygone eras, while contemporary amenities and first-class service add an ideal touch of modernity and comfort.
A Castle All to Yourself
Experience the uniqueness of a wedding at Schloss Schönau, where you can celebrate your special day in an exclusive atmosphere and complete privacy. No other events will take place on that day. And if you book the suites at the castle together with the apartments in the hunting lodge, you will be the only guests on the entire estate. For further information, please click here (in German).
And as you go on your way, we would like to introduce you to two Schlosshotels that celebrate the symbiosis of tradition and modernity.
Altstadt Vienna - An Unparalleled Art Hotel
Located in the ultra-trendy Seventh District of Vienna, Hotel Altstadt Vienna stands out with its unique rooms, furbished with contemporary art and design. An extraordinary experience awaits you.
Zirmerhof in Radein - South Tyrolean Refuge
Described as a "paradise of vastness and freedom" by Richard von Weizsäcker, this establishment has been attracting guests from all over the world for over 100 years. Nestled in nature, far from the city and major roads, the Zirmerhof is a tranquil retreat at an elevation of 1560 meters above sea level. Here, you discover the true luxury that lies in simplicity, taken to even greater heights amid the silence of the mountains. The interplay of hotel, farm, vineyard, and nature melds into a journey through time, combining the beauty of past eras with the creature comforts of the modern age.