Romantic Getaway near Salzburg: Stay at a real castle!
For a special trip away from it all with accommodation fit for a king and queen, Schloss Pichlarn is hard to beat. One of the most romantic places in Austria, this luxury hotel is a thousand-year-old fairy-tale castle set in the beautiful Styria mountains. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the alpine countryside, you can relax, unwind and spend precious time together as a couple at Schloss Pichlarn.
See The Beautiful Sites Of Styria
Whether you visit the area in summer or winter, there is a lot to do in the Styria area. In the colder months, snow covers the ground creating a romantic winter wonderland and the opportunity to ski. Within easy reach of Schloss Pichlarn are three ski areas offering winter sports of every kind. In the summer, there are places of interest, traditional towns and pretty villages near Salzburg to visit. Just 10 minutes away is the alpine village of Pürgg. After a stroll through the centre, head to the viewing area beside the church. From here there are incredible views of Grimming Mountain that cannot be missed. To experience the beautiful countryside near to the castle, the lake at Altaussee is stunning and the perfect spot for hiking, swimming and cycling. Tourists looking for historical places to visit near Salzburg enjoy touring Trautenfels Castle. With a museum alongside it, visitors can learn about the past and how the lifestyle of the alpine people has changed. Another popular destination is Admont Abbey, a Benedict monastery dating from 1074 that houses the largest monastery library in the world. It is an incredible building with a gothic museum on site. If, on the other hand, you like adrenalin pumping activities, then the Adventure Park at Grobming is for you. They offer zip lining, high ropes and climbing walls in the summer months.
Kick Back And Relax At The Castle
At Schloss Pichlarn there's a full range of things to do throughout the year. There’s a programme of fitness classes including peaceful yoga sessions, and a top-of-the-range gym fitted with cardio equipment and weight machines. With an outdoor pool and hot tub open all year round, and an indoor pool available for gloomier days, a gentle swim is always part of the day’s activities. A full menu of treatments is available at the spa for top-to-toe pamper sessions, and you can enjoy a game of tennis on the hotel’s courts. If it's your sport, you can also take in a round of golf at the 18-hole course. To make the most of all these great facilities, book the Romantic Days at the Castle package that has been created for those special moments together. The package includes a two-night stay with breakfast, free tea and fruit at the Vital Lounge, complimentary soft drinks from the minibar, free Wi-Fi and a 20% discount of greens fees. With so much on offer at the hotel, you could spend the whole weekend at Schloss Pichlarn without leaving the grounds – it is truly one of the most beautiful places in Austria, only a one and a half-hour car drive away from Salzburg.