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Castle History of the Hotel Schloss Mönchstein*****s

1350 -

"The Mönchstein" is first mentioned in a document for the first time as "Tetelheimer Turm".

1531 -

Virgil Fröschlmoser adds a "Meyerhaus", stables, houses and a chapel to the castle. He also erects a tower at the top of the cliffs and later adds a cistern.

1622 -

The castle is sold to the Muelln monastery. Archbishop Paris Lodron commissions fortifications such as the Monica and Augustine gates and a drawbridge.

1643 -

The Mönchstein is added to making it a three-storey tower according to Philip Harpf.

1654 -

The St. Peter foundation acquires the property for the "learned professors" for them to recuperate from "their heavy cerebral labours". It was the called the Professor's Castle.

1661 -

On the third of August the chapel is ceremonially inaugurated. The modern tower room is used as an astronomy observatory.

1815 -

The Mönchstein was a famous monument even then. Catherina the great thanked the resident owner for his hospitality by presenting him with a garter as a mark of esteem. The duchess of Liechtenstein had a stone bench giving her a panoramic view of Salzburg near the summer house and the poet Alexander von Humboldt wrote enthusiastically of this "piece of paradise" in Mozart's hometown.

1887 -

The banker Leitner has a road build from Muelln to the station of an electric lift be installed on the Mönchsberg. The lift was acquired in

1895 -

by the city and lasted until after the last war. Only then was it moved to the interior of the cliff.

1948 -

The castle is converted into a hotel.

1956 -

Baron von Mierka acquires the property and converts it into Salzburg's sole 5-star castle hotel.

1984 -

Dr. Klaus Besser includes the Mönchstein in the list of Europe's 100 best rural hotels.

1986 -

The "Hideaway Report" wards its Grand Award to "the world's best city hotel", Hotel Schloss Mönchstein.

1986 -

The hotel is awarded the "American Gold Star for Quality" by the B.I.D. - USA.

1988 -

Hotel Schloss Mönchstein becomes a member of "Relais & Châteaux" - the world's most beautiful hotel-chain".

1989 -

Ceremonial opening of the "Salzburger Hochzeitswand" (a wall on which every marriage is noticed), followed three year's later by the "Schloss Taufregister" (christening register).

1993 -

The Schloss Restaurant "Paris Lodron" is awarded two stars by the Gault Millau and bence becomes Salzburg's best restaurant.

1995 -

The 500th couple ceremonially wed in the castle chapel.

1996 -

Hotel Schloss Mönchstein becomes founder member of the "European Castle Hotels" chain.

1997 -

Opening the Mönchstein Panorama Path leading to the Mönchsberg-Altstadt lift.

2001 -

Completion of ten years of planning of the extension and modernisation of the hotel compliant with its status as an Ancient Monument.

2002 -

Extension and Modernisation work begins.

2003 -

In mid-June this unique hotel will ceremonially re-open in renovated splendour.

2004 -

Awarded with the Star Award of the Austrian Chamber of Economy - Professional Association for the Hotel industry

2005 -

New ownership: Dr. Hans Peter Wild.

2008 -

Refurbishment of the hotel and restaurant. Building of a brand new SPA.

2010 -

Certificated as the first 5 star hotel superior in Salzburg by the "Fachverband der Hotellerie Austria"

2011 -

Since January 2011 it is now possible to have a civil marriage at the Hotel Schloss Mönchstein*****s

2013 -

Start of the extensive expansion work
revitalization of the adjacent “Haerdtl Villa”, construction of the "Mönchstein" hall and outdoor infinity pool

2014 -

15 May 2014 we open again with some new facilities such as an outdoor Infinity Pool and brand new terrace.

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