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Hotel Schloss Mönchstein

Our 5-star superior hotel enjoys a unique location on top of the Mönchsberg, a hill in the centre of Salzburg. It is surrounded by a large park and offers panoramic city views, an outdoor infinity pool, and an outdoor hot tub. Free on-site private parking and free WiFi is available as well.

 

The exclusive rooms and suites are all individually and luxuriously furnished. They feature priceless antiques and marble bathrooms, as well as modern amenities such as air conditioning. Upon arrival, guests receive a welcome drink in our newly designed Apollo Bar, a complementary fruit basket and a home made Guglhupf cake. The spa area features a steam bath and a sauna, as well as a wide range of massage, beauty and wellness treatments. Awarded 4 toques by Gault Millau, The Glass Garden restaurant serves traditional Austrian cuisine, international dishes and a wide selection of fine wines. For events, the hotel additionally offers the Mönchstein Saal, a festivity hall.   Hotel Schloss Mönchstein is only a 7-minute walk away from the Old Town, which can be reached by car or on foot via a lift built into the mountain. Guests staying at the hotel will receive free tickets for this lift.   We are looking forward to welcoming you as guests!

Yours sincerely,


Samantha Teufel 

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Chronicle of our castle hotel in Salzburg


1350

The “Mönchstein” first appears in documents under the name “Tetelheimer Turm”.


1531

Virgil Fröschlmoser constructs a “Meyer” house, stables, a barn and a chapel on the castle site. On the rocky outcrop he builds a stone tower and soon afterwards a cistern.


1622

The castle is sold to the Mülln Abbey. Archbishop Paris Lodron has fortifications built such as Monica gates, Augustinian gates and drawbridges.


1643

According to Philipp Harpff, Mönchstein is expanded into a three-floor tower construction.


1654

St.Peter’s Abbey takes possession of the castle for “learned Professoris” to “recover from heavy mental labour”. As a result, it acquires the name “Professors’ castle” in the vernacular.


1661

Formal consecration of the chapel. The present-day tower room is used as an astronomic observation station.


1815

Famous guests visit Mönchstein: Catherine the Great sent a belt as a token of gratitude for the hospitality, the Princess of Liechtenstein was given her own “garden bench for observing”, and Alexander von Humboldt enthusiastically praised this “slice of paradise” in Mozart’s city.


1887

The banker Leitner has a road constructed from Mülln, which reaches up to the electric Mönchsberg lift. The lift is also a construction that was financed by Leitner.


1895

The town council acquires the lift, which exists until after the Second World War. Only then is the Mönchsberg lift relocated to inside the rock.


1919

The architecture of Schloss Mönchstein is expanded substantially.


1948

Further renovation adds to the castle.


1956

The Mierka family takes possession of the castle and transforms it into a castle hotel.


1984

Dr. Klaus Besser includes Hotel Schloss Mönchstein in the “100 best country hotels in Europe”.


1984

Awarding as part of the “Grand Awards” of the “most enchanting castle hotel in the world” by the Hideaway Report.


1986

Receipt of the “American Gold Star for Quality” from B.I.D.-USA.


1989

Formal opening of the “Salzburger wedding wall” and three years later of the castle’s baptismal register.


1993

The 500th bridal couple formally exchange their vows in the castle chapel.


1996

Hotel Schloss Mönchstein becomes a founding member of European Castle Hotels.


1997

Opening of the “Mönchstein Panorama Path”, which leads to the Mönchsberg old town lift.


2003

Extensive renovation and expansion of the awe-inspiring castle. It shines in new splendour just in time for the beginning of the festival period and is officially opened.


2004

Receives the “Sterne Award” from the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber –Professional Association for Hotel Industry 2004.


2005

Swiss entrepreneur Dr. Hans-Peter Wild acquires the hotel.


2008

First investments target the renovation of the rooms, modification of the restaurant and construction of an exclusive spa and wellness area.


2010

Austria’s Professional Association for Hotel Industry selects the hotel as the first hotel in the whole of Salzburg to receive the “superior” rating.


2011

As of January 2011 it is possible to get married in a civil ceremony in Hotel Schloss Mönchstein*****s.


2013

Start of further extensive expansion works: • Revitalisation of the Haerdtl Villa • Building of Mönchstein Hall • Construction of the 20m outdoor infinity pool


2014

Hotel Schloss Mönchstein*****s re-opens and presents, among other things, the outdoor infinity pool and a new terrace.


2017

Start of the last phase of renovation in September: Construction of a unique glass and steel dome.


2017

In November, head chef Markus Mayr’s à-la-carte restaurant is awarded two stars and 16 points by Gault Millau.


2017

In December, the hotel enjoys great success in the renowned “World Luxury Awards”, winning awards in the following categories: • Best Luxury Castle Hotel (Worldwide)• Best Luxury Honeymoon Hotel (Austria)• Best Luxury Spa Hotel (Austria)


May 2018

The extensive expansion works are successfully completed:• Completion of the innovative glass dome construction• Opening of the new gourmet restaurant “The Glass Garden”• Opening of the newly-designed Apollo Bar• Complete reworking of the 24 rooms and suites• New seating and renovation of Mönchstein Hall


October 2018

In October, the à la carte restaurant 'The Glass Garden' was awarded by chef Markus Mayr with three toques and 17 points by Gault-Millau.


November 2018

In November, the hotel has been awarded with the "World Luxury Award" and wins the category "Best Luxury Castle Hotel" (global winner)


November 2019

The à la carte restaurant 'The Glass Garden' was awarded by chef Markus Mayr with four toques and 17 points by Gault-Millau.