Nestled high in the mountains between Austria and Italy, guests at Castel Frasburg are rewarded with a reprieve from daily life and a unique appreciation for the world below.
Written by Caroline Stevens
Perched high above the town of Merano, Italy, Castel Fragsburg boasts striking views of the Texel mountain range and basks in the sun-drenched hills of the Dolomites. Fresh mountain air meets the warm Mediterranean breeze to create a welcoming escape.
With just 20 suites Castel Fragsburg is the smallest 5-star establishment in South Tyrol. Guests are greeted with alpine comforts, impressive views and professional staff. Run by the Ortner family, the hotel maintains a welcoming feel in the refurbished 17th-century hunting lodge. Antique furniture juxtaposed against contemporary fittings create an elegant lodge without distracting from the sprawling landscape.
The award winning restaurant is led by young chef Christoph Terschan. Strongly influenced by his many years of experience in Portugal, Holland and South Africa, he fuses elements of the alpine region with Mediterranean delights to reinterpret culinary specialties and create a unique gourmet experience. The generous breakfast buffet features freshly baked croissants and South Tyrolean pastries and offers teas made with flowers and herbs from the garden. The Michelin-starred food is served in an equally impressive setting. The restaurant is housed in a loggia with large glass windows and panoramic views.
Many activities are offered with an emphasis on escaping from daily life. A heated outdoor pool is found in the property’s gardens. The Sanctuarium, a refreshing spot to enjoy open air yoga or meditation, encourages guests to take a break from the stresses of everyday life and reconnect with the best version of themselves. The Castellum Natura spa uses natural products made with South Tyrolean herbs and locally sourced ingredients for unique and nature focused wellness treatments.
Experiencing the region’s beauty is an essential part of any stay. The hotel can arrange many local activities, including bike tours or helicopter rides, to allow guests additional perspectives to appreciate all the area has to offer. Closer to the property is the Fragsburg Waterfall and thermal hot springs.
South Tyrol is a land of myths and legends. Castel Frasburg’s unique location and proximity to the sky and nature offers a true escape from the stresses of daily life.
The Castel Frasburg is closed each year from November 10th to April 7th. Reserve now using a unique booking discount.
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