Schloss Kapfenstein, AUSTRIA
|Kapfenstein 1, 8353, Kapfenstein, Styria, AUSTRIA.|
Description: Schloss KapfensteinPerched at the top of an extinct volcanic cone in the heart of Styria's Vulkanland region, Schloss Kapfenstein is a lovingly restored and maintained castle fortification, originally built in the 11th century. The heart of this property is a small, charming family-style hotel with 15 guest rooms and a restaurant, offering luxurious boutique style accommodation and fine cuisine in a unique heritage setting.
Offering fantastic views of the surrounding vineyards, the hill country of Eastern Styria, and the borders of Slovenia and Hungary, Schloss Kapfenstein is the perfect spot for romantic getaways, quick breaks or active holidays in this beautiful region. Guests can visit a number of spa resorts, or go hiking, mountain biking, or horse-riding, and play golf on a number of excellent courses in the area.
Schloss Kapfenstein's restaurant offers delicious menus based on regional cuisine with seasonal and local products from farms in the surrounding area, served in a choice of two charming venues, the "Florianistube" and the "Diele". For special events and larger groups, the Rittersaal (Knights' Hall) is also available. This spacious, light-filled room is also used as a breakfast room. The restaurant offers daily 4 to 6 course gourmet dinner menus, always accompanied by the finest wines from the family's vineyards, all served in the elegant dining rooms and terrace, with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside.
Type of rooms: Schloss KapfensteinCategory A
The Miners' Room is a small, pretty room with a double bed. The bathroom is equipped with a shower and WC. This room offers views over the treetops of the castle park towards the south-east.
The Kneipp Room is small and romantic - a precious gem, especially suitable for a short stay. Access to the Kneipp Room is via the Lichthof, the rear inner courtyard of the castle. The bathroom is equipped with shower and toilet. The room has views of the old defensive tower and the castle park. One queen-size bed.
The Bauernzimmer (Farmers' Room) features a large vestibule that is also a walk-in closet. The bathroom is equipped with a bathtub and WC. The room is decorated in gentle yellow tones with bright furniture. The room offers a wonderful view of the castle park to the south-east and far beyond, the borders of Slovenia and Hungary.
The Brunnenhof Room is reached from the Brunnenhof ("fountain courtyard?) down a series of steep steps cut into the rock. Two bright, pretty rooms, with living- and bedroom separated by an archway, invite total relaxation. The bathroom is equipped with a shower and WC. The view from the window is to the south across the castle terraces and castle park.
The Burghofzimmer (Bailey Room) features an enchanting cosy window nook and chairs. The bathroom is equipped with a shower and WC. The east window offers a view of the Lichthof courtyard., while the large north-west window overlooks the castle moat and the hillside vineyards.
The Fürstenzimmer (Princes' Room) captivates with royal blue, a beautiful tiled stove and wonderful antique furniture. The bathroom is equipped with a shower and WC. The Princes' Room is particularly popular with honeymooners. The view to the south-east offers fantastic sunrise views.
The Pförtnerhaus (Gatehouse), a small tower right by the castle entrance, is the latest room at Schloss Kapfenstein. The Gatehouse is furnished exclusively with rustic, bright wooden furniture, standing on a larch-wood floor. The fabrics and colours are attuned to the furnishings. The bathroom is equipped with a shower and WC. While one window affords views of the castle terrace and Kapfenstein's surroundings, the second window has a view of the castle garden and the hillside vineyards.
The Ritterzimmer (Knight' Room) is lovingly furnished, partially with antique furniture. It has a small vestibule, a bathroom with bathtub and WC, and a bedroom with a double bed. From the cosy window nook, guests are able to see far beyond the borders of Slovenia and Hungary to the south-east.
The Schönfeld room was actually the first room at the castle to be turned into a guest room. Antique furniture, an old tiled stove and beautiful wooden flooring form the character of this room, whose décor features gentle green tones. The bathroom is equipped with a bathtub and WC. The view takes you to the north-west across the hillside vineyards.
The Arendtzimmer (Arendt Room) was the room of previous owner of Schloss Kapfenstein, "Rittmeister Arendt". The old wooden floors of the large living room and the separate bedroom are reminiscent of those times. The bathroom is equipped with a shower and WC. This room features a delightful view of the quiet castle park and its beautiful flowers.
The Dichterzimmer (Poets' Room) overwhelms with its majestic views from on high, out towards the southern and eastern borders of Austria. It is divided into a vestibule, a cosy living room with a divan and beautiful antique upholstered furniture, along with a bedroom and a bathroom with shower and WC.
The Salettl, a garden pavilion, is located directly next to the castle wall on the south side of the castle park. On one side, the vestibule leads to the bathroom, equipped with a shower and WC, and on the other to the bed- and living room. The corner windows offer stunning views of the vineyards, the church, the village of Kapfenstein and far out across the surrounding countryside.
Johann Pibetz acquired the castle in 1810, with the castle remaining in the family's possession until the death of son Wilhelm Pibetz at the end of the 70's. The room lies on the ground floor of the castle keep and has windows on three sides. The décor of this room consists mostly of antique German furniture combined with some modern elements, cosy corner seating, curtains in clear, bright colours, a separate WC, bathroom with frosted glass sliding doors, bathtub and shower.
Adam von Lengheim purchased Kapfenstein from Hans von Weiseneck in 1584. The Counts of Lengheim remained owners of the castle for two centuries. This room is located on the top floor of the castle keep. The first floor is reached up an exterior stairway and wooden walkways, with an interior staircase leading to the second floor. The combination of antique furniture (an old-German bed, a Biedermeier desk...) and a modern bathroom separated only by frosted-glass sliding doors, along with curtains in clear, bright colours, invite guests to hours of ease and comfort. Large balcony doors lead onto the terrace, which extends along one side of the tower. This offers a 270° bird's-eye view of the surrounding countryside.
Ritter Jörg von Weisseneck bought the castle in 1468. The family held ownership of the castle and its lands for over a century. This room is reached via an exterior stairway and a wooden walkway. The room lies on the first floor of the castle keep, which was renovated in 2007. Small windows with bright curtains on three sides of the room give it a very warm atmosphere. Stylishly appointed with furniture from the Jugendstil to Biedermeier periods, it comes with cosy corner seating and wooden flooring with beautiful rugs. It features a bathroom with shower and bathtub, which is separated from the living area by a frosted-glass sliding door. The WC is separate from the bathroom.
Additional information: Schloss Kapfenstein
Bicycles are available for hire.
Pets are allowed on prior request.
Number of rooms: 15
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2007.
Languages spoken: German, English.Credit cards accepted: Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, Maestro.
GPS Coordinates: 46° 53' 23.60'' N 15° 58' 38.33'' E
Nearest airport: Graz Airport - 63,8km.