Castel Fragsburg

*****

This stunning five-star, Relais & Chateaux property dating back to 1620 was the former hunting lodge of a local noble family. Purchased by the Ortner family in the 1950s, the hotel was designed to give guests a tranquil getaway above Merano, set amongst picturesque vineyards, forests, and mountains.

Castel Fragsburg’s exclusive 20 rooms and suites are cozy and charming with antique furnishings and local wood carvings. Each finely appointed room includes panoramic balconies, Wifi, minibar and flat screen tv with satellite programming. Deluxe hotel amenities include an outdoor pool with lounge deck overlooking the sweeping valley, as well as the Alpine Healthcare Spa featuring a steam grotto, Finnish bath and herbal sauna.

Complementing the hotel’s distinctive setting is a tradition of gourmet dining exemplified by the property’s acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant, Restaurant Castel Fragsburg, led by chef Luis Haller who showcases traditional South Tyrolean cuisine with a contemporary twist. In addition to fine dining, the casual lunch eatery Restaurant Lois located on site, serves dishes crafted with products from the nearby Unterweiherhof farm and paired with unique regional wines. Even breakfast is a gourmet affair at Castel Fragsburg with a five-course menu served in an unparalleled panoramic setting.