Dear guests in Mondsee,
Living in a real castle just once in a lifetime – who wouldn’t want that? Wandering through the corridors lovingly decorated with antiquities, taking a peek into the sumptuous state rooms, picking up a book in the historical library or getting spoiled in the restaurant?
A few steps further – where Benedictine monks had been working and praying for more than a thousand years – you will find the twostorey cloister of the former Monastery Mondsee. Instead of stately splendour, there is peace and quiet above all here, ideal for reflection or an interesting conversation.
After that, you can rest in our distinctively designed rooms, where at first monks and employees of the monastery, later on aristocratic masters and their guests, had been spending their nights. And with a little bit of imagination, you will seem to feel the bustling activity of a functioning castle: clattering horse-drawn carriages, typical kitchen noises sounding from the dairy, the gentle murmur when countess and count held conversation with their visitors.
You will notice: As our guests you can, if you wish, embark on an exciting time travel through many generations that have lived, worked, rested and celebrated here in Mondsee.
And this is exactly what we would like to offer you here at the Schlosshotel: an extraordinary experience you will remember for a long time to come. Who knows: Maybe you will visit us more often?
Your Schlosshotel Mondsee - team
Opening evening with Hans Jörg Schelling
On thursday 30th of april former finance Minister Hans Jörg Schelling opened with a charming speech the new renovated the Hotel Schloss Mondsee which is now under the leadership of Gerald Kienesberger and Hanni Schweighofer.
Since the takeover there were 65 rooms renovated, the Schlossbräu tavern was modernized and a cosy wine house was built up.
History & Tradition.
The Hotel Schloss Mondsee has been designed for its guests with a great interest in detail, not forgetting the old monastery walls, which tell their own personal story.
The old walls of this former abbey can be seen in some parts of the hotel, with an information panel which tells you the age of the masonry.
Follow in the footsteps of the monks in an historic meditation hallway, enjoy the sun in our impressive rose garden or enjoy a traditional dinner in our Schlossbräu tavern. The castle hotel offers a wide range of possibilities.
The hotel in an abbey
On entering you can feel this incredible aura from the very first moment. The Hotel Schloss Mondsee is the culmination of contemporary history where centuries of stories can be told. It progressed from being a Benedictine monastery to being owned by a few private owners and finally to welcoming you as our guest.
This is Austria’s oldest Benedictine abbey which was founded in 748 ac. It was drestroyed and rebuilt several times. In the 16th century the collegiate church was added to the complex of buildings. The abbey in Mondsee was handed over to Napoleon in the 18th century before finally ending up in the hands of the aristocratic family Almeida. Countess Almeida sold the castle in 1985 to the Asamer family, who opened it as a hotel in 2001.
A stay at our hotel enables you to become witness of the passing of time. The paintings and furnishings take you on a voyage back into different periods of history. The old walls have also been preserved and the old bread oven of the Benedictine monks can still be admired today.