Castel Fragsburg Italy
Fragsburg 3, Merano, South Tyrol
Relais & Châteaux
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Alexander Ortner – Owner and Manager
5* Boutique Retreat – Relais & Châteaux
Give more visibility to the hotel and brand, enhance its fabulous location in an area which is today off the beaten track.
History & Story
Perched high above the valley, it was a jewel for Austro Hungarian holidaymakers in the days of the Imperial Court. Empress Elizabeth ( Sissi) used to spend her winter Holidays in Merano. The tradition of Hospitality and the Tyrolean aristocracy is still there and even more visible by the care provided by the hosts, the Ortner Family. Once a noble hunting lodge the 350 years old Castle stands on a rock that offers a stunning view over the noble vineyards, the impressive mountains, the castles and villages.
Take advantage of all of this on the beautiful Hotel terrace suspended over the valley, immersing yourself in an ocean of tranquillity and let yourself be pampered by the attentive staff in traditional dress, a symbol of ancient and noble ethics.
Nearly every year there are refurbishments work
Main Strengths, Special Touch
A retreat, to rediscover and express your inner source of inspiration. A particular philosophy of the fine art of living makes the Fragsburg so extraordinary: namely of enjoying every day in its unique glory, shaping each moment according to your own intuitive rhythm.
High above Merano, where the sensual charm of the Mediterranean meets wild Alpine romance, stands the Castel Fragsburg. Enthroned here since 1624, the boutique retreat enjoys the most hours of sunshine in the whole country. Entwined in wild vines, the hotel is set in an enchanted garden that stretches over 50.000 m² (1.000 m² per guest) around the Fragsburg. Wisteria, roses and hydrangea bloom all around. Visitors are immediately spellbound by the garden’s many charming corners and by the picturesque courtyard. And though the spa town of Merano, with all its lively culture and conviviality, lies only a stone’s throw away, the Fragsburg remains perfectly secluded. In the midst of the majestic mountain scenery of South Tyrol, it is a place of refuge where simple Alpine comfort complements sensuous Mediterranean flair.
Key sites/activities in the area
Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage and a paradise for mountain lovers.
Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, Merano: an extraordinary botanical garden.
Merano, a historical spa town, characterized by spacious parks, easy walking routes and waterways which invite visitors to linger and enjoy the green and pleasant atmosphere of the old town.
Messner Mountain Museum, a place of encounter with the mountains, with mountain people and ultimately with ourselves.
Activities out of the property: trekking, biking (we rent MTBs and E-MTBs), paragliding, climbing, horseback riding, helicopter flights, fishing, golfing.
• Suite Royale 65-85 m²
With stunning views of the idyllic castle gardens and the enchanting Texel Group mountains, the rooftop terraces or balconies in these suites in our luxury Dolomites Hotel, are the perfect place to spend balmy summer evenings surrounded by blossoming flowers and candles as you listen to the nightingales singing. Lodgings fit for royalty with light, high-ceilinged rooms, decorated with a fine feel for atmosphere using antique furniture and exquisite British fabrics and wallpapers. Some of the bathrooms feature a bathtub with panoramic views and an infrared sauna.
• Suite Deluxe 40-60 m²
An aristocratic ambience in Baronesse style, with either one or more balconies – each suite in this category has been designed with meticulous care to make it one of a kind. But they all share a single aim: to provide our guests with all the amenities and inspiration they need to fully enjoy the art of fine living in the Fragsburg.
• Junior Suite 30-35 m²
Hand-carved or smith-forged furniture, a bathroom in exquisite red marble and a balcony with incredible panoramic views of either the vineyards around Merano or the peaks of the Texel Group – our Junior Suites offer our guests both exclusive comfort and privacy.
• Double Room Deluxe 25²
Furniture choosen with grate care, a bathroom in exquisite red marble and a balcony with views of the rear courtyard ant the the vineyards or the peaks of the Texel Group – our double rooms Deluxe offer our guests both exclusive comfort and privacy.
Restaurants & Bars
A world of exquisite alpine-mediterranean cuisine
• Gourmet Restaurant Prezioso, 5 course menu, Michelin starred
• Restaurant Orangerie, half board menu or à la carte
• Heated outside pool & jacuzzi, fitness center, finnish sauna, 1 herb bio sauna, 1 Turkish steam bath, 1 infrared cabin.
• 1st alchemistic Healing Spa: Our alchemistic spa uses natural power and energies to pamper body, mind and soul in equal measure. Each of our care products is prepared by our Castellum team using fresh, handpicked natural ingredients.
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Weddings can be celebrated at the hotel as well as small sized meetings (Max 18/20 pax).
Extra Notable Features
We at Castel Fragsburg are especially proud of our own Fragsburg Soul Garden. The vegetables, herbs and fruits for our restaurants are harvested by chef Egon Heiss and his cooks directly from the earth of this garden. On a 2000 square meter large field grow, without the use of any chemicals, exclusively picked ingredients.
Hotel and Restaurant Awards
• Michelin Star for the Gourmet Restaurant Prezioso 2022
• Michelin Star for the Gourmet Restaurant Prezioso 2021
• Gault & Millau evaluation with 4 toques 2021/2022
• Condé Nast Johansens Award Best Dining Experience 2021
• Tripadvisor Traveller Choice Award 2021
Number of employees
28 Members of staff