The quintessence of elegance above the roofs of Salzburg lays the Castle
Hotel Schloss Monchstein with panoramic views over the city.
1350 The Monchstein was mentioned in a document for the
first time as "Tetelheimer Turm".
1531 The estate became the property of the Froschlmoser family, who
constructed the chapel and the tower.
1622 The monks of the Muelln monastery became the owners of the property. At
this time, the Archbishop Paris Lodron built the fortifications, which surround
1654 The Castle was bought by the Convent of St. Peter to provide a relaxing
environment for the "Gelehrten Herren Professoris". In light of
this fact, it was referred to as "Professorenschlessl".
1661 On August third, the Chapel was consecrated and during this time the
Tower Room was used as an astronomic observatory.
1815 Catherine of Russia and the Duchess of Liechtenstein were just two of
the noble guests who enjoyed their stay at the Monchstein Castle.
The poet Alexander von Humboldt wrote very enthusiastically about that "small
piece of paradise" in the city of Mozart.
1887 At this time Banker Leitner became the owner of the estate. He built the
first elevator along the outside of the Monchsberg. He was also responsible for
building a road up the hill.
1895 The city of Salzburg bought the Monchsberg elevator and following the
Second World War it was reconstructed within the mountain.
1948 During this period, the Monchstein Castle was
transformed into a hotel.
1956 Family von Mierka bought the Castle and transformed it to the only five
star Castle Hotel in Salzburg.
1984 The Schloss Monchstein was included in the "100 Best Country
Hotels in Europe" by Klaus Besser.
1984 Hotel Schloί Monchstein received the Grand Award
"Urban Sanctuary of the World" donated by "Hideaway
1986 B.I.D. awarded the Monchstein "The American Gold Star for
1988 Start of the membership with "Relais & Chateaux"
- "The most beautiful hotel-chain in the world".
1989 The Castle celebrated its initiation into "Salzburg’s Wedding
Wall" and three years later into the "Castle – Christening -
1993 Castle Restaurant Paris Lodron was awarded with two Gourmet
Hats from Gault Millau, a sign of excellence. With this accomplishment the Paris
Lodron gained the reputation as the best restaurant in the city of
1995 The Castle Chapel witnessed the five hundredth couple to say, "I
1996 Hotel Schloss Monchstein is co-founder of the European
Castle Hotels & Restaurants.
1997 The "Monchstein Panorama Path" was opened. This
romantic walk leads to the Monchsberg lift that is the connection to the
historical centre of the festival city.
2000 The Gabrielli-Schwarz family acquired the Castle.
2002 The Hotel closes for reconstructions
2003 During the comprehensive reconstructions - carried our with lots of love
to the details as well as with the due respect regarding the history of the
castle - another rooms and several public areas were added. Well timed with the
beginning of the summer music festival season, The Hotel reopens in its unique
Now "Salzburg’s Success Team" has the pleasure of
welcoming you at Hotel Schloss Monchstein.
On the Monchsberg above Salzburg's old town, just seven minutes to walk to
the city center.
The Hotel accommodation consists of 25 Rooms & Suites.
Food & Beverages
À la carte
Restaurant, also available for private functions.
12:00 – 14:00/18:00 – 22:00
(Festival season until 24:00)
Capacity: up to 50 persons
private and banquet functions etc. (with daylight)
Capacity: up to 22 persons
Size: 41 m²
History: The chamber itself and the
furniture origin from the era of the famous Salzburg archbishop Paris Lodron and
are a perfect example of monumental protection.
Smallest Restaurant Of The World
ideal spot for exclusive dinings and conversations
Capacity: up to 4 persons
Truly unique: This restaurant
is situated in the castle tower with a breathtaking view. The perfect ambience
for exclusive dinings and conversations.
other bar concept! Enjoy the wintergarden feeling!
Capacity: 10 seats resp. up to 25 Standing
under the open sky you can welcoming your guests and enjoy your first – or
maybe last – drink of the day!
large terrace enables you to have a wonderful view over Salzburg or into the
Capacity: up to 100 seats and 200 Standing Rooms
are welcoming you at our terrace for light dishes throughout the day as well as
for classic and fancy drinks until late at night. For bigger gatherings and
functions the terrace can be sheltered with a tent roof and consequently becomes
a very special location.
Check-in / Check-out Policy
Check-in: from 12:00 h
Check-out: until 10:00 h