Hotel zum LandrichterPhotos courtesy of Hotel zum Landrichter








Wolfsberg’s written history began over 1,000 years ago, although the town’s castle wasn’t documented until 1178. The “Oberes Schloss am Burgberg” was known as the upper castle on the mountain. It was the home of the chancellor.

The “Unteres Schloss,” or lower castle where today’s castle is located, belonged to the bishop of Bamberg. By the 18th century, the bishops lost their dominance in Carinthia when their property was sold to the Austrian government under Empress Maria Theresa. The lower castle then became a courthouse, and its name “Landrichterhaus” remained as the name of today’s castle.

Pamela’s Perspective

You have to love a hotel that promotes reading as important to one’s well being! Not only does the hotel maintain a substantial library, they take it a step further. On its website, you can download a list of titles in German, English, and Italian. You’ll find children’s books, Nobel prize winners, classics, and plenty of good detective stories. Let the hotel know which book(s) you’re interested in, and you’ll find them next to your bed when you arrive!


Hotel zum Landrichter

A 13th-century tower


Getreidemarkt 6
A-9400 Wolfsberg
Tel: ++43 (0)4352 37556
Fax: ++43 (0)4352 37556 60
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Fast facts

14 rooms

Single rooms: 70–85 euros
Double rooms: 140–190 euros
Rates include breakfast

Open: all year

Getting there

Wolfsberg is equidistant between Klagenfurt and Graz on the A2. The best way to get here is by car, although Wolfsberg is also served by bus. The hotel is east of the town center.

What to do

On site: small spa; yoga; pottery lessons; library
Nearby: hiking; bicycling; canoeing; golf; swimming; hang gliding; tennis; go-karting; winter sports


Hotel zum Landrichter is closed as of 2016.

Tucked away in the heart of Austria’s Carinthia region, this charming hotel offers just about everything a passing traveler can need: friendly service, a spacious and comfy room with a fun bathroom, a place to walk in nature, good food, a terrific library of books, free wi-fi, and a reasonable price.

You’ll find a perfect and tasteful balance of modern and old furnishings throughout. No two guestrooms are alike. You might find yourself sleeping in a four-poster, brass, or sleigh bed. Heavy wood-beamed ceilings and an occasional stone wall remind you of the hotel’s historic origins, while flat-screened TVs and wi-fi bring you back into the 21st century. One room in the tower has a skylight where you can gaze at the stars on clear nights.

Especially well thought out are each guestroom’s unique bathrooms. Depending on which room you’re in, you’ll have a choice of sauna, whirlpool, infrared cabin, or aroma steam shower. Bathroom floors are heated.

An excellent and substantial breakfast will set your day off right, and be sure to sample some typical Carinthian dishes in the hotel’s restaurant when you return in the evening. On weekends you’ll often be treated to live music.

The center of Wolfsberg, where you’ll find cafes and restaurants, is in easy strolling distance, or just out the door are hiking trails that wind through the ever gorgeous Austrian countryside. The hotel will be happy to supply you with trail maps.

Something special

curlicue Pottery classes

curlicue A great reading library