Photos courtesy of Hotel Burg Bernstein
4 double rooms; 6 suites
Singles rooms: 117–177 euros
Double rooms: 170–215 euros
Suites: 215–347 euros
Rates include breakfast, service, and tax.
Open: beginning of May until mid- October Off season: sometimes it’s possible for a room only
Bernstein is 100 km south of Vienna. Although the town of Bernstein is served by bus from Vienna, a car is the most practical means of getting around.
On site: swimming; sauna
Nearby: golf; riding; tennis
Chapel; exclusive use of hotel
A hotel since 1953, Burg Bernstein offers guests a warm welcome and a fascinating glimpse into traditional Austrian life.
Passed down through the same family for generations, the Berger-Almásy family present the castle more as a large home rather than as an impersonal hotel.
The ten keyless, baronial guestrooms bear names not numbers. Instead of televisions, mini-bars, and telephones, priceless antiques fill the rooms.
During winter, ceramic Austrian stoves keep the air cozy and warm. Bathrooms are modernized.
Dinner in the beautiful baronial hall is cooked by Mrs. Berger-Almásy herself.
A resident ghost exists! One of Bernstein’s former medieval lords returned home from war one day to find his young, beautiful wife in bed with a servant. In rage, he walled her up inside her bedroom to die. She is said to be a friendly ghost who doesn’t upset the guests.