Burg Deutschlandsberg

Photos courtesy of Burg Deutschlandsberg


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The first documentation of Deutschlandsberg dates back to around 970 when Emperor Otto I gave the area to the Archbishopric of Salzburg. Today’s castle dates back to the late 12th century when an alliance of Styrian nobility known as “Landsberger Bund” rebelled against Duke Albrecht I.

Hungary’s King Matthias Corvinus took up residence in the castle in the 15th century and when he left, the Salzburg bishops once again claimed the property. In the 16th century the castle fortifications withstood an attack by the Turks. In the following centuries various owners, including the princes of Liechtenstein in 1820, added to and demolished parts of the castle’s structure. Finally in 1932, the town took over the estate.

Pamela’s Perspective

Lots of stairs to get to some rooms at this grand castle and no elevator, so if you have mobility issues, you may have some challenges.

If there’s a heat wave during the summer months, be aware that like most European hotels, there is no air conditioning

Consider stopping by for a meal even if you can’t stay the night; the cuisine is superb!


Burg Deutschlandsberg

A 12th-century castle


Burgplatz 1
A-8530 Deutschlandsberg
Tel: ++43 (0)3462 5656-0
Hotel website
Reserve with Booking.com

Fast facts

24 double rooms and 2 single rooms, including 3 suites

Single rooms: 68–90 euros
Double rooms: 128–142 euros
Suites: 168–250 euros
Rates include breakfast and taxes

Open: all year; restaurant closed on Sunday and Monday

Getting there

From highway A2, exit at Lieboch B76 via Stainz in the direction of Deutschlandsberg. Once in the center of town, follow the green signposts to the castle. The town has a rail station with connections to Graz. The hotel can arrange a taxi from there.

What to do

On site: steam room; sauna
Nearby: bicycling; hiking; golf; skiing; Graz


Yes, civil ceremonies. Inquire hotel for details.



Tucked away in the rolling hills of Styria and surrounded by vineyards and forests, Burg Deutschlandsberg is a castle filled with charm and warmth, in no small part thanks to its lovely staff.

Spotlessly clean guest rooms boast gleaming wood floors, occasional antique furnishings, and modern bathrooms. If you want to go all out here, reserve the Tower Suite, which is spread across three floors. You enter on one level that has a small welcoming sitting area, walk up steps to the next level where you’ll find a closet and bathroom, and finally on the top is the bedroom, which is surrounded by eight windows giving a 360°-panorama view of the vineyards, hills, and forests.

Best of all at the castle is its gourmet restaurant (closed Sunday and Monday) where you can dine from a 3-, 4-, or 5-course menu. Selections change daily and all are prepared from locally sourced ingredients—or you can let the chef surprise you. You won’t regret it!

Something Special

curlicue Archaeological museum on site (open mid-April to end of October)

curlicueAward-winning restaurant