Deuring SchlosslePhotos courtesy of Gourmethotel Deuring Schlössle

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The site of Deuring Schlössle has been inhabited since the time of the Romans, who left behind the walls of today’s wine cellar and a scattering of coins.

The core of the fortified castle was built in the 14th and 15th century and was protected by the city walls. But it wasn’t until the 17th century that the castle took on its recognizable form. John Albert Deuring extended the structure for use as his private residence and added the distinctive onion dome.

Acquired by the Huber family in the 20th century, their son, renowned chef Heino Huber, opened the doors of the castle as a hotel and gourmet restaurant in 1994.

Pamela’s Perspective

The hotel occupies a number of floors and there is no elevator. If steps give you difficulty, request a room on a lower floor.

The Bregenz Music Festival takes place from mid-July to mid-August every year. It’s a fantastic event with opera and symphonic performances right on the lake. However, you can expect prices to rise accordingly, including at Deuring Schlössle. Unless you have tickets in hand, I’d visit Bregenz outside this time. Hotels and restaurants are less harried.

 

Gourmethotel Deuring Schlössle

A 15th-century castle

Contact

Ehregutaplatz 4
A-6900 Bregenz
Tel: ++43 (0) 5574 47800
Fax: ++43(0)5574 47800 80
Hotel website
Reserve with Booking.com

Fast facts

13 rooms

Double rooms: 224–258 euros
Suites: 338–452 euros

Rates during Bregenz festival—mid July to mid-August:
Double rooms: 452–528 euros
Suites: 550–654 euros

Open: March through January; restaurant closed on Sundays.

Getting there

Bregenz is located on the eastern shore of Lake Constance and is accessible by all means of transportation. The schloss is on a hill just southeast of the town center. Signposts from the center of town will direct you. Walking takes about ten minutes.
Paid public parking right next to the hotel or free a short distance away.

What to do

Nearby: Bregenz; Lake Constance, fishing; golf; sailing; swimming; hiking

Weddings

Yes. Inquire hotel for details.

 

Unfortunately, Deuring Schlossle closed in 2015.

Perched on a hill with views of Bregenz and Lake Constance, this friendly and intimate castle hotel is filled with charm and character.

Spacious and bright guest rooms are individually furnished with a mix of antiques and designer furnishings. The junior suites are extra nice, and if you’re looking to economize (and don’t mind steps) then the attic room might be for you. All guest rooms have ensuite bathrooms.

The castle restaurant, awarded two toques by Gault Millau, is overseen by Heino Huber, who is considered one of the top chefs in Austria. It’s spread across a number of rooms as well as an outside terrace. The creative and delicious cuisine is well accompanied by a large selection of wine from the castle’s underground cellar. A charming garden is a perfect place to enjoy a drink if the weather is good.

Something special

curlicue Cooking classes