Photos courtesy of Hotel Schloss Mailberg
Single rooms: 90–110 euros
Double rooms: 110–130 euros
Suites: 190–210 euros
Rates include breakfast.
Open: February through December
Mailberg is about an hour (or 75 km) north of Vienna and just shy of the border with the Czech Republic. To get the most out of the area, a car is recommended.
On site: wine tasting; tennis
Nearby: golf; hot springs of Laa an der Thaya; bicycling; hiking; horseback riding; Znajm (Czech Republic)
Yes. Baroque castle church on site.
Deep in the heart of the Weinviertel wine-growing region of Lower Austria, Schloss Mailberg presents a mixture of Medieval, Late Renaissance, and Baroque architectural elements. The castle also holds the parish church of Mailberg.
You would be hard pressed to find more comfortable and quiet guestrooms. All are spacious and named after well-known knights of the Order of Malta, such as “Herr von Stillfried” or “Herr von Mauterberg.” Opt for a superior room inside the castle and you’ll have a view of the castle garden, moat, and surrounding vineyards. Flat-screened satellite TVs are in every room. Modern bathrooms have either a tub or a shower, equipped with a fine selection of quality toiletries.
The Graf Trautson apartment has a separate entry area, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, while the castle’s grand luxury suite features an arched ceiling and free-standing bathtub.
A two-minute walk away is the Pfarrhof, or vicarage, a separate building that holds four newly renovated rooms. They, too, are spacious, comfortable, and quiet.
There’s lots of historical ambience throughout the castle, made even more special by the warmth and friendliness of the staff.
You’ll find the castle restaurant in the wine cellar vaults open for lunch and dinner. It specializes in regional cuisine. Don’t miss the wine!
Owned by the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta