hotel schloss korb

Photos courtesy of Hotel Schloss Korb

 

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The square tower of Schloss Korb was built around 1236 by a certain von Korb, a minister in the service of the counts of von Eppan.

In 1834, Johann von Putzer built an annex onto the structure and established a small chapel. The castle exchanged hands a few more times until 1918, when the Dellago family acquired the property and developed it into a restaurant and hotel.

Pamela’s Perspective

If you’re driving on the A22 autostrada, either entering or departing Italy, Schloss Korb makes an easy and fun castle hotel stop. The castle sits just a few kilometers west of Bolzano, the capital of Alto Adige and worth a day or two of exploration.

Take time, too, to enjoy the gorgeous scenery. The surrounding snowcapped peaks of the Dolomites serve as a magnificent backdrop to towns with a distinct Tyrolean appearance.

 

Hotel Schloss Korb

An 11th-century castle

Contact

Hocheppanerweg, 5
39050 Missiano
(Bolzano)
Tel: ++39 0471 636 000
Fax: ++39 0471 636 033
Hotel website
Reserve with Booking.com

Fast facts

54 rooms

Double rooms: 164–226 euros
Suites: 256–346 euros
Rates include breakfast and service.
1/2 board available

Open: beginning of April through October

Getting there

Missiano is 10 km northwest of Bolzano, and the castle is just to the north of Missiano. The nearest train station is in Bolzano.

What to do

On site: swimming pools; spa; sauna; tennis
Nearby: fishing; hiking; golf; sightseeing flights over the Dolomites

Weddings

Yes. Inquire hotel for details.

 

Schloss Korb is one of those special castle hotels that have remained in the same family for generations. Since 1918, the Dellago family have been welcoming visitors to their castle.

Despite being just a few kilometers from the city, the castle sits in a quiet park surrounded by vineyard-covered hillsides.

The castle’s decor has a distinct Tyrolean flair, with handcrafted art objects, and a profusion of plants and flower arrangements throughout.

Many guest rooms are richly paneled and have views of the countryside. The most interesting rooms are in the tower, which feature Romanesque arched windows.

An added bonus for castle lovers is the short walk to the ruins of Schloss Boymont, where you can enjoy a picnic and the fine scenery.

Something special

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