hotel castello labers

Photos courtesy of Hotel Castello Labers








Like many of the castles surrounding Merano, records that might reveal the origins of the Castello Labers have been lost. All that is known is that the castle dates from the 11th century and stands on ground formerly part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.

The great-grandfather of Signor Neubert, the current proprietor, came from Denmark more than a 100 years ago, fell in love with the castle, and, after hosting a stream of visitors, finally opened the property as a hotel.

Pamela’s Perspective

There’s nothing over the top or fancy here; it’s comfy, like a country estate. That said, the hotel can probably use some updating here and there.

The spectacular region speaks for itself. It’s interesting to note that this area once belonged to Austria; you’ll hear German being spoken and see signs and place names in German as well.

You’ll need a car if you plan on getting into town or exploring the region. The best part of Castello Labers is that you are outside of town, so you’ll sleep well at night.


Hotel Castello Labers

An 11th-century castle


Via Labers, 25
39012 Merano
Tel: ++39 0473 234 484
Hotel website

Fast facts

36 rooms

Double rooms 140–300 euros
Rates include service, tax, and breakfast.
Last-minute rates available

Open: mid-April to beginning of November

Getting there

Merano is easily reached by train from Bolzano. From Merano, follow the signs up the hill on Via Scena. The hotel has plenty of parking.

What to do

On site: tennis; swimming
Nearby: hiking; golf; horseback riding; Castel Tirolo, Castel Scena


Yes. Inquire hotel for details.


The hotel is currently closed with plans to reopen in 2020 under new management.

Surrounded by vineyards, which are surrounded, in turn, by the Dolomites, the Hotel Castello Labers offers old-fashioned charm and intimacy.

A charming stone stairway (or an elevator) leads to the guest rooms on the second floor. Configured with the castle architecture, guest rooms can be tucked away in the tower or spacious with high ceilings; some have small terraces and some have panoramic mountain views.

Indulge in Tyrolean and Italian cuisine, complemented by estate-bottled wine. You can dine in the gardens or in the dramatic wood-paneled dining room.

Something special

curlicueRestored 16th-century chapel on grounds holds weekly mass

curlicueWine from castle’s own vineyards