Surrounded by wild grapes and an idyllic garden, the Fragsburg has sat high above the spa resort of Merano in South Tyrol for almost 400 years. With a style that’s both graceful and highly personal, and a refined, lavish approach to life, the former hunting lodge is now an incomparable five-star hotel that is sought out by those looking for luxurious and sensuous experiences.
It’s a place of refuge and power, with a magnificent garden (approx. 10,000 m2), exquisite suites and hidden nooks and crannies that create a perfect ambience for magical, highly personal moments. In the heated outdoor pool in the rose garden or on the panorama terrace, our guests can bask in the sunshine that is nature’s greatest gift to the Fragsburg: No other place in the whole of South Tyrol enjoys as many hours of sunshine. The Fragsburg has been cultivated with great dedication into a harmonious whole, with antique furniture, contemporary designer items and a hint of art deco. The historic hunting lodge has been restored and renovated over time by the Ortner family, with an eye for beauty and a heart for history. And in front of the hotel, a classic motorbike and sidecar in royal red promise bohemian flair.
From its commanding position, high on the sunbathed slopes of the Dolomites, Castel Fragsburg offers its guests an oasis of calm in Italy’s South Tyrol. The hotel is surrounded by a lush 10,000m2 private park—a space which, like the hotel itself, is dedicated to tranquility and well-being.
The hotel’s park is the basis of a close partnership with Laimburg, a South Tyrol’s prestigious center for sustainable agricultural research. It uses its links with Castel Fragsburg for research on trees, soils, vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Projects often involve the cultivation of ancient varieties, and all use organic and environmentally-conscious methods. But the hotel’s cultivation of herbs and flowers isn’t simply for scientific research. Chef Diego Sales makes plentiful use of fresh herbs in his menus. And master herbalist, Renate, uses them too—along with the area’s ancient wisdom—to create the many natural treatments and care products applied in the hotel’s Castellum Natura spa.