On the heights of Merano, in South Tyrol, stands Castel Fragsburg, an exceptional hotel from the 17th century majestically perched above the town. Distinguished not only by its style, but also by its unique philosophy and art de vivre, it is a true refuge surrounded by glorious, unspoilt nature. From its elevated terraces, enjoy spectacular views over the Adige Valley; or bask in the heart of its five-hectare fairy-tale garden and reconnect with the beauty of the world through a celebration of the senses. Inside its twenty suites, discover elegant interiors that combine alpine comfort and Mediterranean sensuality for optimal relaxation. This spirit is echoed in the Alchemistic Healing Spa, the first of its kind, which offers marvellous beauty treatments, as well as in the jacuzzi and by the heated outdoor pool where unforgettable moments under the sun are sure to be had. In the gourmet restaurant, the South Tyrolean chef highlights healthy regional products and invites you to savour exquisite aromas that also serve as wonderful elixirs of life.
High above the imperial spa town of Merano — where the sun’s rays stretch far and wide and the untamed romanticism of the majestic South Tyrolean mountains step into the spotlight — Castel Fragsburg has been sitting enthroned for nearly 400 years. Rooted in rock and soil, the 50,000 sq m of this former 17th-century hunting lodge nonetheless seem to float above the venerable treetops of Fragsburg’s rocky cliffs, as if trying to touch the castle above. It was the purchase of this 14th-century castle by the Ortner family that reunited these two buildings that originally belonged together. Today, the castle is used as an event space and can be visited by hotel guests.
Castel Fragsburg is nestled in an enchanted park. The heated pool, sun deck and whirlpool are surrounded by wisteria, roses, jasmine and hydrangeas. At the cliff’s edge, you will find the Fragsburg Sanctuarium, a treehouse for yoga and personalised treatments.
In the Alchemistic Healing Spa Castellum Natura, the first and only one of its kind in the world, modern alchemist Renate De Mario Gamper personally prepares each healing and beauty elixir from hand-picked flowers and herbs. Inspired by the ancient knowledge of herbal medicine and the nearly forgotten teachings of alchemy, the Healing Spa Castellum Natura offers harmonising full-body therapies, massages, healing baths and personal beauty treatments.