A luxurious rural style accommodation and award-winning cuisine in a stately 15th-century castle.
Located in idyllic grounds near the north shore of Lake Zell, the Schloss Prielau is a popular luxury hotel in Zell am See. Its rural setting makes it ideal for relaxing getaways and romantic breaks. Perfectly secluded, the hotel is within easy reach from popular attractions like the Kaprun Castle and the Pinzgaeur Local Railway.
With a history that dates back to 1425, the castle was the former residence of writer Hugo von Hofmannsthals family. Owned by the Porsche family since 1980, the castle has been converted into a country-style hotel with modern amenities and contemporary comfort. The rooms and suites are tastefully designed, furnished with stylish accessories, fine textiles, and modern bath.
The castle hotel is also a popular destination for lovers of Austrian cuisine. The MAYER’s restaurant is a two-star Michelin restaurant. With a large banquet area and parkland, the hotel is an ideal location for exclusive conferences, weddings, gala events, and other business and private events.
Built in the 15th century, the castle hotel has preserved much of its historic features and aesthetics. It features an Alpine-style castle with white exterior and unique wooden furnishings. The rooms and suites are stylishly decorated, blending tradition and modernity.
An award-winning culinary experience awaits you at the castle. The hotel’s restaurant holds two Michelin stars and other awards. Enjoy a balance of innovative and traditional cuisine, paired with a fine selection of wines.
The castle hotel is located 200 meters from the north shore of Lake Zell. Surrounded by beautiful nature, the hotel is a convenient jump-off point to popular local attractions, like the Pinzgaeur Local Railway and Kaprun Castle.
Standard Double Room
Superior Double Room
Hofmannsthalstraße, Zell am See, Austria
MAYER’s Restaurant is a two-star Michelin restaurant set inside the historic castle. It also holds 17 points from Gault Millau and other culinary accolades. Featuring an elegant fine dining setup, the restaurant serves bold combinations and tasteful creations. The gourmet cuisine has a French direction, handcrafted to perfection. The dishes are made from fresh produce from the region. The exquisite dishes are perfectly paired with a glass of wine from the hotel’s finest selection. The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday, serving dinner from 7:00 pm until midnight.
The idyllic setting and historic charm of the hotel make it a lovely place to celebrate important occasions like weddings. There’s a Baroque church if you wish to have a Christian wedding. Weddings, receptions, and other events can also be held at a private beach by the Lake Zell, the idyllic park on the castle grounds, or at the banquet hall inside the castle. The hotel is also well-equipped to organize conferences and other business events.
Lake Zell is just 200 meters from the castle hotel. Considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Austria, Lake Zell offers sporty options as well as pure relaxation, particularly in the summer. Enjoy bathing, surfing, and sailing at the lake, while enjoying the wonderful views of the surrounding landscapes and mountains. Activities that you can do at the lake include water sports, stand-up paddling, surfing, sailing, boat rental, rafting, canyoning, and boat trips, among others.
Schmittenhöhe is a mountain located in the district capital of Zell am See. You can visit this majestic mountain via a cable car. In the winter, it is a popular destination for skiing and other outdoor snow activities. It also offers breathtaking views of the region.
Located just a few kilometers from the castle hotel, the Pinzgauer Local Railway is a popular tourist attraction in the region. It is considered one of the most scenic narrow gauge railways in Europe. Operating since 1898, the railway lets you enjoy a romantic and nostalgic trip through the beautiful Upper Pinzgau landscape.