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Schloss Elmau
Bavaria, Germany
Scenic mountain views • Unique setting • Stunning design
Voted 'Best Wellness Hotel in Europe' this luxury hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant is ideal all year round thanks to its superb location in the south of Germany and its fantastic facilities that include a luxury spa, tennis clay courts and two outdoor pools


Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa, Retreat & Cultural Hideaway is set on a 20th century German castle in the Bavarian Alps, 100km away from Munich. The resort is surrounded by green forests and meadows and enjoys amazing views of the Ferchenbach stream and the Wetterstein Mountain. The ski resorts of Mittenwald and Garmisch-Partenkirchen are within driving distance.

Rooms & Suites:

The accommodation is divided into rooms, suites and apartments. All of them are individually designed and furnished in a modern style with a classic touch provided by the use of natural materials such as oak, ancient stone and silk. They are bathed by natural light and enjoy scenic views. Most of them feature terraces. Families with children will be pleased to learn that there are rooms specifically designed for them that include sofa beds, a small kitchenette and 2 bathrooms for maximum comfort. 

Wellness & Facilities:

Schloss Elmau has been recently recognized by Travel+Leisure as the Best International Spa 2017. The hotel has 5 pools in total, 2 of which are outdoors. There are 6 different spas: the Family Spa,  the Badehaus Spa, the Oriental Hammam, the Nature Spa, the Shantigiri Spa and the Lady Spa. You can enjoy an infinity lap pool, a cold plunge pool, an infitiny saltwater pool, saltwater steambaths, Finnish and herbal saunas and relaxation areas. Beauty therapies by Signature Skin Care, Niance and Ananné Cosmetics are carried out in well-equipped treatment rooms. There is also a fully equipped gym and 3 clay tennis courts. Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates classes are available as well as weightloss programmes. 


The hotel's adventure programme keeps kids and teens alike entertained with a wide selection of summer and winter sports (private ski lessons are available), workshops, yoga and edutainment. Furthermore, the Family Spa has been especially designed for children and parents and it boasts treats such as a swimming pool open 24 hours a day!

Food & Drinks: 

When it comes to gastronomy few hotels can pride themselves on having not only a Michelin star but also 31 Gault Millau points between its 2 main restaurants. 'Luce d'Oro' and 'The Fidelio' will leave your taste buds tingling with their delicacies and renovated Italian recipes. All watered with the fine selection available at the wine & champagne cellar. You can also enjoy live cooking and mouthwatering international buffets at 'The La Salle', or filling fondues at the cosy 'Kaminstüberl'. For lighter snacks or drinks there is 'The Wintergarten', 'The Ananda Spa Restaurant & Terrace' - great during summer - and superb lounges where jazz piano is played live and social drinks become everlasting memories.


The 41st G7 Summit was held at the hotel in 2015 with then U.S. President Barack Obama in attendance.


During summer, the area offers a multitude of hiking, biking trails and golf courses. There are also several golf courses and the nearby lake is a great place to try sailing or swimming! In winter a cross country ski trail runs up to the hotel.

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Reasons To Go

Scenic mountain views/Unique setting/Stunning design/Off the beaten path/

Hotel Overview

Excellent service/Fine dining/Heated outdoor pool/Indoor pool/


Exclusive perks for Premium Europe guests/Pay on arrival/Direct online booking/

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General Info

  • Reasons To Go

    Scenic mountain views / Unique setting / Stunning design / Off the beaten path

  • Hotel Overview

    Excellent service / Fine dining / Heated outdoor pool / Indoor pool

  • Extras

    Exclusive perks for Premium Europe guests / Pay on arrival / Direct online booking

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Customer rating
Rated  / 5


Noah Riese / 2015-12-23


Jonathan Riese / 2015-12-21

One of the best places on earth!

Tobias Knoke / 2015-11-01

Best hotel in the World!! Perfect for families and Nature Lovers!

nikolai bloyd / 2015-06-01

Luxury in Barvaria. Near the alps and it is snowing in april. The spa is super, i had a great facial and yoga in the morning. Most things are part of the stay for free but rooms are expensive. We had ...

Susana G. / 2015-04-04