Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway

Schloss Elmau is located 100 km south of Munich tucked away deep in the calm surrounding of the Bavarian Alps. The multiple award-winning Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway acted as host of the G7 Summit in 2015. Besides a breathtaking scenery Schloss Elmau offers its guests the freedom of choice between two inimitable five-star superior wellness hotels, nine restaurants for gourmets and cosmopolitans, six separate spas for adults and families, Yoga Retreat & TCM Medical Spa, visionary edutainment program for children and fantastic sports facilities, as well as „food for thought“ in a first-class bookstore and mental detox in more than 200 concerts & talks with great artists on the pulse of the times, every year.

Schloss Elmau is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Fine Hotels & Resorts, Andrew Harper and Virtuoso.

How to get there

By car:
From Innsbruck: Drive 45 kilometres over the Zirlerberg direction Garmisch-Partenkirchen. At Klais, turn left over the train track crossing and then right again and drive to the chapel. Turn left at the chapel and drive six kilometres on the toll road to Schloss Elmau. A 45 minute scenic drive. From Munich: Drive 88 kilometres on the motorway to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, then another twelve kilometres in the direction of Mittenwald/Innsbruck until the exit at Klais. At Klais, turn right over the train track crossing and then right again and drive to the chapel. Turn left at the chapel and drive six kilometres on the toll road to Schloss Elmau. A one hour scenic drive.

By train:
From Innsbruck Main Train Station to Klais: Klais is the first stop after Mittenwald. The journey lasts approximately one hour. From Munich Main Train Station to Klais: Klais is the first stop after Garmisch-Partenkirchen, direction to Mittenwald. The journey lasts approximately 90 minutes. The transfer between Klais and Schloss Elmau is complimentary. Guests are kindly asked to inform the reception of their arrival time so that an appropriate pick-up service can be arranged.

By plane:
From Airport Innsbruck: The journey from Innsbruck Airport (Austria) to Schloss Elmau lasts approximately 45 minutes by taxi. Schloss Elmau will be pleased to book the taxi transfer for an additional charge. From Airport Munich: The journey from Munich Airport to Schloss Elmau lasts approximately 90 minutes by taxi. Schloss Elmau will be pleased to book the taxi transfer for an additional charge. The hotel can also be reached via public transportation from Munich airport and Munich Main Train Station. From here guests take the train to Klais. The transfer between Klais and Schloss Elmau is complimentary. Guests are kindly asked to inform the reception of their arrival time so that an appropriate pick-up service can be arranged.

Rooms & Suites

Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa & Cultural Hideaway was reconstructed in new generosity in 2007 as five-star Superior Wellness Hotel and offers 115 rooms, suites & apartments (20-110 square meter).

Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa & Retreat was established in 2015 and is located 150 meters west from Schloss Elmau in a hidden slope and offers 47 spacious suites & junior suites (55-200 square meter) granting breathtaking views towards the Wettersteingebirge and the rushing Ferchenbach.

For large events either one or both hotels can be booked exclusively. Amongst the total of 152 rooms and suites are three single rooms (20 square meter), 32 double rooms (25 – 55 square meter), 88 junior suites (42 – 80 square meter) and 39 suites and apartments (65 – 200 square meters).

Spa & Wellness

Six separate spas und pools within the two five-star superior wellness hotels guarantee adults and relaxed families undisturbed tranquillity and pure relaxation in the respective three spas and pools.

The Badehaus in the five-star superior wellness hotel Schloss Elmau is reserved for adults as from the age of 16 years. It offers its guests pleasant calmness on three levels and relaxation in 17 treatment rooms, three spacious and light-flooded relaxation rooms with chaiselongues and stunning views towards the pools and the mountains, a lady spa with a Finnish sauna and mountain view as well as a brine steam bath. Brine steam bath and Finnish sauna are 36 square meters of size each. In addition there are a 15 square meter big, cold outdoor pool, a 20 meter long and 35° warm outdoor sole-enriched pool as well as a 25 m long and 32° warm outdoor rooftop infinity pool with unspoilt view towards the Wettersteingebirge. Last but not least there are tea lounges and a wonderful spa restaurant with a terrace.

The Oriental Hamam five-star superior wellness hotel Schloss Elmau is reserved for adults as from the age of 16 years and offers on a 500 square meter area, three domed rooms, three treatment rooms, two steam baths as well as a relaxation area and a tea lounge.

The Shantigiri Adult Spa in the five-star superior wellness hotel Schloss Elmau Retreat offer guests as from the age of 14 years a lady spa as well as a mixed spa each equipped with a 30 square meter Finnish sauna and a 30 square meter brine steam bath, a shared relaxation room with a stunning view towards the 35° warm and 20 m long sole-enriched pool and the 12° cold and rushing Ferchenbach, a 15 square meter big and 15° cold pool for cooling down and a tea lounge with open chimney.

The Shantigiri Family Spa at the five-star superior wellness hotel Schloss Elmau Retreat offers guests a 27 m long and 32° warm outdoor infinity lap pool, a huge relaxation room with open chimney and a wonderful view towards pool and mountains, seven treatment rooms, a gym with the latest Technogym exercise machines, Yoga pavilion and spa restaurant with open chimney, terrace and view towards pools & mountains.

The Family Spa at the five-star superior wellness hotel Schloss Elmau offers all guests a 25 m long and 32° warm indoor lap pool which is opened 24 hours, five saunas and steam baths, tea lounge, relaxation room and fitness gym with Pilates studio.

The Nature Spa in a sheltered valley at the Ferchenbach offers guests of the two five-star superior wellness hotels a 25 m long and 27° warm lap pool, a rustic sauna with a natural plunge pool within the Ferchenbach, a huge sunbathing lawn, an adventure children’s playground as well than three tennis courts from June to September.

Jivamukti Yoga Retreats & Center: At the Yoga hotel Schloss Elmau guests can participate daily in a Jivamukti Yoga Retreat with basic & open classes, held by advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga Teachers at the Yoga studio or the spectacular Yoga pavilion.

Yoga Retreats: Besides daily Jivamukti Yoga Retreat both five-star superior wellness hotels offer numerous Yoga retreats based on diverse popular Yoga styles, held by renowned Yoga teachers like Dr. Patrick Broome, Patricia Thieleman, Barbara Not, Gabriela Bosic, Timo Wahl, Nicole Bongartz, Michael Forbes und Claudia Lederer. In total more than 1.000 Yoga classes per year are given at both five-star superior wellness hotels.

TCM Medical Spa: In the practice of Dr. med. univ. Imke Koenig guests benefit from healing practices of the traditional Chinese medicine at the five-star superior wellness hotel Schloss Elmau.

Taijiquan & QiGong: Besides Yoga also Taijiquan & QiGong make a big part of the weekly fit & aktiv program of the two five-star superior wellness hotels of Schloss Elmau. To top it off each year several workshops and retreats are offered held by for example the world-famous Taiji Meister Chungliang Al Huang.

Restaurant & Bars

The gourmet restaurant Luce d'Oro holds one Michelin Star and 17 Gault Millau Points since 2010. As from October, 2017 it’s being run by Christoph Rainer who has been awarded with two Michelin Stars within the last seven years.

The cosmopolitan restaurant La Salle offers sumptuous buffets as well as fish and meat freshly prepared in front of the guests as well as vegetarian and vegan meals.

The Fidelio restaurant celebrates authentic Thai haute cuisine awarded with 15 Gault Millau points since 2017.

The Summit and Tutto Mondo fine dining restaurants at the Retreat serve highlights of the Mediterranean cuisine, but also steaks and pizza. The restaurants have achieved 14 Gault Millau points since 2017.

At the Kaminstube in the castle guests can enjoy fondues from all over the world.

The Ananda Spa Restaurant at the Badehaus offers its guests not only breakfast but also salads and soups for lunch.

The Ganesha Spa Restaurant at the Retreat can be booked exclusively for private events.

The mountain restaurant Elmauer Alm is situated 1.200 meters above sea level and offers Bavarian delicacies combined with a stunning panoramic view.

At the Tea Lounge, Library Lounge and Jazz Bar cake and some dishes from a small bistro menu can be enjoyed besides fresh fruits, drinks, wines, teas and outstanding coffee.

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