Newsletter Monday, 14. July 2014
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History Monday, 14. July 2014
Schloss Prielau was first documented in 1425, with a Christian Glaser zu Prielau named. In the 16th century the castle was rebuilt and gained the design it keeps today.
Over the following centuries, Schloss Prielau changed owners many times. The last prince bishop to use the castle was Sigmund Christoph von Zeil and Trauchburg. His emblem can still be seen today at the castle gate.
In 1932 Gerti von Hofmannsthal, the widow of Hugo von Hofmannsthal, bought the estate and restored the castle. In the Second World War the family was dispossessed and sculptor Josef Thorak was able to acquire the castle. After the war the Hofmannsthal family then had their estate returned.
In 1987 the Porsche family bought the property and converted the castle into a hotel.
Since 2004 the castle has been managed by Anette and Andreas Mayer, who treat guests at the hotel and Mayer’s gourmet restaurant.
Voucher Monday, 19. May 2014
Gifts from the heart. Nothing is as beautiful as preparing a delightful gift for a person dear to us, surprising them and therefore saying: “I’m thinking of you”. Make a present of some wonderful time at Schloss Prielau. Whether to dine at MAYER’s gourmet restaurant at Schloss Prielau, to stay at our hotel or to take one of our cookery courses.
Recommendations Wednesday, 2. April 2014
We enjoy working with:
Christine Kurz - Photography - www.christinekurz.com
Claire Morgan - Photographer- Vienna- www.claire-morgan.com
Siegfried Herzog Destillerie - Fine brandies and cheese - Saalfelden - www.herzog-destillate.at
Hofbräuhaus Traunstein - Beer - Traunstein - www.hb-ts.de
Klaus Bauer - Photographer - Saalfelden - www.foto-bauer.at
Martina Rinke - Photography - Munich - www.hochzeitsfotograf-muenchen.de
Mirabell Plummer - Fashion - Zell am See - www.mirabell-plummer.at
Jeannette-Renée Conrad ~Prime Moments~ exclusive weddings & events - Salzburg - www.prime-moments.at
Sabine Brandner - Florist - Munich - www.purpur-floristik.com
Blumen Schwaighofer - Florists - Saalfelden - www.die-gaertnerei.at
Barbara Gschossmann - Step by Step - Wedding Planner - Kaprun - www.sbys.at
von Schilgen - artist agency / event management - Großgmain - www.vonschilgen.at/kultur
Kai Gebel - Photographer - www.wedding-punk.com
Weinkistl - Wines - Saalfelden - www.weinkistl.at
Werner Linsberger - Fotograf - Muthmannsdorf - www.linsberger.com
Hosts Wednesday, 2. April 2014
Since 2004 Anette & Andreas Mayer have been hosts at Schloss Prielau. Together with their team of long-serving staff they treat the guests at the hotel and restaurant of Schloss Prielau.
Anette Mayer is the heart and soul of the hotel and looks after the guests with plenty of charm. Anette particularly enjoys weddings and celebrations at Schloss Prielau, which she plans and provides support for with plenty of love for detail.
Along with his kitchen team, her husband Andreas Mayer, a student of Eckart Witzigmann, spoils visitors to the gourmet MAYER’s Restaurant at Schloss Prielau. The multi-award winning restaurant has, among other accolades, two stars from the Michelin Guide, two toques/16 points from Gault Millau and was chosen as Restaurant of the Year in 2011.
In the course of the year, Schloss Prielau and MAYER’s gourmet restaurant received numerous awards and mentions in international publications:
- Two stars Michelin guide
- Hotel of the Year 2014 Bertelsmann
- Two toques/16 points Gault Millau 2013
- 94 points A la Carte 2013
- 3.5 FFF Feinschmecker Germany 2013
- Restaurant of the Year 2011 Bertelsmann
- Trophé Culinaire for Most Creative Cuisine 2010 A la Carte
- Five toques dining and drinking 2008 Bertelsmann
- Chef of the Year 2007 Austria
- Shooting Star of the Year 2006 A la Carte
- Newcomer of the Year 2005 Austria
Imprint Tuesday, 1. April 2014
A-5700 Zell am See
VAT No. VAT ATU57830912
ll prices listed on the webpage are in EUR and are subject to changes.
Salzburg Regional Court
Cancellation up to 10 days prior arrival with booking: free
Cancellation up to 10 days prior arrival exclusive booking whole castle: 30%
Cancellation up to 1 day prior arrival: 50%
Cancellation on day of arrival or early departure: 100%
The general term of hotel contract applies as legal base.
Conception, design, development:
Blue Danube IT, Sattlerstraße 11, D-30916 Isernhagen, Germany
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We thank the following for providing photos:
Claire Morgan, Klaus Bauer, Tourismus Zentrale Zell am See Kaprun, Golfclub
Zell am See Kaprun
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Contact & arrival Tuesday, 1. April 2014
Arrival by train:
The closest train station is located in Zell am See and is just 5 km away from Schloss Prielau.
Arrival by air:
We recommend Salzburg Airport, which is just 70 km away from the schloss and is one hour’s drive away. Munich Airport is 200 km away. We will gladly organise a transfer for you! If arriving with your own Learjet, Zell am See airport is available. We will gladly obtain a landing permit for you there.
Arrival by helicopter:
For arrivals with a helicopter, our heliport right next to the schloss is available. You can fly from Salzburg to the schloss in just 20 minutes. Helicopter transfers can be organised and booked by our staff. If planning your own arrival by helicopter we ask you to please inform us in advance.
Welcome to Schloss Prielau! Tuesday, 1. April 2014
Schloss Prielau is located in idyllic grounds, just 200 metres from the north shore of Lake Zell. The former residence of writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s family was first documented in 1425. Since the 1980s, Schloss Prielau has been owned by the Porsche family, who converted it into a luxury hotel.
Anette and Andreas Mayer have been your hosts since 2004 and spoil hotel guests and visitors to MAYER’s gourmet restaurant with plenty of love and personal care. They have seven double rooms, two suites and an apartment in the fishing lodge available. The rooms are furnished in a rural style yet possess all the comfort of an international four-star hotel. Fires and tiled stoves create plenty of opportunity to snuggle up in a romantic atmosphere.
Delicious breakfasts are served in the cosy castle kitchens, where you can also while away the lunchtime and the afternoon. On the terrace, with its view of the castle grounds, you can enjoy the sun and the tranquillity while you watch the on-site deer.
In the rustic bathhouse you can relax with a visit to the sauna and steam bath or treat yourself to a massage. Thanks to the unique surroundings and dreamlike location, Schloss Prielau is the perfect venue for your wedding or family celebration for up to 300 people.
We look forward to seeing you!
I think of you, of my castle, of my Prielau.