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Schloss Elmau Hideaway
Bavaria, Germany
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Perhaps more of a wellness retreat than an ordinary hotel, the Schloss Elmau attracts all sorts of enlightened guests. Its state-of-the-art spas for adults and families and the Jivamukti Yoga Retreat promote harmony between the body and the soul, while over 200 cultural events per year foster a loyal artistic scene. Whether you’re after wellness or a wealth of culture, the Schloss Elmau is the ideal Bavarian spa for you.


Located high in the Bavarian Alps amid the jawdropping Wettersteinwand Mountain Range, the Schloss Elmau, built in 1916 and renovated as a luxury spa in 2007, is a hit among nature lover’s from around the globe. Thick pine forests and towering alpine peaks provide the perfect backdrop for your next event or wellness retreat.

With such pristine nature at every turn, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to hike, cycle, climb, or play golf. In winter skiing, cross-country skiing or sledding might be your perfect choice.

Guests can arrive from the Airport Innsbruck in 45 minutes and from the Munich International Airport in approximately two hours by car.

Rooms & Suites

Each of the hotel’s 115 rooms and suites features an ensuite made from natural stone, extravagant furnishings from all corners of the globe, an enormous Schramm mattress for an exceptional night’s sleep, and oiled oak floors in an attractive parquet style.

The Wetterstein Wing is home to 32 sumptuous suites. Superior furnishings and fittings adorn each, while floor to ceiling doors and windows afford exceptional views.

Spa & Wellness

There’s plenty of opportunity to pamper yourself at Schloss Elmau as the hotel boasts four separate spas.

The most popular and well-equipped is the adults-only Badehaus. Here, two infinity heated pools and a cold plunge pool offer the ideal place to soak, while steambaths and saunas are on hand to turn up the heat. Activities such as Pilates or Taijiquan Qi Gong will tone your body while the best beauty treatments on the market will revitalize your skin.

If you’d like to bring your little ones in on the fun, then check out the Family Spa. Aquatic therapies such as a Finnish Sauna, Bio-Sauna, Herbal Sauna, Saltwater Steambath, and Herbal Sauna are guaranteed to soothe the whole family.

Elsewhere, a rooftop Lady Spa is available for women and a Nature Spa focuses on outdoor pursuits. The adults-only Hammam offers calming Turkish therapies, while the Turtle Spa incorporates traditional Chinese medicine with cutting edge sports science, herbal medicine, nutrition, and aromatherapy practices to optimize your health.

Beginner yoga lovers and longtime yogis alike will love the Jivamukti Yoga Program. Teaching amid forested pines and snow-capped peaks, the highly trained Johannes Mikenda will accompany you on a blissful meditative retreat. Other popular yoga styles taught by great yoga teachers are available as well.

Food & Drink

Gastronomy is one of the many delights of the Schloss Elmau thanks to the six in-house restaurants on hand to serve hungry guests. A wide variety of cuisine is available to choose from, including fondue, gourmet, and traditional Bavarian food.

For an exceptional culinary experience, make your way to Luce d’Oro. Here, the 2 Michelin Star chef Christoph Rainer prepares contemporary French, cuisine that’s to die for.

Once you’re done with dinner, stop by the Tea House for a cuppa or the Piano Bar for a cocktail or two. You won’t have to worry about the kids, for they’ll be happy as can be at the teenager’s lounge.

Special Info

Events are a pillar of the Schloss Elmau, where anything from modest get-togethers to international meetings take place.

Choose from a stylish salon, a grandiose banquet hall, and intimate meeting rooms.

The Schloss Elmau has a strong emphasis on cultural events as well. In the early 20th century, author and philosopher Johannes Mueller founded the hotel to host fellow intellectuals who came to talk about the arts.

Avante-garde, jazz, and classical concerts attract music lovers from around the world, while an enormous hotel library offers an in-depth literature program that appeals to all ages. Over 200 events are held each year, some of which feature internationally renowned performers.

The hotel is also family-friendly and organizes for children soccer camps or edutainment programs. 

Schloss Elmau Resort consists of two wonderful properties – you are now viewing the Hideaway – if you are also interested in the Retreat, please click here

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