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Bernstein im Burgenland

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About Bernstein im Burgenland

Bernstein is a small town of 2,300 souls in the Burgenland region of Eastern Austria close to the border with Hungary. The town is most notable for its ‘schloss’ which is perched 2,000 feet above sea level overlooking the Hungarian lowlands. The castle has a rich history dating back to the thirteenth century. It is owned by the Almasy family whose forebear Laszlo (1895-1951} was a pioneer aviator, motor racer and desert explorer (he claimed to have discovered the legendary city of Zerzura in Africa). A highly fictionalised version of his life was the subject of the film ‘The English Patient’. Aside from historical interests, this is a most beautiful part of Austria - ideal for walking, cycling, hiking or touring the vineyards. The best places to stay in Bernstein im Burgenland offer the ultimate ‘getaway’ experience.

For a Castle with a View

  • Run by the Almasy family, the spectacular Burg Bernstein has commanding 360 degree views over Austria and Hungary. The castle and its gardens are lovingly maintained by the owners who run part of it as a 10 bedroomed hotel. The rooms are large and filled with antiques and heirlooms. The hostess is a renowned chef. This is the perfect rural escape!

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Best Hotels in Bernstein im Burgenland

  • Burg Bernstein 10 rooms from $194

    Bernstein im Burgenland

    A striking castle overlooking the Hungarian lowlands. Carefully renovated throughout to keep the building's original charm. Enormous rooms (and almost even larger bathrooms) are traditional in style and filled with antiques. Regional Austrian cuisine uses local produce. A unique property.

    Country Escape  -  A magical rural escape steeped in history and boasting stunning scenery.
    Active Holiday  -  Wonderful hiking and cycling country.
    Great walks  -  Miles of tracks to be explored in the woods surrounding the castle.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
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