The Most Romantic Honeymoon Resorts in Austria

The fairytale scenery of Austria makes for an ideal romantic break
The fairytale scenery of Austria makes for an ideal romantic break | © Alpineguide / Alamy Stock Photo
Iuliana Marchian

A realm of snow-capped mountains, medieval castles and glacial lakes, Austria is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon. Throw in excellent spa facilities, high-end treatments and first-class wines, and you’ve just created the perfect romantic setting. Check out our pick of the best fairytale resorts in Austria – bookable on Culture Trip.

In Austria, you’ll find all-inclusive resorts in mountain scenery or by a pristine lake, as well as historic castles and palaces refurbished into unique, atmospheric accommodation. Here, we give a rundown of the best dreamy destinations across the country.

1. Romantik Hotel Zell am See


The exterior of the Romantik Hotel Zell am See, with balconies, a rooftop terrace and sitting area and a mountain backdrop
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Romantik Hotel is one of the oldest buildings in the centre of the mountain town of Zell am See. For a romantic holiday, book the garden suite in the Landhouse Cottage in the middle of a rose garden, or the Romantic theme room with a fireplace and stone walls. The highlight is the Emotion Spa area with an indoor-outdoor pool heated to 30C (86F) year-round and a relaxation room with water beds.

2. Mountains Hotel


An illuminated indoor swimming pool area at Mountains Hotel, with cushioned loungers, a small circular pool and windows
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Mountains Hotel is in the heart of the Olympia region Seefeld, close to Innsbruck, Munich and Zurich. Dinners of fresh-made traditional dishes are served in a cosy dining room with a winter garden overlooking a vast panorama of mountains. Don’t forget to pair these delicious dishes with wines from the hotel cellar or an energy drink at the juice bar in the spa section. Lomi lomi and hot-stone massages are also available for hotel guests.

3. Ebner’s Waldhof am See


A bird’s-eye view a snow-covered Ebner’s Waldhof am See, beside a lake and surrounded by trees and a mountain backdrop
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This family resort in Austria has a private beach by Lake Fuschl in the Salzkammergut region. Add a 4,000sqm (43,000sqft) all-inclusive spa, a golf course and indoor playing facilities, and you have all the ingredients for an active honeymoon getaway. Upgrade options include a junior suite with a lake view or terrace facing the garden, and a two-room suite spread over two floors. In the herb kitchen, you’ll see herbalists making hydrolates – plant extracts in water picked directly from the resort herb garden.

4. Das Edelweiss – Salzburg Mountain Resort


A light-filled bedroom at Das Edelweiss – Salzburg Mountain Resort, with a cushioned bed, an armchair, windows and a balcony
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The Hettegger family set up this alpine-style resort in the Salzburger Land region, taking advantage of a prestigious mountainside setting. Rooms and suites feature massive wood furnishings and decor in the Austrian traditional style, while the mountain spa exudes alpine romance. Watch while the chef prepares your steak in the open kitchen at the family’s Sirloin grill and dine restaurant. Don’t forget to try the black angus specialities, rump steak or a nice T-bone steak – all from local farmers.

5. Schloss Fuschl, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Spa Hotel

The Schloss Fuschl, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, set by a blue lake, trees and a mountain backdrop
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In The Sound of Music Salzkammergut region of Austria, overlooking Lake Fuschl, Schloss Fuschl dates back to 1450. This resort has 110 guest rooms, luxury suites and lakeside cottages, combining old-European charm with modern opulence. In the palace, you’ll find a collection of old master paintings, as well as sparkling chandeliers that lend an air of sophistication and grandeur. Dining at the Schloss Fuschl Fishery, you’ll taste the freshly smoked catch of the day or a delicate fish soup paired with a wine from the on-site Vinothek.

6. Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Hotel

A country-chic bedroom at Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol, with a red-and-white theme and large windows with mountain views
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The Interalpen-Hotel near Seefeld stands at an altitude of 1,300m (4,265ft), surrounded by lofty mountains. This upscale hotel resort in Austria was built by the Liebherr family and includes one of the largest spas in the Alps, spanning more than 5,300sqm (57,000sqft). Elegantly and cosily furnished rooms and suites are equipped with a balcony or terrace with mountain views. For an unforgettable honeymoon, book one of the exclusive penthouse suites on the seventh floor.

7. St Martins Therme and Lodge

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Lodge

Steamy outdoor pools at St Martins Therme and Lodge, a vine-covered wall and sun loungers
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In a circular building surrounded by fields and lakes, this chic hotel with a safari vibe was one of the first holiday lodges in central Europe. The upgraded suites include living areas, four-poster beds and sometimes even private lake access. Don’t miss out on the sea spa, where you can enjoy the sauna while viewing Lake Neusiedl before taking an icy plunge beneath the lake surface. The water in the pool area originates directly from the Burgenland healing spring. Safari trips are available for nature lovers all year round.

8. Hotel Schloss Dürnstein


The Hotel Schloss Dürnstein reflected in a river, beside a large hill covered in trees and grass
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Set in a stately palace on the Danube River, this refined hotel features antique furnishings, opulent rooms, and an art gallery in the entrance archway. Rooms have river, village or castle views, and there’s also a stylish piano bar next to the terrace overlooking the Danube. For breakfast, you’ll be served from quaint old-fashioned teapots, part of the original castle collection. Make sure you don’t miss the apricot jam produced on the property and the wine-tasting tour in the castle cellar.

9. Schloss Mönchstein Hotel

Bed and Breakfast, Suite Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

A stylish, red-and-cream bedroom at Schloss Mönchstein Hotel with a chandelier and windows-side sitting area
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Rooms in Schloss Mönchstein have been redesigned in an elegant contemporary style. They feature calming tones with accents of dark red – the signature colour of the castle. Other suites are furnished in a traditional style with Calacatta marble, silk tapestries, original paintings and sumptuous chandeliers. For a romantic dinner, stick with the old favourites – such as the traditional wiener schnitzel (pan-fried veal cutlet) – at the castle restaurant high above the city where Mozart was born.

10. Astoria Resort – Superior

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Spa Hotel

The snow-draped Astoria Resort – Superior, with outdoor pools, large windows and trees
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This upmarket hotel in Austria is set on the Seefeld mountain plateau. It features rustic rooms with large glass fronts and high ceilings, exquisite wood and marble floors, and sometimes an electric fireplace. The resort also includes no less than 4,700sqm (50,500sqft) of indoor wellness facilities and a 40,000sqm (430,500sqft) hotel garden amid mountain scenery. Dining is accompanied by exclusive house wines, such as massiv, batonnage, visionnaire and la guillotine.

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