Explore our Region by Car

Pure Driving Pleasure

A very special highlight

A trip into the unknown. Through the beauty of nature. On the trail of the Ennstal Classic. Back at the hotel – happy and inspired by the experience – relax in the sauna and experience weightlessness in our large outdoor pool. Be completely with yourself on our 18-hole Alpine golf course, and end the evening in style with an Alpe-Adria dinner in the elegant restaurant. As you can see, we take enjoyable car tours seriously in Pichlarn!

You can be sure that, besides all the wonderful opportunities that open up during your holiday at the IMLAUER Hotel Schloss Pichlarn, the trips to the picturesque surroundings of the 5-star resort will stand out as a highlight. We have put together some recommendations for car lovers here, and we wish you an unforgettable experience behind the wheel!

Oldtimer Club Schloss Pichlarn

Top destination
for your automobile or oldtimer club

Located perfectly for car trips in the middle of the beautiful Ennstal valley with wide parking spaces and luxurious facilities, the IMLAUER Hotel Schloss Pichlarn is the perfect starting point for trips with your car club.

Mountain ahead:
Mountain routes to dream of

The Ennstal and its side valleys offer numerous mountain passes and demanding mountain routes. Enjoy your car to the fullest here, away from motorways and main roads. Two routes that we warmly recommend are the “Salzkammergut Lakes Tour” and the “Around the Dachstein” tour.

Formula 1:
Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg

Pure adrenalin: Things heat up at the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring! Experience genuine motor sport action at this superlative festival of racing. If you would like to experience the thrilling atmosphere at the Red Bull Ring up close: we have summarised the information about the Austrian Grand Prix for you here.

Oldtimer Tour Schloss Pichlarn

Summer vintage car rally at the highest level

When car enthusiasts from over 15 nations set out for a trip into the “last paradise”, it can only mean that the Ennstal Classic has come around again. Would you also like to drive more than 800 kilometres through the most beautiful regions of Austria? Find out more about the Ennstal Classic here.

the vintage car event at the beginning of the year

Austria’s most popular winter rally for vintage cars is the perfect way to start the new year – not only for car enthusiasts! This exciting vintage car rally on the Planai mountain guarantees a great experience with lots of fun and spectacular vinitage cars. Find out more about the Planai Classic here.

At a glance

  • Wonderful drive up to the IMLAUER Hotel Schloss Pichlarn (the Goodwood of Austria)

  • 70 lockable, covered parking spaces – your cars are well protected in any weather

  • We would be happy to organise security for you on request

  • Bringing your car is easy – there’s plenty of space for trucks and trailers on the spacious hotel grounds

  • If you wish, your car can be presented or exhibited in the castle’s park

  • The dreamy scenery of the castle’s park is predestined for beautiful souvenir photos

  • Exquisite wine and excellent cuisine in the ambience of the castle for your dinner event

References of our guests from automobile clubs

Porsche Club Upper Austria, May 2022

In the name of all participating members and executives of the Porsche Club Upper Austria we want to say thank you for the wonderful week end in your hotel. Our stay was perfect in every way:

  • starting with the exclusive parking the multifunctional hall
  • the warm welcome at the reception
  • the amazing luggage service
  • the beautiful rooms
  • the perfect service at dinner, in the hotel bar, at breakfast as well as the room service, …

Thus we want to say very well done to the executive chef and his team. We all had an amazing stay. Especially the friendlyness of the staff has to be emphasized. It was a pleasure for all of us to stay at your hotel.

Ferrari Club Austria, June 2022

The days and nights at Schloss Pichlarn have been a real pleasure for all participants of the spring tour 2022. Besides the obvious advantages of the hotel as there are the location and the facilities, especially the friendlyness and competence of the staff and the culinary delights have to be named.

Absolutely unique are the covered parking spaces in the hall – no pillars -, the possibility to arrive by helicopter directly at the hotel and the perfect scenery at the castle’s park to present special cars.

The 20-Ghost Club, June 2022

On the way of its “Austro-Hungarian Empire Tour” ”the 20-Ghost Club”, the worlds oldest Rolls Royce Club, was guest in Schloss Pichlarn. Ourselves and our almost 100-year old cars felt best treated in the hotel. We enjoyed the high-level atmosphere as well as the tailor-made program, which left nothing to be desired. The historic and countryside ambience were the perfect starting point for our tour through the famous “Salzkammergut” and to the “emperor’s villa” at Bad Ischl as well for the hill climb on the “Erzhergzog Johann Street” in the national park “Sölktäler”.

Salzkammergut Lakes Tour
A wonderful tour through the enchanting Salzkammergut

From the IMLAUER Hotel Schloss Pichlarn, you first drive towards Bad Ischl, pass through the idyllic villages of the Ausseerland, then on towards Ebensee to Gmunden. The route leads back towards Bad Goisern past the Attersee, Irrseee, Mondsee and the famous Wolfgangsee lakes. Once you have crossed the Pötschen Pass, it’s not far to your holiday home, the IMLAUER Hotel Schloss Pichlarn. We have summarised the cornerstones of the Salzkammergut Lakes Tour for you:

The route in detail

  • From IMLAUER Hotel Schloss Pichlarn to Irdning and Trautenfels

  • At the roundabout, take the B 145 towards Bad Ischl

  • Arriving in Bad Ischl, continue on towards Ebensee and from there to Gmunden

  • Keep left towards Attersee lake and marvel at the Alpensee lake after a few minutes’ drive

  • Head towards Steinbach/Attersee

  • After about 20 minutes, you will reach the Mondsee lake

  • The Irrsee lake is 10 minutes away from the Mondsee lake

  • Head towards St. Wolfgang and follow the shore of the turquoise Wolfgangsee lake for a while

  • Head towards Bad Goisern and from there over the Pötschen Pass

  • Cross the roundabout in Trautenfels and pass through the town of Irdning to the IMLAUER Hotel Schloss Pichlarn

Duration: 5:30 hours
Distance: 295.10 km

Around the Dachstein
Myths come alive on this route

The beautiful route takes you to Bad Aussee over the Pötschen Pass to Bad Goisern and Gosau. The picturesque Gosausee lake is worth a stop, and perhaps you can take a short walk to the Vorderer Gosausee. Here, you can see the reflection of the Dachstein massif. After the Gschütt Alpine pass, continue through Rußbach in the direction of Abtenau. You are now already in the Salzburger Land. You will pass through idyllic towns and villages such as Lungötz in the mountains of Salzburg or St. Martin in the Tennen Mountains with its unique mountain panorama. We have summarised the cornerstones of the “Around the Dachstein” tour for you:

The route in detail

  • From IMLAUER Hotel Schloss Pichlarn to Irdning and Trautenfels

  • Head towards Bad Aussee, over the Pötschenpasse to Bad Goisern

  • Here, keep heading towards Gosau

  • Head towards Bad Goisern and from there over the Pötschen Pass

  • At the crossing, follow the road towards Abtenau/Annaberg

  • At the crossroads in Eben/Radstadt, continue on towards Graz/Liezen

  • Cross the roundabout in Trautenfels and pass through the town of Irdning to the IMLAUER Hotel Schloss Pichlarn

Duration: 3:30 hours
Distance: 160 km

Fancy a spin?
at Red Bull Ring

The IMLAUER Hotel Schloss Pichlarn is a partner of BMW. We are pleased to be able to make you an exclusive offer for the duration of your stay: you can rent the BMW iX xDrive 40 20 XE2 for EUR 50 per half day. Would you like to discover the most beautiful routes in the region in this extraordinary BMW? Book it at the reception now. Nothing is standing in the way of your exciting jaunt!