Noblemen and clergymen, industrialists and nature lovers – they all have lived under this roof. Schloss Pichlarn has an eventful past. From a lowland castle to a pleasure palace, and finally to a luxurious hotel, wellness and golf resort in Styria. There have been many additions and extensions over the centuries. What’s stayed: The Grimming, which, then as now, looks down on the stately castle in the Ennstal.
According to lore, the foundations of today’s Schloss Pichlarn were laid as early as 1009. The earliest documented mention dates back to 1074 – “Puhelarn”, or “hilly area”, was the name of the estate at that time. What’s historically established is that Schloss Pichlarn was a noble residence from the year 1139. The next milestone in history can be found around 1150. That year, the noble Leo von Puhelaren donated part of his property in Pichlarn to the Admont Abbey. Many clergymen stayed here in the time that followed. No wonder: word quickly got around about the pure air of the Ennstal, the beautiful nature and, last but not least, the amenities of the castle itself. Even Pope Pius II came to visit and made the resort with its luxurious feel-good atmosphere even better known.