Hotel Schloss Sonnenburg

San Lorenzo di Sebato, Bolzano / Bozen

In an unbeatable Alpine setting, a superbly renovated hotel with 4000 years of history, 38 different rooms, 2 pools and delicious food


40 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 4


A powerful Tyrolean setting, a beautiful building, centuries of history, from the Stone Age onwards, and utter peace. The charming, energetic Knötig family have dedicated forty years to rebuilding the castle-then-convent from ruins and now, in hushed and sober elegance, the hotel celebrates past and present. If you’re finding it hard to choose from the vast breakfast buffet in the former Conference Room just think of the far-reaching decisions those abbesses on the walls had to make here. Relax in the big airy library, the comfy parlour, the meditation room, the garden. Bedroom styles range from baroque to modern – frescoes, panelling, antiques, ironwork and natural fabrics – all with gorgeous views, good beds and excellent modern bathrooms. Rooms in the old bakery are restfully contemporary; it has a big kitchen, too. There are masses of games for old and young, a lovely lake-like outdoor pool, an indoor rock pool and spa for building up an appetite for a delicious dinner (included in the price). It’s hard to tear oneself away from this beautiful place, its mellow atmosphere and intelligent, welcoming staff.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm - 10pm
Check out
8am - 11am
Booking restrictions
Parking on-site
5 November to 15 December; 1 month after Easter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast, afternoon buffet and dinner, 5 courses, included in the price. Restaurants 2km.


Nightly price
from €162
Extra beds available.
11 Suites for 2
From €344
1 Tower for 4
From €736
1 Single
From €162
1 Cottage for 4
From €832
24 Doubles
From €278


Being a frequent traveller and a person that seeks out unique experiences, the Schloss Sonnenburg is in many ways a remarkable place. Every little detail of the hotel, the restaurant and the gardens has a thought behind it and the respect for the history of the old monastery really shines through. The restaurant serves amazing local food and the weekly desert buffet is incredible. The spa area is both modern and done with an eye for details. I have visited Schloss Sonnenburg multiple times and both the hotel and the surrounding landscapes never seizes to amaze me.

Jens, Copenhagen

I was lucky enough to spend a few days at Schloss Sonnenburg over New Years 2016/2017. The atmosphere is incredibly cozy, the food is delicious, the spa area is great and both the interior and exterior of the castle is truly unique! I've been back a couple times since then and will surely spend many more vacation days at Schloss Sonnenburg. Thank you for your hospitality!

Natascha, Munich

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Johannes Knötig

  • The Sonnenburg is nestled in the Pustervalley, at the feet of the Dolomites, recognised as UNESCO World Heritage due to the spectacular beauty, aesthetics and geology. Enjoy stunning views during hikes or mountain bike tours. Our staff is happy to help!
  • You can visit Europe's oldest known natural human mummy “Ötzi”, also known as the Tyrolean Iceman. This well-preserved natural mummy is over 5,000 years old and is displayed in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano.
  • The historic centre of Bruneck can be easily reached walking or biking along the river Ahr. There are small alleys and local shops, cafes and restaurants. On warm days you can sit on one of the many squares and enjoy a drink in the sun.
  • Castle-tour with visit to the house saint in the crypt - 2 guided hikes per week - Rental Inclusive: Mountain & E bikes, Rucksacks, Hiking sticks - 50% Greenfee discount at Golfclub Pustertal - Mobilcard: free usage of all public transport in South Tyrol
  • In 10 minutes our hotel-shuttle will drive you to the Kronplatz Ski Resort, which is part of Dolomiti Superski, the biggest connected ski area in Europe. Enjoy 12 skiing regions of varying difficulty in the wonderful landscape of the Dolomites.