Ottmanngut is a charming small boutique hotel that lies nestled in an enchanting Mediterranean garden with beautiful views of the Alpine mountain tops.
How would you describe Castel Maurn in a nutshell?
Castel Maurn is a unique building that is over 1,000 years old. In 2020, it was completely restored and technically updated, creating a magical place where guests can find tranquility and recharge their batteries. Castel Maurn has been family-owned since 1935 and is now run by me and my wonderful wife.
What is the story behind Castel Maurn, what was your inspiration to create it?
Castel Maurn has served many purposes throughout its history. In addition to being a court and a customs station, it was once a hunting lodge. Within the last century, it was occupied by a German tailor, which employed many people from the area. For the last 40 years, my mother ran a youth hostel from the property.
When I inherited Castel Maurn, I wanted to restore it to its former splendour and I think I have succeeded in doing that. It has become a special place where people feel very comfortable.
How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Castel Maurn?
Historic charm meets modern details. The beautiful paintings and old wooden floors have been carefully restored with great respect for their history. That being said, guests don’t have to go without any modern amenities. I think it’s a special feeling staying in Castel Maurn’s spacious rooms where noble counts once lived.
To you personally, what is so special about Castel Maurn?
Surrounded by forests and mountains, Castel Maurn is a place to enjoy the tranquility and recharge your batteries. It is a house with a soul where every detail has been carefully considered. I grew up in this house and think is a place of power, particularly in relation to the environment and nature.