Castel Hörtenberg, Bolzano

Castel Hörtenberg

In the heart of Bolzano city.
A historical haven where luxury is to feel at home.

Castel Hörtenberg, Bolzano

Today the Castel Hörtenberg is a place of today, full of life where exclusive comfort, esthetic sensibility and excellent service are one. A place where there is no room for sentimentality but where one lives in the present. In its most beautiful form.

Castel Hoertenberg embodies perfectly the spirit of Tales Hotels Collection. In the heart of Bolzano city, they present themselves “as a historical haven where luxury is to feel at home”. Here the hospitality is authentic and genuine. In a charming corner of the city centre stands proud of a Renaissance castle. Surrounded by four majestic towers Castel Hoertenberg, at a glance, looks out of time, a peaceful and quiet oasis a stone’s throw away from the buzzing city. The Castle has a long and exciting story and as every good tale a happy ending. It began over 500 years ago when Leonard Hiertmair arrived in the city of Bolzano transformed the estate, located in one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods, into a mansion. He became Mayor of Bolzano and lately, he received by the emperor the title of baron changing his family name from Hiertmair to von Hiertenberg and later in “von Hörtenberg”. In 1862, since there were no male heirs, the Castle was bought by Hieronymus Giovanelli related to von Hörtenberg Family through his wife. The Giovanelli family owned the Castle until the XX century, its location and its importance make of it one of the landmarks of Bolzano. The Giovanelli’s personally and financially supported the Tyrolean revolt, and in 1808 and 1809 Castel Hoertenberg became the headquarter of Andreas Hofer commander of the insurgents. At the turn of the century, between XIX and XX, baroness Maria Giovanelli von Hörtenberg Zu Gertburg marries Baron Ludwig von Fuchs, and Castel Hoertenberg becomes part of the von Fuchs estate. A few years ago the owners sold it to the Podini family.

A new life for Castel Hörtenberg

The Family entrusted the renovation project to Anna Podini, the youngest one within the real estate family. The latter, together with her father Alex, has overseen every single step of the project. Her youth and a cosmopolitan upbringing, along with the support of a team of architects, has made the difference, giving Castel Hoertenberg its unmistakable allure. A mix of ancient history blended in with an urban style and traditional craftsmanship. Today the Castel Hoertenberg is a place of today, full of life where exclusive comfort, esthetic sensibility and excellent service are one. A place where there is no room for sentimentality but where one lives in the present. In its most beautiful form.

Rooms & Suites

Castel Hoertenberg today is an exclusive retreat, where elegant ambiences, comfort and an excellent service meet. The Castle features different types of rooms and suite, each one unique and different. The Comfort Rooms are cosy and refined with panoramic windows overlooking the Dolomites. A relaxed atmosphere, a comfort zone, they are the perfect accommodation for short breaks. The Superior Garden Rooms are in the park with a tranquil view over the gardens and the swimming pool. A separate building with cosy and comforting spaces overlooking the Castle. The Deluxe rooms are elegant and posh with views over the park or the Dolomites. Located on the main floor, called “piano nobile”, and within the castle towers, the junior suites are spacious and airy with sophisticated decor. The magnificent Loft Suites, surprisingly large with cathedral ceilings, are located on the top floor of the Castle with breathtaking views over the Dolomites, whose rock turns pink at sunset. The large bathroom features a private sauna. The Stuba Suite is the perfect blend of history and modern design. A separate living area with an elegant décor features an ancient majolica stove, the “Stube”. Frescoed ceilings in the bedroom and a stunning view over the park.


Spa – or Health through Water, is based upon its roots in the Roman civilisation and brings with it the cult of Man and Beauty. Love for the body discovered since centuries can be considered a gift that the ancient populations have transmitted to our modern epoch. In this place, the sensibility is stimulated to put us into contact with the sensations of nature and the elements that surround us. The way to do it and the indicated treatments in this splendid renaissance castle from the XVI c. allow us to defend ourselves from anxiety and daily stress, giving us a sensation of pure inner well-being as part of nature waiting to be discovered.


Elegance through simplicity

15 Rooms and Suites Restaurant • Bar • SPA • Bike Rent Outdoor Swimming Pool • Parking • Wi-Fi Internet

You can book directly with hotel or take advantage of Tales Concierge. Best Available Rate is always guaranteed.


Amenities you get when booking with Tales Hotels Collection

  • € 50 F&B credit per room per stay
  • Complimentary minibar 1 day
  • complimentary e-bike per room per stay
  • Upgrade upon availability at time of booking

Points of View

State-of-the-Art SPA.
Castel Hörtenberg spa area lies in the heart of the garden, a relaxed and refined ambience suited to regenerate body and soul. The heated outdoor swimming pool and the wellness area feature a contemporary design. A stylish Turkish bath, a sauna in Canadian hemlock, a Finnish sauna with a stunning panoramic window are waiting for you. Emotional showers with a tropical drizzle effect followed by a waterfall, with mixed scents, to reestablish the right body temperature. The Himalayan salt cave, a small corner of Halo-therapy that helps to eliminate toxins, liquids and improve breathing, is built with small cubes (bricks) of Himalaya salt.
Real Luxury in an Urban Oasis.
In the heart of Bolzano city, at Castel Hörtenberg you will find authentic and genuine hospitality. A historical haven where luxury is to feel at home. Castel Hörtenberg is a contemporary and lively place where an exclusive comfort, a sense of beauty and excellent service come together. It’s a place that leaves no room to nostalgia, but on the contrary, lives in the moment and seizes each day in the most beautiful way.
Bolzano, Mitteleuropean city.
Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol region, is a city split between two cultures, and this is where its charm comes from. It’s a city with a thousand different shades: culture, languages, traditions, gastronomical heritage, wine culture and a Mitteleuropean charm. A short ride on the cable car will take visitors to the mountain behind the city (1220 mt), the perfect destination for hikers, for outdoor lovers and families. Bolzano is also a place for wine lovers; it’s the starting point of the South Tyrol wine route, a winding road through ancient towns, unspoilt hamlets, blue lakes and castles.
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Staying in Bolzano

Thanks to its double perspective, Bolzano is able to mesmerize tourists who come from all over. Its two lifestyles, one Northern European and the other more Mediterranean, combine to make the perfect union, which can be clearly seen in the historic and artistic treasures of this city.
For centuries, Bolzano has been the privileged centre of commercial exchanges between Italy and Germany.
Today, the capital of Alto Adige has become a cosmopolitan city that knows how to be lively, cheerful, modern and yet refined all at the same time!

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A story that is a patchwork of encounters, experiences and memories made while traveling. And just like fabric scraps in a quilt, every trip we take, no matter how big or long, holds its own special place in our life and contributes to shape who we are.

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