Morning view at Hotel Pfeffel in Dürnstein

My morning view from my hotel room at Hotel & Winery Pfeffel in Dürnstein. Can you imagine having your breakfast at the terrace while a river cruise ship drives along the Danube next to you?

Relaxing at Hotel Pfeffel in Dürnstein

After climbing up and down the hill of Dürnstein Castle I was ready for this relaxing room at Hotel & Winery Pfeffel. The room even offered a view of Dürnstein Castle so I was able to put down these notes while looking at the castle ruins.

Castle hotel Velden in Carinthia

The palace placed next to a lake named Wörthersee was built at the end of the 16th century by  Bartholomäus Khevenhüller. Since 1890 it has mainly been used as a hotel. In the 1990s it became famous for being the set of the German TV series ‘Ein Schloss am Wörthersee‘, aka ‘Lakeside Hotel’.

Matzen Castle in Reith im Alpbachtal

In February 2008 I visited a restaurant next to Matzen Castle (Burg Matzen) and took this photo. The name Matzen goes back to a Roman military station called ‘Masciacum’. Today there is a fine Schlosshotel (castle hotel) inside. [German]