Modern castle romantic: The more than 500-year-old “Pfisterhaus” (bakers’ house) is located at the foot of the Sonnenburg in the South Tyrolian Pustertal. Integrated into the castle walls, the building originally served as a gatehouse and was later used as a monastery bakery. The now glazed loopholes and the preserved oven are a reminder of its diverse past. Inside the house, the rocks upon which the house was built are visible. Along with the thick walls and the old beams, a very special atmosphere has been created. You almost feel like you’re in the Middle Ages, but the equipment clearly stems from the present. The “Pfisterhaus” is a hideaway of peace not only inside – outside you can relax beautifully as well: in the adjoining terrace gardens, the historic monastery gardens or in the infinity pool.
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What to do
Pool, sauna, walking, hiking, climbing, cycling, rafting, horseback riding, golfing, sightseeing of castles and churches, in winter: snowshoeing, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, ice skating in Kronplatz (5 km).
Why we like this house
A unique retreat combining historical substance and modern style.
Gunther and Juliane Knötig love hiking through the beautiful alpine landscape of South Tyrol. Up majestic peaks, to picturesque mountain chapels or to romantic castles. Their children often join them on their walks, and their dog Layla is only ever a whistle away. In winter, they hit the ski slopes of the Dolomites or hike up to high mountain chalets to toboggan down into the valley, all the way back home. In 2011, they converted and renovated the over 500-year-old Pfisterhaus into an idyllic holiday home for families and friends. And when the light starts to fade, they like nothing more than sitting by the cosy, crackling fire of their wood-burning stove and enjoying a good glass of wine.