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Schloss Elmau

is a luxurious retreat, spa and cultural hideaway in the Bavarian Alps.                  .

Total capacity:

  • 47 rooms and suites at the Retreat
  • 115 rooms and suites at the Hideaway

Useful things to know:

  • The resort is made up of 2 different hotels: the Hideaway, famous for its exceptional cultural events, and the more-recently built Resort. Both offer excellent wellness facilities that include family friendly areas.
  • Idyllic location high in the beautiful nature of the Bavarian Alps, offering breathtaking views
  • Several different spas, which include: adults only spas, a ladies only spa, several family-friendly spas, an outdoor nature spa, a hammam, and the Turtle Spa, which offers treatments based on traditional Chinese medicine.
  • 8 restaurants, including a 2-star Michelin restaurant
  • 4 outdoor pools (heated all year around), 1 nature Spa pool (from June till September)
  • The Kids Club for children aged 2-5 is complimentary (from 9am till 9pm)
  • Edutainment weeks for children aged 6-15
  • Soccer camps with coaches from the German Bundesliga for children and teens aged 6-15
  • Babysitting can be booked at an extra cost
  • The Jivamukti Yoga Center offers daily courses (for both beginners and advanced yogis), yoga retreats, yoga summits and children’s sessions
  • Fitness and Pilates studios
  • 3 tennis courts (clay)
  • Concert hall (classical, jazz and world music)
  • One bookstore that features readings and book presentations, as well as three libraries
  • The closest town is Garmisch-Partnenkirchen (about a 20 minute drive away)
  • The closest airports are Innsbruck (in Austria – about 50 minutes away by car) and Munich (about 1 hour and 45 minutes away by car)

Advantages when booking with The Little Voyager:

  • Competitive rates
  • Free upgrade (subject to availability)

Schloss Elmau is a contemporary luxury hotel that combines the charms of traditional Bavaria with high-end luxury services. It provides a wealth of facilities and services for guests to enjoy, including a wide range of outdoor activities as well as different wellness, gastronomic and cultural experiences.

The resort is made up of two 5-star superior hotels, known as the Hideaway and the Retreat. The Hideaway was rebuilt in 2005 after a fire destroyed most of the original early 20th century building. It includes the resort’s legendary concert hall (which was spared by the fire), three separate luxury spas for adults and families, eight restaurants (including the 2 Michelin Star awarded Luce d’Oro), a bookstore, three libraries and a Jivamukti yoga center.

The Retreat was built in 2015 and served as residence for the heads of state and government together with the Hideaway during the G7 Summit that year. It is located 150 meters away from the main building and has breathtaking views from its terraces. The facilities include 3 restaurants, a library lounge, a women-only spa (reserved for adults), a family spa, an adults-only spa, a gym and a yoga pavilion. Guests staying at either of the hotels may use all of both hotels’ facilities, with the exception of the breakfast and the spas located at the Retreat, which are exclusively reserved for guests staying there.

Children will enjoy the many entertainment and sports options the resort has to offer, including spending a day with their parents at one of the family spas, making new friends at the Kids Club or joining some of the many workshops and outdoor activities organized every day.

Families can also enjoy the outdoor nature spa (open from June to September), which is located only a few steps away from both hotels. This area includes an outdoor pool, a creek, three clay tennis courts, a playground and a pool café.

The beautiful surrounding nature, with its majestic peaks, whispering forests and shallow creeks is ideal for hikes and other outdoor activities. Guests can swim in the crystal-clear waters of Ferchen Lake, located 3km away from the property. The lake can be reached by a 10-minute bike ride, a 30-minute jog or an hour-long walk. Guests will also enjoy taking the cogwheel train to visit Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain (2.962 meters above sea level), and admiring the spectacular views of the surrounding peaks.

Prices from

Rates vary according to season and daily demand. Please contact us for a precise quote.

Deposits / Cancellations

Depending on the rate you choose, different cancellation policies apply. We will be happy to send you a quote with all necessary details.


Pets are not allowed at the property.


  • 8 Restaurants
  • Adult-only outdoor pool
  • Babysitting
  • Bar
  • Bookstore
  • Business center
  • Evening entertainment
  • Family-friendly outdoor pool
  • Fitness
  • Football academy for kids
  • Full service spa and fitness centre
  • Gastronomic Experiences
  • Gym
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Library
  • Outdoor play areas for children
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor space
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • SPA
  • Stunning view
  • Sun loungers
  • Tennis courts
  • Weekly programme including indoor and outdoor activities
  • Wellness
  • WiFi
  • Yoga studio

Our Reviews

Jolie stayed at Schloss Elmau with her family in Juli 2020:  "Thank you so much for your help with Schloss Elmau.  We LOVED it. The hotel was amazing!  The staff were so welcoming!  The food was great! The kids club was great! We loved the piano concert! We had the family spa to ourselves both Friday and Saturday. It was amazing.  Thank you so, so much for your help in booking. It was perfect!"