Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway

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Beyond Wellness

Experience the soothing sounds of silent mountains and rushing streams in the Elmau Valley, a pristine sanctuary, high in the Alps, just an hour from Munich. Casual luxury and abundance of space in two inimitable Leading Hotels of the World. Tranquility in spas for adults. Serenity in infinity pools for families. New energy in Yoga, Dance, Well-Being and Sports Retreats. Warm hospitality in superb restaurants. And on top of it all, a feeling of eternity in concerts with the great artists of our time.


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Discover the Elmau Valley, surrounded by lofty mountains, rushing streams, crystal-clear lakes, and untouched forests in the heart of one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes of the Alps. It is just 90 minutes  from Munich Airport or 45 minutes from Innsbruck Airport.


Retreat & Hideaway

Experience an unforgettable feeling of peace, possibility and belonging in an inimitable Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway, featuring two exceptional Leading Hotels of the World.



Spas & Pools

Enjoy a sense of calm in three luxury spas reserved exclusively for adults and relax with your kids in two spacious family spas and the nature spa at the crystal-clear Ferchenbach creek.



Sports & Nature

Experience the healing power of pristine nature and the energy of the empowering Alps with unlimited sports activities such as power walking, jogging, wild swimming, hiking, extreme rock climbing, mountain biking, cycling, tennis, golf, archery, fly fishing, paragliding, stand-up paddling, kite surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, canyoning, ice skating, snow boarding, nordic and alpine skiing.


Restaurants & Lounges

Enjoy warm hospitality from a young, enthusiastic team and superb European, Indian. Thai and Moriawase cuisine.


Culinary IKIGAI
by Chris Rainer

Enjoy casual fine dining and two-starred French-Japanese culinary art accompanied by outstanding wines from around the world.



Concert Hall & Tradition

Experience a unique cultural tradition celebrating, for over a century now, concerts and festivals with the great artists of our time. 



Find inspiration in a bookstore and libraries and literary events with distinguised authors as well as in geo-political debates about liberty.


Family Time & Me Time

Eperience unrestricted quality time with your kids as well as from your family and all to yourself, while your kids roam free and make new friends in edutainment workshops and soccer camps with coaches from clubs of the 1.Bundesliga.




Explore all the enchanting fairy-tale castles of King Ludwig II in Upper Bavaria. His most spectacular hideaway, the King's House on Schachen, sits at an elevation of 1800m in the Wetterstein Mountains. Accessible solely from the Elmau Valley, this stunning retreat can be reached in just one hour via an e-mountain bike or after a 3 1/2-hour hike.



Meetings & Events

SCHLOSS ELMAU is the ultimate venue also for exclusive summits, meetings, events, incentives, and conferences.



A German History

SCHLOSS ELMAU has been built from 1914 - 1916 by the philosopher Dr. Johannes Müller, as a cultural hideaway for his readers. A major fire destroyed the building in 2005. His grandson Dietmar Mueller-Elmau rebuilt Schloss Elmau from 2006 - 2007 as a Luxury Spa & Cultural Hideaway and Member of the Leading Hotels of the World. The Retreat was built from 2013 - 2015 and served as the residence for the Heads of State and Government during the G7 summits with Angela Merkel and Barack Obama in 2015 and with Olaf Scholz and Joe Biden in 2022.


Schloss Elmau has always been honored and grateful to host numerous guests, artists, and writers from Israel. I share the pain and sorrow of all families who lost loved ones in the genocidal massacre carried out by Hamas on Oct. 7. Their relentless pursuit to annihilate Israel is responsible also for the terrible suffering in Gaza. I pray for the release of all hostages, which would also end the war, and that Israel, will emerge from this horrific tragedy more united and secure than ever before, which will be for the sake of all yearning for peace and liberty.

Dietmar Mueller-Elmau



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