Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway

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Beyond Well-Being

SCHLOSS ELMAU in the Elmau Valley. the ultimate spa experience in a breathtaking sanctuary in the Alps, just an hour from munich. Casual luxury and abundance of space. Tranquility and serenity in separate spas and pools for adults and families. Yoga, Taiji, Dance, Wellness and Sports Retreats. Superb restaurants and food for thought. And on top of it all, a sense of eternity in Concerts with the great artists of our time.


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SCHLOSS ELMAU has always been honored and grateful to host numerous guests, artists, and writers from Israel. My thoughts and heart go out to Israel. I share the pain and sorrow of all families who lost loved ones on Oct.7 and I pray for the safe liberation of the hostages. I am deeply shaken by the unfathomable atrocities in the genocidal massacre carried out by Hamas. Their relentless pursuit to annihilate Israel is also responsible for the suffering in Gaza, which only they can stop by releasing all hostages and ending their war against Israel. I hope that Israel will emerge from this incredible tragedy more united and secure than ever before, which would be for the sake of all Israelis and Palestinians yearning for peace and liberty. Dietmar Mueller-Elmau


The Destination

Discover the ELMAU VALLEY, surrounded by lofty mountains, rushing streams, crystal-clear lakes and untouched forests, located in the heart one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes of the Alps, just 90 minutes from Munich and 45 minutes from Innsbruck Airports.


Retreat & Hideaway

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



Spas & Pools

Relax in three luxury spas reserved exclusively for adults and with your kids in two spacious family spas and a huge nature spa at the crystal-clear Ferchenbach creek.



Sports & Nature

Experience the healing power of nature and the energy of the empowering Alps with walking, jogging, wild-swimming, hiking, extreme rock climbing, mountain biking, cycling, trail-running, tennis, golf, archerery, fly fishing, paragliding, standup-paddling, kite-surfing, windsurfing, kajaking, canyoning, ice-skating, cross-country skiing and alpine skiing.


Restaurants & Lounges

Enjoy outstanding European, Asian and two-starred IGIKAI cuisine and the warm hospitality of a young, enthusiastic team.



Concert Hall & Tradition

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


Family Time & Me Time

Enjoy 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.




Discover all the fairy tale castles of King Ludwig II. in Upper Bavaria. His favorite and most spectacular retreat is located at 1800m above sea-level in the Wetterstein Mountains.and can be reached from the Elmau Valley only in an hour with an e-mountain-bike or after an easy 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.