Schloss Elmau was built from 1914-1916 by the philosopher and bestselling author Dr. Johannes Mueller as a retreat for artists and his readers. The building was destroyed by a major fire in 2005 and rebuilt and expanded as a Luxury Spa & Cultural Hideaway and member of the Leadings Hotels of the World in 2007.
All deluxe rooms, junior suites and suites are located in the south and West Wing. Most rooms have floor to ceiling windows, balconies and offer breathtaking views of the lofty mountains in the south. All rooms feature oiled oak parquet floors, natural stone in spacious bathrooms, furniture from India and Indonesia, luxurious extra large mattresses from Schramm (200x210), handmade carpets from Iran, antiques from China, perfect reading light, flat screen tvs, Bose sound CD players with Ipod connection, high speed wireless internet connection, minibars and bathrobes in individual colours of choice.