Learn to drive carriages (two wheelers and four wheelers) with an international tournament winner. One to one instruction and group classes, with the most modern teaching methods. Minimum of 3 people required for driving courses.
Beginners, Novices and intermediate/advanced riders welcome.
Dressage Level at Castle Muhldorf - advanced medium - including some flying changes and lateral work ie half-pass etc...
Beautiful unspoilt riding hacks in majestic open landscape.
There is a veterinary clinic and a farrier on the castle estate. First aid for horses available. Short breaks with hacking along the Danube. Includes a drive around the estate in an historical carriage and a picnic lunch.
1, 2 or 4 span carriages including historic landau and racing off-road carriage. 14 warmblood horses. Indoor Riding School 15x33m, jumping paddock 40x60m, Outdoor arena 20x60m. Dressage and jump training. Fantastic hacking on the Estate alonside the Danube.
Now a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group. You will be based at the Medieval Castle, recently voted the best 4 star hotel in Austria. Old world atmosphere in ancient walls combined with every modern comfort. Luxurious designer rooms with large stylish bathrooms; sauna, steam room, solarium, massage and beauty treatments all available in the M-Spa. Estate fishing lake: your catch of the day prepared by our chefs for dinner. Vinotech with superb wines and gourmet award-winning restaurant. Outdoor swimming pool in a beautiful water garden. Picnic baskets prepared on request. Bikes are available free of charge.
Just 4 par from the castle walls, lies the 27 hole golf course of the Danube Golf Club. New and exclusive at the Medieval Castle; Heligolfing to the most beautiful golf clubs in Austria. Ask about our Golf and Gallop breaks. Also new this year 'Golf Unlimited 2011' includes 5 days unlimited play on GC Donau's immaculate 18 hole championship course or 9 hole Lakeside Academy course, your own golfcart for the week to drive yourself to and from the hotel, a welcome drink and 5 nights accomodation and gourmet half board in the Castle.
The area is perfect for hiking and biking along the banks of the Danube. Horse-carriage rides. Visit also the Baroque city of Linz, just a half hour away. Guided sightseeing city tours available or just stroll along the pedestrianised Landstrasse, stop for a slice of the famous 'Linzer Torte' in one of the many cafes in the 13th Century main square (Hauptplatz), visit the flea market, or take a cruise down the Danube.
Christmas and New Year : Celebrate the festive season in style with the hotel's own seasonal special programme. Contact us for details. The castle has its own traditional arts and crafts Christmas market in November.
The M-Spa is a great place to relax after any sporting activities. The Spa offers a full range of treatments including La Stone and Ayurveda, Thalasso, Reflexology, lymphdrainage, St. Barths Harmony massages, Lavender energy massages and ultasound facial treatments. Enticing spa packages for both men and women such as bioenergy sessions, herbal scrubs followed by multivitamin gold massages and 'beauty and soul' champagne packages for him and her.
'I had a fantastic time and the owners of the Medieval Castle made me feel right at home and included me in their events. The food was fantastic, the Castle was very comfortable and no amenities were lacking! I did learn a lot in my dressage lessons and learned even more in the theory classes. Robert is a great teacher. I rode two different horses in two days and we continued to use the second horse for the rest of my lessons. All of the horses are in good shape and well taken care of which I was glad to see. Robert is a very good instructor therefore I would recommend him again. I also believe he did a good job of matching me to a suitable horse. He also allowed me to ride a bit on my own so that I could practice which was very much appreciated. For our ride out his son, Phillip, took myself and two other children out to the Danube river. It was a great ride through the forests and even through a river. I also really enjoyed the carriage ride and learning how to drive a carriage.
I would highly recommend this to friends, and have! Thanks again for a perfect and very relaxing holiday.' Krisine, Texas'
'We had a marvellous holiday at the Medieval Castle, the Wurmer family are superb hosts and made us feel very welcome. The carriage driving was excellent and both Robert and Brigitta proved to be good tutors. I spent half a day with Robert visiting two stables where horses required their feet trimming and shoeing, it was interesting to see how this was done in Austria - a definite advantage when the farrier is also the vet! The rides out were enjoyable and the horses were typical of those one would find at many riding schools in England. My husband enjoyed his cycling and spent many happy hours touring the surrounding area.' Joan, Cheshire.
Half-board accommodation per person, based on two sharing a double room with return airport transfer to Linz and riding or driving program where stated. Price excludes flights and insurance. Half-board here starts with a rich and nutritious breakfast buffet from the gourmet kitchen with a natural health food corner and eggs done a la carte for you; coffee, tea and pastries in the afternoon, and a delicious candle-lit 4 course dinner in the romantic vaulted restaurant. Free use of the M-SPA: outdoor pool, sauna, steam bath and the relaxation room. High season supplements apply. Kids 6-12: 50% discount.
From £625 per person for 4 nights on half-board with return airport transfer with daily ride out (3 rides of c.1.5 hrs each). Non riding is from £540 per person with half-board and transfer. Singles: from £649 with 3 rides.
From £975 for 7 nights Gourmet half board, accommodation, with a private lesson, 5 rides out (min.1.5hrs each) and two theory lessons with the resident vet. Transfers included. Singles: £1,090. (6 night package also available from £895 pp for 2 sharing double, £995 single)
Riding prices: Extra hours of riding can be arranged: Hacks £25 (per 1.5hrs), private lessons £30 (30 mins), jumping lesson £40 (50 mins) or £25 with min 3 riders.Carriage driving taster session: from £42 pp.
Carriage rides for 2 people from £99 (per carriage).
Trips with picnic lunch also available for 2-4 people. Take a historic carriage ride out to the Hunting Lodge for a one hour stop then back to the castle. Picnic contains wine, juice. water, selection of sandwiches and snacks and coffe and cake to finish.
£270 for 2 people, £320 for 4 people.
Special courses, prices with 6 nights accommodation on half board plus transfers and riding as detailed:
Dressage course £1033 (8 private lessons and 2 group lessons with 6 nights on half board). Single room £1128
Jumping course £1033 plus 4 jump, 4 dressage lessons. Single room £1128
Beginners riding course £1042 for 7 nights with 6 lunge, 2 private and 2 theory. single room: £1057
£1385 for 7 nights. 6 day course with 2 practical and 2 theory sessions daily. With one or two horses, beginner or advanced carriages. (min 3 participants).
For novices or intermediate drivers, with one or two horses with Marathon carriages, dressage carriages and training carriages, both two wheeler and four wheeler. The novice driving programme includes learning the correct way to harness the horse and putting to, correct use of reins to be able to control and steer the horse in a two wheel carriage, and very importantly, safety and proper procedure in traffic. Theory includes a session on first-aid for horses with the resident vet, comprehensive understanding of harness and its usage, and important points about carriages. No prior riding experience is necessary.
£990 for 5 nights. 4 day course includes 8 driving lessons and 6 theory lessons. (min. 4 participants). £541 for 3 nights with 4 driving sessions and 4 theory sessions.
Please note that no prior riding experience is necessary to learn how to drive a carriage.
Let us tailor a stay of any length for you, to combine golf with a top quality riding experience. Sample: Take a golf unlimited deal as detailed below and add in two super hacks around the Estate, from £912 pp including five days of unlimited golf at GC Donau, 5 nights on Gourmet half board and 2 hacks of minimum 1h30m each.
From £862 pp includes airport transfers from Linz, 5 nights on half board based on 2 sharing a double room and 5 days unlimited play at Danube Golf Club (GC Donau), welcome drink on arrival, your own golf buggy for the duration of your stay and free use of the M Spa facilities. The golf course is adjoining the hotel and offers an 18 hole championship course as well as a 9 hole academy course. It is the home of Austria's largest golf academy. Improve your handicap. Ask us about extra nights for a longer break.
Tempt your man with the ultimate! 5 nights, 3 flights £1762 per person (5 overnights in a single or double room on half-board. 4 Green Fees at the Danube Golf Club, the Sterngartl Golf Club, the Boehmerwald Golf Club and the Wels Golf Club) and 3 helicopter flights to the golf courses including golf-bag transportation on 3 different days.
For accompanying guests the price for 4 nights is from £499 and for 7 nights from £766 including half board and return transfer. Extra nights £108 per person half board. Single room £110 per night.
Holidays can generally be of any duration and start on any day (except where specified).
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Fly direct to Linz from London Stansted on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Sunday. Transfer to the Castle takes about 30 minutes and is included in the price of the holiday. Fly to Vienna from LGW with Easyjet or from LHR with BA or Austrian Airways and take the direct train to Linz, transfers from the station. Trains between Linz and Vienna are every 30 minutes and journey time is between 90 minutes and 1h 45m.
Transfers from Munich also available but a supplement will be charged.
Ryanair (London Stansted and others to Linz).
Austrian Airlines (London Heathrow and Dublin to Linz via Vienna).
British Airways (London Heathrow to Munich).
Easyjet (London Stansted to Munich).
Lufthansa (London Heathrow, Birmingham and Manchester to Munich).
Lowcostseats - internet travel agent for charter flights offering good deals.
Jetnav - an independent website searching schedule services, budget airlines and some charters.
Dohop - searches charter and schedule services.
Travelocity - internet travel agents for schedule services.
Self-drive: Car rental can be booked easily and inexpensively online with Holiday Autos. Please tell us so that we can reduce the quote of your holiday.
Train travel: For everything you need to know about any train journey visit Seat Sixty-One.
Novice riders are those who have limited riding experience or who ride in a controlled environment.
Intermediates are those who are comfortable at all paces, including a controlled gallop and are able to ride in open country but who may not ride on a regular basis.
Your normal jodhpurs / trousers and boots will be suitable for most rides. In the summer months, boots with ankle support and good treads worn with half chaps would be ideal. Although rarely insisted upon outside the UK, you should always wear your hat whilst mounted. Although hard hats are available in all our riding establishments, you are advised to bring your own.
Internet access: high speed internet access in every room. No charge.
You can calculate the CO2 emission of your journey to Austria at Climate Care and compensate for your 'environmental footprint'. If you let us know how much it is we will be happy to pay this on your behalf.
Austria has one of the highest levels of household recycling and organic farming in Europe. It also has some of the cleanest lakes, is 47% forested and produces nearly 70% of its energy from renewable sources such as water.
In the office, we use paper from sustainably managed forests and recycled material where possible.
We encourage you to travel onwards from your arrival airport by rail when possible, and will book seats on your behalf.
To make a non-binding enquiry or a provisional booking, please fill in the reservations & enquiries form. Once we have checked availability, we will send you a quote with a holiday reference number by email. To secure your holiday, a deposit is required of £200 per person (or half the cost of the holiday, whichever is lower) and forward any insurance premiums to the insurance company. You should book your flights at this stage, and forward details to us so that we can organise your transfers. The balance of payment must be received by us not less than eight weeks before departure. Payment instructions.
Insurance: all riders must be fully insured. We can recommend this travel insurance policy. The application form may be printed out to send with your premiums direct to the insurance company.
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