Medieval Castle

Stay in this beautifully restored one thousand year old castle. Learn to ride, dressage and jumping packages, driving in historic carriages and 300km of trails for riding in beautiful countryside. Gallops along the Danube. Delicious picnic baskets with wine, savouries, coffee and cake available for lunches by the river. Candlelit gourmet dinners in the historic vaulted restaurant. Ayurvedic spa with hot stone therapy, beautiful watergarden swimming pool, fishing in the lake. The Castle provides the deal multi sport venue: Golf and Gallop, and 'Golf Unlimited 2011' holidays. Free Bikes. How about combining this holiday with a few days in Vienna, just a train ride away? Transfers included from Linz Airport or Station.

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The Riding and Driving

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 courses available. Short breaks with hacking along the Danube. Includes a drive around the estate in an historical carriage and a picnic lunch.

The Riding Facilities

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.

The hotel

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.

Activities for golfers, non-riders and rest days

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.

Ride & Relax

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.

Guest book:

'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.

Press Articles

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Getting there

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.

Austrian train timetable.

Self-drive: Car rental can be booked easily and inexpensively online with Holiday Autos.

Train travel: For everything you need to know about any train journey visit Seat Sixty-One.

If you would like to view the location of this holiday, please refer to the overview map and detailed map.

Riding ability

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.

What to bring

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.

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