Schloss Prielau

Historic hotel in Zell am See

A once-upon-a-dream fairy tale of a hotel, this 16th-century castle was once the haunt of Bavarian prince-bishops. Wood panelling and antiques add a touch of romance to the rustic-chic rooms; many feature lake and mountain views. With its private beach, mini-spa and Michelin-starred restaurant, this is luxury all the way. It's 2.5km northeast of the centre along the lakefront promenade.