Hotel History


12th Century

The hotel is one of Spitz’s oldest buildings: Gothic arches and a Romanesque archway reflect its age. The property was enclosed by high protective walls and can be seen in old pictures of the town, e.g. in the Spitz church. As a grape harvesting farm for the Niederalteich monastery, it was used not only for residential and economic purposes, but also for defence. Embrasures in the interior of the building in the almost meter-thick natural stone walls indicate this.

16th Century

When the estate was slowly transformed into a central administrative site, large parts were transformed into baroque style and decorated with a castle-like façade. The middle floor was equipped with representative rooms. The stately character is still evident today. In the lower rooms there were wine cellars and stables for horses, which had to pull cargo ships up the Danube.

17th Century

Later the house was used for agricultural purposes. The rooms were also used for other purposes, such as a vinegar factory, fruit deposit, wine production or the storage of salt, which was transported on the Danube and later sold in the Waldviertel. This can also be deduced from the professions of the owners of the estate, which are recorded in the family chronicles.

18th-19th Century

Not only the house, but also the agricultural use was subject to certain adaptations over the course of the centuries. While the cultivation of grapes for wine and vinegar production has always been the focus of the agricultural activities, in the 18th century a second pillar was created with the cultivation of fine fruit, especially apricots and pears. The gardens belonging to the estate stretched from the house to the Danube.

20th-21st Century

Extensive renovation work began in the 1950s. As early as 1964, the foundations were laid for the conversion of the house into a tourist enterprise. In 2012 the house was renovated with the aim of combining authenticity and tradition with modern comfort and sustainability. Annual renovations are necessary to keep the hotel in excellent condition.

12th Century

The hotel is one of Spitz’s oldest buildings: Gothic arches and a Romanesque archway reflect its age. The property was enclosed by high protective walls and can be seen in old pictures of the town, e.g. in the Spitz church. As a grape harvesting farm for the Niederalteich monastery, it was used not only for residential and economic purposes, but also for defence. Embrasures in the interior of the building in the almost meter-thick natural stone walls indicate this..

16th Century

When the estate was slowly transformed into a central administrative site, large parts were transformed into baroque style and decorated with a castle-like façade. The middle floor was equipped with representative rooms. The stately character is still evident today. In the lower rooms there were wine cellars and stables for horses, which had to pull cargo ships up the Danube.

17th Century

Later the house was used for agricultural purposes. The rooms were now used for other purposes, such as a vinegar factory, fruit deposit, wine production or the storage of salt, which was transported on the Danube and later sold in the Waldviertel. This can also be deduced from the professions of the owners of the estate, which are recorded in the family chronicles.

18th-19th Century

Not only the house, but also the agricultural use was subject to certain adaptations over the course of the centuries. While the cultivation of grapes for wine and vinegar production has always been the focus of the agricultural activities, in the 18th century a second pillar was created with the cultivation of fine fruit, especially apricots and pears. The gardens belonging to the estate stretched from the house to the Danube..

20th-21st Century

Extensive renovation work began in the 1950s. As early as 1964, the foundations were laid for the conversion of the house into a tourist enterprise. In 2012 the house was renovated with the aim of combining authenticity and tradition with modern comfort and sustainability. Annual renovations are necessary to keep the hotel in excellent condition.

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Barock-Landhof Burkhardt ****
Kremserstraße 19
3620 Spitz
Austria
Telephone: +43 2713 2356
E-mail: info@burkhardt.at

Barock - Landhof Burkhardt Hotel

Barock-Landhof Burkhardt ****
Kremserstraße 19, 3620 Spitz, Austria
Telephone: +43 2713 2356
E-mail: info@burkhardt.at

About us

A small country chateau in the centre of Spitz a.d.Donau. With 11 guest rooms and holiday apartments, a sun terrace with a panoramic view and charming facilities, the Barock-Landhof Burkhardt hotel is a perfect blend of modern comfort and history.