Roses & Romance
Romantic break and unforgettable moments // 3 nights
First documented mention of Pienzenau Castle in Obermais/Merano. The name Pienzenau dates back to a Bavarian noble family whose best-known representative was Hans von Pienzenau. The vineyards and grounds once belonging to the castle were sold over time.
Ernst and Helene Hofer from the Passeiertal valley purchased one of these plots.
A small yet refined guesthouse was established here with 15 rooms and an indoor pool.
The guesthouse later became the hotel. Robert Hofer, the couple’s eldest son, rented out the hotel together with his wife Ingrid.
The Hofer family acquired another plot of land opposite Pienzenau Castle where they built a new guesthouse. The first daughter of Robert and Ingrid Hofer, Patrizia, was born followed seven years later by her sister, Sabrine. The couple ran the hotel as well as the bed & breakfast.
The Pension Hofer guesthouse was transformed into the 4-star superior Hotel Pienzenau am Schlosspark with 30 rooms. The panorama roof terrace was planted with endless roses and offers views across the Etschtal valley and spa town of Merano.
Daughter Sabrina returned from her studies in Vienna, followed a year later by her husband, Armin. In 2018, their little son Arno and 2021 their sweet daughter Clara were born. The family’s youngest offspring keeps everyone on their toes!
We are here for you personally & with heart!
Your family Ingrid & Robert Hofer
with Sabrina & Armin with Arno & little Clara
and the entire Pienzenau team.