Our estate dates back to the 12th century and can, therefore, look back on 800 years of history. In gratitude for liberating Vienna from the Ottoman army in 1683, the mansion and surrounding vineyards were bestowed on Count Ernst Rüdiger of Starhemberg, who from then on used it as wine estate of his domain.

In the second half of the 20th century the mansion was hardly used any longer. Some years ago, Martin Nigl decided to breathe new life into the property and started to renovate and adapt the whole estate converting it into a vibrant restaurant and hotel of the highest quality. It goes without saying that wine plays a major role in this context.


Travelling to our hotel is like immersing into a different world. Hotel Nigl is a hideaway in the midst of vineyards embedded in the cultural landscape of the Kremstal valley. A magical spot surrounded by woods, hills and terraced vineyards right at the foot of the picturesque Senftenberg Castle ruins.


Some walls, wooden and stone floors, ceiling beams and vaults of our hotel are still original. They emanate history and tradition at their best while perfectly blending in with modern style and functionalism. Our elegant lobby boasts an open fireplace and there are four stately suites and seven spacious double rooms equipped with air-conditioning, television and all sorts of amenities.

No two rooms are exactly alike. Each room has a special atmosphere of its own. In one you may indulge in a spectacular view of the Senftenberg Castle ruins, in another have the whole picturesque scenery right in front of your window. A third room may offer an open fireplace and a fourth even a balcony where you can watch the sun go down. We have also taken special care with how to furnish each and every one of them putting a lot of emphasis on charming details. Depending on the overall arrangement you may find country styles in some, Italian designs in others.

Free WIFI at all rooms and public hotel places.

Prices and arrangements

Double rooms
139€ per night (double occupancy); includes breakfast

169€ night (double occupancy, open suite), includes breakfast
Room sizes: 40 – 50 m² / 430 – 540 ft²

Weekend prices
Double rooms: 159€ per night; includes breakfast
Suites: 189€ per night; includes breakfast



“It ascends me into the brain; dries me there all the foolish and dull and curdy vapours which environ it; makes it apprehensive, quick, forgetive, full of nimble fiery and delectable shapes” (King Henry IV Part 2). None other than William Shakespeare wrote these lines pointing out that creative thinking and wine go hand in hand.

Nigl Winery is the ideal place for hosting seminars: a charming historic building complex offering a secluded and quiet space, an inspiring ambience, spectacular views of the vineyards and accommodation facilities for up to 25 people (5 suites, 7 double rooms).


Weingut Nigl
Winery · Hotel · Restaurant
Kirchenberg 1
3541 Senftenberg


Phone: +43 2719 2609
Fax: +43 2719 2609 4
E-Mail: info@weingutnigl.at