The Neu-Ems castle, also called "Schloss Glopper" or popularly called "Glopper", is a high-altitude medieval castle in the city of Vorarlberg Hohenems. It offers rooms and suites where you can experience history in rooms decorated with care and equipped with every comfort.
Schloss Glopper History
The complex was a castle of the nobility and of the knights of the Lords of Ems.
Built in 1343, Emperor Ulrich I von Ems built a new castle on the crest of the Rhine valley at Emsreute, near his fortress at Alt-Ems, with the permission of Emperor Ludwig of Bavaria, to offer his family many heads a rest period in difficult times.
In 1407, during the Appenzell war, the castle of the former count of Hohenems was destroyed for the first time and immediately rebuilt.
In 1603 a chapel was set up on the ground floor, of which today there are no remains except for two pointed arched windows on the north wall. The former winged altar of this chapel (master of Antwerp, around 1515-1520) has been in the Tyrolean Provincial Museum since 1835.
Since 1843, this extraordinarily uniform set of small-scale stronghold with bergfriedartigem bulwark, cultivated Palas and lower privately owned Vorburg is the Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems family.
Currently it is possible to stay in the castle in rooms of great charm, where tradition and modernity meet: every room, whether bedroom, living room or the Grand Salon, has been furnished with careindividually, with a mix of ancient and contemporary comfort