Schloss Velden is a castle in the Austrian tourist resort of Velden am Wörther See in Carinthia. Today it houses a 5-star hotel located on the western shore of Lake Wörth (Wörthersee).
Schlosshotel Velden History
The original Renaissance castle was built around 1590 as the residence of Count Bartholomew Khevenhüller (1539–1613), Freiherr of Landskron, who had served as minister of the Austrian interior Archduke Charles II. Finished in 1603, the Khevenhüller lost it already in 1629, when the Protestant dynasty was expelled from the lands of Carinthia by the successor of Charles, the emperor Ferdinand II, during the Thirty Years War. Emperor Ferdinand III sold the castle to the noble Dietrichstein family in 1639. Devastated by a fire in 1762, the remains were used as an inn and postal station. Dietrichstein held the estates of Velden until 1861.
With emerging tourism on the Carinthian lakes in the late nineteenth century, Velden Castle was rebuilt in a Neo-Renaissance style and opened as a hotel in 1890. It soon became popular with celebrities and royalty. In 1990, the hotel returned to being the private castle of the German industrialist Gunter Sachs. Scenario for numerous film productions since the 1950s, Schloss Velden was the scene of the Austrian / German television series Ein Schloß am Wörthersee between 1990 and 1992, starring Roy Black. After the building was purchased by Hypo Alpe Adria Bank in 2003, it was reopened in the summer of 2007 under the direction of Horst Schulze, founder of Ritz-Carlton and Capella, a hotel management company based in Atlanta, Georgia , under the Capella brand.  The Hypo Alpe Adria group sold the premises to Karl Wlaschek in 2011.
With its past rich in history and tradition, the Schlosshotel Velden today welcomes its guests in princely rooms and elegantly decorated rooms, an excellent gourmet kitchen and a renovated 3600 m² spa where you can regenerate between relaxation and wellness and beauty treatments.