Nestled amongst the luscious arboretum, the 18th-century Schwarzenbach villa.

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Nestled amongst the luscious arboretum, the 18th-century Schwarzenbach villa is the ultimate destination where the enchanting Alpine peaks and the smooth surface of the mountain lakes invite you to forget the turmoil of the rest of the world.

This stunning noble estate boasts a private pond, illuminated fountains and a drawbridge, having been transformed into a luxury villa with an array of well-chosen premium amenities that sits right by the picturesque Lake Wolfgangsee, just a 40-minute drive from Salzburg.

The land plot, where the villa is situated, is distinctively unique due to the fact that it is set on Wolfgangsee, one of Austria's best and most popular lakes among tourists and locals. Moreover, the first line of this lake is included in the price of the Schwarzenbach villa, greatly enhancing the appeal of the property.

About the project

The luxurious Schwarzenbach has 13 rooms, 5 of which are bedrooms, all located on the second floor of the residence. The Schwarzenbach villa combines classic features with modern furniture and details, forming a coherent, harmonious interior.

To create a unique style, an ensemble of antique motifs and the latest technology is used as a juxtaposition of the past and the present.
As a result, the interior of the villa perfectly combines marble and wood in its vintage design, recreating the spirit of past eras.
  • Total area: 98 468 m²
  • BUA area: 953 m²
  • Terrace: 73 m²
  • Winter garden: 2
  • Floors: 4
  • Rooms: 13
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Wellness center: 230 m²
  • Indoor swimming pool: 11,5 x 4 m
  • Covered garage for 4 cars

That being said, the villa owner will be able to benefit from an expansive selection of bespoke amenities, matching the quality of a luxury boutique hotel. These are as follows:

Wellness center

Spanning across 230 sq. m, the wellness area includes a hammam pool, a mirror room for pilates/dance/yoga classes, showers and a sauna with a relaxation room. Not forgetting a generously-sized indoor swimming pool of 85 sq. m, gorgeously lined with Italian glass mosaic stones.

As well as:

A dining room featuring a unique parquet floor, stucco ceilings and panelled walls with processed wood finishes, which is located on the first floor. The dining room also houses a kitchen fitted with world-class appliances from La Cornue; a leading French brand widely renowned for its handcrafted and impeccable design.

A wine cellar is situated on the ground floor and boasts a stone lining, which is traditionally found in the cellars of Italy, Spain and France. The wine cellar also houses a unique collection of antique swords.

Elevators. The residence is equipped with stylish elevators on each floor.

Bowling room.

Billiard room with panoramic windows.

Library, which can be used as a spacious office.
Terrace with 2 delightful winter gardens to the right and left of the entrance to the Schwarzenbach villa.

Men's and women's lounges. These are 2 separate reception rooms that reflect the character and status of the owner.

A small lakefront plot of 135m², which is included in the price of the castle, with incredible mountain views.



Dating back to 1706, the Schwarzenbach villa boasts a rich history. In fact, until 1930, the Schwarzenbach estate was home to the descendants of German aristocrats;

Petrus and Judith von Goerschen, members of an ancient German noble family that has been known since the 12th century.

Until 2014, the villa belonged to Denes Festetics de Tolna, a member of the Festetics family, whose history dates back to 1566. The Festetics were a noble and wealthy family that came to Austria-Hungary from Croatia and became famous as patrons of the arts and sciences. It is also worth noting that the garage, swimming pool and tower were constructed by the talented architect Heinz Karbus between 1974 and 1989.

Meanwhile, in order to overhaul the property, the present owner of the Schwarzenbach villa hired one of the country's leading construction companies in Salzkammergut; ZEBAU. The entire renovation finished in 2020 and contractors did everything by hand, preserving the uniqueness of the property.



The Schwarzenbach villa is located in the small town of St Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, in the famous lake region of Salzkammergut.

The area around St. Wolfgang has been well known among European aristocrats since the 19th century. This picturesque location, with its clear air and quality water, has been attracting visitors for the past 300 years. St. Wolfgang is often described as a fairy-tale town with cozy houses, generously painted with frescos.

During the summer months, the town and its surroundings turn into a hub for recreational activities such as tennis, golf and horseback riding.

That being said, water activities are available on the lake and include diving, water skiing, windsurfing, swimming and fishing. Moreover, St. Wolfgang regularly hosts all kinds of musical events like operetta evenings, jazz festivals and classical concerts. In winter, the best ski resorts can be reached in just a half an hour drive from St. Wolfgang.

The Schwarzenbach villa is surrounded by an arboretum of almost 90,000 sq. m, which is home to many rare trees, most of them belonging to the kingdom of conifers.

Across the land plot, one can find astonishing sculptures that blend harmoniously into the natural landscape.

That being said, one of the sculptures is a stone bench with an impressive historic background, as it was purchased from the great French emperor and military leader; Napoleon I Bonaparte.

The Schwarzenbach villa is a 30 to 40-minute drive away from the below-mentioned locations:


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