Epic Europe


Merano - Sudtirol, Italy



Surrounded by wild grapes and an idyllic garden, the Fragsburg has perched high above the spa resort town of Merano in South Tyrol for almost 400 years. With a style that’s both graceful and highly personal, and a refined, lavish approach to life, the former hunting lodge is now an incomparable five-star hotel that is sought out by those looking for luxurious and sensuous experiences.


It’s a place of refuge and power, with a magnificent garden, exquisite suites and hidden nooks and crannies that create a perfect ambience for magical, highly personal moments. In the heated outdoor pool, in the rose garden, or on the panorama terrace, our guests can bask in the sunshine that is nature’s greatest gift to the Fragsburg: No other place in the whole of South Tyrol enjoys as many hours of sunshine. The Fragsburg has been cultivated with great dedication into a harmonious whole, with antique furniture, contemporary designer items and a hint of art deco. The historic hunting lodge has been restored and renovated over time by the Ortner family, with an eye for beauty and a heart for history. And in front of the hotel, a classic motorbike and sidecar in royal red promise bohemian flair. 


SPA & WELLNESS: The Castellum Alchemistic Spa uses natural power and energies to pamper body, mind and soul in equal measure. Every product is prepared by the Castellum team using fresh, handpicked natural ingredients. Expert practitioners are also on hand to provide individual advice and natural cosmetics treatments that are custom tailored to your needs.


FOOD & DRINK: At the Gourmet Restaurant, Chef Christoph Terschan’s unmistakable style is characterized by a rare fusion of the Alpine and the Mediterranean, regional cuisine fused with delicacies he has encountered in far-away lands in the course of his career.


LOCATION: Castel Fragsburg is perched on the south-facing hillside above the city of Merano and the surrounding Südtirol vineyards, 3 hours from Venice, 2 hours from Innsbruck.



  • This former hunting lodge is now an incomparable luxury five-star hotel & spa 20 individually designed luxury suites overlooking Merano and the Vinschgau Valley
  • The Adlerhorst Suite extends over two stories into the castle tower, and includes a private rooftop terrace
  • Chef Christoph Terschan’s cuisine is a fusion of hearty Alpine fair and Mediterranean opulence, nourishing and refined gourmet cuisine in the finest sense of the word
  • Sacred Arts: in the “Sanctuarium” Bellé Flora teaches mindful breathing, meditation, yoga and creative movement on the mountainside
  • All twenty suites have their own carefully curated, gracefully designed character
  • Extensive gardens and outdoor pool invite guests to relax and linger
  • Explore the Südtirol: hike, bike, visit local vineyards, explore medieval cities and eat your way through the local cuisine
Castel Fragsburg 5*


Destination: dolomites
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Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
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  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA


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