Zwettl, Lower Austria, Austria

The SONNENTOR city lofts welcome their guests with an impressive view of historic walls and a blooming natural garden in the inner courtyard.

The five apartments, ranging in size from 23 to 79 square meters, can accommodate 1-7 people and are named Dorli damals, Rusti-Karl, Sieglinde Schwarz and Rosa and Rudi Retro. Each has its own style, from historical to rustic, rural to retro/vintage. The communal kitchen "Aufgetischt" invites you to culinary experiments and cozy meetings. A seminar room offers the opportunity to discover and experience new things with a broad perspective.

The host is the tea and spice specialist SONNENTOR, which has its headquarters 15 minutes away and can be discovered as a day trip destination. Johannes Gutmann was fascinated by the crooked facade of the house when he was at school, and in 2012 it was finally up for sale. The vision was to bring the roots of the house back to life and to allow guests to experience the history of the house and the town of Zwettl. This also helped to preserve Zwettl's special townscape.

The house in which the city lofts are located dates back to the 13th/14th century and is therefore one of the city's founding houses. Over the centuries it has been home to many people and stories. Original furniture, found objects, stories from former residents, listening stations and puzzles tell of another time and allow guests to immerse themselves in the past.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Wohnungfrom80 €


ArchitectureThe house dates back to the 13th/14th century. The Gutmann family was keen to preserve the historical components and their history by revitalizing the building structure and to make it come alive. Much of it was restored to how it was. Bricks and old wooden floors were reinstalled, windows and doors were restored and reinstalled, as were original furniture and found objects that now have their place again and tell of the past. A natural garden was created in the courtyard. The renovation required many partners with specialist knowledge, many of whom were from the region.

FoodOrganic teas, organic spices, organic coffee and organic cocoa are available free of charge in the city lofts. Otherwise, there is the organic restaurant "Leibspeis" right next to SONNENTOR in Sprögnitz, 15 minutes from the city lofts. They serve vegetarian, vegan and Austrian cuisine.

The city lofts employ employees from the region who can also take advantage of many offers in Sprögnitz, such as the free organic lunch.

Well-BeingThere are 3 natural gardens and the city lofts are located right near the Zwettl Valley, which is great for hiking and cycling. There is also the herb chamber in the courtyard, which allows you to relax with the scent of herbs. The SONNENTOR experience in Sprögnitz is also only about 15 minutes away. Here you can take tours of the company, explore the forest kingdom with 19 experiences for the senses, the organic Bengelchen garden and path and the natural garden of diversity, eat in the organic restaurant "Leibspeis" and take part in seminars and workshops for body, mind and soul.


  • Five individual city lofts in a founding house from the early 14th century
  • Located on the city wall in the historic old town of Zwettl
  • House with a lot of history, immerse yourself in times gone by
  • Flowering natural garden in the courtyard and access to the walkable city wall
  • Organic teas, organic spices, organic coffee and organic cocoa are available to guests free of charge
  • Many excursion options nearby, including the SONNENTOR experience in Sprögnitz
  • Also suitable for seminars or events

Apartments5 LoftsOwn cooking facilitiesChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno Poolno pets


  • 5 apartments of different sizes for up to 7 people
  • All lofts with private cooking facilities
  • Welcome room, shared kitchen and seminar room
  • Bicycle parking spaces with e-bike charging station
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Wohnungfrom80 €

Location + Directions

By car

From Vienna it takes a good 1.5 hours to get to Zwettl (129 km). From Linz it takes just under 1.5 hours (98 km), from Passau it takes a good 2.5 hours (217 km) and from Salzburg it also takes a good 2.5 hours (230 km). The exact address can be found on the website.

With public transport

The nearest train station is in Krems. From Krems there is a bus to Zwettl, Kampbrücke P+R station, at least every hour. Continue with connecting bus 739 to the center or a 10-minute walk to the city lofts.