Price from: € 300,-
Type: Rooms


Staying with earls

Sperken 1, 4352 Sperken

Welcome by the lord of the manor, Carl Philip Clam

…the unforgettable experience in an exclusive setting!

Discover medieval flair behind the mighty defensive walls of the fortress that was never conquered.

Feel the spirit of bygone ages and join a journey through the eventful history of the past centuries.

The suites are loved by famous guests

Behind these thick walls you will spend the night in a magnificent bed. In the 1980s, Franz Joseph, the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, often stayed as a guest at Clam Castle. Other splendid suites and historic apartments have also delighted our guests over the centuries.

Each room is individually furnished with antique pieces and also the bathrooms are elegantly designed.

For special occasions, guests can book a professional butler who will organize your private event.

Tour of the castle  

The tour of the castle starts in the arcade court and continues through the castle apothecary, armory and chapel to the living rooms of the Earls of Clam.

As well as various guest rooms you can also visit the former breakfast room which is now home to a unique porcelain collection. During the tour, visitors are able to gain an insight into life in the medieval castle over the centuries and down to the present day.

The unique feature of Clam Castle is that you are walking through an inhabited, fully furnished medieval castle.

Activities nearby

In the area around the castle sporty guests can cycle, hike, swim in the nearby lakes, experience white-water adventures and enjoy a range of water sports on the Danube.



In your room/apartment

  • Linen
  • Extra cushions and blankets
  • Room size over 20m2
  • Writing desk


  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilette extra
  • Towels


  • Breakfast
  • Local products


  • Castle courtyard


  • Electric kettle


  • Non Smoking
  • Guided castle tour
  • Events


  • Lake
  • Hiking
  • Culture
  • Riding
  • Cross country skiing


  • Transfer/E-Banking
  • Cash

History of the house and its residents:

Gina Lollobridgida as a guest

After hunting, Gina Lollobrigida was warming up in the bath in the Blue Room. This room was actually occupied by father-in-law, Kari Traun, who would also have liked to use the bath for himself. The problem-solving earl knocked on the bathroom door so persistently and so long and loud that Gina Lollobrigida had no choice but to get out of the bath and escape to her room via bathroom’s back door. At dinner she then humorously recounted that, for the first time in her life, she had been thrown out of the bathroom by a man whereas normally the men wanted to get into the bath with her.

The unbelievers

Many of the superstars who give live performances here have also stayed at the castle as guests and some have become regulars, e.g. such as Roger Hodgson from Supertramp. The reaction of Canadian-American singer Alanis Morrissette is unforgettable as she could not and would not believe that the castle is really still a home and the lord of the manor had to provide evidence. Only when she opened a wardrobe and saw his sock drawer did Alanis Morrissette finally believe this was not a fake!

A castle endures

The first recorded mention of Clam Castle dates from 1149.
The second major phase of construction took place in the Gothic period when the east wing was built with the “new” castle chapel. Indeed, the castle was never defeated, although it was in very poor condition by 1600. Around 1640, the castle underwent extensive renovation. The farm buildings, stables and coach houses were constructed in the 18th century and they now form the outer courtyard. As time went on the castle was gradually transformed from a fortress into a habitable castle.

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