At a Glance
19 beautifully designed rooms and suites
Based on fresh products of excellent international and local producers
A breath-taking 10-acre forest and park featuring Hungary’s iconic flowers and trees
Unforgettable hunting experiences with outstanding wildlife in the neighbourhood forests
Exclusive Castle rental and remarkable private events for up to 60 guests
Only 50 minutes’ drive from Budapest city centre or from Budapest Airport
of the Castle
It is not only the Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Baroque elements that make the fairytale castle enchanting, but also the love story that can be felt in every corner of the building.
Baron Sigmund Schossberger, a magnate and wholesaler of crops – son of Simon Vilmos Schossberger, one of the founders of modern Hungarian trade – had purchased the land, located in the town of Tura, Pest County, from the Esterházy family.
He had had his visionary castle built there for his wife, Therese Mayer von Gunthof by 1883. The architect of the castle was Gyula Bukovics, the talented student of Ybl. Beside the up-to-date central heating system, there was electricity and a dumbwaiter, as well. There was a bathroom on every floor, with fresh water coming from an artesian well. The interior decorative paintings were made by Róbert Scholtz. The gardeners created a spectacular park in the immediate surroundings of the castle in European style. The plants were watered partly with a rainwater irrigation system.
Sigmund was bestowed the baronial title by King Franz Joseph. Following the footsteps of his father, he played an important role in the economic life of Hungary as the committee member of the Budapest Academy of Commerce.
The family used the castle for more than half a century, first as a summer house, then as their permanent home until the death of Sigmund’s son, Baron Viktor the Elder in 1938
The castle stayed abandoned until the German, then the Russian soldiers moved here. After nationalisation the building was used as a primary school until 1973, following which it passed into private hands. By the 2000s the undeservedly forgotten castle had almost completely deteriorated.
Spectacular renovation was made in 2011 when the clock tower and the roofing of the palm house were renewed. The complete renovation started in 2016. It was made in accordance with the requirements on historic buildings, and it involved the reinforcement and restoration of the roofing, the replacement of floors, doors and windows as well as the restoration of external and interior walls.
There are several stories attached to one of the
most beautiful castles of Hungary, which was built by order of Baron
Sigmund Schossberger as a sign of his love for his wife in 1883.
There are several stories attached to one of the most beautiful castles of Hungary, which was built by order of Baron Sigmund Schossberger as a sign of his love for his wife in 1883.
The architectural features of BOTANIQ recall the milieu of the Loire Valley castles. This ambiance combined with the 10-acre forest, park and lake surrounding the Castle, make BOTANIQ not only the perfect choice for recreations, yet as for the location of remarkable events as well.
Beyond the eye-catching displays, is the contemporary culinary concept which makes BOTANIQ outstanding. Privately owned farming, as well as vegetable and herb gardens provide the kitchen with fresh and organic produce. This, together with the premium and diverse wine and champagne selection guarantee the restaurant remains at the cutting edge of the culinary experience.
This extraordinary jewel with its modern facilities that meet all the requirements of our age, it is the perfect choice for individuals seeking an authentic and luxurious environment paired with the highest quality culinary, leisure and cultural experiences.
Leaving the noisy city and the hectic days behind us, enjoying the pampering calmness of nature, care and elegance – this is what we all long for.
We are proud that our gastronomic offer is based on the fresh products of excellent international and local producers.
In the daytime, we await you in the bar with a varied bistro menu and high quality Hungarian roasted coffee as well as a wide selection of tea in the palm house, which is the most spectacular room of the castle.
BOTANIQ is a special jewel in the selection of venues. It is fabulous, where the guests can feel like aristocrats. We provide the highest quality of service in order to make your event memorable.
A place which takes you to a wonderful world,
where rest, relaxation and tranquillity have a
new meaning. Pamper yourself in the secret
place of the fabulous castle, where you will
experience the Wellness and Spa rituals, being
a pleasure for your body and your soul.
A place which takes you to a wonderful world, where rest, relaxation and tranquillity have a new meaning. Pamper yourself in the secret place of the fabulous castle, where you will experience the Wellness and Spa rituals, being a pleasure for your body and your soul.
The area of the castle park can be divided into seven mood units: forest, tranquillity, journey, dream, game, time, and the valuable diamond, which itself is the castle and its surroundings.