das Kranich

The Bistro of Burg Schlaining have it all, what your palate will love.

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Where Gourmets Love to Land.

Welcome to das Kranich – a place of delights and relaxation.

During the day, we spoil you with a selection of delicious dishes from our small but exquisite menu, as well as with coffee and tempting cakes. Whether it’s for a quick break or a lunchtime snack, the Kranich is the perfect choice.

Starting May 16, 2023, our cozy bistro transforms into an elegant restaurant at 6:00 pm, where you can enjoy fine dining “by Steinkellner”. Culinary highlights, seasonal products, sophisticated creations, and exquisite wines – every connoisseur will find something to their liking here. But that’s not all: das Kranich also offers the ideal location for exclusive events. On our three terraces, you can enjoy an unforgettable celebration, whether it’s a romantic wedding or a special corporate event. Visit us at das Kranich and experience indulgence and relaxation in a historic castle ambiance. We look forward to seeing you!

Nose to tail – Für uns heißt das, dass wir jedes Lebensmittel wertschätzen und daher auch den Großteil dessen bei unserer Kreierung der Gerichte einfließen lassen. Bei uns in der Küche verwenden wir nur Regionale und Saisonale Produkte – Auch die Natur rund um die Burg wird dabei genutzt und Blumen wie auch Kräuter aus unserem direkten Umfeld werden bei unseren Gerichten hervorgehoben. Natürlich geben wir auf jegliche Allergien oder Wünsche acht.“

Martin Steinkellner

“Nose to tail – For us, this means that we respect our ingredients and therefore use most of them in the creation process of our dishes. In our kitchen, we exclusively use seasonal and regional products, and we also take advantage of the surrounding area of Burg Schlaining, incorporating flowers and chives into our dishes. Furthermore, we are more than happy to accommodate any allergies or special requests you may have.”

Martin Steinkellner

NEW starting May 16, 2023:

the Kranich by Steinkellner

It’s time to open new chapters at das Kranich.

Experience the indulgent evening concept by Steinkellner at das Kranich. Enjoy an exquisite dinner with fine wines in a stylish atmosphere. Let your senses take flight and look forward to an extraordinary taste experience.

You can enjoy the culinary creations at das Kranich from Wednesday to Saturday starting at 6:00 pm.

We look forward to your visit!

Das Kranich is located in the Castle Courtyard of Schlaining Castle. For requests and reservations you can reach us at +43 3355 2600-50 or kranich@burghotel-schlaining.at

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm
Kitchen hours: 11:30 am to 5 pm

STARTING MAY 16, 2023:

Opening Hours:

Tuesday & Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kitchen Hours: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday to Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Kitchen Hours: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Evening kitchen by Steinkellner:
Wednesday to Saturday from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

But there is much more behind the crane (i.e. Kranich).

A touching thought that is as global as it is emotional. After all, das Kranich is not located in just any place, but in a very special castle—Schlaining Castle—first mentioned in a document in 1271 and also known as “Castle of Peace” since the 1980s. And peace as an elementary, global value is held in particularly high regard here. But not only in conferences, seminars and meetings, but also in symbols as clear as they are touching, such as “Sadako’s Cranes”.

Sadako’s Cranes

Sadako was a little girl living in Hiroshima in August 1945. She thus witnessed the American nuclear bombing that took many lives and destroyed an entire city. When Sadako fell seriously ill after a few years, she recalled an old Japanese belief: for those who fold 1,000 paper cranes one heartfelt wish comes true.

And Sadako folded more than 1,000 cranes—but unfortunately she did not live to see her thirteenth birthday. But the memory of her and her cranes as symbols of peace and hope would live on. And so, to this day, one of her cranes is still preserved at the Schlaining Castle of Peace. By the way, visitors also walk right past its folded namesake in the shop on their way into das Kranich.

With its name, the Kranich Bistro carries on the idea of peace and the memory of a great little heroine. And so it is also more than just a bistro where you can enjoy regional delicacies with your loved ones or with business partners and colleagues.

Cranes—Birds of Happiness!

The beauty of the cranes has fascinated us humans for centuries. In ancient Greek mythology, the crane was associated with Apollo, Demeter and Hermes. It is a symbol of vigilance and prudence and is considered the “bird of happiness”—messenger of spring, as it were, representing warmth, light and nurture after a long winter. In poetry, the crane stands for the sublime in nature.
In the future, we will also express our solidarity with these very special animals through our support of conservation projects for cranes.

In the future, we will also express our solidarity with these very special animals through our support of conservation projects for cranes.