"Argentine Tango is a vivid dance that keeps evolving. A deep connection to the dancepartner together with good technique enables you to improvise to the music." 

 

About the castle

Burg Bernstein is a family owned hotel with nine lovingly renovated rooms situated in the centre of Burgenland - just an hour´s drive away from Vienna. The oldest part of the castle dates back to the 11th century so you will literally be dancing on history.

The castle has housed generations of different people, the most famous among them probably Count Laszló Almásy - desert explorer and pilot - you might know from the movie "The English Patient".

In the 17th century the castle lost its military importance after the siege of the Turks had failed and the fortifications were repurposed into a fairytale-like garden, that invites you to take a walk and discover your very own favorite spot where you can enjoy perfect calm and stunning views over the local area.

 

Meet

 your maestros

Natascha and Michael are a well loved tango couple based in Vienna, both with about 20 years of tango dancing experience. Michael became a tango teacher in 2012 and Natascha has been dancing various different dance forms since childhood among them ballet and Latin. 

They both like to travel and continuously keep working on their skills on International festivals taking classes from many World renowned masters.

In 4 days Nat and Michael will show you the basics of Argentine tango: the tango embrace, change of weight, posture, how to walk as a couple, first turns, ochos and how to interpret the music. 

Bring dancing shoes if possible - you need to be able to turn on the ball of the foot, so your shoes should have a leather base. Women's shoes ideally also have a heel.

Pick your room

There are nine lovingly renovated guest rooms that you can choose from - each with it's own unique character. They are equipped with original furniture, while the bathrooms were changed to suit modern tastes. There are no TVs or minibars in the rooms, but you will be surrounded by beautiful nature, clean air and the peace and quiet of the countryside.

There are three Double rooms with an external private bathroom, four Superior rooms and two Suites with a view over the countryside. Two Superior rooms face the inner court, all other rooms have a long distance view over the landscape. On clear days you can even see the Riegersburg castle and even further to parts of the Carinthian Alps approx. 150 km away.

 

Weekend Offer

Wed.17th -  Sun. 21st of June 2020
+ 4 nights at the castle for the price of 3   
+ big continental breakfast 
+ 4 tango workshops each lasting 90 minutes
+ 1 guided practice evening 
+ 1 milonga (traditional tango dance evening)
+ free entry to the local natural swimming pool
*Classic Double room package: 365 €/person
    *Superior Double room package: 465 €/person
    *Suite package:  665 €/person
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Additionals
+ aperitif, tango-show, dinner (excl. drinks) at the Renaissance hall & Milonga for 85 €/person prior to milonga (min. booking 10 people).
+  guided tour around the castle grounds followed by a wine tasting of the Almásy collection for 20€/person (min. booking 6 people)
+ private tango classes on request
 

What to do

The castle is located between lush forests and peaceful countryside, so we suggest to spend some of your holiday touring the area. If it's raining you could light a fire in the fireplace and relax with a book, coffee and cake.

After a big continental breakfast every morning to boost your energy, the world is your oyster. Dance on history, go  for a swim in the village´s natural swimming pool, explore villages and castles, visit the Zotter chocolate factory, go for a hike in the forest, taste different wines or simply relax in the garden and enjoy the weather. The choice is yours.

 

Meet your hosts

In 2017 Erasmus and Anna Almásy decided to take over the family business from their parents and keep the tradition of welcoming guests to the family home alive. The family has opened their home since the 1930s to guests from all over the world.

In her spare time Anna and her husband Stephan are enthusiastic Argentine tango dancers and Erasmus loves dancing swing with his friends. Therefore one of the first things we invested in was a new dancefloor that we hope you will enjoy as much as we do.

 
 

Wednesday 

17th of June

14:00 - 20:30 - arrival
 
20:30 - 21:00 - meet & greet your fellow dancers 
21:00 - 22.30 - #1 tango class

Thursday

18th of June

08:00 - 10:00 - breakfast 
10:30 - 12:00 - # 2 tango class
Recommendation: How about an afternoon at the local swimming pool. The dinner there is also really nice.

Friday

19th of June

08:00 - 10:00 - breakfast 
10:30 - 12:00 - # 3 tango class
Recommendation: Our neighbouring castle - the Riegersburg - is 45 min. away by car. It has an impressive still intact defense structure. Right next to it you will find the famous Austrian Zotter Chocolate Factory where you can try myriads of different tastes - book early enough to get a tour (www.zotter.at)
Optional: 16:30 - 18:00 - castle tour & wine tasting of a selection of the Almásy collection - 20 €/person -  min. 6 people)
20:30 - 22:00 - tango practice (guided) - repetition is the key to success ;)

Saturday

20th of June

08:00 - 10:00 - breakfast 
10:30 - 12:00 - #4 tango class
Recommendation: How about a walk around the countryside? Choose "planet walkway" starting from town square, a hike to the local hill or just a stroll around the castle walls.
Optional: Evening program - 85€/person - min. 10 people
18:00 - 18:30 - apéritif
18:30 - 19:00 - tango show from Natascha & Michael
19:00 - 20:30 - three-course dinner at the historic renaissance hall of the castle
21:00 - 02:00 - milonga (traditional dance evening)

Sunday

21st of June

09:00 - 11:00 - breakfast 
12:00 - check-out 
Afternoon: Optional private classes for those who can't get enough

Schedule

 

How to get here

by car from Vienna/airport:

from Vienna - take the motorway A2 direction Graz

Exit Krumbach - 1h 15min. 

from Graz - take the motorway A2 direction Vienna

Exit Hartberg/Pinkafeld - 1h 10min.

by bus from Vienna - approx. 2h 20min. - usually with change - busline Dr. Richard G1

www.vor.atwww.oebb.at 

by bus from Vienna airport

best option is Flixbus to Pinggau Park & Ride, then taxi 

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Contact us for booking
Hotel Burg Bernstein
Schlossweg 1, 7434 Bernstein
Austria
Email: urlaub@burgbernstein.at
Tel: +43 3354 6382
 
Contact persons:
Anna Hase-Almasy
Erasmus Almasy 
or enter your request right here:
 
 

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Because we want you to be clear about terms & conditions from the start

Payment terms:

50% at booking, 2nd payment upon leaving

Austrian cancellation rules apply:

100% refund until 3 months prior to start of event (17th of February 2020)

50% refund until 1 month prior to start of event (17th of May 2019)

0% refund 7 days before start of event (14th of June 2019)

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Hotel Burg Bernstein

Schlossweg 1

7434 Bernstein

Südburgenland, Österreich

E-mail: urlaub(at)burgbernstein.at

Tel: +43 3354 6382

ATU 21253603

Contact Persons:

Anna Hase-Almásy

Erasmus Almásy: 

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