Messerschmitt Foundation

The Messerschmitt Foundation, based in Munich, was founded in 1969 and is the largest private foundation for monument protection in Germany. Its founder, Willy Messerschmitt, associated his foundation with the clear vision of promoting science and research in the field of aerospace and of caring for and preserving German art and cultural monuments at home and abroad. The chairman of the board of the foundation is Dr. Hans Heinrich von Srbik. The Board of Trustees consists of personalities with the highest professional expertise.

When carrying out the restoration, the foundation relies on the expertise of the respective state conservators. The focus is on the many medium-sized and smaller art monuments, for which there is increasing interest but insufficient funds. These make up the lion's share of Germany's extremely rich cultural landscape. Historic buildings are restored and adapted for modern purposes.

Hotels and inns


Since 2007, after extensive restoration by the Messerschmitt Foundation, Schloss Meseberg has been open to state guests from all over the world as a guest house of the federal government. Picturesquely located on the Huwenowsee, the baroque castle with its garden is a pearl of Prussia's architectural monuments.

The Hotel Schlosswirt Meseberg is right next to Meseberg Castle. Government employees at official events as well as others seeking peace and quiet who appreciate the good regional cuisine of the house are guests here in a sophisticated atmosphere.

Hotel Messerschmitt

The 4-star Hotel Messerschmitt Bamberg is located in the city center at Schönleinsplatz. From 1832 the parental home of the aircraft pioneer Willy Messerschmitt was family-owned. As a wine house, it has become an institution in Bamberg.

Federal presidents, chancellors, members of the nobility, church dignitaries and celebrities of the past and present can be found in the guest books. Since October 2020, the historic part of the building with the restaurant is also owned by the foundation.

Leitheim Castle

The rococo palace of Leitheim with its church and the Weingärtnerhaus is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque building ensembles in Bavaria. Located on a hill, it offers a breathtaking view of the Danube meadows. The historic vineyard provides the perfect atmosphere of tranquility. Leitheim Palace has belonged to the Messerschmitt Foundation since 2014.

The complex includes the 4-star superior Hotel Schloss Leitheim with its elegant double rooms, suites and a premium wellness area, which is equally popular with conference guests, individual guests and wedding couples. Two enchanting rococo rooms can be booked in the castle itself. The magnificent rococo hall in the castle is ideal for dreamlike celebrations.

Orlando house Munich

The Orlando House was built in 1900 according to the plans of the Munich architect Max Littmann. It is right on the Munich Platzl between Viktualienmarkt and Maximilianstrasse. The name of the house goes back to Orlando di Lasso, the famous composer of the Renaissance, whose house stood on this site.

The Messerschmitt Foundation acquired the building in 1997. The five-storey corner building has German Neo-Renaissance forms inside and out. The ground floor in particular is very richly decorated.


Anras castle & country house

Embedded in the beautiful landscape of East Tyrol, Anras Castle was built as a bishop's summer residence and expanded in 1754 in Baroque style. This stately home of the bishops of Brixen developed a cultural and artistic richness that still inspires today.

In 1991, the Messerschmitt Foundation acquired the “Pfleghaus” and a few years later the adjacent country house, and has preserved this treasure of Alpine culture. The ensemble still tells the history of the past centuries. The country house offers six high-quality holiday apartments. In 2022 the municipality moved in the castle as tenant in parts, wide areas serve cultural and museum purposes. In addition, two beautiful vacation apartments could be realized in the castle.

Hotel Goldener Engl

The listed 4-star Schlosshotel Goldener Engl is located in the beautiful old town of Hall, just 10 km from Innsbruck. The building skilfully combines the 700-year-old history of the building with the modern comfort of a 4-star hotel.

At the end of the 1990s, the Messerschmitt Foundation acquired the house and undertook extensive renovation work in the baroque building. The Schlosshotel Goldener Engl is an honored member of the Historic Hotels of Europe.


The listed Mellaunerhof is the oldest inn in Tyrol. The property dates back to the 13th century and was bought by the Messerschmitt Foundation in 2008. The restoration was carried out in two stages with great attention to detail.

The rooms have been sensitively converted into high-quality hotel rooms and suites of a high standard. The Mellaunerhof offers traditional Austrian hospitality in cozy rooms, impressive vaults and in the quiet beer garden.


House with the Antler / Casa cu cerb

The house with the antler in Sighisoara in the Transylvania region of Romania is one of the oldest and historically most interesting buildings in the former German city. It was first mentioned in the 13th century. A wooden stag's head with real antlers is embedded in its north-east corner on the 1st floor, to which picturesque depictions of a stag belong on both facades.

The Messerschmitt Foundation acquired the building in the early 2000s. Inside there are frescoes and a wooden ceiling from the 16th century. The house was extensively restored from 2001 to 2004 and is now a romantic hotel.