Backed by mountains, this fine old hotel is run by the Benedictine order. There's little monastic about it, except for the exquisite religious carvings and motifs that adorn the walls. Most come from the monastery's carpentry shop, which also made much of the solid furniture in the comfortable bedrooms. The hotel has two excellent restaurants ($) with rustic, Bavarian atmosphere and a vaulted tavern that serves sturdy fare and beer brewed at the monastery. The extensive
wellness area includes a Finnish sauna, herbal steam bath, pool, solarium, beauty section, and massage.