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“Renovated 15th century abbey in the heart of Odenwald Natural Park. Traditionally dressed rooms are light and spacious. Spend days exploring the surrounding landscape before returning to hearty cuisine and the indulgent spa. A rejuvenating stay.”

“Renovated 15th century abbey in the heart of Odenwald Natural Park. Traditionally dressed rooms are light and spacious. Spend days exploring the surrounding landscape before returning to hearty cuisine and the indulgent spa. A rejuvenating stay.”

Hotel Review

A 4-star hotel standing amongst rugged rocky wastes of Bavarian mountainside and forest, boasting breath-arresting views and steeped in history, this former Benedictine abbey was described by one of it's former monks as "where heaven and earth are particularly close together". It isn't hard to see why. Surrounded by herds of sheep and goats, against the melodious backdrop of songbirds, this is a tranquil place. The cosy and spacious rooms are in keeping with their traditional aesthetic, with big wooden beams in the ceiling, stone archways and littered with antiques and old oil paintings, though this is where tradition meets modernity. There are 2 restaurants: the Abt und Schäferstube serves an extensive array of wines and a broad range of international cuisine, while the Benediktinerstube serves simple, rustic, well-cooked Mediterranean dishes. The Spa and Wellness Centre has a sauna, gym and a wide variety of beauty and massage treatments. A particular highlight is the tennis court, which guests are free to use at all times, and the gym offers personal trainers, pilates and Nordic walking. This is the perfect cosy, secluded retreat for writers looking for inspiration or couples looking for a romantic getaway.
Recommended for
  • Writing a novel
  • Secluded by the forests of Odenwald, this is an idyllic place rich in spirituality and history, perfect for writing.
  • Spa breaks
  • The wellness centre offers a range of treatments, as well as having a sauna and gym.

Recommended For

  • Writing a novel
  • Secluded by the forests of Odenwald, this is an idyllic place rich in spirituality and history, perfect for writing.
  • Spa breaks
  • The wellness centre offers a range of treatments, as well as having a sauna and gym.
  • Trekking
  • Discover miles of hiking trails, the hotel also offers personal guided tours.
  • Mountain biking
  • Find routes to suit all abilities.
  • Yoga
  • Learning
  • Great walks
  • Cycling
  • Wine tasting
  • Wildlife Area
  • Birdwatching
  • Wedding license
  • Quiet
  • Gourmet
  • Conference facilities
  • Remote
  • Secluded setting
  • Full board
  • Organic food
  • Outstanding location
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Good wine list
  • Child friendly
  • Hills & mountains
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Artworks
  • Historic
  • In/by a Nature Reserve
  • Gym
  • Antiques
  • Pet friendly
  • Views
  • Wellbeing
  • All inclusive
  • Contemporary
  • Intimate
  • Romantic

Facilities

  • Safe
  • Internet
  • Outdoor dining
  • Communal Dining
  • Wedding license
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
  • Conference facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Meeting Room
  • Cots available
  • Massage
  • Bicycle hire
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Child friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Pet friendly
  • Views
  • Room service
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Trekking
  • Discover miles of hiking trails, the hotel also offers personal guided tours.
  • Mountain biking
  • Find routes to suit all abilities.
  • Yoga
  • Learning
  • Great walks
  • Cycling
  • Wine tasting
  • Wildlife Area
  • Birdwatching

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