|View from our room towards the lake at 20 past 7|
|Yes, it is what it says - a Beer Hotel (in-house brewery). We stopped here on the way to our next hotel to buy some souvenirs.|
Our room was in the older part of the hotel and still had very much a 1990s look and feel about it (which we didn't mind at all); it was spacious and clean.
You can look at more pictures and info about the hotel on their website (in English, too).
We arrived around lunch time but of course were not in need for lunch after the sumptuous breakfast at the former hotel. While our room was made ready, we were offered a free glass of prosecco on the hotel's sunlit terrace. A small gesture for a hotel but one that can make a real difference to how welcome you feel as a guest, I find.
After unpacking, O.K. showed me round the place; the hotel is located above the actual village on the edge of the forest, and a path leads to a pond that belongs to the hotel.
|View from the hotel's terrace|
|The indoor swimming pool is underneath this cupola.|
|On the way to the dining room.|
|View from our room across the flat roof of the spa extension.|
|The hotel's own woodland pond.|
|Can you see what I was trying to photograph here?|
|View of the hotel. Our room was in the far left section, hardly visible here.|
We then turned around and walked down through the village to the river Gail and a bit further on until we came across a settlement called Weidenburg, not more than a handful of houses, and this 16th century castle. It was in the middle of extensive renovation, and we were wondering at who would take on such a huge job - it was obviously lived in, with children's toys scattered in the back garden, a few open windows and other signs of life.
By now, it was mid-afternoon, and we were ready to explore the spa of our hotel. We remained there until it was time to get dressed for dinner. Excellent food, not unlike what we had been served for the past seven evenings, but a tad more sophisticated.
How were we going to spend our last full day tomorrow?