Here are some of the hotels and restaurants you recommended in 1997. Most of the prices listed are those you said you paid. If no prices were included we have either supplied them or categorized the establishment on a scale from inexpensive to very expensive.

In cases where your letters did not include addresses or phone numbers we have attempted to supply one or both.

We are very grateful for your letters and regret we cannot print them all. We do have a few left from 97 that are scheduled for publication in early 1998.

Hotel International au Lac, Via Nassa 68 - Piazza Luini, CH-6901 Lugano, tel. 091 922 75 41, fax 091 922 75 44, single with breakfast & dinner 195 Sfr. ($135)

Hotel Mozart, Hafenzentrum, CH-9400 Rorschach, tel. 071 841 70 34, fax 071 841 99 38, 110 Sfr. ($76) single

Parkhotel Sonnenhof, CH-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein, tel. 075 232 11 92, fax 075 232 00 53, rooms 230 to 380 Sfr. ($160-$264)

Susie E. Kanuch, Van Nuys CA

Hotel-Café Off, Uferpromenade 51, D-88709 Meersburg, tel. 07532 3 33, fax 07532 58 05, double room about $100

Cliff Lindsey, Freeland WA

Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany, inexpensive-moderate.

Mike Elder, Topeka KS

Parkhotel Wehrle (Gästehaus), Gartenstrasse 24, D-79098 Triberg, tel. 07722 8 60 20, fax 07722 860 290, double 150 DM ($86)

Hotel Wolf, Dorfstrasse 1, D-82487 Oberammergau, tel. 08822 30 71, fax 08822 10 96, double 120 DM ($69)

Alpenhotel Denninglehen, Am Priesterstein 7, D-83471 Berchtesgaden, tel. 08652 50 85, fax 08652 647 10, double 204 DM ($117)

Hotel Passauer Wolf, Rindermarkt 6, D-94032 Passau, tel. 0851 9 31 51 10, fax 931 51 50, double 160 DM ($91)

Romantik Hotel Bierhütte, D-94545 Hohenau, tel. 08558 9 61 20, fax 08558 961 270, double 150 DM ($86)

Posthotel Bayerwald, Dorfplatz 2, D-94371 Rattenberg, tel. 09963 95 00, fax 09963 950 222, double 120 DM ($69)

Dom Hotel, Frauentorstrasse 8, D-86152 Augsburg, tel. 0821 15 30 31, fax 0821 510 126, double 176 DM ($101)

Weinhaus Steichele, Knorrstrasse 2, D-90443 Nürnberg, tel. 0911 20 43 78, fax 0911 221 914, double 170 DM ($97)

Schloss Steinburg, D-97080 Würburg, tel. 0931 9 70 20, fax 0931 781 731, double 510 DM ($291) for two nights and one four-course meal

Hotel Klingerhof, Am Hügel 7, D-63768 Aschaffenburg, tel. 06021 64 60, fax 06021 594 100 double room 170 DM ($102)

Hotel Waldesruh, Am Bessunger Forst 20, D-64367 Mühltal-Trautheim, tel. 06151 9 11 50, fax 06151 911 563, double 125 DM ($71)

Sharon & Nelson Helm, Plano, TX

Romantik Hotel Weinhaus Messerschmitt, Lange Strasse 41, D-96049 Bamberg, tel. 0951 2 78 66, fax 0951 26141, 225 DM ($129) dinner for three, wine included

Gastätte Hofbräu, Bamberg, Germany, dinner for two, including wine 104 DM ($59)

Hotel-Restaurant Nepomuk, Obere Mühlbrücke 9, D-96049 Bamberg, tel. 0951 9 84 20, fax 0951 984 2100, lunch for two, including wine 93 DM ($53)

Hotel Bischofshof, Bischofshof am Dom, Krauterermarkt 3, D-93047 Regensburg, tel. 0941 5 90 86, fax 53508, 290 DM ($166) for a suite

Restaurant Don Juan, Fischgasse 4, Regensburg, lunch for two, including wine 70 DM ($40)

Chaney Aderholt, Birmingham AL

Europischer Hof, Bayerstrasse 31, 80335 München, tel. 089/551510, fax 089/5515122, about $110 double

Ronald E. Null, Sandpoint ID

Hotel F.B. Schonleber, D-65375 Oestrich-Winkel, Stadtteil Mittelheim, Obere Roppelsgasse 1, tel. 06723/3475, fax 06723/4759, double room 150 DM ($86)

Gasthof Distelfink, D-65375 Oestrich-Winkel, Stadtteil Mittelheim, An Der Basilika 6

Don & Betty Schaaf, Largo FL

Hotel Bauer, Kulmbacher Str. 7, D-96317, tel. 09261/94058, fax 09261/52298, double 126 DM ($72)

Ken & Shelby Love, Regina, Saskatchewan

Hotel Garni Hornburg, Hornburgweg 28, D-91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, tel. 09861 8480, fax 09861 5570, doubles 125-155 DM ($71-$89)

Virginia & Eric Kiehn, Stoddard NH

Restaurant Zum Alte Gott, Weinstrasse 10, D-76354, Neuweier (near Baden-Baden), expensive

Herbert St. Goar, Chattanooga TN

Hotel Verenahof, Kurplatz 1, CH-5400 Baden, tel. 056/203 9393, fax 056/2-3 9394, rooms 140 to 260 Sfr. ($97-$181)

Joan Hawkins, Glen Cove NY

Hotel Hoyacker Hof, Freisinger Landstrasse 9a, D-8046 Garching near Munich Airport, tel. 089/3206965-68, fax 089/3207243, single 130 DM ($74)

Gary P. Ford, Dayton OH

Gasthaus Huber, Bundesstr. 304, D-85560 Oberndorf bei Ebersberg, tel. 08092/31026, fax 08092/21442, singles 105 DM ($60), doubles 140 DM ($80)

Erskine Havens, Hendersonville TN

Pastorius-House, An der Heuwaag 1, D-91438 Bad Windsheim, tel. 09841/7078, 40 DM ($23) single, 70 DM ($40) double

Marion Snyder, Schnecksville PA

Ostermann Hotel, an der B49, Lützbach on the Mosel, tel. +49/02672/1238, fax 7789, doubles 140 DM ($80)

Zum Jagerheim, Meerdofer Str. 40, Rüper, tel. +49/05303/2026, fax 2056, double 150 DM ($86)

Posthotel Lauenstein, Orlmünder Str. 2, D-96337 Ludwigstadt-Lauenstein, tel. +49/09263/991 30, fax 991 399, doubles 140 DM ($80) double

Burghotel Lauenstein, Burgstr. 4, D-96337 Ludwigstadt-Lauenstein, tel. +49/09263/9430, fax 94336, doubles 150 DM ($86)

Parkhotel Seeblick, Strandweg 12a, D-18119 Warnemünde-Rostock, tel. +49/0381/519550, fax 519 55113, doubles 160-180 DM ($91-$103)

Rheinsberg am See, Finsterwalder Str. 64, D-13435 Berlin-Reinickendorf, tel. +49/030/402 1002, fax 403 5057, doubles 199 DM ($114)

Posthotel Rattenberg, Dorfplatz 2, D-94371 Rattenberg, tel. +49/09963/9500, fax 950222, rooms 65 to 160 DM ($37-$91)

Sharon & Nelson Helm, Plano TX

Hotel Petrisberg, D-54296 Trier, tel. +49/0651/4640, doubles from 160 DM ($91)

Landhaus Sommer, Weidachstr. 74, D-87629 Füssen, tel. +49/08362/91470, fax +49/08362/914714, rooms 72 to 186 DM ($41-$106)

Trattoria Luigi, Augsburger Str. 20, D-87629 Füssen, average meal price 23 DM ($13)

Colin F. McGowan, Marriotsville MD

Pension Altenburg, Weimar (see Best of 1997, page 1), double room 130 DM ($75)

Schloss Röhrsdorf, Dresden, double room 150 DM ($86)

J. Lloyd Sutterby, Houston TX

Trattoria Toscana, Fraumünsterstrasse 14, Zürich, moderately priced

Block House Restaurant, near Bahnhof on Kirchenallee, inexpensive to moderate

Robert F. Biehler, Chico CA

Restaurant Orangerie Nassauer Hof Hotel, Kaiser-Friederich-Platz 3, D-65183 Wiesbaden, tel. 0611 13 30, fax 0611 133 632, lunch for two approximately 100 DM ($57)

Palais Café, Berlin, by the Opera on Unter den Linden

Anatole Chari, Laguna Beach CA

Restaurant Rustico, Munich

Randy Baker, Cincinnati OH

Hotel Pod vezi, Mostecka 2, 110 00 Prague 1, tel. 420/2 533 710, fax 420/2 537 361, approx. $200 per night

Jan Quinn Freyberg, Brookfield

Mövenpick Hotel, Hallbergmoos near Munich airport, l95 DM ($111) double not including breakfast

Charlotte Olstead, Redwood City CA

Hotel Anker, Obertorstrasse 6, D-97828 Marktheidenfeld, tel. +49/09391/600 40, fax 600 477, double 220 DM ($126)

Hotel Turmwirt, Ettaler Strasse 2, D-82487 Oberammergau, tel. 08822 9 26 00, fax 08822 14 37, rooms 100 to 180 DM ($57-$103)

Hotel St. Nepomuk, Obere Mühlbrücke 9, D-96049 Bamberg, +49/0951/ 98420, fax 9842100, rooms 130 to 240 DM ($74-$137)

Hotel St. Josef, Semmlstr. 28, D-97070 Würburg, tel. +49/0931/308680, fax 308 6860, rooms 95 to 180 DM ($64-$103)

Ellis & Zita Bick, Webster Groves MO

Hotel Maloja Kulm, CH-7516, Maloja south of St. Moritz, tel. +41/082/43105, fax 434 66, double room 200 Sfr. ($139) including breakfast and dinner for two

Ronald Blake, Altamonte Springs, FL

Alte Post Restaurant, Seepromenade, Meersburg, main courses 20/25 DM ($11-$15)

Gene Lopoten, Lower Gwynedd PA

Struber Hotel, Salzburg, Moderate

Barry Brown, Murray KY

Hotel St. Nepomuk, Obere Mühlbrücke 9, D-96049 Bamberg, tel. 0951 9 84 20, fax 0951 984 2100

Restaurant-Hotel Messerschmitt, Lange Strasse 41, D-96049 Bamberg, tel. 0951 2 78 66, fax 0951 26141, rooms 118 to 225 DM ($67-$129)

Hotel Bamberger-Hof, Schnleinsplatz 4, D-96047 Bamberg, tel. 0951 9 85 50, fax 0951 985 562, rooms 160 to 245 DM ($91-$140)

Tiefenau Hotel, Steinweissstrasse 8, CH-8032 Zürich, tel. 01 251 24 09, fax 01 251 24 76, rooms 169 to 360 Sfr. ($117-$250)

Patrick J. Perkins, M.D., Orinda CA