This unique family run hotel housed in the former brewery of an adjacent Benedictine Kloster is, on weekends, anyway, Augsburg's best deal. Okay, it's not really in Augsburg, rather 25 kilometers north, but you'll soon see why (on weekends at least) it's worth the drive.

The 17th century building has been painstakingly renovated by the Riss family over a period of five years. They've retained the wood floors and wonderful vaulted ceilings while straightening out lines and adding modern furniture.

Guestrooms are stylishly furnished and all have showers. There's one wheelchair-accessible single, and a lift in the new wing but not the old. The former also has a sauna and solarium.

The restaurant features an impressive wine list and traditional Swabian and Bavarian food, but is not worth a special trip. You'll have a nice traditional meal but Augsburg's offerings are superior. Here's the best part: on weekends the hotel offers a special which includes a double room, breakfast AND a five-course dinner for 250 DM ($125) per night. During the week it's not worth the price or the trip, but on the weekends it's an Editor's Choice.

Street Address: Augsburger Strasse 3
City: Thierhaupten
Country: Germany
Phone: 011 49 8271 8 18 10
Fax: 011 49 8271 8 18 150
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Quality: Rating: 2 stars
Value: Rating: 4 stars
Price Level: $$--
Type: Hotel