Hotel Klosterbräu – Unique Bike’n’Soul Experience in Tyrol
The Hotel Klosterbräu***** & SPA in the Austrian Tyrol is one of the best wellness hotels in the Alps. But what makes the family-run five-star hotel so unique is not only the large spa area, the wonderful food or the magnificent location in the middle of the Seefeld region. Rather, as a guest, the warm atmosphere, the historic architecture and many other details give you the feeling of being in a very special place. How fitting that the Klosterbräu slogan is „Younique”.
The Klosterbräu is more than a hotel. On the one hand, there is the ambience. Most of the rooms are lived in, eaten in, and even have a sauna in walls that were built in 1516. In the cellar, for example, where grain was once stored, you can now dine by candlelight or sample the abundance of delicious wines at tastings. The monks’ barren cells, on the other hand, have been transformed into luxurious wellness suites with their own sauna, private beer fountain, candlelit fireplace and cozy reading lounge.
Centuries-old frescoes in the Klosterbräu
The special atmosphere of the former monastery can still be felt when walking through the impressive monastery hallway. The walls are adorned with centuries-old frescoes that tell the stories of the origins of the Seefeld church, and in the evening the red-carpeted hallway is illuminated by over 500 candles! A wonderful, time-honored feeling, which host Alois Seyrling also conveys during his regular welcome tours.
Generally speaking, the Klosterbräu is a hotel with a soul, now run by the sixth generation. The staff is virtually part of the family, doing their job with a lot of dedication and cordiality. Not put on, but honestly. The down-to-earth hospitality of the owner family Seyrling and their team goes beyond the aperitif several times a week, including a guided tour of the house. The varied activity program seeks to be close to guests and offers many great extras – from guided hiking tours, Hatha Vinyasa yoga (in the former refectory of the monastery, by the way!), aqua fitness, forest walks to cooking classes for children and pony rides.
Cycling tours with stopover
Especially recommended are also the bike tours with fitness trainer Thomas. Born in Wuppertal, he steers you confidently through the valleys and forests around Seefeld. A region that has already hosted two Winter Olympics and is known for its well-developed cross-country ski trails in the cold season and for wonderful hiking and biking routes from spring to fall. Particularly beautiful: the almost two-hour tour from the Seefeld Olympic Arena via the Möserer See to the Wildmoosalm. If you like, you can make a short stop at the Haslwanter family’s organic alpaca farm on the way back to the hotel and marvel at the cute four-legged friends.
Dogs are also welcome
In general, the Klosterbräu is a very pet-friendly hotel, where dogs are not only welcome in most of the cozy 90 rooms and suites, but also in the dining room. A total of nine restaurants are available, including two main restaurants for dinner alone: In the “Bräukeller Grill & Veggie,” hotel guests (and external guests) can order various meat dishes and vegetarian meals à la carte, while the gourmet restaurant (included in three-quarter-board bookings) offers changing buffets or multi-course menus – based on Tyrolean cuisine inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Those who desire a more intimate ambience can – instead of calling the disdainful room service – dine in the aforementioned wine cellar of the house, surrounded by candlelight, or book a flying dinner on the Romeo & Juliet balcony in the middle of the covered monastery courtyard. The menu discussed in advance is then brought up via a dumbwaiter – it almost doesn’t get any more unusual than that!
Wellness Concept “Spiritual Spa YOUNIQUE
The range of saunas in the Klosterbräu wellness area, which covers over 3,500 square meters and features the patented “Spiritual Spa YOUNIQUE” feel-good concept, is similarly special. There is, for example, the world’s unique, completely hand-carved sauna “Heiss-Zeit” and the bread-baking sauna, where fresh bread is baked several times a day. Also great: the beer fountain in the vaulted cellar of the spa area, where you can tap your own fresh beer. The fact that there are also several stylish relaxation rooms (including a wood-burning fireplace!), a huge indoor pool and two heated outdoor pools with panoramic views of the Alps is no longer really surprising.
The Klosterbräu is a lifestyle hotel that lives its slogan “feel younique”. The holistic wellness concept is also designed to match this: Each treatment is aimed at the individual needs and wishes of the guest. One books quasi a custom-made Auszeit. This is particularly recommended with the therapist Vincent. He doesn’t just knead away, but asks about lifestyle habits and current well-being, feels his way slowly and finds exactly the painful areas that need relief. After 50 minutes of pure relaxation, there are even two exercises from Qi Gong – a kind of homework assignment for at home, so to speak, when everyday life again consists of many hours at the desk.
It is this service with a big plus behind it that rightly makes the Klosterbräu one of the best (if not THE best) wellness hotel(s) in Austria. So there is still an own vegetarian farm including petting zoo, a beer brewery, modern Japanese shower toilets in the room, a small niche in the elevator, in which herbal liqueur is available for free, or little cards with sayings in the waiting area of the spa reception. These many components are what make the hotel so unique – and a place you want to return to again and again.
photos @Mike Badstübner (6), Hotel Klosterbräu (7)
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