Monks and beer: the secret of a SPA
The Agostinain monks have always been known to meticulously select the places where they would build their monasteries. These special locations had to be favorable for calm meditation that would aid in appeasing the tensions of the soul. The monks were very rarely wrong and in the case of Seefeld their choice was excellent. In the heart of Tirolo there is infact a Monastery known as Klosterbräu where along with dedicating their time to prayer the monks also made a delicious beer. The tradition of beer making has never halted, to this day Klosterbräu continues its own production. The beer is not only served at the restaurant and bar but can also be found in the SPA. In this large wellness centre there is a “Meditation Room”, an intimate corner dedicated to beer that is near the Hotel’s wine cellar. Guests can access this area directly in their bathrobes. This special meditation grotto is built in stone and decorated with wooden barrels. Only a few steps from the saunas guests can move freely from one area to the other while sipping on fresh beers and playing chess on an antique wooden set. The menu of treatments offered includes one that is dedicated exclusively to beer: made up of pure hops and grapes it was created especially for the Spiritual SPA, this product produces effects that are particularly beneficial for the skin. There is a connecting door to the “Meditation Room” that hides a secret area. The special partition leads to a sauna that is heated by the warmth of an oven where cooks bake bread, here on comfortable seats guests can relax enveloped in the comforting and familiar fragrance. Relaxation can also be enjoyed in the resting room, a place where time seems to stand still due to the presence of a gigantic bell that rests in the middle of the room, a symbol of peace, it is a solitary and very still heart that pulsates under its weight of over 100 kg. For those who are interested in additional privacy the Klosterbräu Hotel has two SPA suites. There is a “Private SPA” that includes a welcome drink, a tea ritual and bar service along with a description of treatments offered, such as the sauna or a private infrared light cabin, body masks or peelings, romantic baths in the large pool with personal bar and catering service along with individual or couples massages for the guests on comfortable water beds.