We always visit Germany with pleasure: a surprising Country that is very far from the common imagination, which often calls it a slightly stern, little trendy, cold country. Our numerous trips to Germany have taught us that this Country, certainly not one of the most popular tourist destinations, is really worth visiting. Even and especially in summer.
Our hotel in Augsburg is just one of those hidden jewels you do not expect to find.
In fact we found Hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren almost casually: we were looking for a hotel near Legoland that was on the road between the park and Munich airport. Indeed Augsburg remains about halfway and our search has stopped at Hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren, one of the most renowned hotels in Augsburg.
Hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren: a luxury that the whole family agrees
When traveling with family do you want a location that will please everyone? If children will be happy to easily visit Legoland, this does not mean that we adults have to give up on a moment of relaxation, charm and well-being.
Hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren is perfect for everyone! You can spend a day (or two) at Legoland, which is only 50 km away, but in the evening you can enjoy at least half an hour of relax in the wellness and spa area or a glass of excellent wine in the super chic wine bar (Enoteca).
Sometimes it is not easy to find a luxury hotel that knows how to treat children well: Hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren has made my little daughter Sissi feel like a very important guest, giving her little luxury attentions as much as those for us adults.
Founded in 1722 in a building located in the main street of Augsburg, Hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren is still one of the city’s flagships today. The lobby welcomes you with the lights of its beautiful chandeliers, but if you want a relaxing moment you can enjoy a drink or a reading in one of the halls, which tell and remember the story of the hotel. Hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren has a long history of elegance, luxury and excellence that begins 500 years ago and during these years the hotel lodged many artists, aristocrats and celebrities such as Casanova, Mozart, Goethe, Wagner, and also Kings, Tsars and Queens and so continues to this day.
The hotel has 131 rooms: large, clean, well-organized and with super comfy beds. The large and well-equipped bathroom is structured so that it can be used by more people without interfering with each other. In addition to Standard, Superior, Executive and Suite rooms, the hotel offers also barrier-free or allergy-free. For longer stays there are also apartments equiped with a small kitchen.
Fine dining at Hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren: you are spoiled for choice!
For us, the travel experience is also to dive into the local culture and food and wine are no doubt part of it: we always try to eat typical. Or international with local products. The two restaurants of Hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren simply include what you can wish for on holiday: elegance and refined and genuine dishes.
The Sartory restaurant is a real snappiness: 24 seats make it a sort of Salon Privè. It takes its name from Johann George Sartory, head chef of the hotel in the 19th century. Today, chef Simon Lang offers a French cuisine based menu and an excellent selection of wines. What could you desire more? A terrace! From the terrace of the Sartory you can admire the fantastic view of the Schaezlerpalais.
The Maximilian’s restaurant offers a really fine menu and the dishes are created by the chef with a modern presentation and with a great attention to really excellent ingredients. A UNIQUE Dinner, we will always remember, for both the dishes and the refined yet informal atmosphere, where you will not feel embalmed and especially where children are also welcome with a dedicated kids menu. Also for Maximilian’s there is the possibility to dine in one of the two terraces overlooking the Schaezlerpalais or Maximilianstrasse.
Fancy a drink? The right place is the 3M: not just a cocktail bar, but also a place to savor good quality coffee and tea specialities as well as small breakfast.
Hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren: all the services we ever wanted in one place
Breakfast, served in the same halls of Maximilian’s restaurant, is a true paradise for the palate: sweet and savory, we have to define it PERFECT. On Sundays after breakfast starts the brunch, absolutely recommendable!
Meetings, conferences, exhibitions, gala dinners: everything is possible thanks to the dedicated spaces of Hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren. 12 multifunctional rooms from 26 to 538 square meters for a total space of over 1000 sqm, with a terrace as a complement. The heart of this area is the Teehalle with its beautiful glass dome.
Enoteca is a Wine Bar: if you love wine you can not miss this place with a wide selection of wines (and not only).
For your relaxation, you have to try the oriental-designed Day SPA Relax Max that awaits you with aroma-sole-steam-bath, biological sauna, Finnish sauna and relaxation room. For those who do not want to give up exercise there is also a fitness room. On reservation and for a fee, you can try also massages and exclusive and luxury treatments such as Cinq Mondes and Dermatologica.
If you rent a car, you can take advantage of the parking, just behind the hotel and conveniently connected to the lobby hall.
What to visit in Augsburg
From Hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren is easy and convenient to walk: you are in the city center and everything is within easy reach with a quick and easy walk. At the reception they will help you to localize on the map all the most interesting destinations.
Maximilianstraße, where the hotel is located, is the main street of Augsburg: it starts at Rathausplatz to finish in the Ulrichs-platz. Not to be missed is the Merkurbrunnen and a series of elegant buildings belonging to the richest families of the city: at n. 36 the Fuggerpalast, built in the early ‘500 with a large courtyard, while at n. 46 there is the Schaezlerpalais, erected for the noble banker Adam von Liebert at the end of the 18th century with a beautiful rococo lounge, inaugurated in 1770 with a sumptuous dance that saw the participation of Maria Antonietta during her trip from Vienna to Paris. This building today hosts the Kunstsammlungen (a collection Art, the most famous piece is the portrait of Jakob Fugger Ricco, by Dürer). At the end of the street there is the sanctuary of St. Ulrich und Afra, with the relics of martyr Afra, who died in 304.
Augsburg is a lively city full of history and the old town definitely worth a visit.
In the Town Hall Square – Rathausplatz – you will find St. Peter’s Church, the Perlachturm (a 70-meter high bell tower from which at 11 am and at 5 pm the bells perform various melodies including Mozart’s songs), the Town Hall (with the sumptuous Goldener Saal, this building was designed by the architect Elias Holl between 1615 and 1620) and Augustusbrunnen, a fountain built in 1575 in honor of the founder of the city.
The Fuggerei, the first example of popular building in the world that has remained unchanged since 1520 to this day, is unmissable. This quarter was wanted by Jakob Fugger in 1514, who gave for the construction 10,000 florins from his immense estate. Fuggerei was a neighborhood born to accommodate the poor Catholic inhabitants of the city. But not only: Fugger’s intent was also to produce work as artisans and wage earners and to prevent Fuggerei’s guests from continuing to live in poorness. There are 147 apartments distributed in 67 double-level houses: the symbolic rent was 1 florin (today about 0.88 euros) plus a spiritual obligation: to pray daily for the members of the Fugger family and to live as good Catholics. In order to be able to access housing, they had to be Catholic, poor and born in Augsburg. Today, these houses mostly host elderly couples living with a minimum pension. At home n. 14 of the Mittlere Gasse there is a museum-house to illustrate the way of life of the inhabitants of Fuggerei in the 15th century.
I would advise you to stop for dinner in one of the restaurants and cafes in Fuggerei but Hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren is so beautiful, elegant, stylish and comfortable that it is worth going back for dinner at the hotel: whether you choose Maximilian’s or Sartory or 3M .
And if you’re too tired, you can always ask for room service!