A large, former monastery in western Germany near the Rhine, today the monks of Maria Laach allow their large monastery to be used as a hotel/conference center. I enjoyed 4 lovely days here with my company.
When I moved to Germany, I had no idea there were so many churches that were of the Romanesque style. These churches and monasteries are splendid. The architectural style is so unique and clearly pre-gothic. If you visit Germany, you will find numerous churches of this marvelous era of building glorious structures to God.