Hotel of the week
“Lots of hotels put on music, but there’s something different about the musicians at Schloss Elmau,” said Harriet Green in The Observer (U.K.). Some of the world’s top classical performers play to stay at the mountain retreat in the Bavarian Alps, and guests can catch free concerts in a magnificent 300-seat hall. During my visit, I bumped into a renowned cellist, and at one point overheard a violinist practicing while on my way to the hotel’s enormous Turkish bath. In between shows, guests swim in outdoor pools beneath the peaks, and songbirds provide the music.
schloss-elmau.de; doubles start at $540