A former ecclesiastical academy established by the bishops of Regensburg is the town’s only serious contender to the Orphée when it comes to character, providing lodgings that are traditional yet surprisingly informal, even a bit quirky. Many face a sunny inner garden behind the cathedral, and all are individually decorated—some in English country house style, others dip into contemporary urbanity. An atmospheric Weinstube (wine bar) downstairs spills into a beer garden, taking the edge off any stuffiness the rather grandiose surroundings might suggest.