Handpicked Hotels in Germany
Hike through beautiful forests, wander through historic cities or get to know the culture and a good dose of UNESCO World Heritage. In our collection, you will find authentic inns, medieval castles and traditional gemütliche hotels.
Alpin Lifestyle Hotel Löwen & Strauss,
Surrounded by the imposing peaks of the Allgäu Alps, Alpin Lifestyle Hotel Löwen & Strauss is in the centre of the picturesque and stylish town of Oberstdorf. In the cosmopolitan town of Oberstdorf he has created Löwen & Strauss, a contemporary hotel and restaurant, with a modern ambience. In typical Alpine style with lots of wood and rustic elements, the hotel makes a perfect base to explore this area of nature. Jeunes Restaurateur Peter A. Strauss is an acclaimed chef who has won many culinary prizes. A welcoming place for both young and old, holiday-maker or local resident. The hotel rooms and suites are all unique, with design furniture and decorated with materials from Tirol Living Collection. Start the day with a delicious "Alpine" breakfast. In the wellness-oasis Casa Alp, with panorama sauna and tepidarium, you can finally relax at the end of a day filled with sport activities.
Auberge de Temple,
Gallery hotel Auberge de Temple is nestled in the undulating landscape of Johannesberg, a quaint village half an hour south-east of Frankfurt am Main. Günther de Temple and Christine Wondrak meticulously restored and refurbished the inn which dates to 1854. Auberge de Temple transcends the ordinary - it’s a feast of flavours, colours, styles and above all quality. In designing the interior, Günther de Temple and Christine Wondrak have ingeniously applied ideas gleaned from their extensive travels. Each stylish and spacious guestroom is named after a famous artist. The result is stunning from the moment you enter. Art is the prevailing theme, with bold contemporary work wherever you look – the hotel even has its own gallery. Helbigs Gasthaus, the restaurant run by Ludger and Nicole Helbig, offers an entire evening’s entertainment packed with huge flavors, from saltcured pork cheeks and sea bass to cherry clafoutis with lavender ice cream and an excellent selection of cheeses.
Burg Schnellenberg Castle, which towers imposingly above the Hanseatic town of Attendorn, is surrounded by 240 hectares of forest and meadows. The history of the castle dates back to the year 1222 and is now one of the best maintained castles in Westphalia. The stylish hotel in a fairytale atmosphere welcomes its guests with open arms as evidenced by the Latin saying 'stranger does not stay outside, my door opens to the travelling ' above the door. The classically furnished guest rooms all have lovely views. The hotel has a spa and a beautiful chapel where weddings are performed. Dine, like the knights of old, under the crossbow vaults or in the romantic courtyard. The menu features a variety of local and international dishes.
Burghotel-Restaurant Auf Schönburg,
The vicinity of the medieval town of Oberwesel is known for its excellent Rhine wines. Steeply sloped vineyards cover the hills. Nature in the Oberes Mittelrheintal is dazzling and listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here, high above the Rhine valley, is lies Burghotel & Restaurant Auf Schönburg. A lovingly restored castle which dates back to the year 966. One look at the photo of this castle hotel in enough to see that it is a bucket-list experience. The rooms have been restored with an eye for detail and for the castle’s history: they feature four-poster beds, alcoves, stained-glass windows, plastered ceilings and balconies with views over the meandering Rhine. The kitchen is well stocked with seasonal and regional produce and the cellar holds the very best regional wines.
Die Sonne Frankenberg,
Die Sonne Frankenberg in the city of Frankenberg (Eder) is in the fairytale region Ederbergland, the homeland of the brothers Grimm, not far from National Parc Kellerwald-Edersee. The hotel is part of meticulously restored half-timbered houses, with the 500-year-old city hall at the centre. The bright rooms and suites of this historic hotel have a charming and mediterranean feel to them. The orientally inspired Sonne Spa is the place for ultimate relaxation.The vicinity of Frankenberg is a paradise for nature lovers.
Das Schulhaus Hotel,
The former primary school dating from 1915 on Westfalendamm in Schwelm got a bright new future as a fine hotel. The classrooms have been converted into 35 inviting and well-appointed hotel rooms. The former gym is now the restaurant Die Turnhalle – meaning simply ‘the gym‘. By creating this lovely boutique hotel, Berlin hotelier Kurt Hermandung and his partner Marc Konopatzki have made their dream come true. The distinctive stone, slate and plasterwork building now houses a charming contemporary hotel and restaurant. From two historic drinking fountains the guest can get ‘vitalized‘ fresh drinking water pumped into carafes. Instead of minibars in the rooms there is an honesty bar in the form of a traditional schoolhouse kiosk where you can get drinks, snacks and gifts.
Hotel am Ochsentor,
Andernach is a town at the eastern edge of the Eifel hills. With more than 2000 years of history, this is one of the oldest towns in Germany, so there are plenty of cultural attractions to enjoy. Hotel am Ochsentor opened in the town centre in 2016. The stylishly modern atmosphere starts as you step through the glass entrance. The mood continues in the guestrooms and bathrooms, with their calm contemporary colours and complementary choice of materials and fabrics. The interior design contributes to the hotel’s distinctive relaxed atmosphere. It’s a place to unwind and take it easy – also for your dog, as this is a pet-friendly hotel. And of course, it’s also an outstanding place to dine.
Hotel & Restaurant Die Mühlenhelle,
This idyllic hotel is small but perfect. The meticulously restored 18th century townhouse is delightful, both inside and out. Die Mühlenhelle boasts 2 wonderful restaurants. Among them is a Michelin starred restaurant called Restaurant die Mühlenhelle. You can also visit the Bistro die Mühlenhelle for classic dishes, such as Wiener schnitzel and Kaiserschmarren. The bistro has been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand, the mark of exceptionally good food at moderate prices. The comfortable luxury rooms at Die Mühlenhelle have crisp interiors and are well appointed, just like the rest of the hotel. Gummersbach’s surroundings are idyllic and include scenic reservoirs. The cultural and shopping city of Cologne is within easy reach.
In the official clean air region of Bruchhausen-Vilsen, surrounded by beautiful gently rolling hills, lies Forsthaus Heiligenberg. The Forsthaus offers a mixture of history, splendid nature and culinary delights and is within an hour’s drive of Bremen and Hannover. In the Middle Ages the Norbertine monastery Heiligenberg, from which the hotel derives its name, could be found here. The magical surroundings featuring ravines, wells and picturesque fields, offer countless opportunities for picnics, cyclists and hikers. The roomy and luxurious guest quarters are stylishly furnished. The suites have private terraces. Weather permitting, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on the large terrace. The 4-hectare grounds allow plenty of space to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Flowers, fruit and herbs in delightful colours and soothing fragrances will surely boost your senses. Your taste buds will be tickled in the restaurant, where regional and seasonal dishes are served.
Gasthof Zufriedenheit is situated in Naumburg in the south of Saxony-Anhalt, known for its grand baroque townhouses. Artist Max Klinger described this area as ‘Tuscany of the north’, with vineyards covering the slopes’ fertile limestone soils. Romantic villas evoke memories of bygone years. Already since 1853, an inn has been kept at the address of Gasthof Zufriedenheit. Today, there is still a welcoming atmosphere in the boutique hotel's wine bar and restaurant. The spacious guest rooms and suites are stylish and modern. The near 1,000 year old town of Naumburg has many points of interest. The well-stocked library houses many books on the fascinating area around Naumburg.
Hotel Jagdhof Glashütte,
Jagdhof Glashütte in the idyllic Rothaar mountains in Sauerland was once a simple inn. Local lumberjacks, hunters and nobility from the region went there for a good glass of beer or Schnapps at the end of the day. In 1975, 20-year old Edmund Dornhöfer took over the business from his father, who had passed away. Over the past 40 years Edmund has transformed the inn into a five-star hotel that is exceptional in every respect. It is one of the best in Germany and a pearl of hospitality where culinary enjoyment and authenticity reign supreme. Just like the other areas of the half-timbered hotel, the rooms of Jagdhof Glashütte are luxurious and rural, but above all romantically decorated. Right down to the rose petals on the bed and champagne in the cooler.
Hotel Hof zur Linde,
At the foot of the tower of Münster, surrounded by lush greenery is the romantic Hotel Hof zur Linde, rooted in the tradition of Westphalia. The third generation is now at the helm of this family hotel, which has grown into a renowned Country Manor Hotel. The building dates from 1648. The romantic interior contains antique and contemporary furniture. The individually furnished rooms vary from a small double room with French bed, to a suite with private balcony or terrace, or a suite with a fireplace or a spa-junior suite with a sauna and whirlpool. Hof zur Linde offers an oasis of tranquillity for those who want to get away hustle and bustle of everyday life to relax in nature.
The historical Hanseatic town of Schmallenberg in Sauerland is just a short drive from the ski resort of Winterberg. Hotel Störmann was built when the town was reconstructed after a devastating fire in 1822. For many years it served as the royal Prussian coaching inn. This renowned hotel has welcomed many famous figures, including the former chancellors Konrad Adenauer and Helmut Kohl. The hotel was in the Störmann family for eight generations, and now the Deimann family is writing the next chapter of its rich history. Hotel Störmann has recently been extensively restored and tastefully refurbished in keeping with the character of the building – the striking cast-iron inn sign makes a good example.
Hotel Waldhaus Ohlenbach,
On the southern slope of the 841 metre high Kahler Asten – far from the world’s hustle and bustle – lies the charming hotel Waldhaus Ohlenbach. In the summer it is an excellent starting point for cycling and walking trips - and in winter time for alpine or cross-country skiing. At 700 metres above sea level, leaving the hotel you step straight out into nature. The Winterberg ski lifts are nearby. All rooms face either south or south-west and have a wonderful panoramic view of the hills of High Sauerland, the ‘land of the 1000 mountains’. The individually styled rooms range from classic Sauerland pine wood décor to crisp contemporary with bright colours.
The interior of Hotel PURS, with its 11 guestrooms, is the work of the world-famous Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt. With his minimalist approach, he has created timeless spaces with a deep feeling for history. The 17th-century chancellery was built by the prelate of Cologne. All the classic elements, from the slate roofs to the richly decorated plaster ceilings and grand windows, have not only been preserved, but have also gained new stylistic relevance thanks to Vervoordt’s masterful upgrade. If you like good food, wine and culture, you’ll love this wonderful old town on the Rhine. Andernach has rapidly developed into a culinary paradise, with a wide choice of restaurants.
This former, partially wooden water mill with its monumental annexes is located on the southern edge of National Park Kellerwald-Edersee. It feels as if time has stood still here. The history of the Bärenmühle goes back to the 16th century. Over the past years the complex has been lovingly renovated and now houses comfortable rooms, suites and apartments. The furnishings in the Bärenmühle include a combination of antique manor style beds and Biedermeier furniture. The whole appears spacious, elegant and rustic.
Kronenschlösschen is set in a private park in the picturesque town of Eltville-Hattenheim, not far from Wiesbaden, between the Rhine and the vineyards. The rooms and suites are tastefully and comfortably decorated. The Turmsuite in particular has an extraordinary history: it was here that in 1947, Konrad Adenauer, Theodor Heuss and Carlo Schmidt spent weeks writing the German constitution. The Rheingau region boasts one of the most beautiful landscapes in Germany. In the immediate area there are plenty of sights to see and historic buildings to visit.
The tiny village of Meisenheim has been left unscathed by Europe’s conflicts, and the historic buildings are beautifully preserved. This wine hotel in Baroque style has been welcoming guests since 1699. A number of comfortable guestrooms are named after famous local vineyards or historical figures who have played a role in Meisenheim’s history. The bar in the atmospheric vaulted cellar, serving a wide selection of gins, tonics and whiskies, is well worth a visit. Chef and host Markus Pape, a Jeunes Restaurateur member, remains down-to-earth despite having spent years learning from the best chefs in the country. You can follow one of his cookery courses at Kochhaus Nicolas Appert. Café Meisentörtchen serves its own delicious house-made patisserie.
Reber's Pflug, Restaurant mit Hotel,
Reber’s Pflug is located in a farmhouse from 1805. The charm of the building’s past with the elegant, modern interior create a sense of well-being. Reber’s Pflug is only a 10 minute walk from Schwäbisch Hall town centre, The small historic town is surrounded by idyllic lush greenery. The staff is remarkably pleasant: not too obtrusive and always friendly and helpful. The gently undulating landscape with valleys and rivers around Schwäbisch Hall, is the perfect setting for outdoor pursuits.
Neem een uitgebreide time-out voor deze cultuurhistorische schat. Schlosshotel Hugenpoet is met recht uniek te noemen. Dat begint al bij het indrukwekkende, eeuwenoude interieur. Het is een plek voor gasten die alle verwachtingen graag bewaarheid zien worden. Het elegante Hugenpoet gaat al van generatie op generatie over op de Freiherrn von Fürstenberg. Iedere kamer is individueel ingericht, met liefde voor de details. De historische elementen betoveren u niet alleen in de kamers, maar zeker ook in het restaurant, de bar, feestzalen en salons. Schlosshotel Hugenpoet is een hotel met traditie, in een groene omgeving en met de steden Essen en Düsseldorf onder handbereik. Ervaar de rust in het prachtige kasteelpark waar u naar hartenlust geniet van de fraaie bomencollectie en vast een heerlijke plek vindt om te ontspannen. Het zal u goed doen.
Once you have had a meal on the terrace of Schloss Eberstein you will realise: this is a unique place. The views over the Murgtal and the Black Forest are unforgettable and will inspire you to go for long walks or bicycle rides or a stroll through the historic town of Gernsbach.
Steinheuers Hotel Restaurant,
Hans Stefan Steinheuer’s Restaurant is in Germany’s Top-10 restaurants. Conoisseurs consider it one of the best in the world. The renowned top chef defines his own culinary art as follows: ‘I love bringing things together that are made for each other’. For Steinheuer the best products are those that find their way most quickly from origin to kitchen. Chef Steinheuer has a profound love for his own region so it is not surprising that regional produce are key ingredients for his cuisine.
On a tributary of the Mosel river, between the vineyards of the Mosel and the Saar-Ruwer, you will find RÜSSELs Landhaus. For wine lovers this romantic valley of the river Dhron is a wonderful place. The varied surroundings feature woodlands and meadows, as well as vineyards are well worth a visit. The individually designed rooms and suites in this beautiful country house are rustic, modern or themed, such as a Mediterranean. Each suite has a large, luxurious bathroom with bathtub. The hotel’s large garden at the rear is at the edge of the forest. Relaxing in one of the loungers, you are sure to enjoy the sun and lovely scenery.
Tandreas Hotel - Restaurant - Weinlounge,
Here in the middle of Germany, the enchanting north meets the hospitable mountainous South. Hospitality, charm and comfortable rooms are Tandreas Hotel’s trademarks. The family run hotel embodies the best of attentive service. The hotel is located in the university city of Giessen.
Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg,
Within the walls of this monumental building in Heidelberg, statesman Otto von Bismarck once raised his sword as a student and Mark Twain found inspiration for his book "A Tramp Abroad". There are still tangible reminders of the generous history of this special establishment, especially in the hotel's two restaurants.
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