German Hospitality Has Tradition
DZT - The romantic Main River town Miltenberg is famous for
the oldest princely inn in Germany, the Hotel "Riesen," first
mentioned in 1158.
Still today, guests can feel the historic flair of the
house, even though medieval ambiance has made way for modern comfort.
No one has to sleep the way the "Princess and the
Pea" did in Andersen’s fairy tale. From the North- and Baltic Sea
coasts to the Alps, there are accommodations in which it is worthwhile to
stay because they are duty bound to keep tradition.
Dream in princely ambiance or enjoy the highest luxury
behind a protected historic facade – Germany’s hospitality is unique in
its variety and leaves no wish unfulfilled in regard to facilities and
Wellness and fitness for guests
Friendly service, facilities for one’s well-being and
modern, international comfort are understood – whether in a first-class
hotel, a stylishly-renovated country house or a convivial cozy guest house.
Leisure facilities such as swimming pools, saunas, solaria
and fitness areas have long catered to the demands of the visitor. Often
there are tennis courts and many houses have bicycles for the use of their
guests. Halls can be rented for conferences, receptions and family
No guest need go to bed hungry or thirsty: exquisite
restaurants pamper them with regional and international specialties from
kitchen and cellar.
Pure luxury or Spartan simplicity
Castle- and fortress hotels are a feast for the eyes not
only from the outside. The interior decoration is impressive with
stylishly-furnished rooms and elegant suites. The successful coordination of
historic building materials and modern furnishing create a special
Even the drive to one of these imposing hotels is
fascinating. Often they lie within well-cared-for parks in which hotel
guests can stroll as their hearts desire, or they are enthroned high above
landscapes. Here the guests’ dream of exclusive living
Naturally, adventurers can also find a peaceful place – in
a hay hotel, for example. These rustic establishments are enjoying
increasing popularity in country areas. Even the cloisters are opening their
doors to those who like it Spartan. A meditation vacation is particularly in
demand by those who suffer job stress.
Small but fine:
The Künstlerhaus in Regensburg
A special hotel stands near the Regensburg Cathedral: the
"Künstlerhaus." Five individually-decorated rooms are in the
narrowest house in the Old Town – one room on each floor. For example,
there is the Wind- and Water Room in Asian style, a Space Room for Trekkie
fans and the Heavenly Room for those in love.
A night with breakfast costs between 150 and 180 marks
(76.69 and 92.03 Euro).
Information: Künstlerhaus, Alter Kornmarkt 3, D-93047
Regensburg. Tel. 0941-57134. Fax 5998411. Internet: www. himmelzimmer.de
Dine and dream like a prince in a castle hotel
Far from the city centre and nevertheless in the
geographical centre of Germany, the castle hotel "Prinz von Hessen"
in Friedewald in Hessen concerns itself with the welfare of its guests. True
to the philosophy of the five-star house "Dine and Dream like a
Prince," this respectable establishment provides the highest comfort.
Where Hessian landgraves once resided, today one can be
pampered at a beauty farm.
In the restaurant, the gourmet can choose among
international, regional and rustic specialties. Sports and cultural programs
are gladly arranged and suitable space is available for congresses.
A double room with breakfast costs per person from 355 marks
(181.51 Euro) and a suite costs between 450 and 850 marks (230.08 and 434.60
Information: Meirotel Schlosshotel "Prinz von Hessen,"
Schlossplatz 1, D-36289 Friedewald. Tel. 06674-92240. Fax 9224250. Internet:
Online at the Rhön Park Hotel
Send an e-mail, check the current stock market quotations or
surf through the web sites – the Rhön Park Hotel in Hausen-Roth makes it
Each of the 320 rooms in the four-star hotel has an internet
connection. The online service of the hotel is available in two variations,
for the professional or the beginner. And small guests have not been
forgotten with the multi-media service. They can have exciting adventures at
the Sony Playstation.
In addition to the virtual program, the vacation hotel in
the Rhön Nature Park offers plenty of entertainment – for example at the
bowling alley, at the pool complex, with shopping or in the restaurants.
A night costs from 135 marks (69.02 Euro) per person.
Information: Rhön Park Hotel, Rother Kuppe 2, D-97647
Hausen-Roth. Tel. 09779-910. Fax 911840. Internet: www. rhoen-park-hotel.de
Refuge for individualists:
the "Kleine Mühle" country hotel near Fulda
Travelers who are looking for something special are at the
right place in the "Kleine Mühle" country hotel in Grossenlüder.
Both inside and out, the original architecture of the renovated former water
mill creates a comfortable, stylish atmosphere.
The location of this refuge near the Baroque city Fulda is
also unique. A 15-acre island of peace – surrounded by the Lüder Creek
and a mill moat – with old, exotic trees and Germany’s largest sandstone
trough- and millstone collection enhances the vacation atmosphere.
The hotel has a restaurant that pampers guests with a light
kitchen and can fulfill individual requests. A night costs between 115 and
135 marks (58.80 and 69. 02 Euro) per person.
Information: Landhotel "Kleine Mühle," St.
Georg-Strasse 21, D-36137 Grossenlüder bei Fulda. Tel. 06648-95100. Fax
61123. Internet: www. hotel-kleine-muehle-fulda.de