Eastern Germany

Hotels in Eastern Germany

The Baroque façade disguises a modern interior.

The 313-year-old Hotel Elephant, was once the preferred meeting spot for intellectuals like Goethe.

Formerly chef de cuisine at Berlin’s trendiest (and tastiest) restaurant, Vau, Florian Löffler traded urban bright lights for a rural retreat in the Feldberg Lake District. Two hours northeast of Berlin, the magical landscape—lakes, forests, sunflower fields—was part of the draw.