Eastern Germany

Hotels in Eastern Germany

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.

The Baroque façade disguises a modern interior.

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