Germany

Hotels in Germany

For travelers who prefer an unparalleled luxury experience, the majestic Park Hyatt, Hamburg, the glamorous Breidenbacher Hof in Dusseldorf, and Munich’s Mandarin Oriental are some of the best hotels in Germany.

However, for those looking for hotels in Germany that offer an individualized, personal experience and a cozy, stay-in atmosphere, visitors will be delighted to learn that Germany hotels — like many of Europe’s hotels — are oftentimes full of unique and affordable charms if you opt for small, local inns or bed and breakfasts.

Located in the foothills of the Alps, Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa & Cultural Hideaway is one of the most unique hotels in Germany. Guests can enjoy four different spa facilities, each of which offers its own specialties that range from saltwater pools to steam rooms to yoga courses. However, the most important offering at Schloss Elmau is its dedication to bringing major musicians for performances at the hotel.

This funky, hostel-style hotel in the Berlin Mitte district is designed to accommodate the needs of cash-strapped backpackers.

The thermal springs of Baden-Baden, in southwestern Germany, have enjoyed fame since ancient Roman times. The town’s Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, bordering the gingko-lined Lichtenaler Allee, is no secret either.

Castle ruins and medieval squares have lured poets and composers to this Upper Rhine Valley city for centuries. Now it’s a magnet for design-conscious travelers, thanks to Heidelberg Suites. Florentine architect Michele Bönan, who wowed us with J.K.

Q!

Despite being designed to within an inch of its life, the décor of Berlin’s Q! hotel displays a coherence that’s admirable.

The 16th-century Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg is the same vintage as the storied castle on the hill nearby, its Renaissance red-sandstone façade bearing an inscription in gold: persta invicta venus (Beauty forever unconquered).

Germany's media and art luminaries favor this 49-room hotel's color-saturated, mischievous design (the lamps are penguins wearing shades on their heads) and its boisterous bar scene.

The 13th-century fortress is one of the most hauntingly romantic places in Europe.