Hotels in Germany

The 77-room East Hotel, in the city’s rapidly gentrifying red-light district, was created by Jordan Mozer, the Chicago-based interior designer.

Berlin’s first boutique hotel sits in what proprietor Tini Countess Rothkirch says is “the most beautiful spot in the city”—directly across from Gendarmenmarkt square.

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).

The 54-room hotel in the Old Town is decorated with striking black-and-white photography and offers rooms overlooking Cologne's Gothic cathedral.

A vibrant makeover in 2003 has updated the Neoclassical public spaces and 170 of the hotel's 316 rooms; the lobby's stained-glass dome was restored, as well, letting refracted light pour in.

The intimate, newly expanded boutique hotel in in a central but tucked-away location.

Guest rooms are sexy spaces fit for Barbarella, with bubble chairs, recessed lighting, and varying configurations made possible by sage-green sliding partitions. The nicest touch is a windowside reading nook, complete with a cozy daybed.

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