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We are sad to inform our Karen Brown Travelers that our favorite hotel in Hamburg officially closed in June 2013.  They have opened another property under the same name in Barmstedt, some 30 kilometers distant. As soon as we have an opportunity to visit we will share our review.... more

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    The Adler Bärental, a charming, small, family-owned hotel, is well located for sightseeing in the southern part of the Black Forest. The hotel, which is in the tiny hamlet of Bärental, sits directly on the main road between the towns of Titisee-Neustadt and Feldberg. The house, dating back to... more

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      Hotel Alpenhof, Grainau, Germany - Facade

      It is always a real delight to discover a modern hotel that offers all the up-to-date comforts without sacrificing old-world ambiance. A fine example is the Hotel Alpenhof, with its romantic mood of Bavarian country charm. Soaring mountain peaks form the backdrop for this modern, chalet-style h... more

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        The Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen is the most delightful resort situated in a picturesque Alpine meadow, superbly convenient for Berchtesgaden and the Königssee, but wonderfully removed from the bustle and crowds. Chock-full of amenities (indoor and outdoor pools, health spa, children’s playro... more

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          The Hotel Alte Post, which dates back to 1612, holds a prime position on the main square of Oberammergau, just up from the Heimat Museum. It is a charming three-story white-stucco building with a colorful painted façade and paned windows framed by green shutters. Just outside its entry g... more

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            The main claim to fame of the Hotel Alte Post is its location in the very heart of Wangen, one of Germany’s colorful medieval villages. The Alte Post was built in 1409 as a posting station and is now one of the oldest hotels in Germany. In days gone by horses were stabled below the existing b... more

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              In Northwest Germany, on the North Sea, is a picturesque seaport city called Husum. In the center of town is the Romantik Hotel Altes Gymnasium which used to be a high school. The grand spaciousness of the lobby and its tile floors was refreshing. This feels like a large hotel although with on... more

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                        Hotel Belle Epoque, Baden-Baden, Germany, Exterior

                        I felt privileged to be present a few years ago to share the excitement and news with the Rademacher family when they had just closed the deal on a gorgeous home with plans to turn it into a second wonderful hotel. They even shared with me their decision on a name for this beautiful three-story... more

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                            The Hotel Zur Bleiche is located in the flat countryside just a few minutes’ drive from Burg, one of the departure points for boats exploring the Spreewald. However, you don’t even need to go to Burg because the Zur Bleiche is right on one of the tiny canals and has its own selection of boa... more

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                                The Brauerei-Gasthof-Hotel Aying is a famous brewery, restaurant, and hotel, all rolled into one wonderful Bavarian package. Aying is a delightful pastoral village to the south of Munich and has the advantage of being on the S-Bahn, so a half-hour train journey finds you at the Marienplatz in t... more

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                                  Bamberg is an absolute delight, a medieval city exuding the appeal of yesteryear. Just a few minutes’ walk from the picturesque Rathaus, which is perched on a tiny island and marvelously positioned fronting the River Regnitz, you find the Hotel Brudermühle, originally a 14th century. It is b... more

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                                    Just a ten-minute walk from the cathedral or main train station and a block from the river promenade, the Hotel Buchholz offers a quiet haven away from the crowds and bustle of downtown Köln. The hotel is easy to spot, as the surrounding buildings are unadorned, so the soft-peach façade with ... more

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                                      In our estimation, the Hotel Bülow Palais, a small luxury hotel, is the finest in Dresden. Found on a quiet side street of old houses, the hotel is in the Neustadt just across the river from the heart of town. This baroque building with its façade dating back to 1730 has been restored, keepin... more

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                                        Housed in an historic manor house, the Bülow Residenz is a sister hotel to the nearby Bülow Palais which is also a personal favorite in Dresden. With just 28 rooms and suites, its intimacy in size assures attentive service and a wonderful ambiance. Luxurious in its decor, furnishings are in ... more

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                                          The Burg Hotel is a winning combination: a lovely hotel with an awesome view in a “must-visit” town. The Burg Hotel peers over Rothenburg’s ramparts to a sky-wide vista of the meandering River Tauber and a cluster of timber-framed cottages in a wooded valley. Enjoy this lovely view from t... more

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                                                      Deidesheim is a particularly nice village on Die Deutsche Weinstrasse, the German Wine Road. Occupying a corner of the village square, the Hotel Deidesheimer Hof has a formal appearance, for this was once a bishop’s residence but is now a sophisticated hotel. Sampling wines is an obligato... more

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                                                          Eisenhut Hotel, Rothenburg, Germany, Exterior

                                                          The Hotel Eisenhut is Rothenburg’s most deluxe hotel but with rooms very competitively priced when compared to other hotels in this “must-visit” town. The promise of a special experience is created as you walk into the spacious reception hall which has a hearty, German-castle ... more

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                                                            Weimar is a magical city where you can still hear the haunting melodies of Bach and Liszt, who long ago called Weimar home. The town has so many cultural traditions that it prompted Germany’s democrats to put Weimar’s name on the new republic in 1919. The Hotel Elephant occupies a p... more

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                                                              Hotel Erbprinz, Germany

                                                              In a small side street in the baroque town of Ludwigslust is a real gem, the Hotel Erbprinz. This is a comfortable and affordable option to explore the local castle and its grounds, encompassing all the same charm, romance and regal flair that the town exudes. The hotel’s lobby has a simple w... more

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                                                                Set on Schützenstrasse, a pedestrian street that runs between Munich’s main train station and Karlsplatz, the Hotel Excelsior occupies an enviable downtown location. Step into the hotel and leave the bustle of Munich behind you as you enter regional Bavaria with ornate ironwork, past... more

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                                                                    If your taste is for more formal, sophisticated decor, the hotel for you in Celle should be the Fürstenhof Celle. Whereas most of the buildings in Celle are quaint timbered houses, the Fürstenhof is a stately mix of modern and old: a 17th-century, peach-colored palace reflecting the i... more

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                                                                      In the first edition of this guide we recommended the Hotel Garni am Kornmarkt, but over the years maintenance became non-existent and we had to drop it. However, on our last research trip to Heidelberg we happened to walk by this hotel and could not believe our eyes—it was so fresh and p... more

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                                                                          The 300-year-old Gasthaus Backmulde enjoys a quiet location just off the main pedestrian street of Heidelberg’s picturesque old town. This lovely small and atmospheric establishment offers an intimate restaurant and 25 bedrooms, a few of which were beautifully renovated in recent years. From... more

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                                                                            The attractive Gasthaus Burkard is located on a cobbled street that climbs above the river at the heart of Bernkastel. This charming, three-story building painted in shades of salmon, with contrasting white trim and pretty pink hanging geraniums at each window, caught my eye, and the smell of a... more

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                                                                              At the core of Staufen’s pedestrian-only district, the pretty façade of the Krone is sure to draw your attention. Its three stories are painted a pretty, soft, salmon wash and windows are hung with beige shutters and dressed with windowboxes. The front of the building is lavishly painted wit... more

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                                                                                Gasthaus Kolonieschänke, Burg, Germany

                                                                                If you are traveling on a budget and want to include the fascinating Spreewald in your itinerary, the simple Gasthaus Kolonieschänke makes an excellent choice. It would help if you speak a little German, since no English is spoken at this small, remote inn; but it is not vital because the empl... more

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                                                                                    Gasthof Fraundorfer, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany - Facade

                                                                                    Located in the historic section of Partenkirchen, the Gasthof Fraundorfer, a homey inn run by Barbara and Josef Fraundorfer and their daughters, Andrea and Barbara, has been in the Fraundorfer family since 1820. Its façade is decorated with murals and windowboxes of red geraniums, while inside... more

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                                                                                        The Gasthof Hotel Kloster-Stüble, dating from 1556, is a perfect little inn, combining reasonable prices with history, charm, and a good location. Just two blocks from the central market square, the Kloster-Stüble is tucked away on a quiet side street behind an old church and has pret... more

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                                                                                          As you enter the heart of the pedestrian district of Staufen, on the main street just up from the town square and characterful Rathaus, you find the Gasthof Kreuz Post, a handsome building painted a soft yellow with blue shutters and flowers at the windowboxes. The hotel was built in 1844 and i... more

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                                                                                            Michael Gilowsky is especially proud that the Gasthof Zum Bären, a picture-perfect 15th-century inn has been in his family for five generations. The hotel is in the heart of Meersburg, an absolutely stunning little medieval town hugging the shore of Lake Constance. Upstairs, a treasure chest o... more

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                                                                                                  A hallway full of family antiques leads to a reception desk brightened by a bouquet of fresh flowers at the charming 2 star Gasthof Zur Rose, well located on a quiet street one block from the central square. Formerly a farmer’s stable, the gasthof is almost 200 years old and has been in t... more

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                                                                                                          Hotel Haus Lipmann, Beilstein, Mosel River Valley, Germany, Exterior

                                                                                                          The Hotel Haus Lipmann has been in the same family since 1795 and Marion Thölén Lipmann, your gracious hostess, is always on hand to see that her guests are well looked after. This quaint little hotel is especially appealing because it is located at the heart of one of the prettiest villages ... more

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