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Diversity is the word when it comes to hotels in the Historic Highlights of Germany cities. With a wide selection of accommodations from historic hotels or romantic boutique hotels, to state-of-the-art contemporary hotels, our cities offer something for every type of traveler.

Neptun SPA Rostock-Warnemünde ©Hotel NeptunOriginal Thalassotherapy is more than just a vacation by the Baltic Sea. In Rostock´s seaside resort Warnemüde the 5***** hotel Neptun has made a name for itself with Original Thalassotherapy. In Germany's Original Certified Thalassotherapy Center, it's all about thalassotherapy and your health. The following natural resources are used here: the sea, the mild, stimulating climate and algae. The Baltic Sea flows into the hotel and one can swim in the Baltic waters any time of the year! Thalasso Vital arrangements are available as well as health week programs.
Yachting and Spa Resort Hohe Düne, Rostock-Warnemünde ©www.yhd.deAt Hohe Düne Yachting and spa resort in Rostock-Warnemünde you will enjoy a rare kind of calmness and the feeling of being free. From the luxurious hotel, the promenade at the marina, the mole on the Warnow river or from the hotel's own beach – you can see the horizon from anywhere. The perfect setting for bon vivants: Treat yourself to a journey through the world's bathing cultures in the heavenly HOHE DÜNE SPA.

German Romanticism meets Well-Being

The privately run 5***** superior hotel Europäischer Hof in Heidelberg is operating since 1865 and represents the best of European hotel culture. The Panorama SPA Club high up over the roofs of Heidelberg offers a sauna, sanarium, steam-bath, solarium, swimming-pool, the latest fitness equipment, and a sun terrace that commands a spectacular view of Heidelberg’s world-famous Castle. Wellness arrangements include treatments at the Aziz Beauty Lounge and a Personal Trainer is available on request.

Heidelberg Suites Boutique Hotel ©Massimo ListriGerman romanticism meets Italian architecture at the luxury class Boutique Hotel Heidelberg Suites. The Florentine architect Michele Bonan was inspired by the history of the town and an ideal sythesis has been composed of "Heidelberg´s historism and Florentine elegance" - according to the architect. Discover a sense of relaxed timelessness with rejuvenating treatments in the Private SPA.

Those seeking a quiet retreat with contemporary trappings check into the 5***** Superior Hotel Colombi in Freiburg (Member of Leading Hotels of the World), on the edge of the Old Quarter. Simply let yourself float - and your troubles float away - in the pleasant waters under the glass cupola.

From Roman times to the “World´s best spa resort”

Wiesbaden: Art Nouveau style Kaiser-Friedrich-Therme ©Oliver HebelEven the ancient Romans were aware of the healing and beneficial impact of the 26 hot springs of Wiesbaden.

The spa resort “Nassauer Hof Therme” in Wiesbaden was awarded with the Senses Wellness Award as the “World´s Best Spa Resort” in the category “City Resort”. Beauty, sports, prevention and rehabilitation: These are the elements of the 5**** hotel Nassauer Hof (Member of Leading Hotels of the World) which invites you on its 1,500 sqm to relaxation and well-being.

From sightsleeping to sighteating

For foodies, wine and beer lovers, the Historic Highlights of Germany cities have some very special experiences in store. Why stay in an ordinary hotel when you can rest your head and dream about food, wine and beer in former breweries or design hotels? Factory Hotel in Münster is a member of the exclusive Design Hotels™ family. It was constructed in 2008 in and around the heritage-listed walls of the former Germania brewery site. The excavated clinker walls and steel girders of the century-old brewery site stand in a conscious contrast to the béton brut (unfinished concrete), that’s the core element of the new building and make for a unique accommodation experience. In addition to the magnificent building structure, 144 beautifully furnished rooms and suites, two restaurants, a stylish bar (to try the local beer) and nine exceptional function rooms leave nothing to wish for.

Set at the foot of the Heidelberg Castle, the building complex with 43 rooms combines the flair of an historical brewhouse with a modern lifestyle. The first official citing of the Heidelberg Culture Brewery, formerly the “Wirtschaftshof”, which supplied the castle with Hotel Restaurant Blesius Garten Trier ©HHoG/Mayerernecessary goods, dates back to 1235. Today, this same location where the malt was once brewed for taverns in the city is now one of the most popular meeting places in Heidelberg. The hotel rooms are spread across the old brewery, the new additions and the recently reopened restaurant “Zum Seppl”, and are furnished in a classical style.

This property is many things in one: hotel, brewery, beer garden and restaurant. Trier’s first microbrewery opened at Blesius Garten in 1998 and their “Kraft-Bräu” (Power Brew) beer, brewed in the traditional fashion as an unfiltered beer, lives up to its name. The brewery specializes in pale, dark and wheat beer and also offers seasonal brews like the Christmas bock beer. Brewery tours are available for a look behind the scenes. The hotel offers 61 rooms furnished in elegant Hotel Restaurant Beckers Trier ©Beckers Triercountry house style, and the restaurant specializes in local cuisine with dishes such as pork with malt beer chili sauce, dumplings and spring vegetables.

Becker’s Design Hotel is positioned among vineyards in Trier, benefiting its winemaking tradition that goes back five generations. Its sleek design fits with the more ancient vibe of the city thanks to the use of natural materials, including wood, basalt, and volcanic rock. The lounge and library area make it hard to leave.

The 5-star Weingut am Stein Wuerzburg ©Weingut am SteinWine Estate Guesthouse and Restaurant at Weingut am Stein, is the place to go for what the hotel calls sightsleeping and sighteating. The sightseeing begins at the guesthouse, set in the midst of the winery, giving visitors a look into daily operations. The apartment’s three rooms, tucked behind a limestone façade, overlook the oak-and-glass winery building.

Sweet Dreams! Sleeping on the famous Merchant´s Bridge in Erfurt is one thing. But sleeping on the Merchant´s Bridge in Erfurt above a chocolate and praliné maker is something every aficionado dreamed of. Goldhelm Schokolade Krämerhaus boutique hotel and appertments offer this amazing experince.

Hotels where celebs go

Steigenberger Hotel Drei Mohren Augsburg ©SteigenbergerWhile the central location of Hotel Drei Mohren in Augsburg can’t be beat, it’s the hotel’s day spa that is an attraction even for the locals. Come for an authentic German wellness experience in the saunas and steam rooms. Famous guests have included Mozart, Goethe, and Napoleon.

The 325 year-old Hotel Walhalla in Osnabrück is a half-timbered building in the Baroque style. Over the course of its history, the hotel has welcomed numerous prominent Entrance Romantik Hotel Walhalla ©Romantik Hotel Walhallaguests from all over the world, including the Dalai Lama and Queen Silvia of Sweden.

The famous Potsdam Conference was held here in 1945 at the Schlosshotel Cecilienhof where Harry Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin discussed the postwar boundariesof Germany. This is now an elegant hotel and the only one in the city housed in the former palace of Crown Prince William and his wife Cecile for whom the hotel is named. (closed until 2018 due to renovation)

Hotel Goldenes Kreuz at Haidplatz square ©HHoG/MayererAlready in earlier times, the Hotel Goldenes Kreuz in Regensburg was the place where celebraties used to stay. During the Middle Ages and later this beautiful boutique hotel with its medieval tower right at the Haidplatz square in the middle of the Old Town was the place where emperors, kings and queens used to sleep. Famous guests were King Ludwig I of Bavaria, German Emperor Wilhelm I of Prussia and Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria.

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