Time Traveling in Medieval German Cities
Sleeping in a guesthouse from the 14th century or in a hotel castle from the 16th century turns a trip to German medieval cities into a unique experience.
The Middle Ages are a fascinating period of European history and German towns and regions “breathe history” through their unique monuments. Some examples of these monuments are the cathedral in the Franconian city of Bamberg, the Wartburg Castle in Eisenach where Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German, the Monastery of Our Lady and the Ottonian Cathedral in Magdeburg and the Collegiate Church of St. Servatius in Quedlinburg in Saxony Anhalt.
When traveling to medieval cities like these, it is a must for visitors to stay in 300 to 700 year old hotels to really breathe the atmosphere of the middle ages.
Landgasthof Schiller Near Bamberg
The beautiful “Landgasthof” (country guesthouse) from the 14th Century lies eight kilometers south of Bamberg and is a popular destination in the Franconian “Switzerland” – the upland in Upper Franconia (northern Bavaria). The Franconian “Switzerland” is one of the oldest and most popular holiday areas in Germany and is the region with the highest density of private breweries in the world. It was given its name by Romantic artists and poets in the 19th century who compared its landscape to Switzerland.
The Landgasthof Schiller is famous for its Franconian gastronomic specialties and its spacious beer garden. Single rooms are available for 30 Euros, double rooms for 55 Euros and small apartments for 65 Euros, with breakfast in included. Free wireless LAN is available in all rooms.
Hotel Eisenacher Hof in Eisenach
With its central location, this 300 plus year old hotel in the native city of Johann Sebastian Bach offers the perfect meeting point for excursions, guided city tours or leisure activities in and around Eisenach. The medieval city where Martin Luther translated the New Testament from Greek into German, is only 100 meters away from the market square. Visitors can reach the historic old city as well as other cultural sights like the Bach House, the Church of St. George and the Luther House comfortably on foot.
Stylishly decorated rooms offer the best prospects for a relaxing stay. From March to October, single rooms are 64 to 84 Euros and double rooms from 84 to 101 Euros. From November to February the cost of single rooms is 59 to 78 Euros and for double rooms the price range is from 79 to 99 Euros. Breakfast is included in these prices.
Historic Herrenkrug Parkhotel in Magdeburg
The Herrenkrug Parkhotel in Magdeburg, which once was one of the most important medieval cities in Europe, has been a guesthouse since 1676. It is located in the middle of the 46 hectare Herrenkrug Park on the picturesque Elbe River directly next to a horse track and golf course. The beautiful four star hotel that reminds one of a castle is only five kilometers from the city center. The building combines a historical and lovingly restored art nouveau style with new construction.
The hotel is equipped with a spa and wellness center that feature a panorama swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, Turkish steam bath, aroma-infused showers as well as a beauty parlor.
The above-average sized rooms that are individually designed with great attention to detail offer an exclusive view of the surrounding park. Prices per night and per person start at 65 Euros for a double room and 96 Euros for a single room.
Precise Hotel Quedlinburger Stadtschloss in Quedlinburg
Quedlinburg is located north of the Harz mountains in the west of Saxony-Anhalt. In 1994 the medieval town was set on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Hotel Quedlinburger Stadtschloss is a Renaissance castle dating from the 16th century that combines old and new elements with the highest degree of comfort. It is located directly in the city center of Quedlinburg, only two minutes on foot to the nearby market and 15 minutes on foot to the Collegiate Church and Castle.
The hotel offers a “culture tour” special that includes two overnight stays including breakfast, a city tour, a facial massage, a romantic three-course candlelight dinner, a cocktail, fruit basket and bathrobe upon arrival, and use of the spa, all for 135 Euros per person in a double room.