As the largest country in Central Europe, Germany has a lot to offer travelers. Whether you want to unwind on a peaceful lake, explore the Alps or step back in time in a medieval city, Germany truly does have it all. If you’re planning to see castles in Fussen or museums in Berlin, make sure you stay in accommodation worthy of your destination. Learn more about the most amazing hotels in Germany.
11. Michelberger Hotel, Berlin[SEE MAP]
This is one of the trendiest hotels in Berlin, combining both the hip atmosphere of the city and modern amenities into a comfortable budget accommodation. The rooms at the Michelberger Hotel feature rustic, wooden touches in a contemporary way, and you’ll find incredible spaces that offer functional offices for guests as well as loft designs and expansive suites. The onsite restaurant serves up affordable organic cuisine, and it is a hangout for guests who want to mingle with like-minded, creative travelers exploring the city of Berlin.
10. Hotel Belle Epoque, Baden-Baden[SEE MAP]
Baden-Baden is a picturesque destination in Germany known for its restorative thermal baths. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that this luxurious spot is also home to the Hotel Belle Epoque, a name synonymous with upscale accommodation. The hotel is housed in a building from the 19th century, helping it to fit in with the architecture of the spa town. You’ll love the refined, sophisticated atmosphere as well as the chance to indulge in an incredible breakfast buffet or a charming afternoon tea after a day in the thermal springs.
9. Hotel Sonne, Fussen[SEE MAP]
The city of Fussen in Bavaria is home to two amazing castles, the most popular of which is Schloss Neuschwanstein. Built by King Ludwig II and the model for the iconic Disney castle, Neuschwanstein is easily the top reason to visit Fussen. If you’re staying for longer than a day trip, choose accommodation that reflects the beauty of the nearby castle. Hotel Sonne boasts themed rooms, letting you select from romantic, historical or contemporary decor. Several onsite restaurants, as well as an extensive wellness oasis, round out the appeal of this luxurious hotel in Fussen.
8. Hotel Im Wasserturm, Cologne[SEE MAP]
The Hotel Im Wasserturm is easily one of the most unusual and unforgettable hotel choices in the bustling city of Cologne. As the name suggests, the hotel is actually located inside of a former water tower. The Hotel Im Wasserturm is in a residential part of the city, but it is right next to a U-bahn stop and is just a short walk from the world-famous Cologne Cathedral. The best part about staying in the 140-year-old hotel is the panoramic, 360-degree views possible from the rooftop terrace of the building.
7. 25Hours Hotel Hafencity, Hamburg[SEE MAP]
The 25Hours Hotel in Hamburg is the first hotel located in the center of Europe’s largest inner-city developmental project of the 21st century: HafenCity. The design is based on a wharf theme to fit into the surroundings of the port area. Every detail of the hotel is meticulously planned to fit with this idea including the fun use of shipping containers and crates. It seems chaotic at first but in fact it’s a very inviting and charming place. The cabins and all of the rooms are warm and cozy.
6. Nhow Berlin[SEE MAP]
This ultra-contemporary accommodation in the German capital city of Berlin is sleek, modern and revolves around music. Nhow Berlin is located on the banks of the Spree River, and it is just a short walk to the murals painted onto the side of the Berlin Wall. Rooms are packed with modern features like iPod docks and Nespresso machines, and floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant, let guests connect to the spirit, heartbeat and vibes of the city. Oh, and guitars and DJ booths can be hired to your room.
5. Mandarin Oriental, Munich[SEE MAP]
The Mandarin Oriental Munich is located in a 19th century opera house known for its ornate features. The hotel is perfectly situated just a short walk from public transport and major attractions like the Munich Residenz, making it suitable for sightseers ready to explore the largest city in Bavaria. The Mandarin Oriental boasts heated floors in every guest bathroom, butler service, private terraces, a fitness room, a sauna and a rooftop terrace with great views of Munich, making it the ultimate spot to indulge and unwind while you’re on vacation in Germany.
4. Kempinski Hotel, Berchtesgaden[SEE MAP]
For lovers of the outdoors, there are few hotels more spectacular than the Kempinski Hotel in Berchtesgaden. Nestled in the German Alps, the Kempinksi Hotel is a sprawling, luxurious chalet that allows you to sleep just minutes from the resort’s ski lifts. This is a winter wonderland, but in the summer it is just as appealing as a lush green oasis idea for hiking. As a five-star hotel, the Kempinski boasts several upscale eateries, an onsite bar, a luxury spa and some of the best views in all of Germany.
3. Castle Hotel, Colmberg[SEE MAP]
If you have always dreamed of spending the night in a castle, here is your chance. The Castle Hotel Colmberg is housed in a stunning 13th century castle, and the rooms are a beautiful mix of historic decor and modern features. This is a luxury resort, and your room will likely have unexpected details like whirlpool baths and stained glass windows. The castle hotel is a short walk to a fantastic golf course, and the dining room boasts museum-worthy pieces like a vintage car and authentic knight’s armor.
2. Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin[SEE MAP]
There is no question that the highlight of the incredible Radisson Blue Hotel in Berlin is the enormous aquarium in the lobby, which stands at nearly 25 meters (80 feet) tall. Beyond the aquatic centerpiece known as the AquaDom, the Radisson Blu Hotel is an exceptional accommodation choice for the discerning traveler in Berlin. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, but you’ll probably spend most of your time enjoying the onsite restaurant or walking to nearby attractions like the Pergamon Museum, Berlin Cathedral or Berlin Mall Memorial.
1. Romantik Hotel Markusturm, Rothenburg[SEE MAP]
One of the most incredible destinations in Germany is the city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria, which looks untouched by time and boasts pristine medieval architecture. Although touring the building is fantastic, staying at the Romantik Hotel Markusturm means that you can actually spend the night in a historic landmark. The structure itself was built in the 13th century, and it has served as a lodge for more than 500 years. Staying at the Romantik Hotel Markusturn is the ultimate way to submerge yourself in the history and culture of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.