Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges, and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history.
Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, and it has some of the world’s finest hotels such as the few we have captured in this report.
1. Michelberger Hotel, Berlin
This quirky hotel is across the street from Warschauer Straße U-Bahn station for links to central Berlin and a 10-minute walk from the East Side Gallery. They have cozy, bohemian rooms with private bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. Some of the rooms come with sleeping lofts, sofas, and desks, while others have bunk beds and living areas. It has a trendy cafe that serves vegetarian and vegan dishes and features a terrace.
2. Hotel Belle Epoque, Baden-Baden
This elegant hotel in a 19th-century villa is 1 km from both the Baden-Baden Casino and the Fabergé Museum. It has formal rooms and they offer free Wi-Fi, flat screens and safes, plus minibars and desks. Suites add whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and/or separate sitting areas. Additional amenities include a lounge, a terrace, and a landscaped garden, as well as event space.
3. Hotel Sonne, Fussen
This hotel is a 3-minute walk from Füssen train station. Neuschwanstein Castle, which has tours of its 19th-century furnished rooms, is also 3.8 km away.
The vividly decorated rooms, with casual, romantic, or modern themes, offer minibars, free Wi-Fi, and flat screens with satellite TV. Some have balconies with mountain views, and canopy beds, and/or sitting areas. There’s also an informal restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine, plus a bar with a terrace. Other amenities include an exercise room, a spa, and a salon.
4. Hotel Im Wasserturm, Cologne
The hotel is housed in a former 19th-century water tower. This stylish hotel is a 2-minute walk from Poststraße U-Bahn stop and 2 km from Cologne Cathedral.
Streamlined rooms mix classic and contemporary decor. All feature free Wi-Fi and mini-bars and flat-screen TVs, as well as marble bathrooms and 24-hour room service. Some suites have whirlpool tubs and there’s also a panoramic rooftop terrace, 2 restaurants, a bar, and a garden.
5. Nhow Berlin
Overlooking the Spree river, this ultra-modern hotel is an 11-minute walk from the East Side Gallery, a collection of murals on the Berlin Wall.
It has sleek rooms that come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docks, plus minibars and Nespresso machines. Guests can also order guitars and keyboards. Suites add separate sitting areas, and some feature kitchenettes and grand pianos. Room service is available. A contemporary restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows with river views.