Hotel Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg
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... mismatch between card and GPS route. So I had to change again resulting a total distance of 97 km in, so far, the best average.
Still having time to see some nice things en route ! Please find some nice pictures of Schloss Bruchsal.
The road today was a mix of large forests and the frequently appearance of one or the other ...
... wondering of the ticking timebom, meaning the health condition of the Germans. Nowhere in the world, with exeption of the US you see so many heavy overweight as here.
If you ever want to have the greatest physical or mental sensation I recommend following!
Buy a bike and go out for a tour, lets say 80 km in severe high temperatures in a challenging landscape.
... We only realised our mistake as we came up on the Karlsruhe outskirts and to avoid the traffic jam on the other side we looped around and through the neighbouring town of Durlach. We ended up arriving at 1pm after a 40 minute detour and the car was especially warm in the sun.
Speyer and Sinsheim have between them some of the finest examples of technical engineering in Germany. By that I mean everything from bicycles, motorbikes, cars, trucks, ...
... I was zoomed into 85mm it meant that I had to use Steffie's remote release to try and avoid camera shake. Then you have to make sure that it is pre-focused and switched to manual so that it doesn't try and focus on every shot! Es war eine Herausforderung!
I am happy with a few of the good shots that I got. It is a bit tricky trying to time it perfectly, but not bad for a first attempt. I think next time I would take it on portrait instead of landscape, but you live you ...
Heidelberg has a big, fallen-down castle.
It used to be an actual defensive castle, with a moat. Then it got changed into a big fancy house. And then it fell down.
The inside is quite interesting. You can walk around the courtyard, and see which bits were built when. Some bits are really big, worn, stone blocks - so they were put in first; and then there are ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg
Beautiful! My wife and I spent 3 fantastic days in the Hotel Die Hirschgasse in April 2006 and we were mildly surprised by this beautiful, quiet and unpretentious hotel that is truly one of the best kept secrets in Heidelberg. The room was fantastic; the food excellent; and, service exceeded that which is typically found in a 5-star hotel. Thank you Mrs. Kraft (the owner) for an awesome vacation in Heidelberg. We look forward to returning one day in the future.
A Little Piece of Heaven
We have just returned from a 3 night stay at what will henceforth be one of our favourite hotels in the world.
From the moment we arrived Frau Kraft gave us a very warm welcome, and the helpfulness and warmth of all of the staff continued thoughout our stay.
We had a lovely two bedroomed suite, with two bathrooms and a lovely sitting room which made it feel like a home from home. The food was outstanding, and the history attaching to the hotel makes it the kind of place that you want to tell your friends about (a bit of boasting). To cap it all, it is perfectly situated just over the river from the town centre (less than 10 minutes walk), and Heidelberg, the Neckar Valley and nearby Odenwald are perfect examples of the true, beautiful, country Germany.
This hotel is on the opposite side of the river to the old town of Heidelberg. Its location is excellent. The old town is a short walk away. The view from the hotel is towards the castle and the town itself. Behind the hotel is some fabulous walking tracks through the surrounding forest. The forest is magical and you can easily spend between an hour to a whole day walking through it.
An Unforgettable Experience
This hotel was built in 1472 and is filled with antiques and original artifacts from that period. The tables in the Mensurstube restaurant have carved names dating back to that time and records of duels fought there.The breakfasts were fabulous. The best dining experience we have ever experienced was in their more formal dining room.It truly was a 5 star meal.I will never forget it. Our room was quaint, large and cozy. The bed was great, as were the pillows and down comforter.It was VERY clean and neat and there were great terrycloth robes and slippers waiting for us. There was a mini bar and the only thing lacking was wi-fi. A wonderful experience and the staff was just lovely. Heidelberg is a fabulous city. Don't miss the castle!
The Hirschgasse is a gem!
Heidelberg is one of my favorite places to visit in Germany. Having been to several hotels and restaurants in the area for business and pleasure, there is nothing that compares to the Hirschgasse. The service and restaurants are by far the best of any I've experienced in the area. The location is ideal for sightseeing, and is found in one of the prettier areas of town...yet quiet enough to relax and be away from the tourists. I would highly recommend dining there. We dined at the more casual Mensurstube, which we found an absolute treat. The food, wine, and service were excellent. If you don't mind spending a little more, the Hirschgasse is the way to go when in Heidelberg!
Delightfully Luxurious Yet Cozy
Just returned from a weeklong visit in October. Die Hirschgasse is elegant, yet not ostentatious, luxurious, comfortable & charming in every respect. Both restaurants are superb and the service warm & friendly. I have traveled all over the world & would put this on my list of favorite romantic getaways!
I reserved a room in this hotel based on the reviews here. I would suggest avoiding this hotel. First, they neglected to place a welcome plackard for me, but the other guests had plackards. I guess people with jewish sounding names are not welcome at the hotel. Also, all the other rooms in the hotel had names such as 'Wunderbar Suite'. Mine had no name, and so I've named it the 'Jude Suite'. The room was rather plain and basic, not posh, charming, and elegant like the other rooms (I peaked when they were cleaning). The staff was incredibly stiff, even by german standards. Inbetween thier forced smiles I could sense they didn't like me. When I wanted to eat dinner at 10:30 p.m. they arrogantly told me that it would be impossible since the kitchen was closed even though a couple of dozen people who were still eating!
Positively enchanting & luxurious!
Die Hirschgasse is a true "home-away-from-home" hotel. Where else do they place your name above your room's doorbell? Such class! Everything about this stunning hotel is enchanting...from the gorgeous suites, each individually decorated in Laura Ashley fabrics, the world-class amenities found in each suite and bathroom, the superb food in both of Die Hirschgasse's dining rooms, to the warm welcome extended by the hotel's charming staff. Die Hirschgasse exudes European ambience and, while a bit of a splurge and about a 10-minute walk to the Aldstadt, it is one of my favorite places to stay in Germany. Pamper youself with a stay here. You won't regret it!
Just got back from a trip through Switzerland, Alsace and ending in Heidelberg. While there we stayed three nights at Die Hirschgasse, a wonderful old (500 yrs) hotel that was about as charming as you could imagine. We had a lovely suite that was most impressive for it's details - I mean, how often do you have a live, blooming orchid plant on your dressing table!!?? We ate in the Mensurstube, their "casual" restaurant and had some of the best food of our entire trip - I can only imagine what their more upscale Gourmet restaurant must be like. It's across the river from the main town of Heidelberg, about a 15 minute walk. Not a big deal but after we discovered that the breakfast was 17 euros apiece, we wished we were closer to an alternative. Regardless, it's a marvelous place and well worth a visit!