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... It is a beautiful town with plenty of shops and cafés . Rothenberg is a town surrounded by a stone wall and while we were there they had a brass band festival on in the town square.The wall was erected in 14th century for protection but it was customary to have the hospital which were run by the Monks to be outside the walls because of deceases Patients had to pay the Monks for ...
We woke up in Volos, Greece at 8am and went downstairs for breakfast. After eating we decided to walk around the beach again for a bit before heading to the airport. We took a taxi to the airport and headed to Frankfurt. I fell asleep the whole plane ride which was very nice. We picked up our Nissan juke at the airport and luckily it came with a built in gps. It took us right to our hotel after a few hours of driving to Rothenburg. This medieval town was very nice and cool to walk ...
... by the Allied bombings. We met Wolfgang and Katrin at a cafe nearby called cafe d'azur. We then walked up to the castle that overlooks the old city. It was finished around 1500 and was a key trading hub/ fortification in the Holy Roman Empire and housed the emperor when he was in town. In 1806 when the Holy Roman Empire was dissolved it became part if Bavaria and was the second residence to then kings. We went ...
... We though that was all but we then visited a church nearby (catholic) that looked boring on the outside but had the most amazingly ornate decorations inside. I lit a candle for dad. Finally we visited a town called Dinkelsbuhl which looked like a living museum within old city walls. So perfect that it felt weird that people really lived there. We arrived home and had dinner at 9.30 with full ...
... liver cancer. Bilateral dvts etc, etc. LP. We went to Evelyn and Thorsten's for dinner and met little Leonie, and also Manuel and his daughter Melissa. Leonie and Melissa around around 2 years old and are very cheeky and playful. They were also very generous with their hospitality but the day was long and we were starting to have difficulty keeping our eyes open, so we did not stay late. Germany was playing Algeria at 10pm, but we were fast asleep by the time this game ...
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Like the previous reviewer, I stopped in Rothenberg during World Cup (not because I'm a "football" fan, but just happened that way). I found the Garni Hornburg doing web research, took a chance on a one-night...and like the previous reviewer, I found myself feeling I could have stayed much longer. This is a lovely place to stay, just steps from one of the main gates into the marvels of Rothenberg. Unlike some of my other stops in Germany (Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Erfurt), Rothenburg is a much more laid-back experience. Like has been said, it feels like a historic town center surrounded by B&Bs, and the Hornburg is superb. For three adults, it was one of the few places in Germany offering large rooms. It was beautifully appointed and blissfully quiet after touring several major, large cities (except when the Italians won the final, which sparked an hour or so of horns and screaming). The hotel's owners are gracious, speak excellent English and provide a low-key, relaxing experience. They even recommended a nearby restaurant, at which I had the best meal of my European tour. I can't recommend this hotel highly enough.
Want to just live there
This B&B and Rothenburg were a highlight of our three week trip. Two couples (one 60-ish, the other almost 30) had two separate and wonderful rooms. Ours looked out at the walls of Rothenburg from a porch. The rooms were spacious, beautifully decorated, and spotless. Breakfast was generous with cereals, breads, and smiling soft cooked eggs: Martin made sure everyone started the day with a laugh. Gabrielle was extremely helpful and pleasant. We told them that when we retire, we're going to live there!
My husband, brother-in-law, and I stayed and the Hornburg for one night on our travels across Germany for the World Cup. Rothenburg was an area we selected as a great tourist spot. I would recommend the Hornburg whole-heartedly for several reasons:
The Hornburg was our one-night home while on a trip last summer through Germany. We found the hotel very homey and inviting, Gabriele and Martin very welcoming and gracious, our room clean and comfortable, and the morning breakfast a great start to the day. We are planning a return trip this year.
Outstanding service, lovely B&B
Our one night stay in October 2005 was very pleasant. Although we had a hard time finding the hotel (it's really a B&B) by car, we called the owner and they gave us directions (the fact is that you must enter a parking lot to find the hotel). Our hosts were super friendly, including the two golden retrievers who call the place home. We apparently got the smallest room available on the ground floor, but we felt that it was very nice for the price and not small compared to other rooms we'd seen. The house itself is lovely as are the gardens, and it is just outside the town wall, making for a pleasant 10 minute walk to the center. We wish we could have stayed another night, but our schedule did not allow it.
We stayed here for one night on our recent European driving holiday. We would have gladly stayed longer had time permitted.
My son and his wife are on their honeymoon and stayed at the Hotel Garni Hornburg on September 22nd 2005. They got lost driving due to a road works detour. They had trouble phoning the hotel as the number would not go through. They phoned us in Canada to ask us to phone the Hotel and let them know they would be late. The lady who answered the phone was extremely rude and informed me it was 11 pm their time and she would only wait another 15 minutes for them to arrive. My son and his wife were driving in a strange country and the lady should have understood their dilemma. They did arrive at the Hotel but experienced extreme attitude problems from Mrs.Gabriele Wetzel, I feel the hotel should have been more service oriented, it appeared she did not care for the problems of the guests staying at her establishment.
Fantastic, as usual
Hotel Hornburg continues to remain as a tradition with our family. Every year we go there to get into the Christmas season. This year was no different, and Martin and Gabrielle never cease to impress. It is a wonderful location, with lovely rooms, and the breakfast is excellent. Highly recommended.
A pleasure to stay here
First of all it's a dream to look at from the outside and its position by the walls is perfect. The room was pleasant and clean and the hotel has a lovely homely atmosphere and friendly service. Breakfast is excellent.
Hotel Hornburg Rocks
We just happened onto the Hotel Hornburg at the Tourist Information office. Hotel Hornburg is the only place we'll stay in Rothenburg. Martin and Gabrielle are a delight! Breakfast is super, and the hotel's location to the walled city is spectacular. Try the Hotel Hornburg. You won't be sorry.