Travel Blogs from Rothenburg ob der Tauber
We woke up fairly early and caught the 8:08 train to Mainz then boarded an ICE train to Wurzburg whereafter we changed three more times to get to tiny Medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a walled city in Central Germany. It is the most quaint, unique town in Germany by far. To Brett's dismay, the Figurentheater was not having a show until the …
These are photos from our little Canon SureShot digital camera. They cover the entire trip but are not nearly as good or complete as the ones in the entries that follow. Those are divided up by days and somewhat by countries. These are quick view of our twelve days in Europe visiting some new spots like Normandy and retracing parts of the trip the …
... particularly unusual had merchant stands permanently attached all around its base. There was also a wein (wine) festival going on, although we chose to have coffee and pastry instead. Phil went alone to a fortress across the Main as it was about a 20 minute walk almost straight up. Views from up top were wonderful. In the evening we shared a lovely dinner aboard with 4newfound friends to celebrate Phil's ...
... I imagined people walking these same routes to Rothenburg for the past 1000 years.
I had lunch in the Markt, followed by some shopping. Dear Friends, you cannot imagine the
selection of Birkenstocks here, and for around 50 Euro ($75 Cdn). I restrained myself today, with some difficulty: I will buy Birkies in Berlin, when I have less time to carry them with me. Rothenburg is also a 365 Christmas market. At ...
... not the 3 minutes red hot needle showers of Laacher see) and Wi-Fi (hence my catch up)
We got set up, had tea, made a failed satellite dish set up attempt and had a walk into the very picturesque town which became increasingly filled with Japanese and other tourists as the night went on.
With a plan for our sightseeing on Thursday we retired for the evening after visiting a hostelry where an American waiter served us (no language problems there then!) ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel-Garni Hornburg Rothenburg ob der Tauber
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.