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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel-Garni Hornburg Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Terrific place in Rothenburg
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!
Easy to recommend.....
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:
* We went from four to three in our party close to time to travel, they were so fast to recommend the mini-suite on the top floor which would accomodate us most cost efficiently. It was wonderful!
* I research like crazy before booking something and I was overwhelmed by all the choices in Rothenburg (I think the entire town is a B&B) -once in the town, I didn't see a single place I would have rather stayed
* Breakfast was lovely and very generous
* Host was entertaining and provided great advice on activities
We wished that we had opted to stay here two night instead of just one because the hotel was so relaxing and the town so nice!
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.
Outstanding location just outside the city wall. Beautiful building with lovely stained glass window. (Rm 16) Extremely large bedroom, with alcove for additional sofa bed.
Would not call this a hotel in the American/Australian sense of the word. It is in fact a family-run B&B - like a number of 'Hotels' on the continent. We were warmly greated, and the room was spotless. We were made to feel at home very quickly. They offer an 'honesty' bar at very reasonable prices, and a community lounge area - as well as your own room facilities.
Breakfast was delightful - very plentiful. The host even cooked soft-boiled eggs and decorated them with face pictures - much to our daughter's delight.
A Guest should come first.
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.
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... right to levy taxes and so they became very wealthy. Napoleon abolished trheir rule in 1803 with the crearion of the 'Kingdom of Bavaria'.
Didn't get to see Wurzburg much but went straight on a tour to Rothenburg in the Tauber Valley about an hours drive away and one of the most picturesque villages in Germany and certainly one of the most famous. Its completely surrounded by a wall and is full of charm (but to me ...
... an estimated travel time of 3 hours, it was going to be a long day! I looked up the timetable and we had one of two choices: either we take the regional express train through the Neckar Valley to Bad Friedrichshall with a 13 minute change-over or take the normal train to Osterburken with a 3 minute change-over.
We took the longer transfer time and with that a bit of a detour. But both trains arrived at the same time in Wurzburg ...
... and Dan get so excited when they find them and we can't help but get caught up in their enthusiasm!! They are good though)
We then had to have chocolate crepes for dessert - yummy!
After walking and enjoying the markets & town some more, we headed back to our hotel. We left the town by a different exit, so were a little lost for a while. Thanks to Meg's great navigational skills (which she clearly didn't get from her mother) we made it back safely.
... misty day, very comfortable for driving. Lily was sleeping and we were all enjoying the music and conversation.
Then our driver had a 'Clinton Paul' moment to top all. (out doing even driving around with the baked dinner on the roof of his car). He took what he thought was an entry onto a highway but turned out to be an exit. We were stuck in the exit lane with no way of crossing the 2 lanes to get in the right direction as the traffic ...
... and your right but it took me straight back to my mum and childhood and it was delicious, that is what we ate in the olden days. 25.11.14 Had the best breakfast and went out for a walk around town, lots of nooks and crannies and then found it attached to a modern shopping complex. Jenny went and got her nails done and we had Greek for lunch, will make you a better Souvlaki from now on WOK I have the secret. Jenny had ...