Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg
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... were able to view Zell from above and really appreciate how lovely and picturesque the whole valley is. It's hard to comprehend that the history of this area can be traced back to 2000BCE and parts of the town walls erected in 1229 can still be seen!. Zeller Schwarze Katz is a world famous wine and a monument in the shape of a black cat was made as a fountain and is located in the town square. Tomorrow we are planning a boat trip.
... main strasse of the town. The choice of eating out is many and varied and with the long day-light hours (lights out 9 pm) we will be trying a few in the evenings mainly. Grape vines predominate the landscape and are mainly grown on the sides of hills requiring steel ladders to access them. Certainly makes for hard work when harvesting! Hopefully tomorrow we will be feeling more energetic and ready to tackle further afield.
Well, we had a surprise yesterday when our home-stay hosts suggested we stay in Speyer an extra day. It seems the anticipated guests for the next weeks home-stay have faded away. That saved us an overnight in Frankfurt. So today we flew entirely without a flight-plan. We got up, had some coffee and toast and decided we should confirm train times to the Frankfurt Flughafen. We will have to be on a train out of Speyer no later than 12:00 noon. ...
... main courtyard had been. Time for a flammekuchen. Like a pizza but with a much crunchier base and much more cheese. The view from where we sat was spectacular, down to the town of Traben-Trabach and the River valley. After sitting around for a couple of hours, we drove back to Zell and watched a regatta of amphibious cars driving into and down the river. Brought back memories of Top Gears amphibious ...
... Germany, we rented a car. Not just any car, but an Audi. It's a high end German car that is just as fast as a Burn Out car. Which is perfect because there are sections of the freeway, or as they call it, the "autobon," where there is no speed limit. So I had fun driving 90 miles per hour, only to be passed by someone that was driving at least 110 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg Heidelberg
Lovely Town, Great Hotel
We really enjoyed this hotel. Fantastic old building right in the middle of the old town and exceptionally welcoming and friendly staff. We were in a standard room towards the back of the building which, if unexceptional, was perfectly adquate to our needs: they have more expensive rooms if you want more luxury. We had no problem at all with noise - we heard the church bells during the day but never noticed them at night.
The restaurant was great and one major plus was that it had a non-smoking area, which is quite rare in Germany. Book early to get a table there if, like us, you dislike having tobacco smoke blown over you while you are trying to enjoy a meal.
We found Heidelberg a charming city and well worth a visit.
We had a family suite-- a two story room with 3 beds upstairs and 1 double downstairs. From the upstairs window we could see the castle lit up at night. Breakfast was delicious, and I can't imagine a better location in Heidelberg. Our room (which was at the back) was not noisy at all, and I don't remember hearing the churchbells mentioned in other reviews. The staff was very helpful. If you have a car, don't try to drive to the hotel--just park at an old town parking lot and ask for directions. As budget travellers, this hotel was a big splurge for us; it was worth it.
Great hotel -- Also quiet
The hotel was great for all the reasons others have noted. We wanted to specifically note that the noise issue others have cited we did not encounter, and we had a room on the first floor (second floor US) right over the entrance, right on the square, and my wife and I are generally pretty light sleepers. I'm not sure if they have added soundproof windows recently, but when we closed both the inner and outer windows there was basically no noise from outside, though granted, we were not there on a weekend. Overall, a nice large room, with pleasant features, a helpful staff, and a great location.
Unique historic hotel experience
My family stayed here for two nights in May. We loved this hotel! It is very old and located across the cobbled street from the old Munster. We heard church bells on the quarter hour all night and pigeons cooing on our window sill, but the room was comfortable and clean. Watch out for the weird raised shower though as it was slippery. The breakfast buffet was fantastic, including champagne and wonderful pastries. The hotel restaurant at dinner was wonderful and the service exceptional.
One caveat: be prepared to climb stairs, as the small ancient elevator does not reach all levels.
charming old hotel which is well maintained with a great central location. extremely helpful staff. beautiful dining room with attemtive employees.
not airconditioned and was hot while we were there
Avoid rooms facing the street
We spent a couple of days in Heidelberg during July 2005 and enjoyed the location and the quaintness, although we complained about the nocturnal noise from the street where drunks sang loudly for hours. There are rooms at the back which should be better.
The hotel is right in the thick of things in the Old Town and it's easy to walk to museums and restaurants. Church bells across the way are in working order and tested every 15 minutes round the clock.
Staff extremely helpful and polite. This is a 300-year-old hotel in a 400-year-old building.
Perfect place and people
Right in the Heart of the City, a middle ages appearing gem. (you must get a picture of yourself standing outside, everyone else does) Very helpful multilingual desk. Excellent food. About the most personable waiters anywhere in Europe. flexible kitchen. Big bathrooms. The Castle isn't far away, the River isn't far away. For quick meals, the Indian food store 2 doors down. the opem air Market a half block was has fantastic variety of GOOD food. (I don't think they have airconditioning in some if not all rooms)
The Hotel Zum Ritter was a hotel we stumbled on when we arrived late at night and what a treat. The staff at the desk was really helpful and very nice, the room was big and had alot of ambience. In fact we even had a knight in shining armour outside our door. The location is fantastic and the view out our window was priceless. The only downfall to our room was it was on the street and since it is a college town it was pretty loud until late. My overall experience here was excellant and I would stay there again.
The location for this hotel is great. It is in the center of everything. The room we stayed in was big and felt almost brand new. We also had a nice view from our window. I thought the morning breakfast buffet was also one of the best I had in Germany. Overall, I would recommend this hotel because of its location and because the room was nice.
Very Nice Hotel
This is a charming old hotel with a perfect location in Heidelberg's alstadt. The room we had was clean, spacious, and beautifully decorated and the staff was very helpful and friendly. On our next trip to Heidelberg, we will definitely stay in the Romantik Hotel Zum Ritter once again.