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  • Die Fabrik 9 rooms from $40

    Berlin

    Atmospheric student and artist friendly hostel in a pre-war brick-built factory. This characterful spot boasts a friendly cafe, courtyard, bright and quirky bedrooms, and dormitories for groups. A great value choice for groups of friends.

    Groups  -  A perfect space for artistic groups travelling to Berlin, with dorm rooms and special prices for large groups.
    Value chic  -  Cool converted factory in the "multikulti" district of Kreuzberg, with casual cafe and courtyard garden.
    Sights nearby  -  The East Side Gallery, a painted stretch of the Berlin Wall, is within easy distance.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
  • Monbijou Hotel 101 rooms from $78

    Berlin

    A fabulous boutique slap bang in the middle of Berlin. Eclectic modern interiors filled with attractive objets d'arts, a lively bar, cosy library with fireplaces, gorgeous rooms and suites, and a Parisian restaurant. Super cool, very central, and good value.

    Outstanding location  -  Positioned in the absolute city centre in the Berlin Mitte, with views of the Berliner Dom.
    Boutique  -  Stunning interiors house an eclectic collection of objets d'arts and modern design.
    City Style  -  In the ultimate central location with bags of personality and personability.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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  • Hotel Laimer Hof 23 rooms from $69

    Munich

    Warm and personal service at this cosy 19th-century villa B&B. A hideaway from the bustle with bright, fresh rooms - white washed walls, wooden furniture, brass bedsteads. A great choice for families and those on a budget.

    Families
    Value chic
    City Style
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers
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  • Schloss Eggersberg 15 rooms from $85

    Riedenburg, Bavaria

    A wonderfully historic schloss nestled in the tiny Bavarian village of Eggersberg. The individually decorated rooms exude charm and heritage with antique furnishings, ornate beds and classical furniture. Ideal for those who want a unique stay at a traditional German schloss.

    Romantic Break  -  A unique and historic hotel in the scenic Altmühltal valley offering Renaissance-style dinners and romantic gardens.
    Great walks  -  Great walking routes in the Altmühltal valley and through the property grounds.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the UNESCO World Heritage old town of Regensburg.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Villa Orchard 7 rooms from $69

    Frankfurt

    A sweet low-cost B&B, in a suburb of Frankfurt. The simple rooms are spacious and comfortable with balconies facing out over the garden. With the city centre within easy reach and family rooms, it's perfect for families looking for a quiet place to stay whilst visiting Frankfurt.

    Value chic  -  With economy rooms, singles, and family rooms, it's the perfect choice for a holiday to Frankfurt on a shoestring.
    Great walks  -  Make the most of the beautiful walking all along the closeby River Rhine.
    Local markets  -  Visit the Hofheimer Wochenmarkt, a local market a mile from the hotel.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a trip into Frankfurt and visit the city's historic old town.
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  • The Goldman 97 rooms from $71

    Frankfurt

    Fun contemporary design, understated cool, and zero minimalism. Colour themed bedrooms with all the modern gadgetry, lively bar, and restaurant with terrace. A great value spot with no designer frills.

    Value chic
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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See all » 14 hotels in Munich

  • Bayerischer Hof Munich 220 rooms

    Munich

    One of Europe's finest hotels. An iconic FIve Star in central Munich. Luxury on a grand scale includes sumptuous rooms and suites (with terraces, spa, views), multiple restaurants including a Michelin starred, roof top spa, private cinema, night club, and lively bars. For the luxury traveller.

    Spa breaks  -  The iconic spa has a 13,000-square-foot rooftop spa offers a pool, saunas, steam bath, sun deck and fitness studio.
    Foodies  -  Six restaurants including Michelin-starred Atelier.
    City Style  -  One of Munich's most legendary hotels.
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Hotel Laimer Hof 23 rooms from $69

    Munich

    Warm and personal service at this cosy 19th-century villa B&B. A hideaway from the bustle with bright, fresh rooms - white washed walls, wooden furniture, brass bedsteads. A great choice for families and those on a budget.

    Families
    Value chic
    City Style
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers
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  • The Goldman 97 rooms from $71

    Frankfurt

    Fun contemporary design, understated cool, and zero minimalism. Colour themed bedrooms with all the modern gadgetry, lively bar, and restaurant with terrace. A great value spot with no designer frills.

    Value chic
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • 25 Hours Tailored by Levis 76 rooms from $76

    Frankfurt

    Vintage eclecticism and battered shabby chic furniture at this quirky hotel. 50s and 60s modernism throughout the rooms and living areas. Fantastic roof top bar and a small restaurant. Youthful, arty, and good value.

    Roof terrace  -  Bar.
    Value chic
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Quirky  -  An experience!
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Eberhards 19 rooms from $105

    Bietigheim-Bissingen, Baden-Wurttemberg

    A contemporary boutique hotel and restaurant overlooking the river Enz. Chic glass fronted rooms provide lovely views. Modern regional cuisine in the restaurant and a riverside terrace for outdoor dining. Bikes for rent to explore the pretty town. A slick hotel ideal for exploring the Enz Valley.

    Local exploring  -  Well located on the river in Bietigheim-Bissingen and just 400m from the Old Town.
    Sights nearby  -  Wonder into the Old Town and admire the pretty architecture.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Hotel Friedrich von Schiller 15 rooms from $129

    Bietigheim-Bissingen, Baden-Wurttemberg

    A charming property located in the heart of the Old Town. Beautifully renovated interiors keep old-world charm yet bring bold colours and clean design of contemporary style. Regional cuisine served by candlelight in a vaulted cellar. An ideal spot to explore the Enz Valley from.

    Local exploring  -  A traditional property located in the heart of the atmospheric Old Town.
    Sights nearby  -  Wander around the pretty Old Town.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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See all » 9 hotels in Hamburg

  • 25 Hours 128 rooms from $114

    Hamburg

    A funky retro hotel with a lilting mix of retro design from the 60s and 70s. Rooms with soft patterned wallpaper, exposed concrete, lots of radiant white, zebrawood and splashes of red and magenta. The roof top terrace is the perfect summer hang out. Fantastic futurism at this city spot.

    City Style  -  A trendy hotel staffed by the young and hip, boasting 'luxe-maritime' interiors in Überseequartier, in the west end of the city.
    Local markets  -  Rse early and make a trip to the bussling fish market.
    Spa  -  At nearby hotel, 10 euros per person for the day.
    Sailing  -  Take a boat ride around the habour.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers
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  • 25 Hours Hafencity 170 rooms from $120

    Hamburg

    A high design boutique hotel in a former shipping yard. Maritime themes dominate the bedrooms and living areas with designer shipyard debris. Cosy living and meeting areas, a good restaurant, bar and sauna. Hip, but not over the top.

    City Style
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Quirky  -  An experience!
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Strandhaus 20 rooms from $188

    Lübben, Germany

    A boutique riverside hotel with smart, contemporary bedrooms. Beautiful wood furniture, bright, airy suites and a wellness centre overlooking the water. A relaxed outdoor beer garden and terrace restaurant. Rent hotel bikes and paddle boats to enjoy the peaceful outdoors.

    Total relaxation  -  Set in gorgeous scenic gardens and a network of canals, this spa and wellness hotel provides ultimate relaxation.
    Birdwatching  -  Grab your binoculars and head down to Spreewald biosphere reserve.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Spa
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About Germany

Beautiful and bold, today's Germany is an economic powerhouse with progressive culture. But many visitors are also interested in the Germany of old, of dark forests, fairytale castles, friendly beer gardens, alpine pastures, and, of course, the two world wars.

Whatever your reasons for arriving in Germany, you're bound to find surprises, as well as what you anticipate. And the same can be said for many of the best places to stay in Germany.

Consult our Guru's list of the best places to stay in Germany

Berlin is exciting. It's one of the most fascinating world capitals, now a glamourous financial and cultural powerhouse, but in recent memory a gritty and dangerously divided city. There are iconic sights, both old and new, everywhere you look and even the communist ruins have been attached with colour by street artists and are now strange galleries to the dramatic change this city has seen in the last few decades. You can still walk along the Berlin Wall, past Checkpoint Charlie, or see the many monuments to WWII, but look further back and you'll see the grandeur of the Prussians. Or live in the arty, foodie, lively present where Hollywood blockbusters are filmed and the most forward thinking international artists call home.

Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg vie with each other to be the second city. And of these three, Munich is probably the city more visitors are interested in, with its beautiful location on a river plain in Upper Bavaria, carefully restored Bavarian architecture, beer, sausage and reputation for very high standards of living. And this cosy city's motto: ‘München mag dich’ (Munich Loves You) probably helps people feel welcome even before they hit the friendly pubs. Munich is definitely the centre of Germany during Octoberfest, but throughout the rest of the year it gives Berlin a run for its euro with its collection of museums and galleries, but still has a charming nationalistic provincialism that makes it feel somehow more German.

As Germany's largest port, Hamburg has always been an open, cosmopolitan city, and these days it's also the wealthiest, rich on media as well as the shipping trade. It doesn't have the international kudos of Berlin or Munich, but it's a vibrant place to visit, home to a wonderful blend of cultures, trends and traditions. And there's plenty of development going on and plenty of fun to be had. While Frankfurt is the business capital, with glistening skyscrapers and industrious bustle, so it's not the most obvious destination for a city break, but there are some really beautiful buildings around Römer Square and Frankfurt's museum scene is second only to Berlin's. This is also Germany's fashion capital.

If you have time get away from the cities into the fairytale beauty of Bavaria or the Black Forest, or explore the wonderful traditions of the Rhineland, and see something of the 'old Germany'. Enjoy a spa break in Baden Baden, visit Cologne's amazing cathedral, or swoon at the beauty of Heidelberg: timbered, Baroque, Germany at its best, and inspiration for many a song, poem, story or painting.

The Best Places to Stay in Germany

If you know which part of Germany you'll be exploring skip through to our German Destination Guides:

The Best Places to Stay in Germany for a Weekend City Break

  • The The Regent is a sophisticated hotel in the heart of Berlin, favoured by the glitterati for its traditional elegance and two Michelin stars. Expect panels, marble, Victorian landscapes and chandeliers.
  • Lux 11 is just north-west of Alexanderplatz, not the prettiest of areas, but definitely where 'it's at'. Converted from an apartment block, what you get is pretty much a designer studio apartment, with a kitchenette and rain shower. Downstairs is the Aveda Spa and Japanese/ Italian fusion restaurant, where you'll find some of the 'cool kids' hanging out.
  • If you want to meet people stay at the Hotel Art Nouveau a modern style pension on the 4th floor of a beautiful Art Nouveau building in a nice part of Charlottenburg. There are 22 rooms, each with quirky, uber-modern design touches, and a communal salon with plenty of excellent books and an honesty bar.
  • Berlin's Casa Camper is popular and central, with a small gym, lively restaurant the locals come to too, and within striking distance of the trendiest areas.
  • Scandi style comes to Berlin in the form of Ellington Hotel, a cool, all-white-and-natural-fibres style hotel behind a fabulous 1920s facade.
  • More elegant than opulent, Munich's Charles Hotel is a contemporary five star hotel offering great views from private balconies, an extensive spa and a fantastic Italian restaurant.
  • Hamburg's Gastwerk Hotel has been converted from a late 1890s industrial building and now offers character filled, loft style rooms. Decor is all about the contrasts; rich wood and fabrics vie for space with stark metal and concrete. There is a bar and restaurant, plus spa if the stresses of the city get too much.
  • Frankfurt's Villa Kennedy just oozes glamour. Even the spa looks like a ballroom from the Titanic. Most of the decor is neutral, 1950s-ish, and while it's a business hotel, it doesn't really feel like one - though the business centre is quite something.

The Best Places to Stay in Germany for a Special Occasion

  • The Hotel Adlon Kempinski is one of Berlin's grand dames, rebuilt on its old site directly opposite the Brandenberg Gate. The choice of many heads of state, this is traditional luxury at its best. The buffet breakfast is a pleasant surprise - excellent value and highly recommended.
  • If you're looking for something a bit fresher, try Schlosshotel im Grunewald, converted by Karl Largerfeld, from a courtier's palace built in 1912. You're outside Berlin, in the leafy suburbs, but as well as peace, you're surrounded by opulence and grandeur - marble, mahogany, velvet, parquet and rich oils.
  • The Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski offers a truly five star Munich experience, complete with a private butler, personal shoppes and use of their hotel limousine, if you so wish.
  • The Bayerischer Hof Munich is one of Europe's finest hotels. Luxurious on a grand scale, with sumptuous rooms and suites, an iconic 13,000 square foot roof top spa, private cinema, a nightclub, bars and six restaurants - one with a michelin star.
  • The Belle Epoque is one of the few grand hotels in Baden Baden without a spa - but the Caracella thermal baths are just next door. This hotel is all about elegant decor, with rooms furnished in different styles, from Empire to Louis XIV to Biedermeier, Victorian and Art Deco.
  • Built in 1472, the Hotel die Hirschgasse Heidelberg is the oldest hotel in Heidelberg and the oldest student digs in Germany. rooms and suites are traditional, yet luxurious and there's great views of the castle. The restaurant also has a Michelin star.

The Best Places to Stay in Germany to Relax and Rejuvenate

  • The Hotel Bachmair Weissach is a gorgeous Bavarian hotel right on the shores of Lake Tegernsee at the foot of the Alps. The Bavarian style isn't overdone, yes, there's plenty of wood beams on display, but it's elegant. The excellent Bavarian style gastro-pub is a great place to sample the local delicacies and there's a surprisingly excellent spa.
  • Just north of Frankfurt, Schloss Hotel Kronberg is a wonderful castle, which once belonged to an Empress. Converted into a 62 room hotel, and surrounded by an 18 hole golf course, the castle has kept many of the antiques and artworks of its previous life, including some original paintings by Rubens, Titan and Gainsborough.
  • Brenners Park Hotel & Spa in Baden Baden is considered one of Europe's best spa hotels. They've been refining their service and treatments for 140 years, so they really do know what they're doing. They're also doing it in charming surrounds, with Black Forest views and every luxury.

The Best Places to Stay in Germany for Fresh Design

  • Berlin's Arte Luise Kunsthotel has 49 rooms, each of them designed by a different artist. Some are more wacky or eclectic than others, and themes jump from time, to space, to travel. This is basically an art gallery with an instillation you become part of.
  • Brandenburger Hof caters to a design crowd with slightly deeper pockets, with its 72 rooms starting from £209 per night. Converted from a beautiful mansion block built around 1900, this hotel fuses the old and new in design with success. There's Bauhaus furniture, Japanese flower arrangements and Prussian handicrafts. And each room comes with a copy of Architectural Digest. The restaurant has two Michelin stars and over 850 German wines.
  • Das Stue is a 67 room hotel converted from a 1930s embassy building, right next to the Tiergarten Park and the Berlin Zoo. Stylish with a contemporary twist, the building's age is well respected, and augmented by the modern art chosen to decorate. The kitchen has a Michelin star.
  • nhow is apparently the first hotel in the world to have its own recording studio. As well as two of those, it's got a spa, hip restaurant and futuristic rooms in bubble gum colours. Expect space age and giant solid plastic bean-bag chairs.
  • If you're looking for something a bit funky, but still sophisticated you'll want Munich's Cortiina Hotel. It's got everything you need but with more style, and the bar is one of Munich's hotspots.
  • The Anna Hotel is another hotel with design flair in Munich. The style is sleek and contemporary, with interesting modern paintings and sculptures and jazzy coloured lights and details. The location is an easy stroll from the station and most of the major attractions.
  • Although it might look like a throw back to the 60s or 70s, undoubtedly one of the best places to stay in Hamburg is the boutique 25 Hours. The roof top terrace is perfect for hot summer days, and rooms are stylish if not a little futuristic. It's great value too.
  • If you're ever dreamed of sleeping in a 'chill out room', Frankfurt's The Pure has got to be on your list! It's ALL white. Really. Almost EVERYTHING is white. Not just the linen and the staff uniforms, also the sofas and beanbags, the bar, stools. and even a lot of the art is white with a bit of black.

The Best Places to Stay in Germany to Explore

  • The Laimer Hof is a charming 19th century villa turned B&B in the heart of a quiet residential district of Munich, which has been welcoming guests since 1937. Family run, it offers twenty three fresh, simply decorated bedrooms, each slightly different.
  • Heidelberg's Heidelberg Suites have grown-up class. The decor is modern but elegant, and there's plenty of notice-worthy art. The location, right by the 'Old Bridge', is in the centre of things, and there are stunning views across the river to the old town and the castle. The hotel's restaurant is on a boat, so the views as you dine - and float - are an ever changing pleasure. There's also a rooftop bar, which thankfully stays on the rooftop.
  • The Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg is a spectacular Baroque castle with views over Cologne. As well as the beautiful building and views, guests benefit from a three Michelin starred restaurant, a golf course, a top of the range spa, and some really magnificent public spaces.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Germany for you? Browse though our list of all the best places to stay in Germany , or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.