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Legends of Germany - famous hotels renowned by history

Eisenach, St. Georg Kirche Germany is one of the world leaders in the number of tourists; its hotels are known far beyond its borders. One of the most famous is the Hotel Alcatraz in the town of Kaiserslautern. It is located in the building of the former prison and offers its guests to experience new sensations. The chamber-style rooms are designed in a minimalist style; striped pajamas wait on the beds. Another famous hotel that is known for its non-standard approach to accommodation is Hotel-bus. It is located in a huge bus and does not have a permanent address. The fee is not taken for a day, but for the time spent on the road. Each guest is offered a shelf-room. The Art Luise Kunsthotel hotel in Berlin has become famous as a shelter for artists and creative personalities. Hotel rooms feature paintings that were left by contemporary artists.
Photo of Hotel Viktoria, Köln Hotel Viktoria, Cologne When describing iconic and historic hotels in Cologne, it would be a mistake not to include Hotel Viktoria . It is located in a beautiful historic building, which previously hosted the Museum of Music. Halls, which were previously used to exhibit priceless items, are now turned into rooms, while the original décor has been as much preserved as possible. All rooms feature beautiful music related pattern on the walls and magnificent paintings. The design includes genuine antique furniture, which makes Hotel Viktoria even more appealing.
Superbude Hotel Hostel St. Georg, Hamburg Outstanding hospitality in Hamburg should be sought not only among luxury hotels but also among modest hostels. The city has one of the most luxurious and original youth hostels on the planet – Superbude Hotel Hostel St. Georg . It is located near the central railway station and occupies a very noticeable modern building.
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Photo of Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg, Hamburg Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg, Hamburg The historic hotel, Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg , which received its first guests in 1909, has been the center of the cultural and bohemian life of the city for more than a hundred years. A variety of cultural events take place within its walls, among them are; art and design exhibitions, fashion shows and music concerts. This fashionable hotel is famous among fans of James Bond stories, as a set in the film “Tomorrow Never Dies” was shot in one of its luxurious suites. Today, everyone can spend a few days in this legendary room, and as an additional service, the hotel offers its guests an exclusive PrivateMax cinema, and an upscale spa Energy Clinic.
Photo of Ellington Hotel Berlin, Berlin Ellington Hotel Berlin, Berlin When mentioning historic hotels in Berlin, it’s simply impossible to fail to add Ellington Hotel Berlin to this list. The hotel was open in 1920, so it has miraculously retained the atmosphere of the “golden twenties”. Ever since the opening, the hotel has been attracting many famous and rich guests of the city. Such stars as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong performed at the hotel, and in the 80s of the previous century it was chosen as a venue by David Bowie and then Iggy Pop. Nowadays, the luxurious hotel is a true historical treasure. It simply strikes with its elegant design and excellent service. The luxurious hotel is also distinguished by convenient location close to many signature landmarks and popular shopping malls of Berlin.
Photo of Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom, Köln Excelsior Hotel Ernst, Cologne Excelsior Hotel Ernst is a hotel with the history of more than 130 years. This hotel has been operating since 1863, when the court restaurateur finished the building. Several years later, he sold the house to the Kracht family that has been taking care of the building since then. During its long history, the grand hotel has always attracted rich and famous guests. German Kaiser Wilhelm I watched the opening ceremony of Cologne Cathedral from the window of his room at Excelsior Hotel Ernst. After World War I the hotel was completely destroyed and rebuilt, and in 1986 famous designer Graf Pilati renewed the hotel’s design. Having entered the hotel, guests will find themselves in a wondrous place with the 19th-century atmosphere.
Photo of Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg There are several amazing hotels with unique features in Hamburg that are known far beyond the city limits. The main feature of the fashionable hotel, Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten , is the history of its founding. It started out as a miniature hotel on the shores of Alster Lake. It was opened in 1897 and initially offered its customers only 11 rooms. Over the years, however, this historic hotel has been supplemented with new buildings; today it offers customers more than 150 exclusive rooms and has attained the status of an outstanding historical landmark of Hamburg.
Photo of Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, Berlin Adlon Kempinski, Berlin Adlon Kempinski has won international popularity because of its owner, Lorenz Adlon. The hotel has always been in the epicenter of café society life and events. Ever since its grand opening in 1907, many famous people stayed at the hotel, including European kings, Russian tzars, American millionaires like Henry Ford or John Rockfeller, and celebrities like Charlie Chaplin. The hotel suffered damage from fire in 1945, but later it was completely restored and has become even more luxurious. Upon entering the hotel, guests will appear in a hall with a fountain and live music, and two interior gardens under a glass roof. Exclusive interiors, genuine posh materials, antique furniture and marble baths create an aura of extravagance and refined charm. Hotel Adlon absolutely proves its high status and glamorous atmosphere.
Regent Hotel Berlin, Berlin After a complete renovation, a Four Seasons hotel changed its name to Regent Hotel Berlin . Under this name the hotel has become famous as a grand-hotel of Berlin. As a rule, luxurious hotels pay much attention to the main hall. Regent Hotel Berlin is no exception – here the hall is made as a theatre scene. The design is based on tender beige shades, gilding and patina. The hall is decorated with bouquets of orchids, rare crystal chandeliers and china vases. Regent is a great choice for travellers who seek privacy and comfort for their vacation.
Althoff Schlosshotel Lerbach, Cologne Castle-hotel Althoff Schlosshotel Lerbach is one of the best and most luxurious hotels in Germany. The history of the hotel starts from 1384, when it was first mentioned in documents. Century after century, the hotel changed many owners and was used as a home for elderly people and even as a kindergarten. Later, during the World War II, the building was used as a sanatorium, and in 1989 it was rented by a TV company that used the house as a studio for the evening news. Nowadays, the castle is a privately owned hotel that is liked by its numerous guests.
Dom Hotel Koeln, Cologne One of the oldest and most famous hotels in Germany, Dom Hotel Koeln , starts its history in 1857. The hotel has always been a traditional place to stay for aristocrats, manufacturers and rich merchants. The history of Dom Hotel Koeln was full of difficulties as it was reconstructed many times, but the challenges couldn’t prevent the hotel from keeping its original atmosphere and splendor. Therefore, there’s nothing strange that even nowadays the hotel is regularly chosen by many famous people. In different years, Dom Hotel Koeln greeted Kaiser Wilhelm II, composer Jacques Offenbach, dancer and spy Mata Hari, famous actress Sophie Loren, and Sir Peter Ustinov, whose favorite bar was later named after him. Dom Hotel remains the most famous hotel in Cologne.
Myers Hotel Berlin, Berlin Myers Hotel Berlin is an absolutely peculiar hotel. It cannot make boast of a long list of famous people among its guests, but this hotel has something more important – a special, unforgettable charm. Nowadays, the hotel has become an attraction point for talented artists from all over the world because of an exhibition of modern art that always works at the hotel. The hotel exhibits a rich collection of paintings, and in the inner yard guests will find a collection of sculptures.
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Berlin
After a complete renovation, a Four Seasons hotel changed its name to Regent Hotel Berlin. Under this name the hotel has become famous as a grand-hotel of Berlin. As a rule, luxurious hotels pay much attention to the main hall. Regent Hotel Berlin is no exception – here the hall is made as a theatre scene. The design is based on tender beige shades, gilding and patina. The hall is decorated with bouquets of orchids, rare crystal chandeliers and china vases. Regent is a great choice for … Read more
Hamburg
Fans of paintings from all over the world seek to get into this luxury hotel; the fact is that an invaluable collection of artworks is displayed within its walls. Hotel guests will throughout their stay have the opportunity to admire the works of famous German artists, as well as unique Flemish tapestries of the 16th-17th centuries. The hotel also houses one of the most beautiful restaurants in the city – Four Season’s Cafe. There is as well a wonderful wine cellar, which is considered the … Read more
Cologne
Castle-hotel Althoff Schlosshotel Lerbach is one of the best and most luxurious hotels in Germany. The history of the hotel starts from 1384, when it was first mentioned in documents. Century after century, the hotel changed many owners and was used as a home for elderly people and even as a kindergarten. Later, during the World War II, the building was used as a sanatorium, and in 1989 it was rented by a TV company that used the house as a studio for the evening news. Nowadays, the castle is a … Read more

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