For those of you planning a trip to Germany sometime soon and scouting around for inspiration on some cool places to stay, this is exactly what you should be reading.
Your vacation to Germany will be filled with exploring a vibrant culture of historic cities, architectural marvels, castles galore, stunning natural beauty and a lot of beer!
Along with covering sightseeing places in top cities such as Berlin, Cologne and Munich, you are likely to be spending much of your time driving about the German countryside with its lovely medieval towns, villages and beautiful landscape. In fact a third of Germany is covered by forests and woodlands. So your accommodation choices in Germany need to cover both urban and rural areas.
We have done a bit of research and come up with our absolutely favourite places to stay while visiting Germany. You should check them out when making your holiday plans.
The capital city is a great place to begin your tour of the country. With a rich history, gorgeous cathedral, museums and more, Berlin is the cultural hub of modern-day Germany with plenty to see and do.
Skip the usual when you are looking for affordable accommodation options in Berlin. Instead of checking into one of the regular budget hotel chain properties, how about you stay on a boat docked on the River Spree that flows through Berlin. The Eastern Comfort Hostel Boat has 25 cabins spread across three decks with private rooms and dorm style living arrangement, all with wooden flooring and curtained porthole windows.
Cost aside, there are location advantages of booking at this converted hostel boat. It is quite close to the top nightlife spots in Berlin and from the decks that serve as balconies, you can soak in awesome views of the river, turreted Oberbaum Bridge and the East Side Gallery which is the longest remaining part of the Berlin wall.
If you are on a backpacking trip to Germany with your buddies, staying at the Eastern Comfort Hostel Boat could be a great idea. Neat, clean and well-maintained basic amenities are in place for a comfortable stay, but don’t expect too much. After all you are only here for a few days so we say appreciate and enjoy the unique experience instead.
Staying at a schlosshotel or a castle hotel is not just an accommodation choice rather it is one of the must-do things on a trip to Germany. For the love of experiencing royal medieval grandeur complete with four-poster beds, high wooden ceiling, antique furniture in the historic rooms (there are modern rooms too if you prefer) at least a night’s stay at the 1000-year-old stone Castle Hotel Colmberg is a top choice.
Located in the picturesque Bavarian countryside along Germany’s most scenic routes, Romantic Road and Castle Road, Castle Colmberg is perched atop a wooded hill with its stone turrets visible from a distance as you approach it.
Facilities include two restaurants, a lovely courtyard and a rose garden to enjoy high tea. There is an adjacent deer reserve where you can take a stroll or go for a trek on any of the hiking trails or else take a 15 minute drive from the castle to explore the wonderfully preserved medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Depending on your requirement, preference and budget there is a wide range of stay options you can choose from in Germany. Look up our Travel Guide for Germany to find out more about the country such as the preferred time of year to visit, best sightseeing attractions, top festivals and other visitor information. For assistance on getting your visa, you can always refer to our Visa Guide for Germany.
Be sure to include buying overseas travel insurance in your to-do list while planning a trip to Germany. After all you would not want to risk anything upsetting your carefully planned vacation that you have been so looking forward to. You can even purchase Travel Insurance for Germany online. It is advisable you do so before setting out on your trip from India.
Insuring your trip is important to stay protected from any travel related emergencies that could be anything from your trip getting cancelled to losing your luggage or even your passport. Even medical expenses that you incur during your trip can be reimbursed if you have travel insurance. So make sure you are covered for your German vacation and have a fantastic stay!