What better accompaniment to hearty German cuisine than fine German wines? Enjoy this gastronomic experience rooted in local culture in the country's wine hotels, where the food, wine and welcome are second to none. Whether you splash out on a top hotel or call in at a traditional inn amid the vines, everything revolves around wine.
Berghotel zum Edelacker – vineyard hotel
Four-star Berghotel zum Edelacker incorporating the Edelacker restaurant opened in 1996 and offers traditional hospitality combined with modern luxury. Staying in a fabulous location high above the wine town of Freyburg an der Unstrut, the hotel's guests enjoy excellent food, first-class service and undisturbed sleep – total relaxation for body and mind!
A welcoming, privately-run hotel with a special feel where relaxation is guaranteed. Sophisticated cuisine and fine wines are served in the restaurant with wonderful views from the terrace, while typical Palatinate fare is available in rustic Sesel Inn. Relax or recharge your batteries in the hotel's fitness and beauty suite - just make yourself at home.
Ketschauer Hof, the former winemaker's residence at the renowned wine estate of privy councillor Dr von Bassermann-Jordan is in a class of its own when it comes to fine food and wine. The complex consists of a gourmet restaurant, wine bistro and boutique hotel. Luxurious suites, exquisite double rooms and the magnificent Von Bassermann suite provide an inimitable fusion of classic elegance and timeless modernity.
Welcome to Steinheuers Zur Alten Post in Heppingen. Regional, rustic cuisine is available in the Poststuben country inn, and on the terrace in fine weather. We serve gourmet dishes in Zur Alten Post, which ranks among the top ten restaurants in Germany. The hotel offers exclusive suites, double rooms and a lounge area, plus a bar for aperitifs, cigars and after-dinner drinks.
Located on the edge of the Freiburg old quarter, this five-star luxury hotel is an ideal base for strolling around town or for trips to the Black Forest, the Kaiserstuhl hills or the Markgräflerland region. Its multi-award-winning gourmet restaurant carries more than 500 wines and offers a diner oenologique, during which each course is accompanied by up to three different wines.
Part of the Relais & Chateaux group, this welcoming hotel features a lovingly restored Black Forest farmhouse, a spacious spa area and a restaurant with an excellent wine list that has been awarded a Michelin star every year since 1966. Leave all your cares behind and enjoy a relaxing break incorporating health and fitness, indulgent treats, romance or active pursuits.
Wörners Schloss winery & hotel in Franconia, Bavaria
Winemaker Harald Wörner has converted his manor house into a winery, hotel, restaurant, fitness spa and art gallery while taking into account subterranean watercourses, the influences of the moon and the earth and the concept of feng shui. Wörners Cosmo wines are energetic wines with cosmobiological influences in harmony with the forces of nature. A qualified oenologist, he was voted Germany's best sekt producer in 2006.
Creative, regional food is served in the old restaurant with its tiled wood-burning stove or in the wood-panelled Tomi Ungerer room with its coffered ceiling. The menu is seasonal and dishes are prepared using the best the Black Forest has to offer, such as top-quality game and fabulous wines from the Kaiserstuhl hills, and the Ortenau and Markgräflerland regions. The hotel's own cheese dairy is a special attraction.