The ****Hotel Speicher am Ziegelsee is located inside a former granary dating back to 1939. The edifice is situated next to a lake named Ziegelsee so guests can reach the hotel by boat. The sign HOTEL SPEICHER is actually the sign of the boat station.
Hohenzollern Castle (Burg Hohenzollern) was built in the 1840s. The idea was to create something romantic, the architect Georg Adolf Demmler (1804-1886) was influenced by Tudor castles he visited in England. Today the edifice is part of an ensemble run by the Grandhotel Heiligendamm.
A fun way to stay in Warnemünde is this youth hostel located in the edifice of a former weather station. The equipment on top of the tower is still used for providing datas for weather forecasting. Continue reading →
Hotel Wiesler is located next to the center of Graz. After a walk of a few minutes one reaches the Kunsthaus (Museum of Contemporary Art) or the central market place. From many rooms one has a fine view of the landmark of Graz, the Uhrturm (a clock tower).
The conference hotel SPES (Seminarhotel SPES) is situated on a plateau overlooking the Upper Krems Valley (Oberes Kremstal). It is near the centre of Schlierbach but also next to a forest. It offers rooms in a modern building opened in 2009 but also in a eco-holiday resort at the foot of the plateau.
After climbing up and down the hill of Dürnstein Castle I was ready for this relaxing room at Hotel & Winery Pfeffel. The room even offered a view of Dürnstein Castle so I was able to put down these notes while looking at the castle ruins.
The palace situated next to a lake named Wörthersee was built by Bartholomäus Khevenhüller at the end of the 16th century. After 1890 it was mainly used as a hotel and became famous in the German TV series ‘Ein Schloss am Wörthersee‘.