History, landscapes, art, architecture, industry, fashion, shopping, music, cuisine – just take your pick! Germany awaits you with a huge variety of unique and fascinating accommodation solutions in every city and the entertainment options in every city and urban area are simply never ending. From Berlin to the Black Forest – Germany meets all possible vacation needs, starting with luxury hotels with huge pools, fascinating rural B&Bs for families, aristocratic guest apartments in the heart of things and lots of romance and charm for the couples among us. The general price range corresponds to the European standard, but for those of you who want to save, there are quite a few good options.
Here you will find the complete guide to the most touristic and sought-after German cities for accommodation and all the possibilities that exist in them. Let’s get going!
Hotels in Berlin
- A huge city rich in tourist-oriented activities, which makes it one of the most successful accommodation destinations in Germany and Europe in general
- The city does not have one central point, but the transition between the areas is fast and convenient thanks to the light rail
- Berlin is also suitable for trips in the winter – look for the deals and promotions that are posted on all the hotels
Berlin is considered a vibrant city, young, bustling with life and very intriguing from a tourist point of view. The amount of hotels there is huge and suitable for all types of travelers of any age and with any budget. The cost per night starts from 50 Euros and climbs to several hundred Euros in the luxury hotels, where the standard hotel level is from two to five stars. Due to the fact that Berlin is also very accessible to young travelers and students, you will also find a very respectable amount of hostels, rental apartments and sublets. These are usually also very close to the main sites in the city.
When looking for hotels in Berlin, one should always remember that the city has made tremendous efforts to correct historical injustices that occurred in the last century, which puts it in front of tourists and gives them a place of honor as guests of the city. As a result, the awareness of the service is developed and very attentive to different tourist cultures and habits from around the world.
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In recent decades, Berlin has become a huge economic power, whose area is many times larger than other capital cities in Europe. The division between East and West, as well as the characteristics that connected the city, caused it to be divided into a large number of areas, each with a unique style with different focal points. The most central point of the city is along the entire length of the light rail (S-Bahn Ring), although even within this radius there is a division into several different areas.
Mitte (in German = center) is the point that can be defined as “downtown” of Berlin, although it doesn’t really have an underground city like other cities. Here you will find most of the must-see points such as the Reichstag or the Benderburg Bridge alongside a wide variety of more expensive and luxurious hotels than average.
You will find the quieter and more relaxed atmosphere in the west of the city, which was the old “center of business” in the days of the wall. This is the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf area which has become very popular in the last decade, thanks to its variety of attractive shopping centers (and the famous Primark of course). Families will enjoy several good parks and the city zoo here. Due to the more peaceful setting, the number of hotels here is relatively low and the night life is also less noticeable here.
The party-goers among you will probably prefer the energies of the Friedrichshain district where there are several neighborhoods with individual atmospheres separate from each other, but the pubs, restaurants and cafes are considered very successful. Here too you will find several beautiful green parks surrounded by hotels at cheaper prices.
Berlin is very accessible from all parts of the city, so you will have no problem staying at a cheap hotel in a remote neighborhood and getting from there to the city center and back very easily. If you are interested in saving significantly, you can stay in the city in winter and enjoy the large indoor shopping malls, museums and restaurants while paying a very cheap price for your hotel.
The congestion in Berlin is felt mainly in the months of June-July and during the Christmas season, so it is recommended to book the hotel as far in advance as possible and prepare for a trip full of travelers and many queues.
Hotels in Munich
- You can stay in Munich in a reasonable tourist hotel and still enjoy very good service
- Due to the rush of Oktoberfest, Christmas and summer, Munich is considered expensive and busy – book as far in advance as possible
- The most popular accommodation solution is renting an apartment in one of the central districts of the city
Munich offers a very wide variety of places to stay and in all possible budget ranges. However, it is a very sought-after city whose price tag is high compared to other cities in Germany and Europe as a whole. In the city you will find luxury hotels and business hotels of the highest level that are next to only basic hostels and motels. Due to the popularity and attractiveness of the city center, most of the hotels are located around the center or within it. You can find very high quality hotels outside the center as well, but you will have to take into account the considerations of public transport access to the city center and the attractions and points of interest in it.
The costs of the various hotels start from a few tens of euros and climb up to several hundreds, although it is possible to find very good hotels through the various network ratings even for those in the middle price range. In addition, here you will also find a wide variety of apartments for rent of all sizes, where the option of staying in a rented apartment has become the most popular option for staying in the city in recent years. However, pay attention to the structure of the apartment and its location in relation to the means of transportation that are around it and the nature of the neighborhood.
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The different districts of the city offer a wide variety of options and experiences, in all of them you will find places to stay and holiday apartments, while naturally you will find the luxury hotels mainly in the center.
The old heart of Munich (Altstadt = Old Town) is probably the most popular area of the city. The most famous cafes and restaurants are located here, as well as the selected luxury hotels and a large number of the most important points of interest. Naturally, this is a place where the accommodation needs preparation in terms of the budget, so it will not suit everyone.
Those who want to get away a little and lower the budget but still catch the city’s excellent party scene will surely prefer to come to the Maxvorstadt area. Museums, parks and pubs fill the day here and make the atmosphere lively and colorful even late at night. In addition, only half an hour’s walk separates the district from the old city, so you can catch both birds in one fell swoop.
The lowest budget accommodations are likely to be found in the Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt district. Most of the backpackers, couples and groups of young friends come here to experience the city and spend time there and enjoy much more attractive prices than in the city center, although in the weeks when the Oktoberfest is celebrated there is almost no change between the prices here and the central city areas (Munich is getting more expensive).
The heaviest congestion in the city occurs in late September-early October during the Oktoberfest celebrations. During this period, hotel prices skyrocket and compare to those of the Christmas period and the summer months, with the peak of prices reaching already in the middle of June. Even outside the “strong” months of the year, Munich remains very popular. In order to get the best and attractive places to stay in the city, it is recommended to book the places to stay as far in advance as possible, even a few months before you arrive.
Hotels in Frankfurt
- Frankfurt’s business and official reputation also allows it to develop a culture of accommodation in luxury and business hotels, all of which are of high quality and close to the center
- Due to congestion in the summer months and Germany’s famous Christmas celebrations, it is recommended to book accommodations well in advance
- The Ramberg Square area and the Old Town are considered the most expensive in the city. You can stay away from them and still get to the center by public transportation accessible from anywhere
The progressive and well-connected Frankfurt is the source of activity for a variety of travelers and businessmen who take part in the important conferences, exhibitions and events that take place in the city. For this reason (although the high proximity to the airport also has an effect on this) you can find here a wide variety of particularly luxurious hotels, with the possibility of a quick stay of a few hours or even without a night. This also allows backpackers and young travelers to “skip” between places at a higher pace and find places to rest their heads for a few hours before moving on.
In addition, you will find many apartments for rent in Frankfurt, most of them spacious and fully equipped, and of course hostels with a cheap budget. The average accommodation price range for 2-3 star hotels is around 70-80 euros per night, with luxury hotels priced at 150-200 euros and north of that.
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As in almost all German cities, here too there is the old city (Altstadt) which offers ancient historical monuments and history from the beginning of the Middle Ages. Most of the historical sites are concentrated in the ancient part, so it is an area full of tourists, which becomes more expensive the closer you get to the ring around Romerberg Square. The amount of travelers caused the old city to become networked with public transportation points, so that you can leave here and get here very easily from all parts of the city. This is an important matter for the hotel guests, who if they don’t hurry to catch the high-quality handful held here, will have to locate in another corner of the city, but will be able to use the convenient and (very!) advanced public transportation to get there.
Travelers who wish to stay in cheaper places without giving up the energy and atmosphere of the center can locate in the Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood in the west of the city, which in the past functioned as the local “red light” district. Since then, the neighborhood has changed its face, recovered and enriched its offer for travelers, so that you can find a wide variety of good low-budget accommodations surrounded by a huge abundance of cafes, restaurants and pubs. The bonus: the living is also relatively cheap compared to the other recommended accommodation areas in Frankfurt.
If you’ve come to rest your head and combine some wandering around the city, or if you’re just looking for peace and less tourist crowds, you should come to the Bornheim neighborhood. This is a large and very well-kept neighborhood, invested and full of greenery, parks, avenues of trees and a variety of shops and cafes. Here you can enjoy good shopping and enjoy the peace and elegance desired in Frankfurt, although it is important to note that the prices for accommodation here are not among the cheapest in the city.
Most tourists will of course prefer to come to Frankfurt in the summer, but it is certainly possible to experience it in the winter as well. In the months of December and January, the city is decorated for Christmas and becomes colorful and filled with tourists. The hotel prices during this period are almost equivalent to those of the months of July-June, so it is recommended to book the accommodations in advance. To save, you can always combine arrival in the requested months with hotels on the edges of the city and also enjoy the city’s shady public transportation system that reaches every corner.
Hotels in Cologne
- To save a little and still stay within the boundaries of the old center, it is recommended to locate at the southern end of the center where the prices are relatively cheap
- The local beer culture takes place mainly in the Belgian quarter which is far from the center but offers its own internal attractions
- The weather in winter is fickle and difficult to predict. Prepare for a trip as flexible and spontaneous as possible
The popular city of pubs offers a selection of accommodations in almost all areas of the city, most of which are suitable for those looking for a real five-star treat. However, the lively Cologne is also an excellent location for young people of age and spirit who are looking for accommodation on a low budget in hostels and apartments for rent. The fact that the city is located near the airport and also contains one of the largest conference tenders in Germany, flows to it many business people who need quality and fast service in all places of accommodation and receive it, in any of the hotels they choose. A large part of the city’s hotels use ancient buildings that have been renovated and converted into modern facilities and integrate successfully as part of the city’s appearance. If you prefer to stay in the central areas, choosing a certain level of facilities may even help you keep costs down.
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In Cologne you can find a very wide variety of areas to stay, with the old city naturally being the central, attractive and most expensive point in the city. Here the spectacular construction combines old and new, the neighborhoods are full of lively pubs and plenty of restaurants, and of course the city’s famous historical points of interest are also located here, among them the famous Cologne Cathedral (the tallest cathedral in all of Europe). The southern point of the old city contains cheaper accommodations, which will allow you to save money and still enjoy excellent proximity to the heart of things. Even within the southern neighborhood itself you will find a number of good and well-known attractions, including the famous chocolate museum.
Cologne’s nightlife scene, kicking for its beers and tourists, takes place within the Belgian Quarter (Belgisches Viertel). This is a relatively distant neighborhood from the center that has become popular thanks to the night parties, the shopping experience and the affordable prices for accommodation. During the day the district is quite quiet and most of the traffic and congestion takes place there at night.
Opposite the old city, on the bank on the other side of the Rhine river, is the Deutz neighborhood. In the past it was a separate town and therefore kept a unique color that is now very suitable for families and groups of travelers with a diverse age range. The local park is charming and calm, the old town is close and is across the Hohenzollern bridge and the local atmosphere is also quite calm and relaxed.
Cologne offers a lot of interest and abundance to tourists of all types and cultures and therefore never gets empty of tourists. If you are able to stand the queues, the bustle and the prices, you can come here in the summer months or for the Christmas celebrations. If you prefer a short trip on a limited budget, you can do it in winter, but be prepared for fickle weather as early as August. Although you can find particularly attractive deals on the various places to stay, flexibility throughout the trip is the secret of the magic.
If you are business people coming to one of the city’s exhibitions or shopaholics looking for the perfect shopping experience, the surfers’ recommendation is to look for a place to stay as close as possible to the subway where the direct lines go to the local convention center – Koelnmesse (lines number 3 and 4) and also go through the Neumarket station from there You can go to the Schildergasse avenue, which is considered for its attractive shops.
Hotels in Potsdam
- The city’s proximity to Berlin allows it to be filled with tourists but also empty of many of them every evening, which makes for a quieter local accommodation
- Those seeking increased peace will have to locate outside the city center ring, but will be able to move there by convenient public transportation
- Transitional seasons are the most ideal for entertaining. In the winter, the accommodation is very cheap, but the weather does not allow you to line up the place properly
Potsdam, which is close to Berlin, is suitable for trips of a few hours to several days, when its accommodation solutions offer all the choices: hotels of all ratings, hostels and apartments of any size and for any desired period. The city is pleasant and very convenient for trips, when its impressive and majestic accommodations are endowed with unique courtesy and refinement both in terms of local design and in terms of service.
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Potsdam is considered a town whose area is not particularly large, so you can settle in all its corners and still enjoy a very convenient proximity to the center and all the local attractions. The public transportation there is also good and developed, so there is no need to walk for hours on end.
Most of the hotels in the city are located around the Sensoseni Gardens – the city’s popular and impressive attraction and a UNESCO national heritage site. The atmosphere here is especially lively and consists of legions of tourists from all over the world who fill the restaurants, cafes and also the queues for each of the points of interest. Despite their large number Regarding the places to stay, the demand for lodging here is very high, so not only do the prices jump beyond the average, but also the “good” places are always occupied, unless you book them a reasonable amount of time in advance. From here, too, you can travel by public transport to other areas of Potsdam and, of course, easily travel from there to Berlin and back .
If the density of tourists is less appealing to you, you can stay in the inner city (Innenstadt) where the old center and the commercial centers are located. There is a very large amount of famous historical sites and monuments here for culture, art and history lovers and despite this, it is still a place that is much less touristy compared to the Sanssouci Gardens and the local palace.
The cheaper places to stay in Potsdam are in the Babelsberg district, which is considered very famous for its film studio and film park, which were established in 1912. The area will be very suitable for film lovers of all kinds, but also appeals to families with children and more mature travelers thanks to its huge and well-kept park.
Due to the fact that Potsdam is very close to Berlin, many come there for day trips and do not stay overnight. Therefore, if you arrived in the town and were put off by an excessive amount of travelers, know that a very large part of it is expected to be emptied by the end of the day. In addition, it is recommended to travel here specifically in the months of September-October or March-May, because the weather is relatively comfortable and the hotel prices are very low. Winter, on the other hand, represents the annual low in prices, but you’ll have a hard time earning rain-free days here.
Hotels in the Black Forest
- A huge high-class area, offering hotels, guest houses and B&Bs in a rural atmosphere
- Booking the hotels takes place only in advance and with it also booking the attractions, the car, the entrance to various sites and everything possible
- There are several favorite destinations for accommodation, although the choice must suit your personal travel style and the activities you want to enjoy, so less common and crowded destinations are also considered
The Black Forest is considered one of the most successful and high-quality locations in Germany for a good family vacation. Village life, picturesque landscapes and a huge variety of famous parks make the area very attractive, but also a place for which the ideal vacation will last at least a week. In every village, town and city you will find a very wide variety of hotels, B&Bs and guest houses at all levels, all of high quality and very meticulous. Some give as a gift free entry to a variety of sites in the Black Forest using the “red card”. Since the area of the Black Forest is huge and includes very diverse accommodation options, choosing a hotel is a real challenge and requires quite a bit of time searching and rummaging through the net.
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There are several destinations that are more popular with Israelis, most of them are in the south of the Black Forest: Freiburg, Feldberg, Schloczy and Titiza. Popular forest center sites are the Europa Park area and the Triberg Falls area. In the north of the forest, the popular location is the Baden Baden area.
The southern towns of Titisee and Neustadt are considered particularly family-friendly and offer comfortable and diverse accommodation options for every need and preference. The village of Feldberg contains a large number of holiday apartments and B&Bs, while Freiburg offers the largest amount of accommodation and is also very suitable for young couples looking for a lively atmosphere and nightlife.
Baden Baden, located in the north of the Black Forest, has become very famous thanks to its well-developed spa attractions. It will suit those who are looking for belly-back treats and want to occasionally take a break from them in order to visit museums and galleries and enjoy an evening life rich in shows and cultural events. The options here consist of good high class hotels, B&Bs and apartments for rent.
Another area worth mentioning is the village of Kinzing and the valley around it (Gotach Valley). It is an authentic German village that resulted in the formation of a large part of the traditions that exist within the Black Forest and also quite a few folk tales and legends. Here you can find hotels and hostels in a perfect rural setting and embrace the traditional experience without missing all the tourist fun.
Booking the hotels for the Black Forest takes place long in advance. This is a destination that requires planning in advance also with regard to the car rental and the closing of the attractions (you can purchase the “black card” which grants free entry to a selection of attractions in the forest and in order to avoid complications in the field this must be done in advance). Closing at the 90th minute may yield a bargain deal, but it will prevent you from choosing a hotel according to the nature of the trip you want.
The most requested month of the year is August, during which hotel prices skyrocket. The month of May is also considered popular and in high demand and its prices almost touch those of August. Due to the amount of tourists, booking anything in advance, from a hotel to an attraction, will save you a lot of money in the field.
If you’re willing to compromise on the season and come in fall and spring, you’ll enjoy a lower number of tourists and a friendlier price tag, but you’ll need appropriate clothing against the significant cold. Winter is considered very difficult and challenging, but the prices are very low and if you are a couple, it is definitely worth considering a warming B&B in this season in front of a magnetic wild landscape.
Hotels in Dusseldorf
- The city center is the most attractive point, but will not suit those looking for maximum calm and peace in the evening hours
- The peak season occurs in June-July. If you want to avoid it, it is recommended to come here during the transition seasons
- History buffs will find a lot of interest here, but most of it does not exist visually due to the restoration and renewal of the face of the city
Dusseldorf is considered a place with a rich and quality lifestyle. Its proximity to other European countries and its location on the banks of the Rhine River have made it a destination where you can find everything, including a highly developed nightlife scene. The hotels in Dusseldorf are very accessible and convenient for tourists and offer all the proper facilities that a large and good hotel is able to offer. In addition, you will find quite a few good guesthouses here, most of them close to the city center.
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The city suffered severe shelling during the Second World War and has since undergone renewal and restoration on a very large scale. This is the reason that Dusseldorf looks very new in contrast to other cities in Germany and it includes less ancient buildings and more modern construction, even in its old city (the Altstadt) which is considered the center.
The old city is where most of the accommodation is concentrated and around them are many points of interest, restaurants, cafes, attractions and breweries. The prices here are not low, but this is the place to stick to if you want to stay in the city. For this reason, staying in Dusseldorf may not be suitable for those looking for cheap accommodation.
If you are willing to go a little further but pay less along the way, you can stay in Flingern. It is a lively neighborhood that is connected to the old city by good and convenient public transportation and you will find a good night atmosphere and a wide variety of artists of all kinds. The entire district offers accommodation at a lower budget than the city center, so you will find a lot of backpackers and young people there.
A good place in the middle in terms of prices is a charming suburb of Dusseldorf called Oberbilk. Here you can enjoy a more relaxed, family and romantic environment and find a variety of cafes and restaurants, parks that function as the green and natural heart of the city and are also connected to the center via convenient transportation, which will allow you to have a pleasant time without missing everything that happens in the city.
Dusseldorf is considered a very popular city, with a strong nightlife scene, so in the summer season (June-July – the peak period) you will feel like a crowded and restless place. If you are less attached to it and still want to experience Dusseldorf, you should come here in the October-November, or March-April area. During this period the weather is unpredictable, but tourism is low and so are the prices. Those who arrive at the end of December will enjoy the magical Christmas atmosphere but will have to take into account the issue of tourist congestion (including the locals who are out a lot) and the price ranges.
Hotels in Stuttgart
- In Stuttgart, you can stay cheap, but if the budget allows, don’t give up the city center
- Check your travel dates before booking your hotel – they may conflict with a busy and expensive local event
- The month of October is highly recommended for a visit to the city, due to the Cannstatter Volksfest
As befits a large and important city, Stuttgart offers a variety of accommodation, from luxury hotels to Airbnb apartments for couples and families. The accommodation options in the city appeal both to guests for a two-night stay and to those who wish to spend a whole week there. There are also quite a few attractive options for employees and businessmen who come to the various technology exhibitions, including those of the city’s famous automobile industry.
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Since it is a very large city and all its areas offer different hotels and guesthouses, it will be difficult to cover all areas, so we will focus on a few of them:
The city center is the Stuttgart Mit. This is a large and historically important district, where you will find several of the city’s well-known attractions and also quite a bit of good shopping. The city center also contains the Konigstrasse boulevard known for its fashion stores and boutiques and you will also find many nightlife options such as restaurants, clubs and bars.
While the city center is particularly attractive but quite expensive, another accommodation option is in the eastern quarter of Stuttgart (Stuttgart Ost). This is a district that houses mostly locals, but is close to the city center. Not many tourists come here, so it is a quite quiet place, which will allow you to glimpse the typical life in the city.
West Stuttgart (Stuttgart West) is considered a trendy place that has a more developed movement of tourists and in recent years has also become a kind of successful alternative to the city center. Another option for comfortable accommodation without going far is to go to the district next to the center of Bad Cannstatt and enjoy its picturesque alleys and touristic approach.
Those looking for a little more pace can find it in the beautiful and well-kept Degerloch neighborhood. The neighborhood is far from the center but of course accessible by public transportation. Here the suitability for families with children is very high, thanks to many bicycle tours, green areas, parks and a lot of development and atmosphere.
Various events in the city may affect the accommodation prices greatly and cause them to jump even for a single night. Therefore, before you book a hotel, it is recommended to keep up to date with what is happening in the city and make a decision on the travel dates. In addition, there is a jump in prices also in the months of June-July and the Christmas period, throughout Germany.
It is possible to have an excellent time in Stuttgart precisely in the October region, despite the cool weather. During this period there is a very famous local beer festival called Cannstatter Volksfest (the second largest after the Oktoberfest) and despite the potential increase in prices, it would still be recommended to stay overnight in a remote neighborhood and get around by public transport. If you have enough budget, by no means give up the city center experience.
Hotels in Dresden
- In Dresden it is recommended to choose the place to stay based on the attractions that are around it and not based on the neighborhood itself
- Even low-priced hotels are considered high-quality and receive very good ratings from vacationers
- Arrival in winter is not recommended. You can aim to arrive in the months of April-May without having to suffer from too bad weather
Dresden is not one of the most visited German cities, but it is very welcoming to tourists, pleasant and elegant for hospitality. You will find a respectable amount of accommodation here, including very luxurious hotels, 2-3 star hotels and also many apartments for rent and guest houses for backpackers. During the Second World War, Dresden was almost completely destroyed and therefore has since undergone a massive reconstruction and impressive development that allows it to put up modern and adequate accommodation complexes, all of which are in a beautiful, developed and very touristic environment.
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Despite the relative novelty of the city, you will find quite a few attractions and points of interest scattered in different parts of the city. For this reason, it may be worthwhile to check which attractions you want to take part in and locate by them.
The old town of Dresden is the better preserved part, which of course underwent comprehensive reconstruction and renovation. Here you will find historical buildings, lots of architecture, museums and of course successful restaurants. This is naturally the busiest and most expensive area of the city, but there is almost no reason to go outside.
Those who prefer a more relaxed and solid place will find what they are looking for in the Friedrichstadt neighborhood, which has become very fashionable in recent decades and is adjacent to the old city. There is a strong local scene here culturally, which makes it more local and less touristy. A successful and recommended water park awaits families here. The accommodations here are very comfortable, although not particularly cheap.
Travelers on a low budget who want to save money can settle in a neighborhood called Albertstadt. In the neighborhood and surroundings you will find a variety of hotels and guesthouses at more affordable prices and many museums as well as a wonderful view.
Families will find a lot of interest in the bourgeois and affluent neighborhood of Stehlen. You can easily get to the center from there, but here you will find spacious green parks, a huge botanical garden and a zoo.
Dresden is very cold in winter so it won’t suit everyone. And yet, the thinning in tourists and prices is well felt. Those who prefer the summer months will not find the deals too attractive, but will enjoy the many possibilities of the city without suffering from the harsh weather. The months of April-May are characterized by quite comfortable weather and reasonable prices, so it may suit you.
Hotels in Dortmund
- The city benefits from a variety of industries and fields, so you should choose the place to stay based on your personal interests
- Arriving in winter is possible, but it is precisely the many and colorful summer festivals that make the city much more enjoyable
- Due to the structure of the city, you can move away from the center and still stay close to it while paying less
As befits any leading German city, Dortmund also boasts a huge variety of accommodation, appealing to couples, families and groups of all ages and with all preferences. Here you will find hotels of all sizes, guest houses and of course many apartments for rent that have become the most preferred option among travelers. The transportation system developed in the city will allow you to maintain regular movement between places and areas and therefore also contributes to the increase in the level of hospitality found in neighborhoods far from the center.
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An inseparable part of the city’s character is the industrial branches in which it excels, which as a result also contain a high-tech and academic layer that comes from the local universities. In addition, you will also find culture and sports in a rich and extensive scope, so that you can direct the accommodation based on your personal interests and not only according to the best and considered places to be found.
The city center of Dortmund is considered very developed and modern, offering a huge variety of colorful and vibrant shopping complexes, commercial and business buildings, gourmet restaurants and also quite good nightlife. The abundance of hotels here is the largest in the city, with the majority of hotels boasting a high standard.
The local history and authenticity can be experienced by staying in the historical district: the Kreuzviertel. The city’s iconic buildings and points of interest are found here and exist alongside an extensive culture of pubs and restaurants, boutiques and stalls, parks and more. This is an area that enjoys peak demand among tourists throughout the year, so the price is relatively expensive when it is also recommended to book the accommodations in advance.
You will find the combination of history, local life and tranquility in the Kaiserviertel. This is a very authentic district, which takes tourists back in time and offers magical sights of classical Europe alongside impressive buildings that once housed the local aristocracy. Here the tourist population will naturally be less young and will therefore suit travelers with a high budget and less for backpackers.
Due to Dortmund’s location in western Germany, you can come here for a short and pampering winter getaway. However, our personal recommendation is to save a little more to participate in the city’s amazing summer festivals, including a large music festival at the end of July and many other very good seasonal options. Prepare for each activity in advance and order tickets for it – this will save you money and tedious waiting during the vacation.
Hotels in Leipzig
- Not all areas of the city are suitable for tourism, despite the fact that there are hotels and guest houses
- It is recommended to come to the city by booking accommodation in advance, especially during the summer and the festival period that opens in March
- The eastern quarter of Leipzig is the most attractive area for cheap accommodation, although it will not necessarily suit everyone
Leipzig is a developed and impressive city that boasts large and expensive hotels, wonderful urban views from the high floors and, of course, successful and high-quality hospitality. It is the national “music city” of Germany and befitting a city that concentrates such a large and famous industry within it, it contains more and less touristic areas, which dictates the rate of demand for accommodation in the city and the available accommodation spaces. You can stay in a wide variety of hotels at every level and also find accommodation solutions at extremely affordable prices. The secret is to look for the place that meets all your vacation needs, although it is likely that you will prefer to stay relatively close to everything that the city itself offers to its tourists.
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Leipzig’s accommodation options are varied, but most of the traffic and the quality of the hotels is concentrated in the heart of the city, so it is recommended to stay here despite the high price compared to other areas. The city center is the center (Zentrum) where you will find history, art, museums and of course everything related to music and creativity. Due to the need to appeal to all audiences, there are quite a few guesthouses in the center that are suitable for travelers with a limited budget. It is important to note that the demand here is very high, so you must make a reservation in advance, or be willing to maneuver quite a bit to find good seats in the 90th minute.
Music lovers will of course prefer to locate in the south of the city center, in the music district (Zentrum Sud). Here you will find a wide variety of restaurants and pubs with live performances, boulevards named after famous musicians, lots of street musicians as well as quite aristocratic construction and living. This is a trendy and very touristy neighborhood, but the prices there are the most expensive in the city.
You can go from the central area to the eastern quarter of the city, which will help you find a lot of cheap accommodation. Here there is a sort of “melting pot” of immigrants from hundreds of different countries who live and work in the area, so the atmosphere is dynamic, colorful and a little “different” from that of traditional Leipzig. The guesthouses here are quite cheap and the atmosphere is young and lively.
The most recommended month to visit Leipzig is March. During this period, the city’s large and popular music festivals open, along with all the points of interest and attractions for the benefit of tourists from all over the world. The closer you get to the summer months (June-July), the more crowded and expensive the city becomes in its tourist spots. Those who prefer to visit here in the winter will find that the local winter is not too harsh, but the temperatures definitely reach below zero during February.
Hotels in Nuremberg
- The city center is the ideal place to be and spend time
- Due to the extremely high demand in the season, book places in advance for hotels and any attraction you can
- You can travel in Nuremberg during the spring and escape the rush of tourists and the spike in prices during the summer months
You may remember Nuremberg from history classes (and not positively), but today it is a smiling, generous, lively and cheerful city. The hotels in the city are very invested in the level of design and the well-developed sense of service, so you can also stay in a 3-star hotel and feel one level (at least) above. Those who stay away from the heart of the city will also find plenty of accommodation apartments that have become a favorite option for travelers and at quite friendly prices.
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Nuremberg has an excellent culinary tradition that attracts avid foodies from all over the world and is therefore characterized by good beer, excellent nightlife and a glorious history. This “mix” can be discovered at its peak mainly through the accommodation in the old city, where there is an interesting and artistic combination of old and new. The unique charm of the Altstadt attracts the majority of the city’s tourist traffic and creates a sky-high demand for accommodation. If you want to experience the city at its best, it is recommended to stay here and avoid trying to save money by staying in neighborhoods that are too far away.
Those who nevertheless prefer to take a distance from the hustle and bustle of tourists and the price ranges can go to the southern district of Nuremberg (Sudstadt) and stay in the guesthouses and hotels at fairly cheap rates. Beyond accommodation in the hotel itself, you can also find here shopping complexes, restaurants and some successful historical points of interest. If you want to continue from here to the city center or to the next destination, you will be happy to know that the city’s main train station passes here, so you may prefer to be located by it in advance.
The vibrant and lively quarter of the city is the Egidienviertel. Here there is a successful nightlife scene full of pubs, parties and restaurants, where you can go to the city center and back very easily thanks to the excellent public transportation.
As in all of Germany, the peak of the season occurs in the months of June-July and causes a jump in prices. Therefore, you can also come here during March to mid-May and earn very moderate prices and quite sparse tourist traffic. In these months, the rain rarely appears, so you can plan consecutive days of spending time outside the door of the hotel room. However, you will still need to have very warm clothing.