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Bensberg Palace

Schloss Bensberg in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany

Bensberg Palace (Schloss Bensberg) was designed by Italian Baroque architect Matteo Alberti in the beginning of the 18th century. Today the former hunting lodge for the Counts Palatine of the Rhine houses a 5-Star Grand hotel.

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Hotel Elephant in Weimar

Lichtsaal of Hotel Elephant in Weimar

The hotel directly on the central market is one of the top addresses in Weimar. On the occasion of a dinner, I cross the amazing light hall (Lichtsaal) of the hotel. The hall is separated in several areas by bookshelves. The atmosphere is like in cosy living rooms. Numerous photographs, graphics and paintings help to shorten the time.

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Hotel ‘Speicher am Ziegelsee’ in Schwerin

Hotel 'Speicher am Ziegelsee' in Schwerin, Germany

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.

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Hohenzollern Castle in Heiligendamm

Hohenzollern Castle in Heiligendamm, Germany

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.

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Eisenhuthaus in Poysdorf

Archway at an upper floor of the Eisenhuthaus (1540) in Poysdorf, Austria

A very special accommodation in Poysdorf: The Eisenhuthaus, a building dating back to 1540, is not only the oldest building of the city but also offers some rooms for staying there.

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Hotel Mitra in Ptuj

Painting II at the Roman suite of Hotel Mitra in Ptuj, SloveniaEach room of Hotel Mitra is decorated with a different painting. The subject of the painting depicted above refers to the Roman history of Ptuj, which was named Poetovio in ancient times.

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Grand Hotel Primus in Ptuj

Roman pool at the Grand Hotel Primus in Ptuj, Slovenia

The spa area of Grand Hotel Primus in Ptuj offers, besides a couple of treatment rooms designed in different periods of history, a pool in ancient Roman luxury style.

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Event resort Scalaria at lake Wolfgangsee in Austria

Lake view from a room of the Scalaria in Sankt Wolfgang, Austria

Scalaria is a hotel as well as an event location located next to lake Wolfgangsee in Austria. Ready for hosting and entertaining Iarge companies with their staff or clients. For tourists it is open during several summer weeks and Advent season. I was invited by the resort to stay there for a night and to learn about the best moments the place has to offer.

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Zell Manor in Waidhofen/Ybbs

Schloss an der Eisenstrasse in Waidhofen/Ybbs, Austria

The former Zell Manor (Schloss Zell) serves as hotel with the name “Das Schloss an der Eisenstrasse” now. I spend a night at this building in the style of early Baroque and was especially impressed by staying that near to Rothschild Castle (Rothschildschloss) and the old part of Waidhofen/Ybbs.

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Wohnothek in Deutsch Schützen-Eisenberg

View from the Wohnothek in Deutsch Schützen-Eisenberg, Austria

The Wohnothek is a hotel complex placed right in the middle of a vineyard. Each building consists of a bedroom and a sanitary area. From each door there are only a few meters to the next vine branch.

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Hotel Alpenhof in Brixen

Hotel Alpenhof in Brixen im Thale, Austria

Hotel Alpenhof is located in Brixen im Thale, right in the middle of Brixental Valley. From the nearby railway station it is just a walk of 10 minutes, the bus for the ski resorts is about 150 meters away. The hotel is situated at the end of a street so there is no transit traffic.

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Hotel Gemma in Kleinwalsertal

Lounge at Hotel Gemma in Kleinwalsertal, Austria

Hotel Gemma is a small hotel located at Kleinwalsertal Valley with a fine view from the lounge to the lower part of the valley. Besides that it is situated next to a ski lift so one can start the winter day by skiing down to the lift station and finishing the ski activities just by skiing back to the entrance of the hotel.