Your host at this hotel with comfortable, modern rooms is the present baron of the Burg Hornberg castle. Try for one of the tower rooms overlooking the valley. From the heights of the terrace and glassed-in restaurant ($$)—housed in the former Marstall, or royal stables—there are stunning views. Fresh fish and game are specialties, as are the estate-bottled wines. There are good Riesling wines and the rarities Traminer and Muskateller—also sold in the wine shops in the courtyard and at the foot of the hill.
Marucs Freiherr von Gemmingen, Neckarzimmern, 74865, Germany