Hotel Die Hirschgasse

Hirschg. 3, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, 69120, Germany

A stunning castle view, fine restaurants, a literary connection, and a touch of romance distinguish this historic inn (1472) across the river from the Old Town, opposite Karlstor. Convivial Ernest Kraft and his British wife Allison serve upscale regional specialties (and wines from the vineyard next door) in the Mensurstube, once a tavern where university students indulged in fencing duels, as mentioned in Mark Twain's A Tramp Abroad. Beamed ceilings, stone walls, and deep-red fabrics make for romantic dining in elegant Le Gourmet. The hotel's interior is also romantic, filled with floral prints, artwork, and deep shades of red. The suites are quite large, comfortable, and elegantly appointed, including some with canopy beds.


  • terrific view
  • very good food in both restaurants
  • close to "museum row"


  • limited parking
  • 15-minute walk to Old Town


Phones: 06221-4540


20 suites
Rate Includes: Le Gourmet closed Sun. and Mon., 2 wks in early Jan., and 2 wks in early Aug.; Mensurstube closed Sun. No lunch at either restaurant Breakfast; Some meals