If this is your first visit to Germany, try to stay here—it's the only Renaissance building in Heidelberg (1592), built as the private home of a wealthy merchant, and has an unbeatable location opposite the market square in the heart of Old Town. The staff is exceptionally helpful and friendly. Some rooms are more modern and spacious than others, but all are comfortable, and the hallways are decorated with antiques. You can enjoy German and international favorites in
the restaurants Belier and Ritterstube. Both are wood paneled and have old-world charm.