Dating from 1778, this luxurious hotel is true to the original, yet the rooms, each of which presents a sweeping view of the Black Forest, meet contemporary standards; there are four fine restaurants on-site to choose from as well. The small army of extremely helpful and friendly staff, whom nearly outnumber the guests, also adds to the extravagance. If the classic French cuisine of the Schwarzwaldstube ($$$$) is too expensive, try either the international fare of the
Köhlerstube ($$) or the Swabian dishes of the Bauernstube ($$). The Silberberg ($$$) serves gourmet classics and is open only to hotel guests. In the Köhlerstube and Bauernstube you'll dine beneath beamed ceilings at tables bright with fine silver and glassware.