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The Black Forest Hotels

Zum Roten Bären

  • Oberlinden 12 Map It
  • $$
  • Local Flavor


  • Dripping with history
  • Great location


  • Some rooms quite small

Updated 11/13/2013

Fodor's Review

Like several other hotels, the "Red Bear" claims to be the "oldest in Germany," but this one has authenticated documentation going back 700 years to prove its heritage. The inn dates from 1311 and retains its individual character, with very comfortable lodgings and excellent dining choices. Book at least two weeks in advance for great discounts. On request, you may tour the two-story wine cellar dating from the 12th century.

Hotel Information


Oberlinden 12, Freiburg, D–79098, Germany

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Restaurant closed Sun.
  • 22 rooms, 3 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 11/13/2013

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By Charley

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Dec 13, 2002

Delightful in all respects

The best mattress I have ever experienced! Well, this might not sound all that impressive, but does show the attention to detail so prevalent in this small and comfortable family-run establishment. Great location, very pleasant and cozy atmosphere. A fine first-class inn/hotel I am happy to recommend.

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