This handsome Landshut city mansion, a few minutes on foot from the center of town, had no difficulty qualifying for inclusion in the Romantik group of hotels—it just breathes romance, from its plush gourmet restaurant supplied by regional small producers, to the cozy, traditional bedrooms. A vine-covered terrace shadowed by a chestnut tree adds charm of this hotel in the former capital of Bavaria, famous for hosting one of the largest historical pageants in Europe every four years.
To continue the medieval theme, book the "Der Tuchhändler" room, based on a detective novel set in Landshut in 1475 (just before the Landshut Wedding that is the inspiration for the modern-day quadrennial pageant).
Rooms are comfortable and traditional, with air-conditioning despite the property's history.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Some guests have suggested the beds are quite soft.
Bathrooms are clean and functional, with showers or baths.
The hotel is family-owned, and guests are welcomed with as much warmth by the family and staff as you'd expect.
The hotel has a sauna.
The hotel's restaurants are stand-out: golden Fürstenzimmer and wood-paneled Herzogstüberl both offer great food made from high-quality local ingredients.
Guests can drink and dine in the garden in summer, and wines are available from the hotel's cellar. There's also the hotel's 'cozy corner' for use in winter.
The hotel is centrally located in the attractive town of Landshut, which itself is well-placed for exploring beautiful Lower Bavaria.
Augustiner an der St. Martinskirche (16-minute walk) offers good traditional Bavarian food in a jolly setting close to the famous church. Or try Bellini (12-minute walk), a lovely Italian restaurant.
Portucalis Wein Bar (16-minute walk) is a cute Portuguese-themed wine bar in the heart of the town. ZAP Biergarten (14-minute walk), by the river, is a pleasant spot in summer.