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Rothenburg- Pension Elke still in business?

Rick mentioned this B&B with rooms above Klaus’ grocery store in his travel letter for Rothenburg.
I’ve emailed twice requesting a reservation for two nights in early December but no response.

Does anyone have information on this charming place? Otherwise I need to find an alternative.


Posted by
7031 posts

You might want to try calling them. A lot of smaller places are slow to respond to email but will pick up the phone when someone calls. Make sure your timing is correct. +49 09 861 2331 It should only cost a couple of dollars to call from your phone. Just make sure you add in the country code.

ETA: If you click on the Preise (prices) page, there is a link for zur Reservierung (reservations), which will ask for booking information. You might try that as well.

Posted by
2485 posts

her calendar shows no vacancy in any of the rooms in Dec. You can see this by going to, kultur and tourismus, then click on the 3 lines that indicate menu, planen & buchen, gastgeber, gastgeber stadt, pensionen, Elke ( finally ! ), zur reservierung, verfugbarkeiten anzeigen. This will show you the vacancies for the rooms.

From the calendar, I wouldn’t be surprised if she closes in the winter.

Sometimes it takes a lot of searching to find the info you need, in this case 10 clicks !

Posted by
2499 posts

Thanks for all your help. I finally resorted to and found many hotels are booked for my dates! I think I have reserved a room in a nice hotel - Villa Mittermeier Hotellerie & Restaurant, Vorm Würzburger Tor 7, Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The reviews were very positive.

Posted by
2499 posts

Oh my! I looked at your recommendation and changed my mind. I’m going to stay at the Hotel BurgGartenpalais. It looks divine and the room rate is 85,50 EUR a night including breakfast.
Thanks so much!

Has anyone stayed here?

Posted by
512 posts

I've not stayed at Hotel BurgGartenpalais, but stayed nearby at Klosterstueble. It's a very pleasant area. The restaurant at Klosterstueble is very good; be sure to make a reservation if you want to dine there (or anywhere!).