German Zimmer

We have travelled all over western Europe usiong B&Bs, but never in Germany. Any suggestions for my trip next summer when we will travel from Munster area to just east of Strasburg?

Posted by Michael
Griffith, IN, USA
440 posts

Roger: Just returned from Germany and stayed at the following: Hotel Weinhaus Klasen. Husband and wife both speak excellent english and the hotel is a 10 minute walk to town. Right across the street from the Mosel. Great breakfast and dinner if you chose. Mike Weinhaus-klasen@t-online.de

Posted by Lee
Lakewood, Colorado
11286 posts

Roger, in the last 12 years, I have gone from staying in small guesthouses with a Privatzimmer being the last resort, to actually preferring and looking for them. It's a common misconception here that you will just stay in "Frau Schmidt's spare room". I have only occasionally found that to be the case. A Privatzimmer will usually be a few dedicated rooms with their own bathrooms, often on their own floor, in a house also occupied by the owners. You will have a key to the front door or a dedicated entrance. A guesthouse (Gästehaus) or Pension will have a few more rooms, and they will be more likely to have private baths, but breakfast will still be included with the room. Just one word of advice. I speak enough German not to worry about if someone where I stay speaks English. I write to the place (guesthause or zimmer) in German, and they write back in German. I never know when I arrive if they will speak English or not. I think I've stayed in a lot more Zimmer where the operators don't speak English than in guesthouses. So, your ability to communicate might be better if you know a little German. If you like, I can recommend a place near Cochem (they speak English) on the Mosel and a place in Boppard (they don't). For almost any town, they will have a town website with a list of accommodations, often with URLs and email. Sometimes they will be in English, sometimes not. Good luck.

Posted by Roger
Mentor, OH, US
10 posts

Thanks so much for the help. As for communication, as I know almost no Geramn, I write to the home in English. That helps me to determine the nature of any such problems.