The welcome is warm at this family-operated hotel in the center of the charming wine village of Sommerhausen, a good base for a tour of the region. Situated next to a venerable stone fountain topped by a statue of a knight in full armor, the Ritter Jörg has 22 rooms (14 doubles, eight singles) nicely decorated in a mixture of antique and modern styles. Room sizes vary; ask for a large room with a divan and/or balcony. The hotel's Restaurant Ritter Jörg is a fine place to eat.

Contact: Hotel Ritter Jörg Maingasse 14, 97286 Sommerhausen, tel. +49/9333-97300, fax 9730230, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Daily Rates: Singles €55-58, doubles €80-96. Free parking.

Rating: Quality 15/20, Value 16/20