Once the palace of the bishops, Bischofshof may contain the oldest hotel room in Europe. One side of Number 119, the Porta Praetoria suite, is part of the wall from the ancient Castra Regina, making it 1,822 years old—sort of. The remainder of the hotel, while not as ancient, is unquestionably historic.

A walk along the arcade has changed little over the centuries: Gothic columns and arched, double-arcade windows, filled with flowers and overlooking the cobblestone courtyard with its fountains and chestnut trees. Rooms 117 and 118 offer superb courtyard views with the added bonus of the cathedral in the background. In Number 321, in the newly renovated south wing, the cathedral is almost close enough to touch.

The Bischofshof has arguably the best service and most professional staff in Regensburg, making guests feel like the royalty who have stayed there through the centuries. The hotel restaurant ranks among the city's finest.

Street Address: Krauterermarkt 3
City: Regensburg
Country: Germany
Phone: 011 49 941 5 84 60
Fax: 011 49 941 58 46 146
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Quality: Rating: 2 stars
Value: Rating: 3 stars
Price Level: $$$-
Type: Hotel