Review: The façade of the Goldener Hirsch isn't particularly imposing but for visual excitement its location is hard to beat. Outside the front door is the Plönlein, Rothenburg's most photographed scene, an intersection of two cobbled streets each ending in a tower and framed by half-timbered houses. A short walk through the lobby to the Blau Terrace Restaurant in back reveals a stunning and completely unexpected view of the city walls and the lush countryside of the Tauber Valley that literally takes ones breath away. The local saying is that at the Goldener Hirsch a few short steps take you from the city into the country. The building, which dates back to 1476 AD, features a balustered walkway overlooking a ballroom, big wrought iron doors, oriental rugs and dark wood paneling. Each guestroom is different, some of the older ones are frankly a little funky and old fashioned but each has its own character. Ten recently remodeled rooms are the pride of manager, Wilhelm Hornn, who designed many of the special features which include pull-out luggage racks, a night light that comes on when you get out of bed and special granite countertops in each bathroom. Note: some rooms do not have en suite plumbing facilities.
Street Address: Untere Schmiedgasse 16-25
City: Rothenburg o. d. Tauber
Country: Germany
Phone: 011 49 9861 70 80
Fax: 011 49 9861 708 100
Quality: Rating: 3 stars
Value: Rating: 3 stars
Price Level: $$--
Type: Hotel