If you don't mind traveling about 10 miles upstream, you can sleep surrounded by history. The medieval walls and tower in Rhens were constructed between 1336 and 1414. In 1557, the house Zum Königstuhl was built against the fortifications as the official home of Cologne's prince electors. It's been a hotel since 1706 and, though the adjacent tower also served as prison and torture chamber, you'll be very comfortable.

The hotel offers 10 doubles, all with toilet and shower or bath, four of which are exquisite, including a corner room with its own garden. Number 3 has a Chippendale bed and a view straight to the Rhine.

Street Address:  
City: Rhens
Country: Germany
Phone: 011 49 2628 2244
Quality: Rating: 3 stars
Value: Rating: 3 stars
Price Level: $---
Type: Hotel