The Stuttgart stop for cozy charm, authentic Swabian hospitality, great food and a wine cellar to live for, is the family-run Wörtz zur Weinsteige, perched on a hillside a few minutes from downtown. Richard and Renata Scherle have been in charge of the hotel for more than 20 years, taking over from Richard's father who started the business right after the war.

The building itself has a long history with 300-400 year-old ceilings and ornately carved wooden doors, beams and benches. Even the upstairs has not escaped the craftsman's knife: on the first floor all the bedroom doors are carved and named for red grape varieties. The white grapes are one floor up. Some of the 35 rooms are small and the bedside lighting is weak but there are interesting comfort features like a special circulating air system that's designed to keep everything fresh, cool and quiet. The older bathrooms are nicely done in ceramic tile, the newer ones are more opulent with marble throughout and heated floors or towel bars. Note: the hotel does not have an elevator.

Street Address: Hohenheimerstrasse 30
City: Stuttgart
Country: Germany
Phone: 011 49 711 2 36 70 00
Fax: 011 49 711 2 36 70 07
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Quality: Rating: 3 stars
Value: Rating: 4 stars
Price Level: $$--
Type: Hotel