Where to Sleep and Eat in the Upper Palatinate in Bavaria, Germany
Amberg and Weiden in the Bavarian Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate), Germany have pleasant and cheap hotels and restaurants where guests enjoy value for money and great service.
Amberg and Weiden have the largest number of hotels and restaurants in the Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate) region of Bavaria. Country hotels and holiday cottages are popular in the Bavarian Forest but for most short term visitors, hotels in the larger towns are more convenient. The Eh’häusl in Amberg claims to be the smallest hotel in the world – here guests become owners for the night.
Top Cheap Hotels and Restaurants in Amberg, Germany
The Hotel Drahthammer Schlößl is to the south of Amberg on the banks of the stream. It is a pleasant half-hour stroll along the river to the old town. The hotel building dates from the early 19th century but the bedrooms are modern, comfortable, and stylish. The Michel serves gourmet, mostly French cuisine while the hotel restaurant has an international menu with local specialties.
Hotel Drahthammer Schlößl, Drahthammerstraße 30, 92224 Amberg, tel 09621-7030, fax 09621-88-424.
The Allee Parkhotel Maximilian, with its characteristic half-oval architecture, is at the northern edge of the old town. Rooms are available in five categories with either old town or hillside views. All are bright, smartly furnished, very modern and comfortable.
Allee Parkhotel Maximilian, Pfalzgrafenring 1, 92224 Amberg, tel 09621-3300, fax 09621-330-330.
The Brunner Minotel is a modern town hotel a block from the station at the edge of the old town. Rooms are simply, but practically furnished.
Brunner Minotel, Batteriegasse 3, 92224 Amberg, tel 09621-4970, fax 09621-497-155.
The Eh’häusl in Amberg – the Smallest Hotel in the World
The Eh’häusl in the heart of the old town claims to be the smallest hotel in the world.
From 1728 to 1868, couples who wanted to marry in Amberg needed to show proof of property. Many could not afford their own house so a bright entrepreneur built this small house between two existing ones and “sold” it on a short-term basis to prospective couples. As many a locally married couple spend their first honeymoon night here, it was called Eh’häusl – local dialect for Wedding House.
Now, as it was then, anyone “buying” the house for the night has the whole hotel to themselves – all six floors including cellar, breakfast room, lounge with working open fireplace, and a bedroom under the roof beams.
The Eh’häusl is furnished modern and is comfortable but not particularly luxurious apart from the privacy and ability to invite guests over to you own private hotel.
Eh’häusl, Seminargasse 8, 92224 Amberg, tel 09621-22-211, fax 09621-22-066.
Cheap Top Hotels and Restaurants in Weiden, Germany
Hotel Admira is a modern, upmarket hotel a block from Weiden station and adjacent to the conference center. Rooms are comfortably furnished and mostly modern. The suites are very luxurious. The Lobster serves international cuisine with a large Mediterranean selection.
Hotel Admira, Brenner-Schäffer-Straße 27, 92637 Weiden, tel 0961-48-090, fax 0961-480-9666.
Klassik Hotel am Tor is at the edge of Weiden’s pedestrian zone in the old town. The oldest part of the hotel dates from 1567 but most of the 40 rooms are in a newer wing. Three room categories are available with the romantic rooms in the old building the most appealing. The cheaper rooms are a bit cramped. All rooms at the Klassik Hotel am Tor have DVD players.
Klassik Hotel am Tor, Schlörplatz 1a, 92637 Weiden, tel 0961-47-470, fax 0961-474-7200.
Hotel Europa is around 1.5 km / a mile to the west of the old town. Rooms are modern and comfortably furnished. The stylish L’Escargot serves nouvelle and classical cuisine.
Hotel Europa, Frauenrichter Straße 173, 92637 Weiden, tel 0961-67-071, fax 0961-670-7114.
Bräuwirt, Unterer Markt 9, tel 0961-481-330, is in the heart of old town Weiden. It is a rustic place with mostly regional dishes.
Further Destinations in the Oberpfalz / Upper Palatinate:
- Amberg – Old Town and Baroque Churches
- Weiden – Neo-Gothic, Art Nouveau, and the International Ceramics Museum
- Flossenbürg – Concentration Camp Memorial Site where Dietrich Bonnhoefer died
- Waldsassen – Cistercian Monastery Church & Library, and Holy Trinity Chapel
- Outdoor Adventures – Hiking, Cycling, and Canoeing in the Oberpfalz
- Hotels & Restaurants in the Oberpfalz – Including the World’s Smallest Hotel
- Introduction to the Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate Region in Bavaria)