Where to Stay & Eat in Bad Mergentheim, Weikersheim, and Lauda-Königshofen
Hotels and restaurants in Tauber Valley towns Bad Mergentheim, Weikersheim, and Lauda-Königshofen offer great value compared to nearby popular Romantic Road town Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Fewer tourists spent the night in towns in this region and as a result cheap deals are often available in family-owned hotels.
Hotel & Restaurants in Lauda-Königshofen
The Landhotel Ratskeller Bachmann has been family-owned since 1928. Rooms are modern and comfortably furnished. The restaurant serves a wide range of dishes from hearty local to international gourmet cuisine.
Landhotel Ratskeller Bachmann, Josef-Schmitt-Straße 17, 97922 Lauda-Königshofen, tel 09343-62-070, fax 09343-620-716.
Hotel & Restaurants in Bad Mergentheim
Bad Mergentheim is a spa resort that adds a relatively high Kurtaxe (spa taxes) in addition to the normal hotel bill. It is €3.15 for the first person and €1.75 for the second person in a shared room per night.
The very stylish Victoria Hotel is a five-story building in the heart of town. Rooms are comfortably furnished with luxury touches. Guests may enjoy free sauna and a steam bath on premises and free admission to the nearby Solymar swimming pool complex. The stylish gourmet restaurant Zirbelstube serves local and international cuisine with a light touch – open for dinner only. The slightly more affordable Vinothek has an open show kitchen. Around 500 wines are available.
Victoria Hotel, Poststraße 2-4, 97980 Bad Mergentheim, tel 07931-5930, fax 07931-593-500.
The Silencehotel Bundschu is quietly located in a residential area but still only around five minutes’ walk from the old town. It is a modern hotel with understated elegance and all modern comforts. Rooms are bright and furnished with lightwood furniture. It is worth paying slightly more for a larger, higher category room. The restaurant serves local and Mediterranean cuisine with a light touch.
Silencehotel Bundschu, Cronbergstraße 15, 97980 Bad Mergentheim, tel 07931-9330, fax 07931-933633.
Gästehaus Alte Münze is near the Deutschordenschloss. It is a modern hotel with bright, functionally furnished rooms.
Gästehaus Alte Münze, Münzgasse 12-14, 97980 Bad Mergentheim, tel 07931-5660, fax 07931-566-222.
Hotel & Restaurants in Weikersheim
Hotel Laurentius is a lovely hotel on the market square. The stylish rooms are comfortably furnished with Italian furniture. The gourmet Restaurant im Gewölbe serves nouvelle cuisine in the vaults, while the Bistro serves more hearty local cuisine.
Hotel Laurentius, Marktplatz 5, 97990 Weikersheim, tel 07934-91-080, fax 07934-910-818.
Youth Hostels in the Tauber Valley
In contrast to the youth hostels in Bavaria, individual visitors over 27 are welcome in the hostels in Baden-Württemberg.
The Jugendherberge Tauberbischofsheim is on a hill to the northwest of the town. It is around a 15-minute hike from the station. Schirrmannweg 2, 97941 Tauberbischofsheim, tel 09341-3152.
The Jugendherberge Igersheim is on the edge of Bad Mergentheim and around a 30-minutes hike through the Kurpark from Bad Mergentheim station. Erlenbachtalstraße 44, 97999 Igersheim, tel 07931-6373.
The Jugendherberge Creglingen is in a modern building around 15-minutes walk from the town center. It closes sometimes in winter, making prior enquiries advisable. Erdbacher Straße, 97993 Creglingen, tel 07933-336.
Camping in the Tauber Valley
Camping Romantische Strasse is around 3 km/1.8 miles from Creglingen next to a small lake. It has very good facilities including an indoor swimming pool. It has 140 lots. It is open mid-March to mid-November.
97993 Creglingen-Münster, tel 07933-20-289, fax 07933-990-019.
Around 3 km/1.8 miles from Bad Mergentheim is Camping Willingertal. It has basic facilities and is open year round.
97980 Bad Mergentheim, tel 07931-2177.
Further Destinations & Information on the Tauber Valley in Germany
- Introduction and Transportation in the Liebliches Taubertal
- Wertheim – Outlet mall shopping at the confluence of the Tauber and Main Rivers.
- Tauberbischofsheim & Lauda Königshofen – Half-Timbered Townscapes
- Bad Mergentheim – Old Town, Spa & Stuppacher Madonna
- Deutschordenschloss – Teutonic Order Castle in Bad Mergentheim
- Weikersheim (Renaissance Schloss) & Röttingen
- Creglingen – Riemenschneider Altar & Thimble Museum
- Cultural Events & Outdoor Adventures in the Tauber Valley