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Birnbaumhof
Ranked #1 of 1 Schwedelbach B&B and Inns
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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
“Captivating”
Reviewed 18 November 2012

Thanks to Octavia and the gang at Birnbaumhof for making my stay an exceptionally pleasant one! Specifically, fruhstuck war geschmect. My room was spacious with all the amenities: plates, glasses, utensils, cooking supplies. Just outside the hotel are trails which can be used for biking, walking, running..even rollerblading. I hated leaving...but I will be back. Soon!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 31 October 2012 via mobile

Wonderful and friendly experience when visiting Rheinland Pfalz for business or pleasure. Perfectly quiet, short drive to Ramstein Air Base. You can immerse yourself in the quintessential rural German experience. Double rooms are plenty big with table and chairs. Very clean and well appointed. Breakfast is standard German fare but your hostess Octavia will cook you anything you want She is wonderful and genuine. Really enjoys meeting and talking with guests but is not overbearing. My yardstick for good German pensions is how many Germans are there...and Birnbaumhof (pear tree house) was full of locals which tells me that its reputation meets the demanding needs of Germans themselves. Try this little place. You won't be disappointed.

Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

This is our seventh time here at Birnbaumhof, we usually stay over to break our journey from Zeebrugge to Austria. The apartments are very well fitted with no expense spared. Octavia and her team are very willing and helpful, it is spotlessly clean, comfortable and the breakfasts are far more than your usual continental.
We have also stayed in this region for five nights last year where we explored the area which has great biking roads and nice countryside to ride in.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Billings, Montana
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

We stayed with Frau Octavia Knaps for 2 weeks while visiting our son at Ramstein AFB. I have never had a more wonderful experience. We had a 2 bedroom apartment that was fully furnished with everything you can imagine. Our son was able to stay with us a few nights when his duty permitted. Frau Knaps and her staff were so accomodating and had more suggestions about what to do and take part in that we had time for. I will definitely recommend this establishment to anyone traveling Germany or the general area. It was a wonderful base to travel from and so comfortable to come "home" to after our day/days trips.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

If your idea of a relaxing vacation is a beautiful fully-furnished apartment located in a countryside of rolling green hills and waving fields of wheat and corn, then the Birnbaumhof in Schwedelbach, Germany is the place for you.
My wife and I spent a wonderful month at Birnbaumhof and cannot say enough about our experience in this very home-like atmosphere.
Octavia and Hermann Fetzer-Knaps, the owners, treat you like family.
Our apartment was superb! It overlooked a large field where children could run and play...bordered by a forest with hills in the distance.
You can start your day with a typical German farmer's breakfast of cheese, meats, breads, yogurts, cereals, eggs, juices, coffee and tea and "specials" that Octavia might have on hand for the day. You might not have to eat again until evening! Outstanding!
The layout of the Birnbaumhof surrounds a lovely courtyard with a pear tree in the center. The courtyard is the perfect place to end each day with friends...playing cards...watching the children play...or just sitting in the sunset with a cool drink in hand.
Birnbaumhof is example of a place where you get more than your money's-worth of comfort, service, and atmosphere.
The housekeeping staff is excellent. Two times a week (or more) they'll keep your room or apartment sparkling and clean.
What about groceries? Schwedelbach is just minutes from the town of Ramstein and the City of Kaiserslautern, where you will find grand markets and restaurants featuring all cusines...at very reasonable prices. Ramstein and Kaiserslautern and another nearby town also feature large swimming pools with water slides and everything you or your children would need for a great day of fun in the sun.
But, if you don't want to leave town...there are a couple very nice Gasthaus restaurants within walking distance of Birnbaumhof.
If German is not your first language, you will find that Octavia speaks English quite well. However, be cautioned that if Octavia finds you can speak some German she will encourage you to use it...correcting your mistakes in a friendly, positive manner. My German speaking ability increased greatly during a month of speaking with Octavia. She's a great teacher.
Other positives about Birnbaumhof? Parking. WiFi-wireless in your room/apartment. Satellite television. Radio. DVDs. Fully-equipped kitchens. Breakfast. They even have a washer and dryer for your use...instructions in English..and more.
Do I recommend Birnbaumhof to you? Yes. Will we stay here again? Absolutely!

Room Tip: Upper floor rooms, facing north, have an outstanding country view.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

i have stayed in hotels all over europe but the birnbaumhof is without doubt one of the very best.the rooms are immaculate and the staff welcoming and friendly.the welcome from the hotel owner was warm and friendly.all your needs are catered for and the atmosphere is fantastic. i will definitely make a point of staying in this area again,and will recommend it to my friends ,thanks again for a wonderful stay...Paul Taylor...england

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

I lived in Germany for seven years; have high expectations of a Pension / Gastehaus. Octavia is the owner of the Birnbaumhof. She obviously takes pride in it. We had just arrived from Paris, before that Brugge: the Birnbaumhof was the best in all respects; at a fraction of the cost. The rooms were large, great breakfast and close to everything. I stopped in the area primarily to do laundry at Ramstein AFB; but Octavia told me that the Gastehaus has laundry facilities.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Birnbaumhof
Address: Mackenbacher Str. 19, 67685 Schwedelbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Region: Germany > Rhineland-Palatinate > Schwedelbach
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Schwedelbach
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Hotel Class:3 star — Birnbaumhof 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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