While planning my trip by car to explore this part of Germany I was in doubt if I should stay dowtown Baden Baden or in the countryside. I took a chance at Altenberg (good price and not far from the city) and was utterly surprised. Baden Baden did not meet my expectations, but this hotel did. It´s a simple hotel, in a quite small village, with not much around. Just nice German countryside, with vines and beautiful houses. But then, the staff was so friendly that made us feel at home. Clean and ample room, with wireless. Simple and cozy restaurant, with good (and plenty of) German food. Perfect for couples who want a nice and quite dinner after exploring around during the day. I found out there are MANY charming villages nearby, which were if more interesting than Baden Baden itself (try Sasbach, for instance). If you´re travelling by car, this could be perfect as a basis for exploring the region, including neighboring Strasbourg, in France. There are many interesting places in this part of Germany (btw, for spa, try Badenweiler, 150m south of Baden Baden, which I found even more interesting). Driving to Baden Baden is a mere 10min away and you can park downtown (for example, public parking under Augustaplatz) to visit the city. Of course, if you´re looking for nightlife, bars, etc, you should stay in town, not at Altenberg. The difference, I think is that Baden Baden has a ´art nouveau´ style, not too German. On the other hand, in Altenberg I really felt like in the German countryside. So, if you´re looking for a relaxing stay in the countryside, it´s perfect. If you´re coming by bus, train, etc, well, stay downtown.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA, Booking.com, Ebookers and Evoline ltd so you can book your Altenberg Hotel-Restaurant reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.