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“WOW..and rauchbiers!”
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Hotel National
Ranked #21 of 40 Hotels in Bamberg
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“WOW..and rauchbiers!”
Reviewed 13 May 2004

What fun, olde Germany as it was and should still be. Bombing during WWII robbed Germany of the history associated with many of their cities, not Bamberg. Strategically unimportant, this city survives as it has for centuries. The Ringhotel sits right across the street from an international beer landmark- Schlenkerla. This very traditional bierstube serves what many travel the world to find- the best example of smoked or rauchbiers in the world. (Also, for a great german dinner, fine beer, and a stunning view that rivals many of the worlds great olde city vistas, climb up the hill to the Spezial Brewery.)

The Ringhotel is classic in that old, out of square style associated with buildings that surive generations. We had a room on the second floor, complete with flower boxes out the window. There was some street noise at night, but it was amusing and part of the local flavour. Great food is all around you. The only down side to this hotel is driving in. Bamberg streets are extremely narrow, frequently one way, and poorly marked. We passed the hotel twice on the backside before finally parking our car out there and tipping a bellman to drive it around front and park it.

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Reviewed 28 April 2004

Bamberg was a wonderful, picturesque medieval town with so much to see. We stayed at the Ringhotel National, a family-run hotel which is part of a loose chain. The family was friendly, breakfast was great and we ate at the hotel restaurant twice and we liked everything we ordered except the rauschbier, a local specialty bier that tasted like liquid smoke. (Try it anyway!) The hotel was 2 blocks from the pedestrian zone and medieval buildings galore, several churches and a Rathaus sitting in the middle of one of the two rivers/canals that run through the town. There is an area along one of the canals called "Kleine Venetig" which means Little Venice, where the houses support each other and are right on the river. Definitely try the Nurnberg brats, small brats that are really good and are served in most of the restaurants in the area. Bamberg is ideally located about 30 miles northwest of Nurnberg and many daytrips to places like Rotenberg, Wurzberg, Weimar, and many other locations are easy with two nearby autobahns. The whole family really enjoyed our visit.

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Property: Hotel National
Address: Luitpoldstr. 37, 96052 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany (Formerly Ringhotel)
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Upper Franconia > Bamberg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 40 Hotels in Bamberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel National 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Look forward to a 3 stars *** hotel with comfort and atmosphere. The hotel offers all comfort of a business hotel in traffic-favorable situation. Business travellers, tourists, cultural enthusiast, families and groups count to our company circle. ... more   less 
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