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Steigenberger Hotel Thüringer Hof

From: Eisenach, Germany

Steigenberger Hotel Thüringer Hof Eisenach

Steigenberger Hotel Thuringer Hof sign over entrance

Leo Tolstoy plaque at Steigenberger Thuringer HofSteigenberger is one of Germany's leading hotel groups, with properties that range from modern, purpose-built hotels to refurbished older buildings. The Steigenberger Hotel Thüringer Hof in Eisenach, Germany is one of the more historic properties in the chain: It was founded in the 16th Century as a tavern, and a plaque in the lobby commemorates the visit of Leo Tolstoy (the Russian author of War and Peace) in April, 1861.

Hotel Steigenberger Thueringer Hof lobbyThe Thüringer Hof is a pleasant combination of old and new, with a handsome wood-paneled lobby where, during my two-night stay, the clientele included businessmen in dark suits, families with small children, and a gay couple with a large Dalmatian. A doorway near the reception desk leads to a stylish modern restaurant that doubles as a breakfast room.

Steigenberger Hotel Thueringer Hof viewUpstairs, the guest rooms are modern, with comfortable chairs for sitting and reading. (You'll pay extra for Wi-Fi, which is offered only in superior rooms and public areas). My standard room on the fifth floor had plenty of space, a full-sized tub in the bathroom, and a pleasant view of the city's rooftops.

Steigenberger Hotel Thuringer Hof restaurant mealI had two meals in the hotel's restaurant: a lunch at a table in the lobby, and a dinner inside the dining room. Both meals were excellent, with an emphasis on international cuisine made from fresh ingredients with German touches (such as potato dumplings and a dessert plate of stewed plums with a mousse made from Quark).

During my visit, the pricey breakfast buffet was typical Steigenberger, with a nice array of breads, cold cuts, cheeses, and hot food.


LutherdenkmalThe Steigenberger Hotel Thüringer Hof is on Karlsplatz, next to the Luther Memorial statue and just around the corner from the pedestrian district and Markt.

The hotel is within easy walking distance of the Hauptbahnhof, or main railway station. It's also accessible by car, with parking available at the hotel or at a public garage several blocks away.

For more information, or to book a room:

Visit the Steigenberger Hotel Thüringer Hof Web site, which is available in English and German.

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