by Andrea Guthmann
Burg Muehle means mill of the castle, and that’s exactly what this unique hotel used to be. Standing alongside the ruins of the town castle-fortress, this hotel still has the working water wheel from the grain mill on display in the restaurant. You can also choose to eat on the outdoor patio overlooking the gardens. A buffet breakfast including a variety of cold cuts, cheeses, fresh baked breads, fruit, cereal and eggs, is complimentary.
The 40-room hotel is family-friendly, with a playground and a large field for kids to run around. The modestly decorated rooms can fit three people, plus they have free cribs, so you could fit a fourth smaller child in the room. Some of the rooms open up to balconies.
Hotel Burg Muhle is in the storybook-like town of Gelnhausen, with its cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses, some dating back to the 15th century. Cross the charming little bridge next to the hotel, and you’ll find yourself on a street with a cute guesthouse/restaurant and a delightful alfresco wine bar. Prost (that basically means “Cheers” in German)!
Our Editor Loves
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Complimentary breakfast buffet
- Playground and large field for kids to enjoy
Excellent simple old style German the staff is friendly and helpful. Location is excellent for walking to the old town. Bar is simple and well staffed. If you want the grand Hyatt this is not it but if you want historic old world German this is a great choice and right around the corner from the train station
I opted to stay here instead of in Frankfurt during a show at the messe. The negatives are that the rooms are old, in need of some paint and WiFi is spotty. There are only 2 irons for the entire property. If you are doing business in Frankfurt, it is about a 40 min train ride to the Main. The hotel is a short 5 min walk to the station. The positives are that you get a taste of German charm. A wonderful authentic European breakfast is provided. Thomas is a great host and is always smiling. His English is very good. Gelnhausen has some very good restaurants (most are cash only) and a lot of history to explore.