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Steigenberger Five-Star Hotels that Shine across Germany

By , August 4th, 2016

Mentioning the name “Steigenberger” to any German is akin to qualifying something as ritzy to friends on this side of the Atlantic. Manicured grounds, attentive service and five gleaming stars are just some of the snapshots on this iconic hotel chain’s mood board.

Bonn Koenigswinter Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg ballroom evening

Looking to learn more about Germany’s most luxurious hotels? Here we show you six of Steigenberger’s best. These are the kind of hotels that are city landmarks in and of themselves and certainly worth planning a trip around.


Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg



Where? Along Germany’s famous Rheinsteig hiking trail, this outpost at the southern tip of North Rhine-Westphalia is nestled in the Siebengebirge Nature Park with a wide-angle view of the River Rhine. The hotel also played host to some of the world’s most important dignitaries and heads of state when nearby Bonn was the capital of West Germany. Ask anyone at the hotel and they’ll proudly tell you that this is the most historic hotel in the entire country.

Rooms: 88 rooms (request one on the third floor facing the Rhine!), 10 suites and one Presidential Suite are all found at the top of Petersberg.

Bonn Koenigswinter Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg exterior shot view Rhine river

Spa features: Fitness and Spa areas include an indoor pool, Finnish sauna, Roman steam bath and an outdoor terrace.

Dining: A sumptuous breakfast buffet is served in the Wintergarten, while lunch is served in the Bistro Café. The Rheinterrassen pairs an immersive view of the Rhine with fine cuisine. Hot off the trails? Grab a crisp Pilsner over in the Biergarten then take a beautifully garnished night cap over in the Big Animals Bar.

Luxury amenities: Chaffeur and limousine service are available to guests. Room service is ready to cater to any of your cravings around the clock.

Bonn Koenigswinter Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg guestroom

What hotel guests are saying:
  • “Friendly atmosphere and awe-inspiring view”
  • “Vegetarian- and vegan-friendly fare”
  • “An outdoor vacation of the highest quality”
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Steigenberger Parkhotel



Where? Located in what is known as the “fashion capital of Germany,” the Steigenberger Parkhotel commands the top of the Königsallee where all of the city’s luxury labels (think: Bulgari, Prada, Karl Lagerfeld) can be found. Heading westward, you are steps away from the contagious energy of the city’s Altstadt (Old Town).

Rooms: 119 rooms and eleven suites, including barrier-free accessible rooms, hypoallergenic rooms, and smoking rooms.

Duesseldorf Steigenberger Parkhotel exterior Hofgarten statue

Spa features: A fitness center, Finnish sauna, Steam bath and a relaxation area are made available to guest.

Dining: With an expansive Champagne menu, take your bubbles at the Steigenberger Eck or for the whiskey connoisseur, the Étoile Bar serenades guests with live piano music. A cigar lounge and fine dining at Artiste round out this elegant affair.

Luxury amenities: Concierge for your dinner reservations and ticket service to get you the best seats at the Oper am Rhein.

Duesseldorf Steigenberger Parkhotel Wintergarten restaurant plants

What hotel guests are saying:
  • “The farewell gift at check-out was great”
  • “The area around the hotel makes going out easy (bars, discos, nightclubs)”
  • “Comfortable hotel with a stellar breakfast”
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Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof



Where? This five-star hotel is found right in the center of the “Metropolis on the Main” near the Financial District and the Hauptbahnhof (Main train station).

Rooms: Home to 261 rooms, 42 suites (including a Royal Suite, accessible rooms, smoking rooms and hypoallergenic rooms)

Frankfurt Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof suite king bed

Spa features: Spread over 10,000 square feet, THE SPA takes you on a Thousand and One Night adventure with a Turkish bath experience, facials with plant-based spa products and a gentlemen’s barbershop.

Dining: Michelin-starred chef Patrick Bittner and his team plate up French classics at Français. Other gastronomic highlights include the lavish buffet breakfast at Hofgarten and Royal High Tea taken in the Autorenbar.

Luxury amenities: Multilingual staff are available at all hours along with IT and limousine services for guests.

Frankfurt Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof hallway

What hotel guests are saying:
  • “Insane breakfast, fabulous room, perfect location”
  • “The hotel has many sport activity options on hand”
  • “Like a dream: top hotel right in the center of the city”
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Who was Steigenberger?

From taking over the Hotel Europäischer Hof in Baden-Baden in 1930, Albert Steigenberger had already begun to lay the foundation of the Steigenberger hotel chain. Since then, the hotel chain’s reach has multiplied with a total of 94 Steigenberger hotels in 10 countries and 20 more under construction. That is in addition to three cruise ships bearing the Steingenberger name, plying the River Nile for visitors looking for a refined trip through Ancient Egypt.

Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt



Where? Waltz right off your ICE high-speed train outside of Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof to the Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt. The historic and cultural offerings of Mitte are at your doorstep including the German Chancellery, the Brandenburger Gate, the Spree and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

Rooms: All 339 rooms and 24 luxury suites come soundproofed.

Berlin Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt lobby colorful chairs

Spa features: The Diamonds Spa and Wellness Center include four saunas, a steam bath, beauty center and private day spa suites.

Dining: Organic and fair trade products from around Berlin figure into the menu at N°5 Restaurant Bar.

Luxury amenities: The building’s environmental friendliness has earned it a DGNB Gold Certification. Personal trainers are made available in the hotel gym.

Bonn Koenigswinter Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg closeup bed headboard

What hotel guests are saying:
  • “Working out with a view of Berlin”
  • “Professional and friendly service”
  • “Top-quality breakfast, top-quality service, top-quality room”
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Steigenberger Hotel



Where? Melting right into the Hanseatic architectural style of the iconic Alsterfleet Canal, Steigenberger’s presence in Hamburg is at the center of the action. The historic city hall, the Speicherstadt warehouse district and the HafenCity are all easily accessible by foot. Music lovers and architecture buffs alike will enjoy being so close to the Elbphilharmonie.

Rooms: This city landmark includes 221 rooms and 12 suites with barrier-free rooms available on request.

Hamburg Steigenberger Hotel Alsterfleet exterior canal

Spa features: End your day with a trip to the fitness center with a view of the Hamburg skyline.

Dining: Dig into a feast of crustaceans canal-side at the Bistro am Fleet and the Restaurant am Fleet.

Luxury amenities: Car rentals are available in-house while luxury shopping is just beyond the hotel’s doors.

Hamburg Steigenberger Hotel Suite cityview siting area

What hotel guests are saying:
  • “A magnificent view from your window”
  • “Sport activities galore”
  • “Marvelous hotel with a great ambiance”
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Steigenberger Grandhotel and Spa

Bad Heringsdorf


Where? It’s no secret that Germans are huge spa lovers and many plan their five weeks of annual leave around wellness retreats. One such popular destination is the Baltic Sea where you’ll find the Steigenberger Grandhotel and Spa in Bad Heringsdorf, a mere ten-minute drive from Poland!

Rooms: Spread across seven buildings, you’ll find 123 rooms and suites in the Grand Palais, 40 studios in the Residences, and ten apartments in the Villas.

Bad Heringsdorf Steigenberger Grandhotel and Spa building exterior

Spa features: A dedicated spa area includes a 65-foot outdoor pool (heated year-round), a soothing Vital Hydropool and a variety of saunas and steam baths. Outside the 7.5-mile long beach in Usedom and a tangle of bike paths are the perfect complement.

Dining: Casual dining options include Lilienthal Usedom and the Waterfront Bistro & Bar (furnished with Strandkorb beach chairs, typical of the Baltic Sea region). Grabbing a bite after the sauna is all the easier with the comfy chaise lounge chairs on deck at Hiiumaa.

Luxury amenities: A wine tasting room is available with reservation. Young ones are welcome at the hotel’s kids’ and teens’ clubs.

Bad Heringsdorf Steigenberger Grandhotel and Spa bedroom many pillows

What hotel guests are saying:
  • “Eye-catching facilities and spacious rooms”
  • “A wonderful weekend trip!”
  • “A spa hotel in its truest form”
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Have you stayed over at a Steigenberger Hotel in Germany or abroad? We’d love to hear what you thought!

This article was adapted from a piece originally published on trivago magazine Germany.