Easy Access for Rail Travelers
Posted May 30, 2012
This is our favorite hotel as frequent travelers to the Franconia region of Germany. The hotel is comfortable, very convenient to everything in Bayreuth, including the rail station (Haupbahnhof) next door that has an excellent bookstore-newstand, cafe-bakery, McDonalds, the hotel's own excellent restaurant, 'The Gendarmarie', and the Cafe Doring just next door to the restaurant. The rail station provides direct service to Nuremberg (40 min), Munich ( Munchen 1-1/2 hr), Dresden (2-1/2 hrs), Berlin (4 1/2 hrs), and Frankfurt Airport (4-1/2 hrs). The hotel is old but modern rooms, easy walking distance to all historical sites as well as market town center with pedestrian-only streets, outdoor cafes everywhere, and a modern shopping mall adjacent to the outdoor plazas. Tourist info center is 2 1/2 blocks from hotel, Festspiel Haus and Margrafen Operhaus (1748) are in equi-distant but opposite directions from well-located hotel (= to 4 city blocks, 1-2 kilometers). Recommend!