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HofGermany

Experience the “top of Bavaria” when you visit this cozy town known for its famous film festival, the best sausages in Germany and sublime specialty beer.

Hof is the highest point in the Bavarian region, nestled in between the Franconian Forest and the Fichtelgebirge Mountains. The high altitude can make for some chilly evenings, so remember to pack a sweater when visiting. The town is best known for its sausages: “wiener” or “knacker” as the locals would say. Walking around town you'll notice a lot of signs for Wärschtlamänner. Stop at one of these sausage venders to try some of their delicious products, boiled in brass pots.

Another great tradition is the town’s holiday, Schlappentag, celebrated on the first Monday after Pentecost. Enjoy a specially brewed strong beer, which is served once a year to the riflemen and other artisans taking part in the town procession. Hof actually has a long and proud history of brewing beer and is the perfect place to sample classic German brews like Dunkel and Mephisto.

If you haven’t had enough of the town delicacies, then visit the Hofer Volksfest, held at the end of July every year. The festival kicks off with a big parade through town and also has an amusement park and a concert hall beer tent. Join in with the locals and enjoy the traditional Bavarian music.

Hof is also renowned for its international film festival, which attracts some of the continent’s most famous film producers; it also showcases the best talent in the European film industry. See the movies and meet the stars at Hof International Film Festival, held in the last week of October.

Make sure to take in the sights around town too. Hof boasts some beautiful Bavarian architecture, which was relatively untouched by the Second World War. The town park Theresienstein is the oldest public park in Germany, offering fine views of the surrounding area. A network of paths will take you to the Botanical Garden, which holds many rare and exotic plants. If visiting during summer, join the locals at the park's 18th-century Art Nouveau restaurant, considered the pride of the town.

Top Hotels in Hof

Hotel Central Hof
Hotel Central Hof
4 out of 5
Kulmbacher Str. 4, Hof, BY
The price is $150 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

Located in the heart of Hof, this spa hotel is steps from Theater Hof and Freedom Hall. Fernwehpark and Theresienstein are also within 1 mi (2 km). Hof Neuhof ...

4.3/5Excellent! (138 reviews)
Nice

"Generally good, rooms are nice, the area around is ok, very nice breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Hotel Central Hof
Hotel am Untreusee
Hotel am Untreusee
3 out of 5
Wilhelm-Löhe-Strasse 3, Hof
The price is $101 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Situated in Hof, this beach hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Untreusee and within 6 mi (10 km) of Theater Hof and Fernwehpark. Theresienstein and Fichtel Mountains ...

4.2/5Excellent! (18 reviews)
Arie

"Great location, we had a great walk round the lake"…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Hotel am Untreusee
Hotel Maxplatz
Hotel Maxplatz
3 out of 5
Maxplatz, 7, Ludwigstrasse 15, Hof, Bayern
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Located in the heart of Hof, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Theresienstein, Freedom Hall, and Theater Hof. Stadtpark is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) away. Hof Neuhof ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (27 reviews)

"I’m a return customer. It’s very familiar. I’ve arrived on Pentecost so the restaurants are all closed."…"

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Hotel Maxplatz
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Hof

Luxury Apartment Hof / Bavaria With box Spring bed
Luxury Apartment Hof / Bavaria With box Spring bed
Hof, Bavaria
The price is $100 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Situated in Hof, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Theater Hof and Freedom Hall. Fernwehpark and Theresienstein are also within 2 mi (3 km). ...

Luxury Apartment Hof / Bavaria With box Spring bed
Bergheim Container Lodges
Bergheim Container Lodges
2.5 out of 5
Hohe Reuth 9, Schoeneck

Located in the mountains, this Schoeneck cabin offering ski-in/ski-out access is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ore Mountains-Vogtland Nature Park and within 9 mi (15 ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Ausstattung und Aussicht tip-top

"Sehr großartige Unterkunft. Tolle Raumaufteilung bei doch eher kleinen Räumlichkeiten. Alles für den täglichen Bedarf vorhanden. Für die Aussicht aus dem Container würde ich 6 von 5 Sternen vergeben. Heizung funktioniert 1A und auch die Dusche inklusive Wasserdruck ist bestens. Kurze Erwähnung am ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Bergheim Container Lodges
Landhaus Chalet Mussea Sauna, Private Wellness, Bath Tub, Fireplace, Breakfast
Landhaus Chalet Mussea Sauna, Private Wellness, Bath Tub, Fireplace, Breakfast
Muenchberg, Bavaria

Situated in a rural location, this historic vacation home is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Upper Franconia Farm Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fichtel Mountains Nature ...

Landhaus Chalet Mussea Sauna, Private Wellness, Bath Tub, Fireplace, Breakfast
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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