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Thuringia Germany Tourism, Travel Guide
Ringberg Hotel in Suhl, Thuringia, Germany
During our visits of Thuringia we stayed most with my son. My son had moved his company for specialty lubricants to this town after he had purchased property here. Suhl has an excellent location because many new built "Autobahns" make it easy accessible.
Unfortunately high taxes made him move the company again back to Bavaria to Mellrichstadt in Lower Franconia.
Whenever we traveled around Suhl a huge building on a mountain top raised my interest - the Ringberg Hotel.
One day I decided to visit it and I was impressed and more visits followed. Even when I did not book a room there, I thought it should become a part of our Internet tourist guide. This web site should only give you brief information what to expect and it does not replace the official site. For any information you must use the provided contact information of the Ringberg Hotel
Help with directions:
If you are coming from Suhl follow the sign to Ilmenau. After a few kilometers you will see advertising of the resort hotel at your left side.
For prices and events please visit the official English web site:
Naturally we did not see the building so clear without using looking glasses. When I arrived there after a nice and short drive from Suhl on a winding road up the Thuringian forest I was not disappointed.
Lots of free parking directly around the hotel which is considered to be a resort, clean air and beautiful sights on the country.
My impression that this building was constructed before the reunification of Germany was soon confirmed. It was opened as a holiday home for farmers in 1979 who were allowed to stay here if they belonged to the right association.
The view we always had
Even after extensive renovations the interior of the hotel has still an old fashioned touch which created for me an interesting atmosphere.
I liked it because it was so different and had its own character. It reminded me at the so called "good old time" which was really not so good.
As we learned the "Ringberg Hotel" has a 3-star rating which ensured that you must not pay an arm and a leg. Everything was clean and new installed elevators provide easy access to all floors and facilities at least as far as I could see.
Obviously the hotel is not only preferred by individual visitors buy also by large organizations and companies for seminars and training courses.
I saw this morning many cars parked with license plates from the German Bundeswehr.
Nobody at the bar at 10:00 am!
Breakfast time was already over and it was still too early for lunch.
For that reason I did not see too many people in the hotel. Most of the individual guests were enjoying the surrounding nature as I noticed later when I saw them walking.
Numerous specials and events are offered to the visitors. Please check the official web site and watch our slide show.
I do not want to repeat all that and maintain it as part of my brief information.
Reception at Christmas time (Many thanks for the picture)
This areal view gives you a good impression about the location of the "Ringberg Hotel" which I consider to be a resort because it offers so many amenities, such as a heated indoor pool, sauna, exercise equipment, free introduction course for Nordic Walking, and many events.
Maybe one day we pamper ourselves and take advantage of a special offer.
Many thanks for this aerial view to the management of the resort
I received excellent support from the friendly management of this unique hotel in form of hundreds of images.
As expected they also show what a great place this resort is at every season, especially also during winter. Just enjoy browsing through some of the images and visit our slide show.
Using the pictures I prepared that slide show which gives you very fast an impressions what to expect. Just use the link below to access it.
I consider these carvings as art.
Fun in the pool which can be used for free by hotel guests
I visited this hotel several times for a drink or a small snack.
I shared in the evening a beer with my son and we both enjoyed the view from the patio.
Breathtaking sights from the hotel
Sitting outside in the evening when I returned with my son, Everybody else was watching soccer!
The Ringberg resort is certainly also a great place for children. Not only because there is a nice playground, but also because of the surroundings. They can play outdoor games instead of watching TV or staying addicted to computer games.
Also the indoor swimming pool should attract them. During my visit in the morning most children were still at school or in the kindergarten which just to mention it - was created in Thuringia.
Elizabeth tried "Nordic Walking" which is very popular in Europe even when some people who think they know everything better make fun out of it. However, to give those critics no chance you must learn it, similar to skiing. Not using the walking sticks properly will not bring the promised effects on you body.
Free trial beginner course for "Nordic Walking".
Both are certainly fun. Watch our slide show to learn more!
The Thuringian forest is also a paradise for everybody who loves downhill skiing, cross country skiing and other winter activities except snowmobiling. Snowmobiling is banned for public use.
But just walking can be fun too and when you enjoy after a view hours in the fresh air some special energizing drinks you may slip in a very cozy mood. Just ask your waiter for some of the specialties. Also a visit to the sauna will be an excellent idea to spend a few relaxing hours.
But please be aware of the dress code in German saunas - you must go in the nude and bring a huge towel with you to sit on. It is a health treatment and not a beauty contest - so do not be ashamed. After the first trial you will feel comfortable and love it.
Also try to have some conversation with other guests. We always met nice people and language should not be a big barrier when you have a dictionary with you.
Summer at the Ringberg Hotel
Winter at the Ringberg Hotel
I believe that we showed you what to expect in this resort. For any more questions, please contact the hotel directly or just drop by when you are in the Suhl area. We believe this is a great place to stay: clean air, no parking problems, close to the-of-the-art road connections by new built "Autobahns" and only a few minutes drive to Suhl the center of Southern Thuringia.
The Ringberg Hotel is also a preferred meeting point. My son sent me this image. Corvette fans from all of Europe came to this beautiful location in Thuringia.
Our slideshow gives you many more details about the activities which take place at the Ringberg Hotel in Suhl.
Just click at the link below to get some impressions!
Many of them are fun, but also business seminars are held there.
Impressions of Suhl
Ringberg Hotel in Suhl
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