Our hotel offers you an unrivalled opportunity to stay at a unique historic location. Five hunded years ago, only fifty yards away from the hotel’s bedroom windows, a world-changing event took place that has influenced the lives of every human being ever since. By nailing his 95 Theses against the Roman Catholic Church’s sale of indulgencies to the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Martin Luther started the Reformation and simultaneously initiated the crucial turning point in the history of literacy. Subsequently, following Luther’s publication of his Theses, the illiteracy rate across Europe fell from 80% to 20%. We look forward to welcoming you opposite the doors that changed the course of history!
Experience medieval history – in today's most modern comfort!
Our highest priority is the comfort of our guests. Our hotel offers eight exclusive non-smoking rooms varying in size from 27 to 66 sq. meters (32 to 79 sq. yards). Each room has its own historical charm. Most of them have a direct view of the castle grounds and the ”Theses Doors” of the Castle Church. Our rooms are suitable for guests with allergies and one apartment is designed to be easily accessable by handicapped. Animals are forbidden in our rooms. If needed, an extra bed can be added. In addition to a sauna, our Wellness Center also offers our guests hydrotherapy. The combination of historical and traditional ambience, along with our superb organic restaurant, makes for a highly enjoyable and relaxing stay.
Where else in the world can you stay in a hotel where Tsars and emperors have dined and slept?
Many famous historical European leaders have stayed in the“Guesthouse of the Kings”– the name by which our hotel was once known. On February 21, 1707, for example, the Swedish King Charles XII stayed here overnight. Similarly, on October 14, 1712, the Russian Tsar Peter the Great stayed here. Tsar Peter spent much time in Western European countries that – following the events in Wittenberg and the development of all areas of society – had taken a lead compared to the then still “Medieval” Russia. Find out more about the history of our hotel here.