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Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It looks lovely and initially pleases the eye. The old and steeped in history is pushed heavily. There was parking early on. For me the room was tired and the food and wine seemed a tad expensive the town is half a mile walk along the river, but a lovely old town and castle you have to visit Have stayed in Heidelberg before but personally prefer a more modern hotel. Service 8/10 Overall 7/10 Room 4/10 Heidelberg 10/10

We arrived by train (Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof and then Altstadt station) and after a brisk 10 min walk across the weir footbridge we came to the delightful Hotel Die Hirschgasse. We were early but we were greeted by the cheery house manager, Marcella and given welcoming drinks and a fascinating history of this old hostelry - it was one of the main places for bloody fencing duels between the old student corps (clubs) from the city's ancient university. The hotel is full of memorabilia from this fascinating rite and original swords, costumes and photographs cover the walls. Even sitting at a table in the bar brings this old world to life - the table tops are carved with the signatures of these long-gone student rakes. The charming owners, Ernst and his English wife Allison, have clearly set out to make their hotel special and individual, which is a very pleasant change from the sterile feel of many 'international' or chain hotels. Staying at Die Hirschgasse makes you feel as if you are a guest at a house in the country and our bedroom on the riverside, looked out across the river valley towards the beautiful old town. My wife and I enjoyed a 'de-luxe suite, which had a separate sitting room with sofa and writing desk and then a comfortable bedroom and bathroom. The bed was a dream with fine quality linen and it was super to soak in an Edwardian bath with birdsong outside the window (I fear the the deer or 'hirsch' have cleared off up to the hills above). I particularly appreciated the decent sized dressing gowns supplied - what a difference from the usual tiny, scratchy offerings in many other hotels. And my wife loved the Asprey bathroom products, decent heavy-duty hairdryer and Easter bunny chocolates that all the guests received. These delightful touches all help to make this hotel such a lovely experience. Sadly we had not the time to sample the gourmet food, but the menu looked inventive and very tempting - we will have to return another time! We loved it.

While planning our trip to Germany we decided we would splurge on two hotels and this was one and the other in Munich. We stayed her one night and wished we planned to stay in the area longer. Upon our arrival they invite you to sit and enjoy a story on the history of the hotel. Used to be the site for local fencing tournaments, the restaurant is decorated with many of the artifacts. If I recall they said it was haunted by a woman but we did not experience anything out of the ordinary. We stayed in a Deluxe Suite at 205E. Very nice room with Laura Ashley designs. Nice bathroom and very plush bed. A little soft for us but for one night no problem. We walked form the hotel to the alstadt area. Was a good walk but nice day for it. Did not want to try and find parking on such a busy day. It was a Sunday. There is a very nice walk path behind the hill of the hotel but we did not have enough time in our schedule to visit. They helped us make a dinner reservation knowing many spots are not open on Sunday evenings. Next was the butler breakfast WOW - It was a masterpiece; there had to be 15 items on the table to choose from and everything freshly made and then they offer to make made to order eggs etc. Well worth it and we still talk about that breakfast today.

Out, the weather was very cold and rainy. Inside: smiling people, friendly environment, and very comfortable room, with strong personality. I recommend the very german breakfast, full of fine products, sweet and salty.

We had a two bedroom suite which was very well appointed and nicely decorated in a very traditional style. Location is excellent for walking in to town. Unfortunately we weren’t aware that we had to pre book to eat dinner at the hotel as we were looking forward to experiencing that as we love good food. We weren’t expecting to have to have take out in our room!!

Yes it's not easy to find...up a steep cobblestone drive on a motorcycle not so fun but this place is so cool inside...lots to look at...breakfast was amazing...close to everything...our room was ok nothing special...bed was comfy ...can not remember the gentleman's name that worked there but he was so awesome....went out of his way to leave ice by our door before he left for the evening!

We stayed here in September. I recommend this as the weather was great but the crowds had dispersed. Our hosts were hospitality itself. The hotel is charming and traditional. Of great interest to me was the fact that it had been the hangout in the 1800s of Heidelberg students who used to duel in the hall above the restaurant. Their swords and uniforms remain as do their photos and some of their drinking paraphernalia. The food blew us away. breakfasts are fabulous and well worth it. We had a Michelin dinner which was amazing.

Following trip adviser reviews just had to give this place a try, Not easy to find, but what a find, the hotel is up a very quiet lane, one of the owners is Ernest and he is a lovely gentleman and justifiably proud of his hotel.. The rooms are great and probably the best sleep on holiday we have had.... The Butler Breakfast at 25 euros a head seems a tad expensive, but believe me, you HAVE to try it...awesome is the word, great food, great hotel, next time we visit, we must try tho be there when the restaurant is open...Thank you Ernest, and Patricia who was our Butler, Great Stay, thank you

Whilst travelling through Germany we fell upon this hotel by chance whilst looking for a room for the night, and oh so glad that we did! Right from the moment you arrive you're made to feel special and that never faltered through our stay here! The hotel itself is gorgeous, lovely grounds, fabulous rooms and incredible restaurant. The dinner menu sounded great and didn't disappoint at all. My husband and I started with the snails with blue cheese - sensational! We followed this up with the lamb cutlets, beautifully cooked, nice and pink inside but lovely and crisp on the outside. The sauce that accompanied these was fantastic. The cheeseboard was to die for..... fantastic selection of perfectly ripened cheese in perfect condition, absolutely superb! All of this was accompanied by a gorgeous bottle of German red followed by port with the cheese. We took espresso and cognac on the terrace to finish off an incredible meal! An absolute must do if in Heidelberg! Gorgeous nights sleep was then followed by a breakfast fit for a king! Attention to detail again came with a paper menu with our name on it. All of the products where locally sourced and all equally delicious. Fabulous muesli, mango smoothie, vanilla yoghurt, chai apple crumble followed by a selection of meats, cheese and smoked salmon. This was all accompanied by the most gorgeous bread and with optional selection of eggs cooked to order! If you get the chance to stay at this fabulous place grab it with both hands and enjoy! My only regret is that we couldn't have stayed longer!!!

We received a warm welcome upon arrival with refreshments. Wonderfull old building full of history on the other side of the river. Nice and quiet neighbourhood. Loved the bed and the bath! Wonderfull breakfast; not if you have small children who dont appreciate the finer things in life. Lovely eye for details! Will try the Michelin star dinner next time around

Hirschgasse 3 Heidelberg BW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Neuenheim, Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Karl Theodor Bridge and Heidelberg Church of the Holy Spirit. The 20 rooms at this 4-star hotel include minibars, LED TVs, and Egyptian cotton linens. It's in central Heidelberg and also close to Heidelberg Castle and Thingstätte.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Le Gourmet, which specializes in French cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7:00 AM to 10 AM.


Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg's 20 individually decorated rooms provide minibars, laptop-compatible safes, and desks. 32-inch LED TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hydromassage showers and hair dryers. In-room massages are available.

Property features

At Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. If you drive, self parking is EUR 15.00 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 35 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Deluxe Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 218 reviews