The Hotel Elephant is a bastion of Bauhaus elegance and timeless grace, indicative of its home in historic Weimar, Germany. Dating back to the early 16th century, this storied hotel remains a premium overnight option just footsteps from Weimar's sites of renown.

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Just 99 rooms and suites are to be found at Hotel Elephant, each of them evoking the Bauhaus aesthetic and marked by sophisticated modern lines and styling. Warm oak details mingle with thoughtful artworks, giving the accommodations an air of homey comfort without being over-styled. The beds are made for sprawling, and the generous baths offer welcome respite after a day of touring Weimar. An enchanting collection of luxury suites at Hotel Elephant celebrates a few famous past guests and influences. The Lyonel Feininger Suite is so named for the famed Bauhus master who once roomed at the hotel, and features a selection of his original works. Novelist Thomas Mann and actress Lilli Palmer are remembered too, with stills of the actress who played the titular role in 1975’s Lotte gracing the walls of the suite. The finishes and details may vary room-to-room, but each space has been thoughtfully modernized for the discerning traveler of today, with wireless Internet access and in-room entertainment at the ready.

The incredible carved spiral staircase is the centerpiece of Hotel Elephant’s iconic lobby. Decked in black and white glass and unmistakable Bauhaus detailing, its doors have opened for countless creatives, politicians, and persons of note including Bach, Goethe, Wagner, and Schiller. International cuisine and authentic German fare is on offer at the hotel’s many dining options. Chief among them is Restaurant Anna Amalia, a garden-view gourmet destination with an Italian-inspired menu that has earned it an esteemed reputation and a Michelin star. Beer selections and a traditional German kitchen are highlights of Gasthaus Zum Weissen Schwan, one of Europe’s oldest taverns. A centuries-old vaulted cellar is the location of Restaurant Elephantenkeller, and a view over the Weimar marketplace sets the scene for cocktails and light bites Elephant Bar.

Hotel Elephant has witnessed centuries of innovation and inspiration, from Enlightenment to Art Deco, and its ideal location leaves guests poised to discover the cultural wonders of Weimar with ease. Some of the scenes from Thomas Mann’s classic “Lotte in Weimar” will be brought perfectly to life both within the hotel’s walls, and on the streets of UNESCO-protected Weimar.

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