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Germany has millions of tales to tell, with more than 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in fairy-tale villages, ultramodern cities, and untold green spaces in between. Whatever path you take, count on Hilton to make you feel at home, from hotels in historic riverside palaces to modern urban boutiques. In Germany, there’s a new story around every corner and a Hilton nearby to help you write your own.

Hochstraße 4, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
From the marble-and-walnut bar at Hudson Yards to the atrium-style indoor pool to the mid-century modern accents in every room, the Hilton Frankfurt City Centre combines streamlined German design with signature Hilton amenities to ensure optimal comfort for every guest. Nestled alongside a city park a few steps from a metro stop, the hotel is an excellent starting point to explore Frankfurt and its surroundings.
Johanna-Dachs-Straße 10, 93055 Regensburg, Germany
History is knocking at Hampton by Hilton Regensberg, found minutes away from ancient ruins in the city’s medieval center. Yet inside the riverside hotel is a different story, with colorful contemporary design touches throughout the guest rooms, fitness center, dining room, and bar, all within a short distance from the train station to facilitate more historical excursions beyond the city.
Rosenheimer Str. 15, 81667 München, Germany
Located in the charming Haidhausen district in the heart of Munich, with an in-house S-Bahn station providing direct connections to the central train station and the airport, Hilton Munich City offers an ideal balance between convenience and calm. Enjoy amenities like a 24-hour fitness center and onsite bike rentals, plus innovative signature cocktails at Juliet Rose Bar and delicious Italian fare at MONA, each an elevator ride away from a comfortable stay.
Mohrenstraße 30, 10117 Berlin, Germany
To take full advantage of the city’s ambitiously designed, action-packed center, look no further than the Hilton Berlin, located along Gendarmenmarkt Square within a short walk from the bustling promenade of Friedrichstraße. Enjoy modern, regional cuisine at Listo, soak in the sauna or pool at the LivingWell Health Club, and stretch out in one of the hotel’s panoramic suites overlooking the German Dome.
Los-Angeles-Platz 1, 10789 Berlin, Germany
Near the Berlin Zoological Garden in one of the capital’s most elegant neighborhoods, the DoubleTree by Hilton Berlin Ku’damm features a restaurant with a menu of organic and local German cuisine, plus EV charging stations.
Marzellenstraße 13-17, 50668 Köln, Germany
Hardly a minute from central station and a short walk to Old Town’s historic landmarks, Hilton Cologne is the perfect place from which to explore Cologne and its surroundings. Choose a guest room with unobstructed views of Cologne Cathedral, relax in the hotel’s sauna, or enjoy cocktails coupled with Mediterranean cuisine (and maybe even some of the celebrated local chocolate) at the retro-chic Pigeon Post Bar & Eatery.
An d. Frauenkirche 5, 01067 Dresden, Germany
At the Hilton Dresden, located in the heart of Dresden just one block from the Elbe River and two from Zwinger Palace, the region’s reputation for artistry extends to the hotel’s kitchen. Offering five distinctive options to choose from, including the rustic Bierhaus Dampfschiff, serving hearty German food, and the historic Cafe Vis-à-Vis with stunning views from its outdoor terrace. After a busy day exploring, enjoy a soak in the hotel’s sauna and whirlpool, then unwind in a corner suite or duplex.
Rheinstraße 68, 55116 Mainz, Germany
Perched along the Rhine River within 20 minutes of Frankfurt Airport and a short train ride from the Jewish settlements of Speyer and Worms, Hilton Mainz has a bit of everything to make for a comfortable stay in the ShUM. Think river view suites, wine-forward local cuisine at Weinstube, and more, all within a few feet of Old Town Mainz.
Nordkanalstraße 18, 20097 Hamburg, Germany
One block from the cozy cafes of Mittel Canal and a short walk from the main station, the Hampton by Hilton Hamburg City Center offers colorful rooms that reflect the city’s modern heritage. Enjoy a free hot breakfast, lobby bar, terrace, 24-hour fitness center, and more, all within a mile of the Speicherstadt and most of the city’s attractions.
Kurfürsten-Anlage 1, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
Opened December 2023 in a tranquil area near the Neckar River, the Hilton Heidelberg breathes new life into a historical hotel that’s welcomed the who’s-who of Heidelberg since 1845. In the atrium, the restaurant serves classic German cuisine with a modern twist, and its signature Mark Twain Cocktail honors the hotel’s most famous guest.
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