Andernach is a town at the eastern edge of the Eifel hills. With more than 2000 years of history, this is one of the oldest towns in Germany, so there are plenty of cultural attractions to enjoy. Hotel am Ochsentor opened in the town centre in 2016.
The stylishly modern atmosphere starts as you step through the glass entrance. The mood continues in the guestrooms and bathrooms, with their calm contemporary colours and complementary choice of materials and fabrics. The interior design contributes to the hotel’s distinctive relaxed atmosphere.
It’s a place to unwind and take it easy – also for your dog, as this is a pet-friendly hotel. And of course, it’s also an outstanding place to dine.
*Available from Wednesday until Saturday
There are two restaurants in the hotel. Ristorante Ai Pero, the smaller of the two, run by chef Frank Seyfried, has a Michelin star. Seyfried uses only seasonal produce and the best quality ingredients. The restaurant serves a four- or five-course dinner, while the larger restaurant, Trattoria Ai Pero serves dishes à la carte.
Next to the hotel is the Asian-oriented YOSO, which also has a Michelin star. Chef Sarah Henke is well known in the German culinary world after making her name in aroma cuisine. Like the name YOSO, Korean for ‘elements’, all Henke’s creations take their inspiration from the four elements: water, fire, earth and air.
The bar is a typical ‘enoteca’, an Italian word derived from Greek, originally meaning a wine store, but now a place to taste a variety of wines. Take a seat at one of the high tables in Enoteca Ai Pero and enjoy.
Open 4 days a week from 18:00 to 23:00.
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
Open 6 days a week from 12:00 - 24:00 / 18:00 to 22:00.
Closed on Tuesday.
Reminiscent of an atmospheric Italian courtyard, the terrace makes a lovely spot for an al fresco lunch or dinner.
On the Rhine at the edge of the low Eifel mountain range, Andernach makes an excellent base for a holiday or short break. The area countryside is great for walking and cycling, and the old town is full of cultural delights to explore. An interesting feature of Andernach is that it has been dubbed an ‘edible town’: the streets are planted with edible plants and fruit trees, and locals are welcome to help themselves to the harvest, from almonds to medlars and peaches.