Your hotelier with “hospitality genes”: Robert Horka
When asked about his choice of career Robert Horka´s reply involves a wink and a smile. The love and passion for the hotel business runs in the family – Horka inherited this “hospitality gene” in 4th generation. He values the great variation of tasks belonging to his line of work and the challenges of the day-to-day business. Guests from all over the world with a wide range of wishes and requirements are all welcomed to Hotel Elch Boutique as a home away from home. If you don´t meet Robert Horka at his hotel he is most likely spending time outdoors, with his family or travelling. The gifted hobby gardener can often be found taking care of his garden and plants. He loves Nuremberg because of the city´s great variety of things to do and not least because of its excellent cuisine. Come along and discover Robert Horka´s personal tips and recommendations!
City tour with stunning views: My recommendation for the morning
In the morning, I recommend taking a leisurely stroll through Nuremberg´s beautiful old town. The perfect start into the day can of course be found in Hotel Elch Boutique, where a hearty buffet breakfast offers all you could wish for. Afterwards you can take a walk on the picturesque castle hill next to Albrecht Dürer´s house. The name says it all: “Café Wanderer” on Albrecht Dürer Square invites you to have a little break while enjoying a cappuccino. From here your walk will take you to Nuremberg´s castle and its viewing platform, offering stunning views of the city and its surroundings. This is exactly the right spot to take a few great shots above the city´s rooftops.
Nuremberg´s specialties for lunch
A visit to Nuremberg is not complete without enjoying tasty Franconian food. My personal recommendation: lunch at the restaurant “Bratwursthäuschen” located directly next to St. Sebald´s Church. The original Nuremberg grilled sausages are served here on tin plates in rustic style, best accompanied by freshly draught beer – the traditional atmosphere brings across the characteristic feel of a typical Nuremberg restaurant!
Strolling along Germany´s longest shopping street
Spend the afternoon on Germany´s longest shopping street, right in the centre of the city. You will discover a wide variety of shops suited to every taste and budget: small boutiques can be found alongside big department stores and branches of well-known fashion designers. If you fancy a little break head to one of the many small cafés around here. My personal favourite: “Black Bean” located on Ludwigsplatz 2. They offer tasty coffee and Aperol Spritz as well as delicious paninis ideal as a snack.
Dinner at „Albrecht Dürer Stube“
For dinner there is no better option than Albrecht Dürer Stube located in the street of the same name. My recommendation: make a reservation beforehand! The owner himself is the kitchen chef – his repeatedly awarded cuisine treats you to regional and seasonal ingredients always freshly prepared. Another big plus: Albrecht Dürer Stube has a wide variety of guests and prices are very reasonable.
A short walk from the restaurant takes you to the main market square and Heilig-Geist-Spital on to “Rote Bar”. “Rote Bar” is a popular venue for all ages, scenesters, tourists and party hoppers alike. Cocktails are particularly delicious here – attentively prepared using only the best ingredients! Rote Bar makes the perfect start into Nuremberg´s nightlife.