We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hotel Zum Roten Baeren

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hotel Zum Roten Baeren
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hotel Zum Roten Baeren
See the most recent reviews
Showing 47: English reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Upsides: Freiburg's a lovely city. This hotel's well-located within the old town. Most sights are within walking distance and the tram will get you further afield. Plenty of good restaurants and bars down atmospheric side streets. The hotel staff are enthusiastic and the restaurant has good food and service. Downsides: Clearly there's a range of rooms here. I was here...

Thank Jct_9_M3
Reviewed 7 November 2015

I stayed at Zum Roten Bären for one week. The location is perfect, at the heart of historical downtown Freiburg, with excellent connections to public transportation (Tram line 1 in front of the Hotel, and all other Tram lines within 300 meters). The hotel truly is a Gem. The oldest hotel or (Gasthaus) in Germany, it conserves its style dating...

Thank Luciana H
Bacolod, Philippines
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The nearest airport is about an hour away (Basel-Mullhouse-Freiburg). Zum Roten Baeren literally means "for red bear" and certainly the motif is consistent, from the landbark gold bear at the doorstep, to the lobby, your room keyholder, the carpet in the hallways, the dining area's backrest, even the butter's shape. The conference organizers swear by the hotel being the oldest...

Thank drjohnled
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We stayed in this hotel in 1981 and, as we planned to be in Freiburg again, we thought we would visit it again. We weren't disappointed. It has a great location in the town centre - and there's a convenient carpark on the edge of the old part of thr town. The hotel itself is old-fashioned in a nice way....

Thank PTLondonSW
Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2015

A very warm welcome awaits at Roten Baeren and an amazing breakfast. Like the previous reviewer, we stayed during a heatwave and really could have done with aircon, although we'd been provided with a giant fan which was nice. Our room was of interesting dimensions, being long and narrow and the bed part separated from the bathroom part by a...

Thank leopardlodge1
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The best of this hotel was a great location in the old town and a very friendly staff. That said, it has serious downsides. Our main problem was visiting during a heatwave, being given a room that faced south so heated up a lot during the day, and had no air conditioning (despite a TA review that said it had...

Thank J-N-London
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 December 2014

I am a person that appreciates historical buildings, so if I see a wonderful facade such as the one that this hotel has, and read that is the oldest hotel in Germany, I just assume that it is going to be just great inside. Well, it is very far from it. As soon as you enter you notice that this...

4Thank ec_grs
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2014

We stayed here for four nights this is a nice hotel with lots of history. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The WiFi connection works in communal areas, although we had trouble connecting during our stay. Good location with easy walking distance to local restaurants and shops.

1Thank Marie P
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We chose this hotel because of its location and history. The room was a little "tied" but acceptable. I agree with other reviewers it has a very 1980's feel. The staff were good with excellent English. Breakfast was good.

1Thank Peter A
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We stayed one night in this lovely hotel, having booked very last minute, we got a great deal on suite 21. An old fashioned hotel in almost every way, wonderful service from a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. Our suite was very large, with two big windows looking out onto the main street outside, and a massive round shower...

Thank Hannah S

56 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (54)
Room/Suite (7)
Bathroom (3)
Hotel & Grounds (12)
Dining (6)
Other (26)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (2)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Dining (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Freiburg im Breisgau hotels
0.2 km away
Hotel Oberkirch
Hotel Oberkirch
#5 of 56 in Freiburg im Breisgau
276 reviews
0.3 km away
Hotel Rappen am Muensterplatz
Hotel Rappen am Muensterplatz
#23 of 56 in Freiburg im Breisgau
80 reviews
0.1 km away
Hotel Kreuzblume
Hotel Kreuzblume
#18 of 56 in Freiburg im Breisgau
115 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
Hotel am Rathaus
Hotel am Rathaus
#29 of 56 in Freiburg im Breisgau
224 reviews
0.7 km away
BEST WESTERN Premier Hotel Victoria
BEST WESTERN Premier Hotel Victo...
#4 of 56 in Freiburg im Breisgau
329 reviews
0.2 km away
Hotel Alleehaus
Hotel Alleehaus
#41 of 56 in Freiburg im Breisgau
33 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel Zum Roten Baeren

Address: Oberlinden 12, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Region: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Freiburg im Breisgau
Price Range: $174 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Zum Roten Baeren 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotel.de, Travelocity, HRS, Agoda, Orbitz, Priceline and TripOnline SA so you can book your Hotel Zum Roten Baeren reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Zum Roten Baeren Hotel
Hotel Zum Roten Baeren Germany/Freiburg Im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Zum Roten Baeren staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“don't expect wifi in all rooms”
isbear, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There may be rooms in the traditional part of the building, I don't know.”
767roy, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are quieter rooms at the back of the hotel, some with balcony.”
Lissy_vs, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“dont bother as there are far nicer hotels which are much cheaper”
jamescl, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the top-floor single rooms.”
Jct_9_M3, 20 Dec 2015 | Read review
5 of 5