The expanded Hotel Goldene Rose has reopened in Dinkelsbühl, a historic Medieval town in Germany. Now spread across five 15th-century buildings, the property was revitalized by noa* (network of architecture) to translate the past into the present.
Spaces like a former ballroom and cinema were imagined as a double-height event space punctuated by new fabrics that echo upholstery originally found in the room. Hotel Goldene Rose’s pièce de résistance, however, is a reactivated roofscape that accommodates the Attic Spa. In addition to a two-floor relaxation area, a fruit bar, and sauna, the facility is anchored by a 32-foot-long pool below exposed wood beams.
“The guest should be able to experience the building intensely,” says noa* founder and leading architect Lukas Rungger, “not only through the historic ceiling beams but also in its heights and various levels, by climbing up and down.”
Distinguished by a mustard yellow half-timbered façade, the hotel welcomes guests with antique mirrors and black granite counters in onsite bar Vicky. Rough plaster also conveys an antique finish, while white limed oak floors interspersed with darker planks runs parallel to the ceiling in the first building.
Adjacent to Vicky, the lobby is populated with a variety of intimate seating enclaves. The second building accommodates circulation areas and service rooms, and the third boasts the Kantine Rosine restaurant, which is lined with wallpaper and light transparent curtains that softly partition the interior. A green inner courtyard is also featured, providing views of the neighboring cathedral, upper hotel floors, and the rooftop pool.
The fourth building, formerly a residential volume and casino, houses Hotel Goldene Rose’s 43 guestrooms, which span three configurations. All rooms are equipped with a hanging sofa, Medieval-inspired tapestries, and open bathrooms that organically flow into the bedroom with mirrored, mosaic-style surfaces. Junior suites in the first building are housed across two floors including an attic lined with exposed trusses.