Extraordinary accomodations in a small village on the Rhein
The Krone Hotel in Assmannshausen is a luxury hotel with authentic old world character and all the modern ammenities. The room provided a view of the Rhein, the service was attentive and the hotel restaurant was excellent. Being situated in a small village, there was no large chain grocery or other stores. Instead, there were numerous restaurants, a bakery, meat market and various local wine merchants (this is a key wine growing region). You have to plan your purchasing because they still observe the custom of closing between 12 and 2PM.
In addition, the Hotel is directly across from the docks of the many tour boat companies that provide day and multi-day excursions up and down the Rhein to other towns and for castle viewing. There is also a chairlift in the village that takes you to the top of the surrounding mountains (15 min ride) were you can walk in the forest, visit a local monument, view the Rhein from above or rest in the cafe of the local hotel.
It was a wonderful experience.