review: artHOTEL Magdeburg


Lately, I’ve realised that Germany has a plethora of explorable destinations. Dianna Jakob once mentioned in her book „Will write for food“ that „some people travel the world and find nothing, others walk around the corner and discover the whole world.

Just 2 days before the Easter, I went to Magdeburg - the capital of the Low Saxon - for a quick trip. The city is located around 150km west of Berlin. Magdeburg used to be one of the most important medieval cities in Europe (at least according to Wikipedia).

One of the most iconic features of the city is probably the Magdeburg’s Green Citadel that was built between 2003 to 2005 as well as the Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The other Hundertwasser houses can be found in Vienna, Essen and Darmstadt.

The artHOTEL is located within the “Hundertwasser” complex. At first, I couldn't find the hotel lobby as it looked like just other stores, restaurants and shops. Check-in was friendly and efficient.

The room itself was spacious and artsy. I just wished that I could fit the beautiful standing lamp inside my luggage to bring home.

Every bathroom in every room of the hotel featured the signature design from Hundertwasser himself. It might be one of the artiest bathrooms I’ve ever been but also one of the most confusing. I spent a lot of time figuring out how to use it and stayed inside longer than needed.

In the morning breakfast was brought to my room. It definitely exceeded my expectation. For €12, it included every desirable item and a box for the leftover.


In the end, I was happy about my decision visiting Magdeburg. One day was quite short to be able to see everything but it was certainly enough to see the beauty of a less touristy Magdeburg.

Creepy ay?

Creepy ay?

  • artHOTEL
  • Breiterweg 9
  • 39104 Magdeburg
  • Germany