Hotel Ochsen Post

I got back from the airport today from a training in Germany. While there I stayed at Ochsen Post Hotel in the village of Tiefenbronn not too far from Hausen, where I had my training. The hotel is right in the middle of town, where dozens of dummies are placed on trees, walls, lamposts and roofs, which heralds the oncoming Carnival. One thing the hotel has an abundance of is atmosphere. You have to be there to experience it.

Here’s the lobby area, with its green walls and old decoration. According to the person at the front desk the building was constructed in 1630.

The front desk

The front desk

An upright piano in a corner of the lobby, close to the front desk.

The piano in the lobby

The piano in the lobby

The door and hallway into my hotel room (14), at the third floor of the building. The mirror on the left there kind of said I need to lose some weight.

Making room

Making room

On the right of the hallway from the above viewpoint, is the bathroom. There is a hair-dryer if anyone’s interested. I never had to use it. Come to think of it, I don’t think I even combed my hair.

Mirror image

Mirror image

A view from the hallway, showing the two beds, and the window. Very comfortable. This camera angle is basically the qiblat direction.

Twin beds

Twin beds

What’s the view like outside the window? Take a look.

Meanwhile, outside

Meanwhile, outside

I think that’s a bank. And by the following day the meagre remains of the snow had all but melted.

Local vehicles

Local vehicles

Meanwhile, there exists a fantastic restaurant at the ground floor, which you can access from the lobby. It’s like a garden restaurant within a greenhouse enclosure.

Cozy restaurant

Cozy restaurant

The breakfast selection we had every morning. I usually go for the orange juice, the yoghurt, the cereal, the omelette, the croissant and the coffee. See comment above about the mirror.

The spread

The spread

Jerry and Simon, two of my course-mates from Ireland, one military and the other not, demonstrating what you can do with the breakfast laid out for us.

Fellow learners

Fellow learners

One of these days I have got to go back there with Ain and Irfan. I’m sure they’d love it there.

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Khairul Hisham J. is a tabletop RPG artist, writer, proofreader, translator, teacher, grad student and learner-in-general.

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