Forget everything you know about the Radisson brand—this place couldn't be further from what you expect from the chain. Dating to 1377, this Altstadt ("old town") inn has been luxuriously and elegantly converted. The historic façade encloses old-world elegance, with statues, antique furniture, and bare wood rafters; even stone arches from the medieval structure still remain. The lobby feels intimate, with a plant-lined, skylit atrium keeping things bright and cheerful. Most guests are housed in the main building. Rooms vary greatly in size but each has a certain charm and sparkle, with comfortable beds and bathrooms equipped with tub/shower combinations. However, time has nibbled away at the five-star rating of this hotel, leaving it somewhat dumpy and frayed at the edges. If you're looking for state-or-the-art technology and facilities, look elsewhere. But if location and traditional décor are your top criteria, you'll find both here. The best choices are the suites, with ornate carpets and warm lighting.