The old building in the charm of the 1930s, which was renovated from the ecological point of view until the beginning of 2018, is now a classic bed and breakfast and has three double rooms with bathroom. The house was built in 1924 and is located in the middle of the listed zone of the cathedral and imperial city of Speyer, below the Speyer stream.
Heike Frank has fulfilled a long-cherished dream by taking over the traditional villa and converting it into a B&B: "Having the world in my house". Heike Frank loves the city of Speyer and the entire Palatinate and now she can bring her home country closer to guests. Heike Frank provides a warm welcome here, in each of the rooms there is always a small lamp on arrival. There is a homely feeling immediately.
The hostess serves the fresh and individually prepared breakfast from seasonal and regional foods in organic quality at a large convivial table in the kitchen of the house. You can get to know the other guests in a pleasant atmosphere and have a good time together.
The city center is just under 10 minutes away on foot. The city, which is more than 2000 years old, offers history and culture enthusiasts a lot to discover, starting with the UNESCO cultural heritage Speyer Cathedral and the Judenbad - between the fish market and the sun bridge there is a special old town quarter, the "Hasenpfuhl", formerly the district of shipbuilders and fishermen , sought-after residential area today. The Palatinate Forest, Germany's largest contiguous forest area, begins 25 kilometers away. By car you are in about 30 minutes at the most beautiful places and the best wineries in the Palatinate.
ArchitectureVilla Anna is a house from the 1930s that has been completely renovated according to ecological criteria. The house was fundamentally restored to the original construction in order to make the character of the house - a detached villa with a square floor plan - recognizable again. The materials used, such as lime plaster and silicate interior paints, are of course largely sustainable. Wherever there was a choice, the host always opted for the sustainable variant: the beds come from a local carpenter's workshop and were made from solid silver fir from the Black Forest. Duvets and pillows are made from organic cotton / natural rubber from Austria. The down comforters come from a production in Bavaria that does not use live plucking. The bed linen was made in a Bavarian spinning mill / sewing room, the towels are made from organic cotton from India and have the Fairtrade seal.
FoodThe foods that are served are regional, seasonal and organic. Either the food is obtained from an organic market or from smaller manufacturers that are based on old handicrafts, such as bread from a single baker with high quality standards. The hostess prepares parts of the breakfast herself, such as cakes and various egg dishes. There are also vegetarian options.
Heike Frank is also active on a voluntary basis in a cultural project in Speyer. She also supports a sponsored child at Plan International, as well as Greenpeace and the BUND.
EnvironmentThe origin of the objects in the house are transparent and traceable. Waste separation is communicated and the guests are made aware of it. The processes in the house (cleaning, washing, waste prevention) are a big topic. The operator sees further potential here: by the end of 2018 at the latest, she wants to buy food as packaging-free as possible and largely avoid food residues. Heating is with gas - the heating will soon be operated with biogas. The electricity provider will also be changed by then.
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Speyer can be reached from Frankfurt in just over an hour (110 km), from Stuttgart in just under 1.5 hours (127 km) and from Nuremberg in around 2.5 hours (237 km). Mannheim (23 km) and Heidelberg (38 km) are just around the corner. You will receive the exact address when booking.
The Villa Anna Speyer is about 1.5 kilometers from the train station in Speyer. You can walk this distance or you can take the bus to the Speyer, Postgraben stop, from there it is only 3 minutes to walk. S-Bahn trains from Mannheim HBF or regional trains from Karlsruhe run regularly to Speyer.
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