In a world that is dominated by big hotel chains, the family-run boutique hotel La Casa in southwest Germany’s Tübingen seems like a fresh breath of air. Here, hotel director Stefani Leuze explains why the five-star Mediterranean-style luxury hotel is the perfect place to combine a well-earned wellness break with first-class cultural delights. “The founders of our hotel used to live in Andalusia and travelled all over the world for work,” explains Leuze. “Their insights into lots of different cultures, customs and languages served as inspiration to open a Mediterranean-style hotel here in Germany.” The exotic materials gathered for the hotel from 14 different countries include Moroccan tadelakt, hand-made tiles and replicas of famous artworks.