Karl August

open. transparent. real. subtle.
PHOTO: Thomas Meyer

The new openness of the city of Nuremberg is at the center of the conceptual focus of the hotel Karl August. As part of the Augustinerhof in the historic center – that also hosts the German Museum –  a community place for guests and local with a direct access to the river Pegnitz arose.

Openness and transparency also dominate the interior design concept of Berlin’s architecture studio Mekado. The complex building geometry creates a variety of different areas and hotel rooms. The design theme is a spacious continuum with clear shapes, natural materials and many view angles. This can be found in the triptych ground floor with lobby, restaurant and café but also in the shape of the semi-transparent glass walls as connecting elements between sleeping area and baths in the rooms.

Regarding the 118 rooms and apartments, attention was paid to provide individual comfort to guests. The use of real, natural and premium materials such as concrete, wood, glass, ceramic and fabrics mirrors the timeless elegant charm of the interior. It is subtle and invites to a cozy stay.


Staab Architekten

Interior Design

Mekado Architekten


De Sede, Magis, Isimar, Federicia, Hans L. Wegener, Newtendency, Serax and custom made by Mekado

The Karl August offers four gastronomic concepts – the “Tisane” with the Chef’s Table by star chef René Stein, the brasserie “Nitz”, the café “Pique Nique” as well as the ice cream manufacture “Bonbon”

Karl August

Augustinerhof 1, 90403 Nürnberg