5.77km from HeldendenkmalI really wanted to like the Niu Franz and to be fair, there were some good parts. The option of declining to have your room cleaned and receiving a free drink at the bar is something that far more hotels should adopt. The in-house sauna is really nice too, though I wish it had been open in the afternoon. The hours for use were limited to the evening. Finally, the interior decor is cool. Unfortunately, the most important part of any hotel—a comfortable bed—was seriously lacking. The mattress was an extremely uncomfortable mixture of firm and saggy (a noticeable dip in the center of the bed) and the pillows were awful. They were like bags filled with lumpy foam shreds. I slept badly all three nights that I was here and it took a few days for my back to feel better. If I could have booked the trip all over again, I never would have stayed at this hotel. It's a bummer because on the surface, the Niu Franz has so many seemingly good things going for it. I was lured in. Alas, the uncomfortable bed made my experience here a regrettable one. The hotel team really should spend a little less time on the decor/amenities and a little more time upgrading their mattresses and/or pillows, as I notice that some of the other views have cited this as a problem as well.