Housed in a former penitentiary used after the French Revolution, Hotel Liberty is one prison you won't mind doing some time in. The 38-room German boutique rebels against its past and celebrates freedom by transforming cells into spacious suites with wide-plank oak floors, king-sized beds, and freestanding bathtubs while distressed leather chairs and handcrafted furnishings compliment the building's historic character. Also on the property is the restaurant Wasser&Brot. A tribute to the inmate's diet of water and bread, the on-site eatery uses an open grill to serve the visions of chef Jan Maxheim. Guests can also enjoy an array of white and brown concoctions from the bar, sip on Sauvignon in the vaulted wine cellar, or catch up on the works of Shakespeare and The Count of Monte Cristo at the library.