One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural Gasthofs, Plural Gasthöfe
A hotel in a German-speaking country, typically larger than a Gasthaus.
- ‘In Gasthof zur Muldentalsperre, two fellows in opera costumes stand at the end of a curving bridge.’
- ‘He was born on Easter Saturday, half past six on the evening of April 20, 1889, in the Gasthof zum Pommer inn.’
- ‘It's totally unspoiled - no traffic is allowed into the village, and there is a pleasant Gasthof where you can stop for a beer and a slice of cake.’
- ‘The funeral procession will start at 1.40 pm from Whitworth Road, near the Alpine Gasthof.’
- ‘Finally, at the very end of the road that was now not much more than two ruts through the grass we came upon a Gasthof with a small glass restaurant next to the lake.’
From German, from Gast ‘guest’ + Hof ‘hotel, large house’.
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