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In addition to our online portal, you may have heard about our range of books, published under our own imprint: Edition URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR. You won't just turn each page, these books let you roam freely through each house - at the risk of developing an acute case of wanderlust.


Our books are available in all good bookstores - or you can order them directly from our shop.
In our shop you can find further pictures and reading extracts.

Places & Visions // Book with magazine supplement, 2023

Press feedback and honors

Architectural gems in Europe. 26 surprising holiday destinations in magical places. - Schweizer Baublatt, October 2023

Extraordinary architecture in extraordinary places. The book takes its readers to special places for holidays in Europe, where architecture and landscape enrich each other. - Deutsches Architektenblatt, October 2023

The latest book from the web portal "Holidayarchitecture" once again presents great holiday homes in Europe. - NZZ Bellevue, October 2023

Made by people with a well-balanced sense for the genius loci, made for people who appreciate this sensitivity. - Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, August 2023

Space & Time // Book with magazine supplement, 2021

Press feedback and honors

One immediately wants to pack one's bags and head off to one - any - of these exquisite vacation architectures. - AIT, 6/2022

In its 10th publication, the team of Edition Urlaubsarchitektur once again tells stories of extraordinary holiday destinations, judges Editor-in-Chief Roland Merz of Atrium, the Swiss magazine for home decor, design and architecture. "The new publication is a surprising combination of book and magazine." - Atrium, May / June 2022

A great book to dream about the next holiday. - NZZ Bellevue, 1/2022

Where aesthetics meets atmosphere. In the search for unique accommodations helps urlaubsarchitektur.de further. (...) Wanderlust guaranteed. - IDEAT, 1/2022

In the new, again high-quality arranged and sensitively photographed book Jan Hamer and its team present 27 new vacation homes in completely Europe. (...) Just leafing through the book feels like an invigorating short vacation. - Bayerischer Rundfunk, December 2021

A Guide to Dream Vacation Rentals in Europe - Wall Street Journal, November 2021

Houses & People // Book with magazine supplement, 2020

Press feedback and honors

A wonder bag of the beautiful life, a feast for the eyes of lockdown-haunted mind travellers. - Tagesspiegel, May 2021

Finding a nice holiday home yourself can be time consuming. It's great when experts do it for you, such as the authors of the book "Häuser und Menschen" (Houses and People) from the Urlaubsarchitektur edition. In this new work you will find accommodations that make a lasting impression due to their architectural and tourist concepts. - NZZ Bellevue, December 2020

The book surprises both in its graphic as well as in its craftsmanship. The latest work from the Edition Urlaubsarchitektur presents itself in a noble guise: "Häuser und Menschen" convinces not only with its exciting stories but also with high-quality graphics, including a linen cover, and for the first time with a magazine as a supplement. - Atrium, 5/2020 (September / October)

Literature - refuges for individualists. - Süddeutsche Zeitung / July 2020

The book (...) again brings together top objects from all over Europe, which here allow even more generous than usual visual access and (initially) imaginary living (...). - Bauwelt 12.20 / June 2020

The now published jubilee volume is once again much more valuable (...). And of course the volume also has more to offer in terms of content (...). Exciting! - AIT 6.2020 / June 2020

Every year the architects' tips are outstanding. - Manager Magazine / 23  June 2020

A wonderful book - not only for lovers of architecture. eco.nova, the independent Austrian business magazine / 15 May 2020

The most beautiful German books 2020 - Our new publication is on the longlist of Stiftung Buchkunst (category guidebooks / non-fiction)

New book for the journey - The book comes in the middle of the crisis and yet at the right time - Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung / 10 May 2020

Real estate book tips for wanderlust and architecture - Edition Urlaubsarchitektur 2020 - Oh, how beautiful is freedom of travel. This is especially noticeable in times like these, when exactly this freedom is missing. - Kurier / 2 May 2020

An excellent sofa trip - kultur-online.net / 28 April 2020

URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR Selection 2019 // 2018 // 2017

Longlist: The Most Beautiful German Books 2020, German Book Foundation

German Design Award Winner

Press feedback and honors

You don't feel like standard hotels? A book presents extraordinary holiday domiciles - Süddeutsche Zeitung 6/2019

As a leading web portal for architecturally pioneering holiday homes and a dynamic network, Urlaubsarchitektur brings together owners and lovers of first-class architecture. (...) Winner of the German Design Award, the annual edition of books have long since grown into a popular "Holiday Bible". - Atrium 2/2019

An inspiring coffee table book - German Architects 10/2019

Vacation from vacation, or better: Vacation from habitual dwellings - Der Tagesspiegel 5/2019

Even more beautiful living - Elle Traveller Germany 1/2019

An exciting selection of national and international holiday accommodations. (...) Well done again! - Bauhandwerk ("Building trade") 1/2019

An illustrated volume of the most beautiful holiday homes – arcguide.de 11/2017

Tired of the boring old resort holidays? With these holiday retreats, the adventure starts with the accommodation – Der Standard 11/2017

An illustrated volume of the most beautiful holiday homes – arcguide.de, November 2017

Tired of the boring old resort holidays? With these holiday retreats, the adventure starts with the accommodation – Der Standard, November 2017

Selection 2017: German Design Award Winner - The clear, modern design of the book grants each presented property the perfect amount of space and framing. An exclusive publication that is far more than marketing for holiday homes - it's a compendium of exemplary architecture. (Jury statement)

A clear, crisp layout; architectural photography instead of soft-focus marketing snaps; and smart, entertaining architecture critics rather than the usual hotel prospectus puffery – AIT, Juni 2017

31 holiday homes prove how adventurous and inspiring architecture can be – Das Ideale Heim, July / August 2017

More architecural pearls – abenteuer + reisen, August 2017

The Holiday Bible - FAZ, 2012