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THE STORY OF A LEGENDARY DÜSSELDORF HOTEL

With a history stretching back over 200 years, Breidenbacher Hof is more than a luxurious place to stay. It’s a place woven into the very fabric of Düsseldorf. An iconic setting that has endured hardship and celebrated success, where people meet, swap stories, laugh and make lifelong friendships – and which still casts its spell over guests today.

EXPERIENCE OUR GREAT HISTORY

1806

The entrepreneur Wilhelm Breidenbach has the vision of building a grand hotel in the culturally and economically up-and-coming metropolis of Düsseldorf and buys a plot of land. The foundation stone for a legend has been laid.

Construction of the Breidenbacher Hof according to the plans of the respected architect Adolph Anton von Vagedes in the classical style.

1808-1812

1812

Grand opening of the hotel

The renowned restaurateur Capellen-Heydendahl becomes the new owner. In the course of its history, the Breidenbacher Hof with its originally strictly classical facade is redesigned, enlarged and modernized several times.

1837

1850

The innkeeper Julius Disch takes over the scepter in the luxury hotel.

Disch sells the hotel to a construction bank in Düsseldorf, which replaces the original building with a new one designed by the architects Boldt & Frings. The hotel is now continued as the Palace Hotel Breidenbacher Hof.

1872

1899-1901

A renovation is carried out according to plans by the architects Klein & Dörschel.

The newly founded operating company Breidenbacher Hof GmbH under the direction of Dr. Georg Linsenmeyer takes over the hotel.

1933

1943

After a heavy bombing raid, the Breidenbacher Hof burns to the ground at Whitsun.

Reconstruction under the aegis of the then owner Dr. Georg Linsenmeyer. The Breidenbacher Hof reopens on August 15, 1950 and shines with a new objectivity.

1950

1970

Renate Linsenmeyer, Georg Linsenmeyer's daughter, takes over after the death of her father and modernizes the hotel extensively.

In the mid-1980's, Georg Rafael, founder of the Regent hotel chain, takes over the traditional hotel. At that time, he is able to win the Pearl of Kuwait Group as an investor which supported his visions.

1985

1999

Due to extensive renovation work, the Breidenbacher Hof is closed. The safety regulations no longer correspond to the latest standards, which were tightened after the airport fire in Düsseldorf in 1996.

The house is being demolished and completely rebuilt by its owners - the Pearl of Kuwait Group - according to the plans of the Düsseldorf architects Hentrich, Petschnigg & Partner over a construction period of 28 months.

2005

May 2008

Exactly 200 years after the first building permit, the Breidenbacher Hof is grandly reopened. In May 2008 he celebrates his proud comeback as Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel. A new era of hospitality begins.

The hotel celebrates its 200 year anniversary

2012

2021

The Breidenbacher Hof joins
Small Luxury Hotels of the World

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