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You don’t become one of the world’s leading hotels overnight. Here, you can find out more about the history of our establishment.


  • King Ludwig I. expresses his desire for a first-class hotel to Joseph Anton von Maffei. Maffei then commissions Friedrich von Gärtner, the king’s favourite architect.


  • The Bayerischer Hof opens its doors on 15 October. Maffei remains the hotel’s leaseholder until his death.


  • Herrmann Volkhardt purchases the Bayerischer Hof for the sum of 2,850,000 Goldmarks, buys further properties and expands the hotel.


  • Herrmann Volkhardt passes away on Christmas Eve. His son Hermann takes over at the helm and steers the hotel through wars and crises. Meanwhile, son Wilhelm takes over the family wine business, which was established in 1903.


  • The hotel is almost completely destroyed by bombs in the small hours of 25 April, with only the hall of mirrors left unscathed.


  • Falk Volkhardt returns from the war and helps his father rebuild the hotel. In October, Munich’s first post-war restaurant opens in the hall of mirrors.


  • Hermann Volkhardt dies. His son Falk becomes the third generation of the family to take over the hotel on Promenadeplatz square and the wine business.


  • Palais Monteglas is added to Hotel Bayerischer Hof, with Falk Volkhardt also buying Kitzbühel’s Hotel Zur Tenne in the same year.


  • Renovation work on Palais Monteglas is completed in time for the Olympic Games and the building celebrates its grand opening.


  • The hotel becomes a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and is the first German hotel to be named amongst the Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.


  • Innegrit Volkhardt takes charge of the hotel as the fourth generation of the family and draws up a modernisation plan. Modernisation and renovation work has been going on ever since, with the total volume of the investments now standing at €140 million. Hotel Zur Tenne in Kitzbühel has also been modernised, as has the wine business in Pasing. An extra storey was built onto the hotel in 2005 and Andrée Putman completed the Blue Spa. In 2009, the Garden restaurant by Axel Vervoordt was redesigned and the Michelin-starred Atelier restaurant completed. The hotel’s very own cinema, the astor@Cinema Lounge followed in 2011. In 2013, the roof garden and the lounge were completed by design duo Sanjit Manku. And there are already plans for more innovative projects.

Hotel Bayerischer Hof

Promenadeplatz 2-6
D-80333 München

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