THERE FOR YOU SINCE 1958
History of Hotel Brunner Amberg
The first historical records of the area on which the Hotel Brunner Amberg stands today date from the 17th century. In the year 1999 the homeland keeper Hans Hummel provided a historical overview, on which this site is based. And this is it now: The history of the Hotel Brunner…
The Kempinski of Amberg
Upswing through demolition
The venerable building, at least 300 years old, had to disappear. Amberg was in an economic upswing and it was necessary to provide overnight accommodation for the numerous visitors. It was therefore an event when the architect Edwin Gräf demolished the historic inn on the Erras-Brunner-estate and began building the modern Hotel Brunner. Already in July 1958 the topping-out ceremony was celebrated.
On the way to the opening
The extraordinary achievement of the architect made it possible for the Brunner family to invite to the opening on 20 December 1958.
The press is enthusiastic
The Amberger Zeitung dedicated a detailed article to the opening of Hotel Brunner in 1958. It’s title “Ein Hotel, das auch verwöhntesten Ansprüchen Rechnung trägt” is part of the gastronomic philosophy that the Brunner family and later the Schatz family continue to follow to this day.
A city full of pride
At the end of the fifties, the city was proud of the new hotel, whose room size and furnishings were based on the former Hotel Hilton in Berlin. The press even called it the “Kempinski of Amberg”, because at that time it was one of the most modern of its kind.
Luxury & Modern
The more expensive rooms were equipped with telephone, shower, WC and private bathroom. Sound insulation and carpets were by no means standard at the time. Hotels or guest houses could rarely advertise with two receivable radio stations.
Art in the hotel
The 42 rooms with 50 beds offered guests security from the very beginning, coupled with individual service and modern comfort. One wing of the hotel stood on stilts, which made a heated large garage possible. Art already played a decisive role in the history of the hotel, as all the doors of the wardrobes were individually painted. Amberg was enriched by an extraordinary attraction.
Until 2018, Hotel Brunner made a name for itself with unforgettable vernissages, family hospitality and excellent service. The majority of the rooms have already been creatively designed by Amberg artists – partly with motifs from the air-art-town of Amberg.
But all other areas of the hotel are also constantly being expanded and modernised. For example, guests can expect a completely new reception area in which many loving details are waiting to be discovered and admired. In addition, the new light-flooded reception offers insights into the history of Amberg.
The history of the Hotel Brunner in Amberg is far from over. Become part of our history and visit us!
We look forward to see you!