Hotel zur Post

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Hotel zur Post
For the hotel in Altötting see Hotel zur Post (Altötting).

Hotel zur Post, now also known as Best Western Hotel zur Post, is a hotel in Bremen, Germany, originally built in 1889.

History[edit]

The hotel was built by the innkeeper Johann Heinrich Christian Schaunhorst in building No. 11 on the Bahnhofsplatz. In 1932 the hotel was acquired by Georg Lünsmann. The innkeeper Fritz Roessler obtained the hotel in 1938.[1][2]

During World War II the building was destroyed. From 1952 to 1953, the Hotel zur Post was rebuilt according to the plans of the architects Günther Gengler and Heinz Höft. The modern new eight-storey building had 77 beds and other additions.[2]

The hotel rose to become one of the great houses of the city. A restaurant L’Orchidée (Bremer Ratskeller since 2002) was awarded the Michelin star between 1989 and 2010 and is still considered to be Bremen's top restaurant.[3] After the takeover by Best Western, the four-star hotel now has 174 rooms with about 350 beds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Top hotel (in German). Freizeit-Verlag. July 1998. p. 42. 
  2. ^ a b Schwarzwälder, Herbert (2003). Das grosse Bremen-Lexikon. Temmen. ISBN 978-3-86108-693-2. 
  3. ^ Anderson, Christopher J.; Porter, Darwin; Anderson, Christopher N.; Caroline Sieg (29 November 2011). Frommer's Germany. John Wiley & Sons. p. 586. ISBN 978-1-118-02743-1. 

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Coordinates: 53°4′58″N 8°48′39″E / 53.08278°N 8.81083°E / 53.08278; 8.81083