The town of thermal springs reached its peak in the 19th century. It was the meeting place for European nobility, Artists, Poets and Diplomats. Kings and Queens rested from their political affairs. Poets and painters immortalised Baden-Baden with their works.
In 1874 Baron Ferdinand von Lotzbeck had a residence built in Baden-Baden. This superb building was in keeping with his rank as Baron. According to the chronicles of the time, the Lotzbeck family was part of the Parisian high society.
The Hotel Belle Époque is located near the thermal park, a short walk and we’re already at the Casino. Its name is borrowed from the most radiant era of the last centuries. Its location is ideal, in the heart of the city of Baden-Baden, while offering the utmost peace and quiet. The thermal baths, the opera house, the congress centre and the pedestrian precinct are only a minute’s walk away.
Many Artists and Writers such as Alfred de Musset, Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas were among the visitors. Their writings on Baden-Baden were numerous.
Empress Sissi also visited Baden-Baden. She loved to ride horses in the forest surrounding the town of Baden-Baden. Every day many personalities enjoyed their stay along the Oos brook. People spoke French there and even today we can still find the imprint of Parisian life. It was the heyday of intellect and culture – the “Belle Époque”.
The Villa Lotzbeck was at the centre of all this hustle and bustle. The 20 rooms and suites of the hotel allow you discover the charm of this era. No wish remains unfulfilled in Baden-Baden.
Carriages still ride around Baden-Baden today. Numerous personalities from the worlds of show business and politics still visit Baden-Baden. Walking down the Lichtentaler alley you will discover that nothing has changed, it has kept its old charm.
Baden-Baden was the European capital and the summer residence of the powerful of this world and for connoisseurs and gourmets it still is today.