Hotel Regina – Wien, Österreich (Deutsch)

Hotel Regina – Wien, Österreich (Deutsch)
Author

Andreas und Carola Augustin

Pages

120

Photographs
Illustrations

over 190 images, historic photographs, menus and documents

Leather-bound edition

No

Binding

Hardcover

ISBN

978-3-900692-53-7

Size/Weight

245 x 225 mm, 880 g

Price: € 33.00

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Read about Franz Joseph I., the architects Ferstel and Förster, singer Richard Tauber,author Stefan Zweig, Sigmund Freud, Placido Domingo and Johannes Heesters.

This book is bilingual (German/English)

GERMAN:
AUS EINEM ELEGANTEN PALAIS DER RINGSTRASSENZEIT ENTSTAND DAS HOTEL REGINA. SEIT 1896 FÜHRT DIE FAMILIE KREMSLEHNER DIESES TRADITIONSHAUS AM SCHÖNSTEN PLATZ DER WIENER RINGSTRASSE. FÜR KÜNSTLER, POLITIKER UND INTERESSANTE GÄSTE AUS ALLER WELT IST „DAS REGINA“ EIN ZUHAUSE. DIESES BUCH FÜHRT SIE AUF EINE REISE DURCH DIE ZEIT, VON DEN ANFÄNGEN DER RINGSTRASSE BIS IN DIE GEGENWART, VOM RESTAURANT ZUM ELEGANTEN HOTEL.
KURIOSE EREIGNISSE UND KÖNIGLICHE GESCHICHTEN REIHEN SICH ANEINANDER.
UND DABEI BEGANN ALLES MIT EINEM MORDANSCHLAG.

ENGLISH:
HOTEL REGINA VIENNA

SINCE 1896 THE KREMSLEHNER FAMILY TAKES GOOD CARE OF THEIR GUESTS AT THE HOTEL REGINA. IT IS ONE OF THE REMAINING ELEGANT PALACES OF THE RINGSTRASSE ARCHITECTURE. IT HAS BECOME A HOME AWAY FROM HOME FOR FAMOUS ARTISTS, LEGENDARY POLITICIANS AND OTHER TRAVELLERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.
THIS BOOK TAKES YOU ON A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME. MEET THE FAMOUS PATRONS OF THE HOUSE. READ ABOUT ITS HISTORY. ENJOY A GLIMPSE BEHIND THE CURTAIN.
IT ALL STARTED WITH THE HOTEL‘S RENOWNED RESTAURANT.
ACTUALLY, IT ALL BEGAN WITH AN ATTEMPTED MURDER.

 

 

 

Hardcover, with dust jacket.

Asked to entertain a complete history research of the hotel, we were employed by the Kremslehner family, who own the Hotel Regina since its foundation (which dates back to 1877). Managing partner Wolfgang Kremslehner proved to be an enthusiastic companion in history research and collecting interviews, documents and leads. His uncle Peter Kremslehner opened his private collections and the hotel's archive for us. We completed the research in 2016, the publishing year of the book.

Among the many findings we discovered a very special hotel guest in history. By coincident we met collector Thomas Plötzeneder, who told us about his purchase of a collection of letters written by the eminent Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. Some of them were sent from the hotel Regina, bearing the hotel's letterhead.

In 1937, Zweig fled from a growing anti-Jewish attitude and left his home town Vienna for ever. He spent his last days in Vienna at the Hotel Regina. It was here, on 28 November 1937 (his birthday), that he penned down his hand written catalogue of autographs. He donated this collection to the Austrian National Museum. The Hotel Regina was his last official postal address in Vienna.

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Dear wonderful Readers; 

It is noteworthy that, contrary to all predictions, interest in good books is not dwindling. It spurs me and my team on to produce better, even more beautiful books. The new edition of THE STRAND (Yangon,Myanmar), for example, receives wonderful readers' feedback — thank you for your notes and mails. METROPOLE HANOI and ORIENTAL BANGKOK were relaunched in brand new edtions. The Oriental book is the first to present the (very) complete list of all authors who had ever visited. It was quite a challenge to compile it.

We dispatch all our books personally autographed (as you know).

Have a save journey!

Andreas Augustin

aa at famoushotels dot org

"So much of who we are is where we have been."

William Langewiesche

American author, airplane pilot

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