The imposing Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl just minutes from the centre of Garmisch-Partenkirchen looks back over a 100-year history. At the beginning of the 19th century the Bader family built a house on the present piece of land and the family lived here itself for a few years until converting it into an inn. In 1890, Caspar Bader transformed it into a hotel. At that time, the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in Southern Bavaria was very popular with the aristocracy and prosperous businessmen. Thus, it was a flourishing business until around 1933.
The Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl – a Hotel with a 100-year Tradition
During the Second World War, the National Socialists used the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl as a military hospital. It was not until after the end of the War when Georg Bader Junior returned home from confinement as a prisoner of war in 1947 that the hotel could recommence operations. However, for the first few years, it was used as a boarding house for girls and did not really flourish again until the 1960s.
After Georg Bader’s death, his wife ran the hotel for a few years until she finally sold it. Since then, the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl has changed owners several times. Today the hotel, with its spectacular view of the Zugspitze in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, is managed by Christoph Mathes who has upgraded it step-by-step successfully without losing the old charm. The rooms and suites have a cosy, friendly atmosphere, but the highlight is the spectacular view of the Alps.
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