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Whether traveling to Düsseldorf, Germany for business or leisure, the Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel offers outstanding amenities that set it apart from other luxury hotels.

For more than two hundred years since our grand opening in 1812, the Breidenbacher Hof hotel situated on the Königsallee in Düsseldorf has been the ultimate address in luxury and hospitality. Also after a construction phase of several years at the beginning of the 21st century, the hotel sets the ultimate standard yet again now operating under the management of the Capella Hotel Group since its reopening in 2008.

Selected shopping experiences, the Brasserie "1806" offering continental European cuisine, complimentary iPad facilities for our guests: Whether you simply want to relax in the Capella Living Room or get down to business in one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in Europe, the Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel has the ideal mix of luxurious amenities and a world-class hotel location in Düsseldorf's city center near the Old Town.

Unique in-room welcome amenity
Access to the Spa & fitness center
Maid service twice daily and nightly turndown service
Bottled water and soft drinks in the refreshment center
Enhanced poolside service & amenities
Wireless Internet
Airport greeting, luggage retrieval and transfer to and from hotel by a resort driver
24-hour in-room dining and beverage service
Special service of a Personal Assistant

Breidenbacher Hof History

For nearly two hundred years, Breidenbacher Hof on the Königsallee was the ultimate address in luxury and hospitality.


Entrepreneur Wilhelm Breidenbach had the vision to build a grand hotel in the booming cultural and business metropolis of Düsseldorf. He bought an estate at an auction with which the foundation stone was laid for a new legend.

1808 - 1812

Construction of the hotel based on the plans of the renowned urban architect Adolph Anton von Vagedes.


Grand opening


The famous gastronome Capellen-Heydendahl became the new owner.

During its history, the Breidenbacher Hof, with its original highly classical façade, was renovated several times, expanded and modernised. In 1908, the hotel was called for the first time a 'Palace Hotel'.

By the middle of the 19th century, the hotel became, under the direction of several owners, one of the most prestigious places to stay for Europe's prominence and nobility. At that time, the hotel hosted the "Whos's Who" society, including royal guests such as Russian Czar Alexander II and Prince August of Prussia.


During a major bombing raid on Whitsun, the hotel was totally destroyed.


The luxury hotel was rebuilt under the direction of the owner at this time: Dr. Georg Linsenmeyer. When it reopened on August 15, the hotel stood out in its new sobriety. Within a very short time, it became again the preferred home for kings, captains of industry, and not only established itself as the meeting place for the rich and famous, but also played host to many exhibitions of famous art collections.


The Breidenbacher Hof closed down for extensive reconstruction.


The hotel was eventually torn down and then totally rebuilt by its new owners, the Pearl of Kuweit Group.

May 2008

200 years after the first building license, the Breidenbacher Hof celebrated its proud comeback as the Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel.

A new era of hospitality has begun.