From the Civilcasino in the early 1920s through three generations to today’s Diehls Hotel.
A family hotel through the generations. Come along as we take a journey through the history of Diehls Hotel – from its founding, in 1919, right up to the present day.
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The first generation.
On June 1, 1919, August Diehl purchased what was then the Civilcasino in the Ehrenbreitstein area of Koblenz. Together with his wife, Elisabeth, Diehl fulfilled a lifelong dream, transforming the former casino into a restaurant “floating above the water.” Today’s Rhine Terrace was born. When work began on the first hotel tract, Diehl laid the cornerstone for what would become today the oldest owner-operated 4-star hotel in Koblenz until 2018.
The second generation.
After a number of shorter construction phases and after surviving the war, the Rhine Terrace – rather modest until then – was renovated into a modern hotel in 1954. In 1961, Franz Diehl (born in 1915), August Diehl’s eldest son, took over from his father, becoming the second generation in the family to run the business.
The third generation.
From these beginnings over 90 years ago, the hotel has gone through various stages of expansion and renovation to form today’s Diehls Hotel, now in its third generation of management by the Diehl family. The latest renovations also strike a balance between today’s standards and the enduring love of the historical details that lend the hotel its unique charm and individual character.
To be continued...