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The Hotel Villa Hentzel and its history

The history of the villa dates back to 1873.Prof. Wolff placed the building contract and just one year later the structural work was completed by the master carpenter Karl Eduard Kurth. Some time later, Bruno Müller extended the feudal architecture by adding an annexe.
In 1882, the banker Arnold Callmann continued the building work but the addition of two further levels to the annexe was initiated by the royal baker Hermann Türk in 1887.

Many respected citizens of the city made this spacious building their home - including Marie Freifrau von Loen who was the widow of the theatre director August von Loen, the privy councillor and grammar school director Dr. Ludwig Weniger as well as the philologist and sociologist Rudolf Steiner, the founder and main proponent of Anthroposophy.

In 1910, the villa was purchased by Grand Ducal district court director Ernst Obbarius, and his wife Hedwig, née Pressentin, moved in with their four children. In the middle of the 1920s the villa was home to the Chilean Embassy, represented by the Consul Wilhelm Mann.

The building was in an indescribably poor condition and deteriorated further due to the heavy damage incurred in 1945.
This was followed by bleak decades in which only emergency maintenance and repairs were undertaken.
It was not until 1993 that the building was completely refurbished.
The construction work last three years, during which time the villa was lovingly modernised and renovated.
Then the moment finally came ... in 1996 the hotel reopened, featuring appealing and stylish rooms which were last renovated in 2007.

You, too, are always welcome to come and enjoy a pleasant stay at the villa – no matter whether you're planning a short stopover or a longer holiday in Weimar.