History of the “Rathausglöckel”

(Translated “City Hall’s Bell”)

The restaurant "Rathausglöckel" belongs to one of the last restaurants of the inner city, that keeps the traditions of the Old-Baden-Baden restaurants and whose beginnings reach far back into the past. The buildings in which, the 4-star Hotel and Restaurant "Rathausglöckel" is located are situated on the ground of the oldest settlements in the town of Baden-Baden. The columns in the cellar "Wineglöckle" in the house No. 9 are evidence of the remains of the magnificent Roman baths, given that the house was located within the ancient Roman settlement of “Aquae”. The basement of the restaurant was built in the Middle Ages. A first documented record of the property in Steinstrasse 7 (Stone Road) is of 16 Mai 1674. At this time it was a simple house. House No. 9 belonged to the baker, who had his own bakery in the house.

1828 the property in Steinstrasse 7 was sold to Caroline Falk for 2200 Gulden, who opened a restaurant. Caroline Falk and her husband, Anthon Buhl, had success. After 1840, Anton Buhl had built-on the house and also began offering bed and breakfast - a future 4 star hotel was established. In 1895 the new owner, Kasper Klein, had rebuilt the house Nr. 7 and decorated it with a turret. His tenant named the restaurant "Bratwurstglöckle”.  In 1929 the overnight stay in "Bratwurstglöckle" cost two marks and fifty pfennig, for a mark and twenty pfennig you could have breakfast there.

After 1984, Magda Schneider bought the property, renovated the completely outdated house and installed bathrooms. After her death in 1995, Ullrich Greiner and Gerd-Michael Rothe bought the house. They also bought house Nr. 9 and gave the property a new name, namely "Rathausglöckel”.

In February 2009 the gentlemen retired and sold the property to the current owners. In 2009, we restored the historical Hotel**** and Restaurant to make you feel at home here. The family Asel is pleased to welcome you in our historical house.

Andreas Jacob was the executive chef at the reopened restaurant Rathausglöckel since 2009. Family Rebellato took over the restaurant as independent restaurateurs in March 2013. Asel family continues to lead the hotel and wine bar. You can be assured that both families give their best and enjoy working for you with a lot of commitment.