Lindtner in Hamburg — On August 1st, 2014, the beyond Hamburg’s and Europe’s borders well known gastronomic institution celebrated its 75th anniversary. Not only does the magic number 75, but especially the begin and the ensuing growth of this family-owned business, are reasons to celebrate this exceptional story.
The couple was able to escape from the burning Hamburg, the pastry shop including the bakery and the inventory was lost. On the Eppendorfer Landstraße in Hamburgs’s Eppendorf district the couple made a fresh start. It was to be a classic style café, in furnishing and quality, a top class pastry shop. It has been that to the present day. Constant technical modernisation and gentle adaptation to today’s needs have maintained the charm of the dining area and the popularity among young and old.
With the construction of the Hotel/Restaurant Lindtner, in the Heimfeld district, the founders took a big risky step in 1949. From the laying of the foundation stone until opening took exactly 99 days.
The next big step began with a drastic decision – was it time for modernization, expansion or new construction? The most radical solution was chosen: new construction – and that is part of the uniqueness - while maintaining day-today operations. In 1992 the demolition and construction work began. Essentially the only thing that remained was the great ballroom that offers room for 700 guests. During the next two years the Hotel was “transformed” into a Bauhaus inspired, four storeyed building with more than 100 rooms and suites.
The number of light-flooded ballrooms, parlours and conference rooms multiplied. New restaurants were added, the outdoor facilities, gardens and parking spaces were redesigned, taking the old tree population into consideration.