Opening of the “Guesthouse Europaeischer Hof” after two years of construction by Joseph Schrieder.
The restaurant “Kurfürstenstube“ shortly after the opening of the hotel.
Change of name to “Hôtel de l’Europe” and installation of state-of-the-art central heating.
After various changes of ownership, Fritz Gabler and his wife Luise purchase the hotel for 1,100,000 Goldmark (850,000 for the property itself, 250,000 for equipment and inventory).
Fritz Gabler is the driving force behind the founding of Heidelberg’s Hotel Management School.
Construction of the three-storey side wing (plus basement) with 20 new rooms, a bar, conference room and central heating system.
Completion of the three-storey side wing (plus basement) with 20 new rooms, a bar, conference room and central heating system.
The airship “Graf Zeppelin” passes the Europaeischer Hof on 19th October 1930.
Edith von Kretschmann (née Gabler) marries Arthur von Kretschmann, who dies at a young age in Stalingrad in 1942.
Fritz Gabler (above with his wife Luise and children Edith, Erich and Lilo) is elected President of the ALLIANCE INTERNATIONALE DE L'HOTELLERIE, the World Hotel Association, with headquarters in Paris.
The hotel is requisitioned by the American occupation forces and is turned into the headquarters for the American troops: Headquarter United States Army Europe and Seventh Army.
Fritz Gabler dies at the age of 77 on 2nd August 1953 before the hotel is returned to his wife Luise Gabler from the American occupation forces in 1955.
Reopening of the Europaeischer Hof after being returned by the American occupation forces.
The grandson of the third generation, Ernst-Friedrich von Kretschmann, and his wife Sylvia take over the leadership of the company.
A third storey is added to the side-wing with 14 new rooms. Modifications to the bar, the restaurant and addition of an another conference room.
A two-storey underground garage with 120 parking spaces and two new floors with 33 hotel rooms, 8 specialist retailers and various office spacess are constructed.
In 1976, the ground-breaking took place for the extensive reconstructions and extensions. In the photo: Managing Directors Ernst-Friedrich and Sylvia von Kretschmann, craftsman Mr. Müller and Senior Chief Executive Luise Gabler (seated).
Luise Gabler dies on 14th December 1981 at the age of 93.
August 11th, 1985 was the official ground-breaking for the five-storey garden extension. From the left: Architect Gerhard Hauss, Chairman of the Bezirkssparkasse Heidelberg Manfred Winkler, Managing Director of the Europaeischer Hof Sylvia von Kretschmann, Mayor of Heidelberg Reinhold Zundel, Managing Director of the Europaeischer Hof Ernst-Friedrich von Kretschmann and Lilo Falco, daughter of the Founders, the Gabler family.
A new five-storey garden extension plus the new building No. 27 Sofienstrasse (following the demolition of the "Park Villa") and the addition of a fourth storey with a Penthouse Suite on the side wing expand the hotel’s capacity: 42 new apartments and rooms, 3 new street-level shops and 4 new office units on the upper floors. The public garage is extended by 80 parking spaces to a total capacity of 200.
As heirs to their mother Lilo Falco, the two grandsons of Fritz Gabler, Harald and Dr Günther Falco, sell their 50% holdings in the company to their cousins Ernst-Friedrich and Oskar von Kretschmann senior.
Opening of our PANORAMA SPA CLUB fitness and wellness area above the rooftops of Heidelberg with a unique view overlooking the famous Heidelberg Castle and the Odenwald Forest.
As shareholder, Ernst-Friedrich von Kretschmann transfers 20% of his holdings to his wife Sylvia and 30% to each of his children Oskar junior and Dr. Caroline von Kretschmann.
Opening of the sun terrace next to the pool.
Together with his wife, Ernst-Friedrich von Kretschmann is elected “Hotelier of the Year” for his life's work. In addition, he is awarded the Business Medal of the State of Baden-Württemberg.
Oskar von Kretschmann senior retires as shareholder. His 50 % shares are acquired by the family of Ernst-Friedrich von Kretschmann.
Rebranding with new logo: "Der Europäische Hof Heidelberg - Privathotel seit 1865". Certification as Certified Business Hotel, Certified Conference Hotel and certified as conforming to the pharma code.
Relaunch of the new website.
During this year, several further renovations took place. Many rooms are now furnished with dark, high-quality parquet floors, the lobby was renovated and the conference rooms were modernised with ceiling projectors.
Ernst-Friedrich von Kretschmann hands over the management of the hotel (DER EUROPÄISCHE HOF HOTEL EUROPA HEIDELBERG GmbH) to his daughter, Dr. Caroline von Kretschmann. His wife Frau Sylvia von Kretschmann is the second Managing Director and continues managing the hotel operations together with her daughter. Ernst-Friedrich von Kretschmann remains the Managing Director of the real estate holding company (EUROPÄISCHER HOF FRITZ GABLER GmbH & Co. KG).
150 Years of Europaeischer Hof Heidelberg. The anniversary is celebrated with 12 different events.
Dr. Caroline von Kretschmann is appointed honorary senator of the city of Heidelberg.
Baden-Württemberg awards Dr. Caroline von Kretschmann with the medal of economy.