Distin­guished guests from all over the world

The illus­trious guest­list of the Golden Anker Hotel in Bayreuth reads like a “Who’s Who” of great artists, thin­kers, leaders, opinion leaders and stars, both of the past and the present.

Historic guest­book

For nearly 300 years, the hotel has played host to nume­rous renowned guests from the fields of the arts, busi­ness and poli­tics. Brass plaques on some of the doors reveal which of these famous visi­tors have spent a night in that parti­cular room.

The guest­book we use today goes back to the year 1928, and has been signed by many famous guests, including:

  • King Alfonso of Spain
  • Albert Uderzo
  • Kit Armstrong
  • Anton Bruckner
  • Semjon Bychkov
  • Patrice Chéreau
  • Colin Firth
  • Susanne Fröh­lich
  • Günther Grass
  • Gerhard Haupt­mann
  • Herbert von Karajan
  • Hape Kerke­ling
  • Loriot (alias Vicco von Bülow)
  • Thomas Mann
  • Waltraut Meier
  • Romy Schneider
  • Barbara Schö­ne­berger
  • Simone Signoret
  • Hans- Werner Sinn
  • Wole Soyinka
  • Richard Strauss
  • Rita Süßmuth
  • Chris­tian Thielemann
  • Arturo Tosca­nini
  • Mark Twain
  • Emily Watson
  • Richard von Weizsäcker
  • Wim Wenders

My presence in this remar­kable base may well be the grea­test hang-on of my life.

Stephen Fry