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