The history of the “haus hoter hahn”

More than eight centuries of living history, in addition in the middle of a historical city, as there is hardly a comparable one. The special atmosphere in the “haus roter hahn” is almost palpable, decelerates noticeably and promptly – and awakens the awareness of: Having time.



The house is first mentioned in a document, still today the double early Gothic window arcade on the street front on the 2nd floor reminds of this time.

An exciting detail: Not the restaurant “roter hahn” got its name from the alley, which was originally called “Scherergasse”, but vice versa.



B. Leitgeb is mentioned in documents as the landlord of the inn “Zum Roten Hahn”.



In the 18th century, the inn was one of the most distinguished in the city. In the year of the French Revolution, the director of the princely court theater, Baron von Schacht, staged a glittering ball in the ” Roter Hahn” on the occasion of the marriage of the heir to the throne, Alexander von Thurn und Taxis, to Princess Therese von Mecklenburg-Strelitz.



The Abensberg brewery “Zum Kuchlbauer” acquires the „Haus Roter Hahn”.



The “Haus Roter Hahn” becomes the property of the Schmidt family.



Max Schmidt hands over the inn to his son Max Schmidt senior. In the process, the inn is completely renovated, and the hotel rooms are given a contemporary design in the years that follow.



Local and hotel lobby are completely renovated. “Haus Roter Hahn” now has an elevator, an air-conditioned reception and a restaurant that combines the history of the house with somewhat modern components. The catering is expanded. 



After two years of traveling through Asia and Australia, Maximilian Schmidt Jr. returns to Regensburg with his then fiancée and now wife Laura Pircher. He takes over the “Haus Roter Hahn” from his father and within a very short time establishes a fresh, modern cuisine at star level.



Maximilian Schmidt jun. was awarded with a Michelin star.



… and the journey is far from over…. to be continued.

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