Early History - Hotel Opéra

The Opéra and its history

The history of the house is closely associated with the family Lutz and Berger and the Eisbach river, which mostly flows underground through Munich's old town and Lehel. The Eisbach might have initially had a more practical purpose for the house, but these days it secretly adds to the relaxed atmosphere of the Mediterranean courtyard oasis of our hotel. Since 1968 many hours of work have transformed the ordinary apartment building of the Munich suburbs into a wonderful gem. Ernestine Lutz, together with her son Alexander and partner Rudolf Berger gradually transformed the house bit by bit, under the benevolent eyes of their guests, into a little jewel.

Entering the Opéra which, like Venice, is built on water, you can feel the stress of the city fall from your shoulders. In its beautiful Renaissance courtyard, one can hear the soft rustling of the Eisbach river and the chirping of the birds while enjoying breakfast. Happy festivities, such as weddings, birthdays, christenings and other occasions are perfectly suited to these surroundings.


In 1898 the house was built by Brutscher, the royal purveyor to the Bavarian court as the finest game-meat and delicatessen in the city. The Eisbach, which flows under the house was used for keeping fish and lobster fresh before they were served as the finest culinary delight at the royal table. In the wild sixties, Munich Star Figaro Seidlitz, had his salon here. Those were very chic times. The society ladies got themselves beautified here. The attentive hotel visitor can still discover the caryatids and a few hints of the sixties.


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