Hotel Golden Ball
The Hotel Goldene Kugel was a famous hotel in Halle (Saale) on Leipziger Strasse that existed from 1720 to 1945.
In 1720 the Bergnerische Gasthof was built on Leipziger Strasse east of the city gates . He also owned a forge . During the Seven Years' War and in Napoleon's war against Prussia in 1806/1807, fierce fighting took place in the vicinity of the inn. They led to the renaming of the inn "Zur Kugel" .
As a result of the city of Halle's first train station, which was built nearby in 1840, a new, three-story hotel building was built in 1859 in place of the old inn and is now called the “Goldene Kugel” hotel . In the following years it was rebuilt and expanded again and again and finally expanded to around 100 rooms. In front of the hotel there was a heated winter garden and a seating area with rich floral decorations facing Riebeckplatz .
After the First World War , the hotel was owned by F. Otto Stoye, who had it modernized again in 1924 by the architect Hermann Frede . In 1929 there was an increase from three to six floors. In 1939, Stoye also ran the Goldener Löwe hotel and restaurant in Eisleben .
In the final phase of the Second World War , the "Goldene Kugel" hotel was hit during the bombing of Halle on March 31, 1945, and the building burned down. After the war, the ruins were removed to redesign Riebeckplatz as a traffic junction.
- Archive material on the Hotel Goldene Kugel, Halle, in the Saxony-Anhalt State Archives , C 110 Halle, No. 975, p. 19
- F. Otto Stoye: Hotel Golden Ball. (Advertising page) Halle 1924. (private property)
- F. Otto Stoye: Menu Hotel "Goldener Löwe", Eisleben January 15, 1939. (private property)
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