The history of Hotel König von Ungarn
Noblesse and sophistication have created a legend
Hotel "König von Ungarn" is a unique pearl of its time. It has been operated in its present form since 1746. Before then, the building served as a stable and guest house for the dignitaries of St. Stephen's Cathedral for around 200 years. The hotel was mentioned for the first time in a Viennese newspaper in 1746. The house has remained extensively intact and is a listed building.
Beneath the spire of St. Stephen's and right next to Stephansplatz square
The name "König von Ungarn" (King of Hungary) is well deserved. In the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867 to 1918, it was predominantly Hungarian aristocrats and magnates who lived in the luxuriously appointed apartments. Some guests stayed there for decades. Many prominent names can be found in our guest book, which is well worth studying.
A piece of history
Browse through our historic memorial book with entries from 1903!
The bonding of the centuries
Hotel König von Ungarn is one of the oldest hotels in Vienna. Such a long tradition also has a long story to tell... one that fascinates our entire team as well as many of our guests. From them, we frequently receive leads about historical documents concerning our hotel. And so it is that we also know that Hotel König von Ungarn was mentioned in works by Sándor Márai and Julio Cortázar. Have you perhaps seen a depiction or illustration of our hotel as well? Or was our hotel mentioned in a novel? Please don't hesitate to send us your discovery. We would be delighted to have your help!
Celebrities visiting the Hotel König von Ungarn
In the last years some prominent figures enjoyed their visit at our Hotel König von Ungarn:
- Alfred Brendel – world famous Austrian pianist
- Agnes Baltsa - Greek mezzo-soprano Opera Star
- Peter Handke - Austrian novelist, playwright and political activist
- Günter Wilhelm Grass - German novelist and poet – Nobel prize in Literature 1999
- Imre Kertesz - Hungarian author, Nobel Prize in Literature 2002
- Mairead Corrigan Maguire - peace activist from Northern Ireland – Nobel Peace Prize 1976
- Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov - Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion
- Larry Martin Hagman – American film and television actor