Waiting for Christmas – I love it! My day starts with a walk to my Advent calendar to open the next window with great excitement. The anticipation for Christmas grows every day. But if you ask me, the best part of the day is, when I walk through the lobby of the Breidenbacher Hof, A Capella Hotel. Our great pianist Ulli plays the most beautiful Christmas songs, the hotel gleams in its ceremonial brightness everywhere you look. A wonderful Christmas tree with a mountain of presents under it welcomes every guest, client, deliveryman and employee entering the hotel lobby.
One of my favorite elements this year is our Christmas wonderland display featuring giant Steiff stuffed animals. Provided by our neighbors Kaufhof an der Kö, this wintery display delights not only children, but adults as well!
I love to watch as the people enter the hotel. At first, they may seem overwhelmed by their day or the bustling of the city outside. But, then there is this moment: they look up, and suddenly are enveloped by the season’s good cheer. Next thing you know, a smile stretches across their faces. It doesn’t matter how exhausting the journey has been or how many people are rushing through the city – in this moment the Christmas season has overtaken them. You can’t imagine what kind of privilege it is to welcome a guest at Christmas time!
Will you be visiting Breidenbacher Hof this holiday season? Christmas at Breidenbacher Hof truly is a special experience. If you are in Dusseldorf do come by for a cup of hot cocoa and some holiday cheer—you won’t be disappointed!