The impressive row of houses in Bad Schandau’s city center has always attracted many visitors. The historic foundations – which have already been used as hotels in the course of their history – date back to the year 1617.
After the reunification of Germany, the historic buildings at the market square lost their old splendor. Especially after the devastating floods of 2002, the houses faced inevitable decay.
In order to bring back the old glamour to Bad Schandau’s town center, the buildings underwent reconstruction and were connected to an opulent hotel. Due to its location directly at the river Elbe, special emphasis was put on flood protection which played a major part in the reconstruction works.
In 2013 massive floods hit Bad Schandau and the hotel once more, causing the temporary closure of the five-star property. In 2016, the Hotel Elbresidenz could celebrate its re-opening. Much has changed since then: the hotel was modernized and flood protection has been improved significantly. Moreover, the only five-star hotel of Saxon Switzerland is now part of the Toskanaworld Group – an experienced business for the operation of spas and wellness hotels.