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It was the summer of 1956 when Anna and Gottfried met at the Tanzcafe Böhler. It was their first date. He was 16, she 15. They knew each other from school and danced with each other for the first time. Charleston, boogie woogie and rock’n’roll. The air was filled with joy this Sunday afternoon in this little place, a dynamic hub those days. Anna and Gottfried sat at their table, both tightly grasping a mug of hot chocolate. As they both reached out at the same moment for the sugar bowl, their hands met. They looked into each other’s eyes and knew. They could hardly await the next dance.
Everything was supposed to be perfect! In the 70’s, Helmut and Irma got married here, at the Hotel Böhler. Many citizens of Böblingen have used the great hall for their family festivities: excellent food and cosyness, friendly staff and festiveness. For celebrating their anniversary 30 years later, Helmut wished for the same WMF-silverware, that was used at their wedding. The staff searched for days in the cellar and the attic and finally they found the precious silverware. After being cleaned and polished it was put on the banquet table and the festivity could begin. Helmut and Irma couldn’t be happier. Until today they visit the Hotel Böhler on each wedding anniversary date and have a drink. There is one special spot in the lounge, where they would always stop: right in front of the old silverware which is now attached to wooden wall panels as part of the decoration. Fabulous memories!
The 70’s and 80’s were also an exciting period in the history of Hotel Böhler. More and more guests visited the hotel, many of them coming from the USA. They enjoyed staying at the Hotel which was successfully operated by Wolfgang, Karin, Marianne and Norbert Böhler since 1978. Guests from abroad brought an excellent interior idea to them: at that time divine cherry wood was the latest must have for an elaborate interior. 1984 extensive renovation work were completed at Hotel Böhler and the owners invested in cherry wood panels for the design of the restaurant. The guests from abroad should feel like at home. And they still do… the wood panel helps in keeping this memory alive.
This bench is a piece of history. In his day Willy Böhler prepared his famous cakes and pastry on this table. Thousands of cake creations, and pastry with fruits and tons of cream were prepared on it and generations of guests enjoyed them. As times changed, it was not stylish enough to compete with new and practical kitchen furniture. It was moved to the very back of the kitchen and was forgotten there. While preparing the renovation works of winter 2016/-17 this gem was rediscovered by Melinda and Manuel and brought to specialists who refurbished it and restored its glory. Now it takes pride of place in the middle of the breakfast buffet and is much admired by all generations visiting the hotel. Willy Böhler would certainly be touched seeing this.