Hotel du Train München - Impression

The history

Christian Fahrngruber’s grandparents bought the house “Der Tannenbaum” in 1930, which later became a restaurant and a hotel. In 1960 his parents bought “Herzog-Wilhelm”, today’s “Hôtel du Train” and designed it – in keeping with the spirit of the times – into a ‘hotel of single rooms‘, albeit with a high artistic standard. Lucas Suppin, the well-known Austrian artist, member of the Vienna Secession, even paused a collaboration with Pablo Picasso for this commission.

The Vision

We wanted to bring our building back to a new, more contemporary level, combined with an idea from history. Christian Fahrngruber had long been playing with the idea of creating something extraordinary from the traditional “Herzog-Wilhelm”. Within him, the desire matured to take the legendary train from Agatha Christie’s novel “Murder on the Orient Express” and make it a reality in the form of a themed hotel.

The rebuild

In order to realize his idea, craftsmen and artists transformed the house into a historic ambience in 2017, and at the same time, equipped it with the latest building technologies. The “Hôtel du Train” (Train Hotel) was created and is probably the only one of its kind in Europe.


With this extraordinary hotel, the owner Christian Fahrngruber has set the course for the next generation in the long history of the hotelier family.