The Quisisana Palace Carlsbad from a historical perspective.
In the centre of Carlsbad, on the famous Marienbadstraße, the impressive Quisisana building was constructed during the golden age of the town from 1887-1888. Anton Pupp, a member of the fourth generation of the one of the most well-known and wealthiest families, built this jewel for his wife Maria, who came from the Mattoni family, who were also very well-to-do. Built in the Historicist style, the building combines elements from the Neo-Renaissance, Neo-Gothic and Neo-Baroque styles. Back then the Quisisana was already fascinating at first glance with its richly adorned facades and the fanned out balconies. Up until the death of Anton Pupp in 1907, the prominent building served not only as a residence for the Pupp family, but also as a guest house for their numerous visitors.
After the First World War, Emilia Pupp-Knoll transformed the property into a health resort attracting guests from all over the world and experienced great success with it until the 1930s. The Quisisana was used temporarily as a military hospital for German soldiers during the Second World War and then became an officers’ quarters for the Russian Red Army. After some turbulent years, in 1960 the elegant building became the property of the city of Carlsbad. From then onwards various tenants lived in the rooms and suites and no more renovation work was conducted during this time. The Quisisana visibly fell into disrepair until the city decided to sell the famous building in 2005. From then until 2012 it was lovingly and authentically renovated and is now open as the Quisisana Palace to discerning guests from around the world.