The word „Auberge“ has been long forgotten as a name in German speaking countries, however, it originates in the 17th century as a loan word from French: AUBERGE – hotel from old French – (h)ostel – from the late Latin Hospitale, used to denote accommodation. This term, used in 17th century France to describe the exquisite town houses of the aristocracy – has now been used by the BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG – – for many years, year in, year out as the „AUBERGE AWARD“ to describe the excellent top hotels providing only the best in terms of standard, furnishings and luxury.


Not only a Song, first the Travellers Interest Yes, yes…the people of Berlin icke – dete kieke mal – pack die Badehose ein (translator’s note: the former is a typical phrase in the Berlin dialect, meaning „I see it“ and the second is the first line of a song sung by Cornelia Froboess in the Fifties) The BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG has made it its duty to provide interested readers with interesting facts daily whether in Spring (season), Summer, Autumn and Winter, Sunday, Public Holiday, Easter, Christmas and New Year’s Eve around the clock making their life more interesting. Whereby today already can see: printed news is becoming yesterday news. As a definition, is to quote Emil Dovifat: „A newspaper conveys the newest developments in short regular intervals to the wider public.

Since 2008, the BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG has awarded the AUBERGE AWARD to hotels worldwide who are chosen by a jury based on readers‘ online votes. The award ceremony takes place under the supervision of the notary on the basis of the choice of spectators. The inspiration for the award was taken from the ideas of hairdresser David Lowe, who on 25 January 1774 opened the world’s first Grand Hotel in London’s Covent Garden.

– Founder of the AUBERGE AWARD –

The Founder of the AUBERGE AWARD is the BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG – a german liberal-conservative daily Newspaper – with the own Trademark Rights of the jointly established Berliner Tageblatt since 1872.

Both Newspaper names are legally registered as Trade Mark:

– AUBERGE AWARD References –

* Auberge Award, BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG Article December 2014 –

* Auberge Award, BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG Article 16.07.2013 –

* Auberge Award to Anh Quan Saken – Shanghai Billionaire Club, 2013 –

* Auberge Award to Grand Hyatt, 2011 –

* Auberge Award to Muscat, 25.05.2010 –

* Auberge Award to the Kempinski Hybernska Praha 2009 –

* Auberge Award Trade Mark, 30.03.2007 –


Keywords:Auberge Award, Hotel Award, BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG, AUBERGE, Cornelia Froboess, David Low, Grand Hotel, Newspaper London\’s Covent Garden