The Hotel Barbarossa has been owned by the Miehle family since 1874 and is now managed by Florian Miehle and his wife Christiane Miehle in the 5th generation. Maybe one day, one of their three daughters will follow in the footprints of their parents and manage the beautiful, historic building in the 6th generation.
Martin Miehle operated the house as a restaurant with bourgeois cuisine after he bought it in 1874. His parents were running the restaurant and guesthouse "Kreuz" in Blumenfeld. We do not know why he came to Constance and why he bought the Barbarossa. But today we can say, luckily he came to Constance and bought the house.
His son Karl Miehle took over the management of the building from his father and accomplished many construction measures around the turn of the century. The most important thing was the purchase of the third building "Zum grünen Gatter" which is attached to the other both houses on the western side entering the Obermarkt Alley. Furthermore he converted the 4th floor into guest rooms and instructed the construction of the clock tower up top the main building.