In 1805, Napoleon Bonaparte founded the Grand Duchy
of Berg with Düsseldorf as capital of this territory.
It also established the era in which the Breidenbacher Hof was opened for the first time.
"The Duchy" is also the nickname for our female figure, who in the spirit of her name is a free thinker and an icon of cool independence. Her distinctive style is cultivated from stealthy observation of the finest things the world has to offer. Hers is a global, vivacious elegance, founded on wit, wisdom and whimsy.