"Hotel Europa" is the story of a family of hoteliers and their struggle for survival, told from the perspective of young Emil Dreesen and set between the end of World War I and the eve of World War II. After his return, Emil, still under the impression of his experiences on the front line and full of plans for a new start at the hotel, engages in an ongoing feud with his father Fritz over the future of the family business, with his mother taking his father’s side. His Jewish grandmother, however, sticks by him – just like his sister Ulla. Modern spirit and new beginnings or ancient hostilities and revenge? This conflict threatens to not only tear the family apart, but also increasingly the famous guests and the country itself. The hotel becomes a meeting place for the rich and famous, from a young Konrad Adenauer and Gustav Gründgens to Charlie Chaplin and an ambitious Adolf Hitler. When the National Socialists chose the noble house that has always been a popular venue for Jewish families as one of their preferred spots in the German Reich, the conflict within the Dreesen family escalates. Emil is faced with the decision to continue fighting for his dream of running and shaping the hotel or to sever all ties with his family once and for all.