100-year celebration
The 100-year celebration, the first official commemoration in honour of Caesar Ritz took place on the 24th August 1952 in his birth place Niederwald. Unfortunately it took place two years too late, as one could obviously not find a suitable date. Marie-Louise did not receive the invited guests in the grand Ritz by the Seine, but on a goat meadow by the river Rhone in Niederwald.