Category Archives: Venues

Kakadu Bar and Barbarina Cabaret

Kakadu Bar & Barbarina-Cabaret 1920-1936 On completion in the late 1800s, the area around Joachimstaler Platz on the corner of the Ku’damm resembled an open-air arena with tiered bleacher-style seating for 10,000 spectators. In July 1890 it played host to … Continue reading

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Bowie’s ‘Dschungel’ – The Femina-Palast

“Sitting in the Dschungel, on Nürnberger Straße A man lost in time Near KaDeWE”  Where Are We Now  – David Bowie, January 2013   The Femina-Palast was built in 1928 by architects Richard Bielenberg and Josef Moser for businessman Heinrich … Continue reading

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A Very Weimar Christmas Party

Let us imagine for a moment, you are living in Weimar-era Berlin and feel your star is on the wane. What better way to boost your social status than by throwing a glitzy Christmas party. But who to invite? You’ll … Continue reading

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The Titania-Palast

In late January 1928, Berliners witnessed the opening of a luxurious, state-of-the-art cinema and theatre complex in the unlikely setting of the south-western suburb of Steglitz. The 2,000 seater Titania-Palast opened on 26th January 1928, with the gala premiere of … Continue reading

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The Silhouette

“lacking in splendour and dull on the outside, the interior is cozy and warm like a boudoir. The name is etched across the front in silver, rococo lettering. Inside it may be lacking in width, but not in wealth. The … Continue reading

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