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Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby jccalvin on 02 Jun 2007 03:57

Hi:

Can anyone provide an address for any of the bars listed below?

Kakadu, Esterhazy-Keller, Goldene Spinne, Kolibri (Berlin bars frequented by organized crime in the 1930s)

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Postby FreiDurchDieTat on 02 Jun 2007 05:23

Are you sure those are all in Berlin?
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Postby TassosTz on 02 Jun 2007 13:08

FreiDurchDieTat wrote:Are you sure those are all in Berlin?


I am not a Berliner and I can't say "yes" or "no" in your question. Perhaps you're referring mostly to "Kakadu Bar", which is e legendary one in Dresden. Same name bar, though, existed in Berlin, but I haven't been able to locate its address. Take a look at http://www.dhm.de/lemo/html/biografien/JaryMichael/
I located, also, an Esterhazy-Keller bar, but not in Berlin, but in Wien (Haarhof l
1010 Wien, At). Continuing searching, anyway...
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Postby jccalvin on 02 Jun 2007 14:39

I am pretty sure they are all in Berlin. I got this list from "The Berlin Police Force in the Weimar Republic", by Hsi-huey Liang. You are wondering why a Chinese author wrote this book. :) His father was Chinese Charge d'Affaires in Berlin 1928-1934.

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Postby jccalvin on 02 Jun 2007 14:44

I found a notation on a similar page to the one you provided, that listed Fritz Weber playing at the Kakadu in Berlin, in 1934.

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Postby openmind on 27 Jun 2007 23:10

I found a couple of Google hits referring to the Kakadu-Bar, no address - but one said it was on the Kurfürstendam, and the other on Joachimstaler Strasse, so it might have been on (or near) the corner. It's strange that there isn't more on the 'net about these, isn't it?
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Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby jccalvin on 28 Jun 2007 01:41

Hi:

I finally found one of the bars and a street: Esterhazy-Keller, on Jagerstrasse, about a half mile east of the edge of the Tiergarten. It still exists, I believe.

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Postby openmind on 29 Jun 2007 15:04

Jägerstrasse was in the Eastern Zone, isn't it? (it crosses Friedrichstrasse but the border kind of wandered around over there, and I don't really remember) Do you know if it functioned during the DDR time? It would have been interesting to know what types of folks hung out there then, wouldn't it - especially with Checkpoint Charlie down the street.
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Postby stcamp on 01 Jul 2007 19:49

You might be interested in the "Berlin Noir" series by Phillip Kerr. It takes place in Berlin in the 30's. The main character is a former Berlin cop.

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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby sylvieK4 on 29 Jun 2011 15:03

An ad and a postcard showing the "Kakadu" (and address).
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Source: drawrm.com

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Source: akpool.co.uk
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Re: Esterhazy-Keller

Postby Helmut0815 on 30 Jun 2011 18:09

openmind wrote:Jägerstrasse was in the Eastern Zone, isn't it? (it crosses Friedrichstrasse but the border kind of wandered around over there, and I don't really remember) Do you know if it functioned during the DDR time?


According to http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oranienburger_Stra%C3%9Fe the Esterhazy-Keller was in Oranienburger Strasse, also in the eastern part of Berlin, I can't find any refence to Jägerstrasse. It seems to have been a meeting point for homosexuals in East-Berlin, see http://www.schwulesmuseum.de/html/au_1/ ... g_3_en.htm


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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby Dutto1 on 12 Jul 2011 17:14

sylvieK4 wrote:An ad and a postcard showing the "Kakadu" (and address).
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Source: drawrm.com

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Source: akpool.co.uk


The famous bandleader Oskar Joost played in the Kakadu in the 1930s with his band.Very interesting photos thanks for sharing them.

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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby sylvieK4 on 13 Jul 2011 11:16

Ron, I'm glad you like the photos. Although not mentioned by the original poster, here are a few more popular Berlin bars/hangouts of the 1920s and 1930s

The "Barberina" on Hardenberg Straße:
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The "Delphi" dance palace and bar on Kant. This was later transformed into the "Delphi Kino"
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... Don't forget there were many bars inside the domed Kempinksi "Haus Vaterland" complex on the PotsdamerPlatz.
Here's a dance contest at the "Haus Vaterland" from 1934:
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(pro.corbis.com)

The "Haus Vaterland" complex, 1930s:
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(http://www.potsdamer-platz.org/haus_vaterland.htm)
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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby sylvieK4 on 13 Jul 2011 12:44

Exterior of the "Kakadu" bar, Kurfurstendamm:
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Re: Berlin Bars 1930s

Postby Dutto1 on 13 Jul 2011 16:14

These are even more fascanating do you collect these type of things ?

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