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YOU ARE HERE: FRIEDRICHSTRASSE IN 1926

Friedrichstrasse in 1926

Friedrichstrasse in 1926

Here is Friedrichstrasse at night in 1926 with the U-Bahn station Französische Straße, looking south towards Stadtmitte.

The Kaiser Hotel, visible here on the right side of the street, opened as a 110-room-strong establishment in 1895 and had just been refurbished and modernised. However, the massive financial crisis that hit Germany in the early 1920s led to the loss of two popular restaurants that the house used to run on their premises.

The ETAM lingerie shop on the same side of the street replaced one of them.

The hotel fell prey to the WW2 bombs and the plot was eventually used to construct the Russia House standing there today.

2 comments on “YOU ARE HERE: FRIEDRICHSTRASSE IN 1926

  1. berlioz1935
    January 20, 2015

    It is a pity the Bahnhof “Französischestraße” will disappear in the future.

    • notmsparker
      January 20, 2015

      I agree. Why change t´sth that´s good already?

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