Orania.Berlin Oranienstrasse 40 10999 Berlin − Germany
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The Orania.Berlin is directly located in the centre of Kreuzberg at Oranienplatz. As anyone from the neighbourhood will tell you, this district is the most exiting in Berlin. Kreuzberg has long been famed for its cultural diversity as well as its experimental & alternative lifestyles attracting especially young people from around the world.
discover the creative heart of berlin at the oranienplatz in kreuzberg. relax in an oasis of calm & serenity. Rest your head in grand yet intimate interiors blending a liberating sense of space & beauty with natural materials & warm lights. Enjoy outstanding food & drinks for cosmopolitans. Indulge in a lounge & bar exclusively featuring concerts with great artists living in the city.
You can find some of Berlin’s most outstanding museums, including the Berlinische Galerie, showing art from 1870 to the present day, the Gropius Bau with temporary exhibitions, the Jewish Museum and the German Museum of Technology.
If you prefer things a little bit more casual, especially in the summer season, there is a great number of open-air cinemas and events just around the corner. Kreuzberg is also famous for its street fairs like MyFest and Carnival of Cultures.
The borough is a stage and home for creativity – not only when it comes to music. Here, artists create free spaces for their work not only in the numerous ateliers but also on the streets and in backyards, which you can admire on Street Art Tour. Kreuzberg also has more mainstream offerings
Or you can spend an exciting evening of contemporary dance, theatre and performance at one of the three Houses of the Hebbel am Ufer stages. The neighbourhood also houses the English Theatre Berlin, the city's only English-language theatre.
The revival of the 1913 Oranienpalast Kabarett Cafe
Merchant and City Councilor Leopold Jacobi (1847-1917) commissions renowned architects Cremer & Wolffenstein to design a new representative office building at Oranienstrasse 40/41. The building features the café Oranienpalast on the ground floor and offices on the upper floors.
The café Oranienpalast offers its guests outstanding concerts and cabarets under the direction of Oscar Barton. Upper floors are rented by industrial giant AEG, a publisher and a fashion shop.
Leopold Jacobi passes away.
The café Oranienpalast closes its doors. The ground floor is converted into a clothing store owned by C&A Brenninkmeyer. The upper floors are converted into a hotel named "Ahlbecker Hof".
Cäcilia Jacobi, the widow of Leopold, transfers the property to her children Ernst, Frieda and Charlotte.
The jewish owners had to sell the property to C&A below market value in order to be able to emigrate. C&A converts the entire building into a clothing store. During World War II the building survives undamaged.
The building changes ownership several times while it is used as a furniture & food store, restaurant & billiard salon.
The club "Trash" opens its doors on the first floor. The building is registered as a national monument the same year.
Dietrich von Boetticher acquires the building. After basic renovations the building is used free of charge for art & cultural events including the Berlin Biennale (2010), Kunsthochschule Weißensee and the Ostkreuz Bildagentur.
Dietrich von Boetticher commissions Hilmer Sattler Architects and Dietmar Mueller-Elmau respectively to undertake the conversion and interior design of a hotel with 41 rooms and suites, a small restaurant, literary salon, bar & concert stage.
The Orania.Berlin opens on August 14th, 2017.
Official website: https://orania.berlin/