The Book about Café Einstein
The Café Einstein in the Kurfürstenstraße is one of Berlin’s finest addresses regarding coffee house culture. A wide range of international newspapers, celebrities and an epoque interieur, and of course, you get the best mélange far and wide.
On the occasion of the Einstein’s 30th anniversary, in this richly illustrated book, historian Kirstin Buchinger tells the villa’s story that mirrors the changeful history of the metropolis. Built in 1878 by sweing machine manufacturer Rossmann, the house later became home to a jewish banker and his wife who wer later disowned by the Nazis. In the house’s many rooms, silent film stars of the 20s and avantgardists of the 70s partied, a secret gambling club for Berlin’s elite was established and many myths surround the place.
In the chapters of this book, the people to whom this singular location owes its esprit have their say: “Einsteinians” who lost their heart to the place of golden schnitzels and wonderful apple strudel. Reminiscences of glorious events, well-known guests and amusing episodes and – last, but not least – the receipes that made the Einstein famous.
The book is only available in German.