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Café Wien on Berlin's Kurfürstendamm, with the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church [Gedächtniskirche] in the Background (1929)
The cafés of Kurfürstendamm enjoy iconic status in the history of both Berlin and the Weimar Republic. They drew a liberal, cosmopolitan, and tolerant public. Conservatives denounced them as places of permissiveness, decadence, and decline.