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.
© Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Kunstbibliothek, SMB, Photothek Willy Römer / Willy Römer