VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ in Berlin
VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ
Lawyers | Financial Auditors | Tax Consultants
Tel.: +49 30 88 03 59 0
Fax: +49 30 88 03 59 99
Directions to our office
U-Bahn: Kurfürstendamm (U1 und U9), Uhlandstraße (U1),
Zoologischer Garten (U2 und U9)
S-Bahn: Zoologischer Garten
Bus: 109, 119, 129, get off at Uhlandstrasse
Parking: Meinekestraße and Uhlandstraße
An exceptional location
The historical background of the Berlin offices of VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ.
Directly on Ku'damm
Our law offices in Berlin are directly on Germany’s most famous boulevard – Ku'damm. To be more precise at Kurfürstendamm 217 on the corner of Fasanenstrasse 74. Fortunately the house escaped major bomb damage in the Second World War which makes it one of the few really authentic 19th century buildings in the area. Yet the traces left by history are still there …
Built during the reign of Emperor Wilhelm II.
The building was constructed in 1895/96 by the architects Heinrich Mittag and Heinrich Seeling. The founder of the Berlin Academy of Music, the world famous violinist Joseph Joachim was one of the very first residents.
The Roaring Twenties
From 1921-1928 this was where the composer and pianist Rudolf Nelson had his famous Nelson Theater. Apart from a galaxy of revue stars, the world star Josephine Baker also appeared here on 14 January 1926. It was no coincidence that the Nelson-Theater was an important part of Berlin’s legendary night life in the Roaring Twenties.
Great Cinema – The Astor Movie Theatre
In 1934 the Nelson Theater was refurbished by Rudolf Möhring as the Astor Movie Theatre. Its avant-garde colour scheme blending pale yellow and cornflower blue made it one of the most beautiful cinemas in Berlin. Until it finally closed its doors in 2002, the Astor was one of the last cinemas on Kurfürstendamm with an illustrious past.
The Man Without Qualities
From 1931 to 1933 the Austrian writer Robert Musil lived in the then Pension Stern and worked on the second part of his famous novel The Man Without Qualities. A plaque on the facade of our offices commemorates this time.
Along with the glamorous Ku'damm, the Fasanenstrasse was also a popular residential address for a host of famous personalities including Asta Nielsen, the Danish silent film star, the politicians Ulrich von Hassel and Rudolf Breitscheid, the Russian dancer and choreographer Tatjana Gsovsky, the later Pope Pius XII and the author Heinrich Mann.
In 2011 the world famous Berlin boulevard celebrated its 125th anniversary. We are proud and delighted to welcome you to a place so steeped in history.