Germany Is Going Modernistic in Designing Unique Eating Places (Mar, 1931)

Germany Is Going Modernistic in Designing Unique Eating Places

GERMANY, one of the homes of modernism, is setting a rapid pace for architects and designers everywhere, this odd, mushroom shaped building being but one example of their efforts to attain the novel and unique in architecture.

This building, which houses a restaurant overlooking the Rhine River, is three stories high. Administrative offices, checking rooms, washrooms and the kitchens occupy the two lower floors. The upper floor contains private dining rooms, bar room and public dining balcony that hangs out over the river.

7 comments
  1. Stephen says: September 1, 20116:02 am

    I wonder where that is and whether it still exists?

  2. tb says: September 1, 20116:05 am

    If it doesn’t exist it still makes sense in a scenic area. I don’t know anything about construction but maybe it would be cost prohibitive to build.

  3. TimE says: September 1, 20118:45 am

    I suspect the prototype AT-AT Imperial walker looked something like this…

  4. Jari says: September 1, 201110:14 am

    Most likely bombed to smithereens during WW2.

  5. BrianM says: September 13, 20114:43 pm

    It is called ‘die Bastei’ in Cologne / Koln on the Rhine and it is very much still there. The illustration here is somewhat misleading and really doesn’t do it justice. Google ‘die bastei koln’ and check out modern photos. Looks like a Thunderbirds set : ) Built in 1924, badly damaged in WW2 bombing as you might expect but restored and reopened in 1958.

  6. Jari says: September 14, 20119:50 am

    BrianM: Thanks for the info. Why on earth did the magazine print the picture from this side…. It really does look like it belongs to the Tracy Island, when looked from the other side :)

  7. Bryan Dahlberg says: October 30, 20118:24 pm

    My family moved to Cologne, Germany when I was ten years old. We ate at this restaurant just after it opened in 1958. Even after all these years, I distinctly remember ordering trout. When the waiter brought it to the table, he carved it right there and asked me if I wanted the “Backen.” That’s the German word for “cheeks.” I had never heard the word before, and besides, I didn’t know that trout even had cheeks. But he put them on the plate, and they tasted like, well, trout cheeks. About the size of small lima beans.

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