THE CAFE LUITPOLD COLLECTION
The little museum that provides a great experience
The museum exploring the history of coffeehouse culture.
Munich’s smallest museum providing the greatest experience enters 2013 with a few new priorities. A wall-filling panorama of the Palastcafé in 1888 clearly shows how the historicism of its time bore fruit and gives an impression of the “spatial wonder” that made Hans Carossa (1878-1956) gush in his novel Das Jahr der schönen Täuschungen. As a young man, he wrote, “schritt ich verhaltenen Schrittes durch diese heiligen Hallen, um die Göttinnen, die von den Gewölben lächelten, nicht zu stören.” (“...I trod with restrained steps through these holy halls, in order not to disturb the goddesses who smiled from the arches.”)
The times of beautiful illusions (schöne Täuschungen) – to which the Palastcafé and its 20 luxurious rooms belonged – are now behind us. What has remained are the enchanting memories and impressions of a coffeehouse culture which brought together people of every background and from many countries and professions at the Palastcafé on Brienner Straße, which was at the centre of a slice of history which is particularly fondly remembered in Munich.
The museum recounts the rise of Munich’s Palastcafé during the Belle Epoque and its destruction in the gruesome flames of a bombing raid and accompanies visitors into the present, where the Luitpoldblock provides the setting for a contemporary meeting place for many generations and nations.
Cafe Luitpold Collection in the Luitpoldblock
Entrance Palmengarten Ground Floor
Brienner Str. 11 80333 Munich
Telephone 089 24 25 76 79
The Café Luitpold Collection is open daily from 10 am to 7 pm.
Unguided visits are free of charge.
WHAT AWAITS YOU
Coffeehouse culture “in miniature”
Dive into history.
ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE CAFE
BAKING FOR CHILDREN
Knead dough, whip cream and shape marzipan flowers
Bake to your heart’s content with Susanne Klug from KinderKüche München and the confectioners from Cafe Luitpold, led by master confectioner Albert Ziegler! Afterwards, the young bakers can eat their cake, biscuits, marzipan shapes or chocolates... or take them home!
For children and adolescents from the ages of 7 to 14. Cost per person: 29 euro.
Meeting point: Cafe Luitpold/Palmengarten in the entrance area to the Café Luitpold Collection museum.
Please register directly with KinderKüche München
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 48954164
Contact: Charlotte Meinardus
T 089 21 26 85 32
Where to find us
We are always on the lookout for data and
facts, contemporary eyewitness reports, items and documents related to the Café
Luitpold of the “good old days” to help reconstruct its history. If you think
you can help, please contact us:
Contact: Charlotte Meinardus
Café Luitpold Collection, Brienner Straße 11, 80333 Munich
Tel.: 089 - 24 25 766 (Management)
Tel.: 089 - 24 25 76 79