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HISTORY

THE CITY’S FIRST BEER.

Where history was made.

Brewery grounds, and beer being served around 1900

Opened in 1885, the Bötzow Brewery quickly developed into one of northern Germany’s largest private breweries with a capacity of 210,000 hl and 5,000 m² of underground cellar space. In 1886 Julius Bötzow was named purveyor to the royal court, due to the beer’s excellent quality. The beer garden and brewery grounds, with space for 6,000 guests, were a highly popular spot for all manner of outings and daytrips. Julius Bötzow also felt at home on the grounds and had his residence there converted to the so-called “Castle of the North” in 1900. The brewery survived economic troubles and World War I. In 1919 the beer garden was the scene of the founding of the revolutionary committee. Parts of the brewery were destroyed in 1945, yet operations continued until 1949. From 1950 onward the buildings were used as warehouses for everyday provisions. Immediately after the fall of the Wall, one of the first stores to open here sold Western products. Since 2001, the buildings have played host to various subcultural events, including electronic dance events at Deep club, guided tours through Berlin's underground, parties, exhibitions and film shoots.

 

The story so far

1826 Christian F. Bötzow buys the windmills on Windmühlenberg (Windmill Hill).

1864

Julius Bötzow opens the brewery in Alte Schönhauser Allee; simultaneously begins construction of the cellar and beer garden on Windmühlenberg.

1884 

Construction of the Bötzow Brewery on Windmühlenberg begins.

1885

Brewery starts production.

1886

Julius Bötzow named purveyor to the king's court.

1900

Julius Bötzow and family move into their villa on Prenzlauer Allee ("Castle of the North").

1919

Karl Liebknecht & co. found their revolutionary committee in the Bötzow Brewery's beer garden.

1945

Brewery partially destroyed, but operations continue – first as a private enterprise, then as an escrow company called Treuhandbetrieb Berliner Brauereien GmbH, Abteilung Bötzow.

1949

The brewery closes; the grounds are partially decommissioned. The buildings are then used in part as a warehouse for spirits, tobacco products and fish.

1990

Wholesale market for products from the west moves into the premises

1995

Kriegbaum corporate group purchases the plot and plans to open a shopping centre.

1998

Kriegbaum merges with Metro and meintains its plans for shopping centre.

2003

"Freunde der Bötzow Brauerei" association organises temporary-use projects, including clubs, galleries, workshops and warehouses; the plot is frequently used as a set by filmmakers and photographers.

2010

Prof. Hans Georg Näder receives and accepts buying option for the plot of the Bötzow Brewery grounds. One year later, he presents his development concept.

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Bötzow Berlin GmbH & Co. KG
Prenzlauer Allee 242, 10405 Berlin
Sitz in Berlin | AG Charlottenburg HRA 45562 B
PhG: Bötzow Berlin Verwaltungs GmbH
Sitz in Berlin | AG Charlottenburg HRB 135161 B
Executive Director: Prof. Hans Georg Näder

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