Bauer, Matthias

RESTAURATEUR (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 20 Mar 1833 - DIED 19 Jan 1894
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Alter Domfriedhof der St.-Hedwigs-Gemeinde, Liesenstrasse 8 (WG Feld Mauer 2)

Matthias Bauer came from Vienna. He was the manager of the first Viennese café in Berlin in hotel Kaiserhof at the Wilhelmsplatz before he started his own Café Bauer at the corner of the Friedrichstrasse and Unter den Linden. In 1883 it became the first public venue in Berlin with electric light. Later he opened a second Café Bauer at the Bellevuestrasse. In 1885 he had also opened a café in Frankfurt am Main and in 1887 Karlsruhe followed.

His monument at the St. Hedwig-Friedhof in Berlin still shows the bullet holes from fighting in Berlin at the end of the Second World.

Images

The grave of Matthias Bauer at the St. Hedwig-Friedhof I, Berlin.
Picture by androom (27 Mar 2007)

 

The grave of Matthias Bauer at the St. Hedwig-Friedhof I, Berlin.
Picture by androom (27 Mar 2007)

 

Sources
• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2005


Baumbach, Rudolf

Published: 20 Jul 2019
Last update: 27 Mar 2021