The Book

The History of an Iconic Bar

The illustrated volume "100 Jahre Henne" [100 Years of Henne] by Klaus Sommerfeld and Wolfgang Chodan was published on the occasion of the bar's 100th year. A large number of (in some cases historic) photographs and sweeping text tell the exciting story of this traditional "old-style Berlin tavern." The lists of people who came to the tavern over the years for food and fun include Hans Albers and Harald Juhnke. A treasure trove of illustrations to keep or to use as a gift.

The book can be ordered and purchased at "Henne" for EUR 12.90, or just send us an E-Mail with the following information:

  • the purchaser's address
  • the number of books you would like to purchase
  • e-mail address

Shortly after, you will receive an e-mail from us containing the order confirmation and the necessary payment information. We charge EUR 3.20 per book (within Germany) for postage (registered mail).

Old-Style-Berlin-Tavern

The tavern, with Konrad Litfin in the center, circa 1965
Konrad Litfin serves guests at the sector boundary, circa 1956. He is standing on the "emergency road" in the American sector, while the guests are standing in the Soviet sector.
Children playing at the Berlin Wall with the tavern in the background, 15 May 1963
The remains of demolished homes combine with the Wall form the border with the Mitte District in East Berlin, April 1974

"Visitors"

John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
(1917-1963)
35th President of the US
Rosa Litfin
Rosa Litfin
(1916 - 1988)
Barkeeper, 1968 – 1980
Wolfgang Neuss
Wolfgang Neuss
(1923 – 1989)
German cabaret artist and actor