Over 100 Years of Hospitality
"Henne" opened on 24 June 1908 under the name "Wirtshaus zur Hirschecke." The building on Leuschnerdamm 25, where "Henne" is located today, was built in 1888 as a residential building for the middle class.
Throughout its exciting history, "Henne" has always been run in the style of a traditional "old-style Berlin tavern" serving hearty and characteristic fare. Its bartenders cultivated values like warmth, hospitality and the famous "Berlin snout" with eagerness and care.
Only at "Henne" can you find the legendary crispy fried chicken, prepared according to a secret recipe, which is served with the unmistakable potato salad and cole slaw.
And it has been this way for more than 100 years: from the Wilhelmine Empire through the First World War, the subsequent collapse, the post-war crisis and the galloping inflation, when e.g. one kilogram of rye bread on 19 November 1923 cost 233 billion Marks.
Then came the Weimar Republic, the Great Depression and the period of mass unemployment, which gave way to the Third Reich and ended in the Second World War.
The end of the war: the ruins of a destroyed city and a new beginning in a divided city with "Henne" in the middle, next to the Berlin Wall. As time went on, "Henne" participated in Germany's economic miracle, witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall (five meters away) and, today, continues to entertain guests just like before.