Zur Letzten Instanz
The restaurant „Zur letzten Instanz” is the eldest restaurant in Berlin and ranks among the sights of the capital. Its origin is in 1621, when a former equestrian servant of the elector opened a gin mill at this place. The restaurant got its present name when mainly guests from the nearby court came to drink their experiences ”in the last instance”. Historic additions survived despite the reconstruction after the war, even Napoleon himself was served in the restaurant at the tiled stove. Our history, the two restaurants, private room and beer garden invite our guests to stay. Berlin cuisine a la carte with exclusive regional products and fresh beer on tap ensure culinary moments in original ambiance.
The plain, three- storey town house along the medieval wall were built in the second part of the 13th century. The first documentary mention of the present restaurant building dates from the year 1561. In 1621 a former equestrian servant of the elector at the time laid the foundation of the present restaurant with the opening of gin mill- „Biedermeierstübchen“ .
In the 1920s the restaurant established increasingly and the visits of famous figures like Henry Porten, Charlie Chaplin, Heinrich Zille, Clara Zetkin, Wilhelm Raabe or Otto Nagel became more frequent.
In 1924, after the construction of the courthouse in the nearby Littenstraße, the restaurant got its present name. After World War II the building had been restored true to original and in 1963 it was reopened. To date the restaurant could defy the influences of more than four centuries and survive for the satisfaction of the guests.
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