Lessing Theater

in Berlin, Germany

Category: Attraction

5 views 0 shares 0 comments

Bookmarkset bookmark!
Created/changed by: System

Address details

Kapelle-Ufer 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Print route »


N52° 31' 21" E13° 22' 35"   (52.5225, 13.376388888889)
Start navigation »

Phone & WWW

Business hours


The Lessing Theater was a theatre in the Mitte district of Berlin, Germany. It opened in 1888 and was destroyed in April 1945 in a bombing raid; its ruins were demolished after World War II.
The construction of the theatre, for around 900,000 Mark, was especially notable since it was the first new theatre built in Berlin since the construction of the Wallner Theater in 1864; in between only renovations of old theatres and existing spaces had taken place. By order of director Oscar Blumenthal, the building, designed in a Renaissance Revival style by the architects Hermann von der Hude and Julius Hennicke, was constructed in less than a year, between October 1887 and September 1888. The theatre opened on 11 September 1888, staging Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's drama Nathan the Wise.


Random Images

Contact details

Lessing Theater

Address: Kapelle-Ufer 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany