Café Moskau, constructed from 1961 to 1964, was one of 7 international restaurants to be built based on Josef Strauß’s designs as part of a town-planning competition. At the centre of the first socialist residential complex on Karl-Marx-Alle, the prestigious building was to symbolise the fraternal relations between the GDR and the Soviet Union.
In 1989, Café Moskau became listed as a heritage site thus ensuring its permanent protection as a cultural asset. The building was fully renovated in 2007, and with its 1960s charm restored, is used today as a multi-purpose meeting and events venue.
Find the location of this year’s Symposium at Café Moskau in Berlin: