City Views #15: Stadthalle

This is Mülheim’s Stadthalle, one of the city’s most famous landmarks, which rougly translates to City Hall, but this is not the Rathaus – it’s actually a theatre and concert hall, built in 1926 and rebuilt in the 1950s after WWII. The building, located on the west side of the river directly opposite of the center of the city, houses a big concert hall, a second smaller chamber music hall and a ballroom. I’ve only been in there a few times, but in the 1950s and 1960s it was the location for great concerts and theatre. Today, the organizers are struggling to get the hall filled, there are only a handful events going on. As you can see from the signs in the windows, this photo is from 2004, but the hall looks exactly the same today.

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