Leipzig: Krystallpalast (old) / Alberthalle

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Sachsen
City: Leipzig
Location: Wintergartenstraße

[First entertainment venue on the site: "Wintergarten" built in the early 19th century, including ballrooms, cafés, restaurants and a casino. Closed 1838. Rebuilt and re-opened 1870 as "Wintergarten", also known as "Pleasure Gardens". Destroyed by fire in 1881.]

Krystallpalast: Variety theatre and restaurant complex, built 1882 for Eduard Berthold. The complex included theatre halls, various restaurants and ballrooms, a sakting rink, and various other rooms. 1892 extension by a winter garden hall. Destroyed by bombs on 3/4 Dec 1943.

Alberthalle: Circus hall, built 1887 as an extension to the Krystallpalast complex. Opened 10 Apr 1887. 3000 seats. Since 1906, also used as a cinema "Die Weiße Wand". 1918 converted to a cinema (1360 seats). Destroyed by bombs on 3/4 Dec 1943.

[After World War II, a circus hall was built on the site for "Zirkus Cliff Aeros" (later known as "VE Zirkus"). Later used as a television studio by DFF (also known as "Haus der heiteren Muse"). Closed 1990. Destroyed by fire in 1991.

1999-2001 new variety theatre and entertainment complex "Krystallpalast" built by Rainer Gottschling. The complex includes a theatre hall (190 seats), two congress rooms, and a restaurant.]

Notable world premieres:

  • Frank Wedekind: Der Erdgeist (25 Feb 1898, by the "Literarische Gesellschaft")

Link: Wikipedia

[Leipzig: Krystallpalast (old)] Front Text: "Gruss aus dem Krystall-Palast Leipzig"
Publisher: Bruno Bürger & Ottilie, Lith. Anst., Leipzig; No. 1425
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Leipzig to Gera, 1899

[Leipzig: Krystallpalast (old)] Front Text: "Gruss aus dem Krystall-Palast Act. Gesellschaft", "Fasst 15.000 Personen", "Grösstes Vergnügungs Etablissement Deutschlands. Permanentes Ausstellungs Etablissement"; above left: "Theater-Saal" [(upper) theatre hall], above right: "Vorder-Gebäude" (front building), below: "Circus"
Publisher: Kunstanstalg C. W. Löwe, Leipzig
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: within Leipzig, 1900

[Leipzig: Krystallpalast (old)] Front Text: "Gruss aus dem Krystall-Palast Act.Ges. Leipzig, Grösstes Vergnügungs-Etablissement Deutschland, 15.000 Personsn fassend, Circus, Theater, Theater-Varieté, Concerte, Bälle, Ausstellungen", above left: Theater-Varieté, above right: "Alberthalle (Circus) als Concertsaal", below left: "Oberer Theatersaal", below right: "Blauer Saal"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Leipzig to Dinant (Belgium), 1907

[Leipzig: Krystallpalast (old)] Front Text: "Leipzig. Krystallpalast"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Leipzig to Wien (Austria), 1941

[Leipzig: Krystallpalast (old)] Front Text: "Leipziger Krystall-Palast AG - Theater"
Publisher: Verlag Georg Kurtze, Leipzig
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Leipzig to Champigny/Marne (France), 1912

[Leipzig: Krystallpalast (old)] Front Text: "Leipziger Krystall-Palast AG - Oberer Theater-Saal" [upper theatre hall]
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated June 1918
Publisher: Verlag Georg Kurtze, LeipzigNr. K 2886 16
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Leipzig: Krystallpalast (old)] Reverse Text: "Krystall-Palast-Café, Leipzig - Konzertsaal"
Publisher: Verlag Georg Kurtze, Leipzig
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: by German Forces' Postal Service, from Leipzig, 1917

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