Real Estate Boom Threatens One Of Berlin's Oldest Taverns


A bartender serves beers at the Alt Berlin bar on April 22, 2014 in... News PhotoBar - Drink Establishment,Bartender,Beer - Alcohol,Berlin,Business,Construction Industry,Economy,Finance,Germany,Horizontal,Human InterestPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 22: A bartender serves beers at the Alt Berlin (Old Berlin) bar on April 22, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The bar, which opened in 1893 and is known for its familial atmosphere, is claimed to be the oldest bar in the German capital, a city with few remaining pre-War drinking establishments in comparison to other major European cities. A petition has been launched to convince the bar's landlord to allow the business to stay open after its expected closure at the end of the month due to skyrocketing real estate prices in the city's popular and central Mitte neighborhood. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)