The Piano

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The inn "Zum deutschen Haus"

More than 100 years ago...

...the smell of fresh rolls was in the air. Now it's boiling with rock concerts. The former inn "Zum Deutschen Haus" in Lütgendortmunder Straße 43 now houses the "Musiktheater Piano". From the outside the building looks like a typical inn of the early 20th century. Inside, however, the visitor is greeted by impressive rooms in Art Nouveau - an architectural style that is rarely seen in Dortmund anymore.

Approaching the "Piano" via Lütgendortmunder Straße, the building's extraordinarily large volume is immediately apparent. At second glance, however, the unusual structure of the building and a few facade details that are obviously older are irritating. A first indication of how these inconsistencies might be connected is given by an inscription above the courtyard gate: "1873. Wilh. Roggenkämper. 1903“. Obviously the inn "Zum Deutschen Haus" was not built in one piece.

The architectural monument

In 1873...

...the eastern part of today's monument was built as a bakery and inn "Zum deutschen Haus" with the classicistic gable. 30 years later an enlargement of the flourishing inn was worthwhile. The bakery was given up, the inn was greatly expanded, the decoration of the old building facade was adapted to the new building. A new large hall with stage and balcony offered space for all kinds of performances for family and club festivities.

At the end of the 1960s the demand for the inn declined. Many people spent more and more evenings at home after television had become part of everyday life. In the 1970s, part of the estate was therefore used as a student residence.

It was not until today's owners woke the magnificent Art Nouveau hall from its slumber. As a venue for music events, especially the jazz, blues and rock scene, the piano is now known and loved far beyond Dortmund.

The piano just for you...

...and your festivity

Whether weddings, birthdays or other celebrations -
you can also book the wonderful art nouveau hall exclusively for your events.

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