Official Website Hotel
Online petition: "Bogota
shall live (Bogota soll
Hotel Bogota Berlin
You are sleeping in holy rooms (Helmut Newton)
Hotel Bogota Berlin ▪ Schlüterstraße 45 ▪ 10707
link to the official website
The history of
The Hotel Bogota is a listed monument and was 1911/1912
built as a multi-family house.
In the 1930s (among others) the jewish
lived and worked here. Starting in 1936,
started working with Yva, first as an apprentice and then as an assistant to Yva.
June 1942 the photographer Yva was arrested and deported
extermination camp Sobibor.
In 1944 she was declared dead.
of the building in the 1940s the
Reich Chamber of Culture moved
with their manager
After 1945, the building housed a
facility for artists such as
Wilhelm Furtwängler and
Also after 1945 the
"Kammer der Kulturschaffenden"
was established in the building.
After the 2nd
World War II, many large Berlin hotels (like the hotels
were) destroyed and thus many houses have been converted into
So the house in Schlüterstrasse 45 was converted into four hotels
in 1964 (First Floor "Pension Jahn," second floor
"Rheinischer Hof" third floor "Bergischer Hof" and in the fourth and fifth floor the "Hotel Bogota" which comprises the former studio spaces of
the jewish photographer
The hotel got its name Bogota from Heinz Rehwald, who
emigrated in the 1930s from Nazi Germany to
Rehwald gradually took over all other pensions, so that
finally the Hotel Bogota extended over all floors with 115 rooms.
In 1976 the family Rissmann takes over the hotel Bogota.
The hotel is now run by Joachim Rissmann, who invests much
effort to explore the history of the building and to preserve the many unique
historic architetural features of the hotel.
Situation of the hotel Bogota:
As the landlord
Dr. Thomas Bscher
has terminated the contract for the Hotel Bogota, the hotel is now on the
verge of closing.
The online petition
"Hotel Bogota shall live (Bogota soll
is committed to continue the operation of this unique hotel
in Berlin and its unique contribution the Berlins cultural scene.
Current press for Hotel Bogota:
Other publications on the Hotel Bogota:
Geheimnisse eines Grandhotels
Flyer zum Buch
Tod auf Raten
Ein Film von Ilona Ziok