A real eye-catcher
the ceiling painting by volker pankrath
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A REAL EYE-CATCHER
The ceiling painting by volker Pankrath
1995 - today
On June 1st, 1995 the Madonna Bar (at that time still called ‘Cafe Madonna’) is taken over by Jack and Kalle. It quickly becomes clear that the two new owners care far more and intensively about the bar and its future than the previous owners did
The ‘wild 80s’ are over, the wall fell 6 years ago and the so-called ‘scene’ has moved on to Pr’Berg, F’Hain and Mitte. The attraction of a bar where tequila is administered intravenously and where the toilet doors have viewing windows to prevent drug use are over.
So a new concept is needed, or rather new attractions…
Inhaber Kalle is immer in action…
The bar is modernized piece by piece, new toilets, new floor and new technology behind the bar. But always with the intention not to change the flair of the Madonna. You can still find the original seating and the original counter in the bar.
At the end of 1995 to mid 1996, an impressive ceiling painting was created by the Berlin artist Volker Pankrath, which to this day receives great admiration and continues to attract guests.
Furthermore, new types of beer are established and the triumph of high-quality spirits in the backboard of the Madonna begins.
Kalle will also make small further developments here, such as a cooperation with the environmental organization Sea Shepherd and changes in the beer and beverage range.