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Discover the history of Café Kröpcke

Café Kröpcke is one of Hanover’s best-loved eateries. The perfect place to grab a coffee and a quick snack, the café has stood on the same spot since 1869

Hannah Lewis / © Katie Wilson-Ells
Hannah Lewis,

Café Kröpcke is one of the oldest and most famous establishments in Hanover, and remains one of the best places to grab a coffee or a bite to eat in Hanover. Situated in the heart of the city, where Georgstrasse, Karmarschstrasse, Bahnhofstrasse and Rathenaustrasse meet, the café was founded in 1869 as Café Robby on a then-unnamed square. Seven years later, it was bought by Wilhelm Kröpcke, who gave it his own name and ran it successfully until 1919. The café’s importance was recognised in 1948 when the area was officially renamed Kröpcke after its most famous building. There are other notable landmarks at this busy crossroads, including the impressive Stadtbahn train station and the rebuilt Kröpcke clock, but none has the café’s history or iconic status.

Café Kröpcke, Georgstrasse 35, 30159 Hanover, +49 (0)511 326 2840



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