Tourist Attraction in Hamburg: Deutsches Schauspielhaus
The Deutsches Schauspielhaus is a famous theater in the city of Hamburg, built in the neo-Baroque style between 1899 and 1900 on the design of the Viennese architectsFerdinand Fellner the Younger (1847-1916) and Hermann Helmer and the Wiener Volkstheater which constitutes an imitation. With a capacity of 1,186 seats, it is the largest theater in Germany. The theater is located at no. 39 of the Kirchenallee, near the Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, the city's main railway station. The main facade is decorated with the busts of Goethe, Schiller, Shakespeare, Lessing, Kleist and Grillparzer. The idea of building the theater was conceived at the end of the 19th century by the citizens of Hamburg. The theater was inaugurated on September 15, 1900 with the representation of Goethe's Hygenia in Tauride. Between 1955 and 1963, under the direction of Gustaf Gründgens, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus became one of the major German theaters. In 1984, a façade and interior restoration work was undertaken.