The Central Hotel opens in Friedrichstraße. A special attraction for its guests is the “jardin de plaisanterie” or winter garden. Situated in a magnificent glass hall reminiscent of a crystal palace, it covers some 2,000 sq. m. and is unrivalled in quality and size at the time. The guests at the plush hotel delight in promenading through the garden with its palm trees, evergreen shrubs and creepers, fountains and grottoes. The first concerts are held the same year.