July 2, 2022
The Kanne group from Heede has now opened the full gastronomic concept “Wilhelm Alexander” at the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. While deli Alexander opened at the end of April, casual haute cuisine restaurant Wilhelm is now following suit. Based on the tourism activities of their famous namesakes, the Humboldt brothers, “Alexander” offers an international concept and “Wilhelm” German-French cuisine á la carte.
“Deli Alexander” and “Restaurant Wilhelm” are located in the northeastern part of the Humboldt Forum between the Schlüterhof and the Spree side. They have the largest outdoor dining experience at the Humboldt Forum. During their stay, guests can enjoy views of Schlüter’s baroque sculptures, the eastern city center or Berlin Cathedral.
The concept is divided into two interconnected locations, which were built in close cooperation with the Humboldt Forum: the internationally oriented “Deli Alexander” and the casual gourmet concept “Restaurant Wilhelm” with German-French cuisine. The interaction of the two directions, which is attractive to a wide range of target groups and events, and enriches the offer of the Humboldt Forum in the long term.
Becomes the head of the kitchen Fabian Fiedler who worked at *** Restaurant Aqua (chef Pârtissier) at the Ritz Carlton in Wolfsburg and at Restaurant Haerlin at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg. The multiple awardee is responsible for the conceptual direction Patrick Yaroshwho made a name for himself not least through his presidency of the German Bocuse D’Or and book publications with Eckart Witzigmann.
At Deli Alexander, guests can experience the Bread & Bowls concept at 110 indoor and around 200 outdoor locations overlooking the Berlin Cathedral and the Spree – selected dishes that combine inspiration from different continents. Under the motto “Not only mainstream, but also a lot of new”, “Deli Alexander” celebrates the culture of Europe, North and South America, Australia and Asia and is therefore a meeting place for museum guests and groups to complete Visit the culinary masterpieces Pasta dishes under ten euros, and offers of coffee, ice cream and cakes are also possible for short visits.
Restaurant Wilhelm’s rich culinary history is celebrated with a casual fine dining concept based on Humboldt’s time in Paris, but also with a local Berlin influence. The Schlueterhof restaurant has a total of 90 indoor seats and about 100 outdoor seats. High-quality German-French cuisine with regularly changing dishes is based on various exhibitions in the museum itself, as well as on regional and seasonal dishes.
The menu offers many classic dishes such as Niçoise salad (€14), Königsberger Klopse (€17) or sole (€28). The wine list is also based on the German-French region and offers wines by the glass for under eight euros and a glass of Louis Roederer Collection champagne by the glass (0.1) for 12 euros.
The special interior design, which includes lots of green and warm wood tones, as well as special elements such as golden palm leaves, was realized by the interiors division of the family company Kanne Group, under the leadership of Irene Kanne.
In addition to the classic use for restaurant guests, the location “Wilhelm-Alexander” is particularly well suited for events. With large outdoor areas and separate small conference rooms, there are countless possibilities for Christmas parties, joint events or private celebrations.
The Humboldt Forum is a new place for culture and science right in the center of Berlin, between Alexanderplatz and the Brandenburg Gate and in the immediate vicinity of the Museum Island. Architecturally, the Humboldt Forum thrives on the contrast between modern elements and the reconstructed baroque facades of the Berlin Palace. These rifts in history and architecture continue inside – connecting differences form the programmatic core of the Humboldt Forum.
These two locations are also directly integrated into the exhibition concept of the Humboldt Forum: three of the 35 traces of the Humboldt Forum, which are used to mark important events and aspects of the site’s history, are located in the “Wilhelm Alexander” room, see above Kitchenware and plates from Berlin Palace and Palace of the Republic, as well as a Meissen porcelain wall relief that originally also shone in the restaurant of the Palace of the Republic.
Of course, the Humboldt Forum’s sustainability standards are also followed when it comes to tableware “at hand”: both locations participate in the Recup program and thus actively contribute to the reduction of single-use waste.
Wilhelm opening hours:
Every day from 11:00 to 18:00, closed on Tuesday.
Alexander’s work schedule:
From Thursday to Sunday from 18:00 to 23:00