Zenith (building)

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Zenith
München - Zenith (Außenfassade).jpg
Rear view of venue (c.2007)
Full name Kulturhalle Zenith
Address Lilienthalallee 35
80939 Munich, Germany
Location Schwabing-Freimann
Operator Freimann Event Betriebs
Capacity 5,880 (general admission)
3,100 (reserved)
Construction
Opened August 1996 (1996-08)
Architect Firma Krupp
Website
Venue Website (in German)

The Kulturhalle Zenith (also known as the Zenith Halle or simply Zenith) is an events hall located in the Schwabing-Freimann borough of Munich, Germany. Originally opening in 1918 as a part of a railway repair shop, the hall was converted into performance venue in 1994. Since its opening in August 1996, it has hosted concerts, fairs, company presentations and parties

History[edit]

The venue was built in 1918 as Halle 5 of the Ausbesserungswerk München-Freimann. Used as a railway construction and reparation hall, the venue faced massive damage during World War II. The hall reopened in 1927, becoming a boiling shop for locomotives. The shop remained in operation until 1992. It was sold by Deutsche Bahn to local entrepreneur Wolfgang Nöth.[1] In 1994, Nöth began converting the space into a performance venue. The space, now known as Kulturhalle Zenith, opened August 1996. The venue can hold nearly 6,000 guests.[2]

Noted performers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bühne unter Strom" [Stage under power]. Focus (in German). Hubert Burda Media. 22 May 2000. Retrieved October 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ München - Veranstaltungsort: Zenith Archived September 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 48°11′41″N 11°36′30″E / 48.19472°N 11.60833°E / 48.19472; 11.60833