Marlene in Berlin


Sedanstraße 53 (today: Leberstraße 65 in Berlin-Schöneberg)

On the ground floor was Police Station 4 where Marlene’s father, police lieutenant Louis Erich Otto Dietrich, worked. The house was damaged in the war and partially rebuilt later. A plaque to the right of the entrance commemorates the building as Marlene Dietrich’s birthplace.


Later places of residence

1904: Kolonnenstraße 48

1906: Potsdamer Straße 48 (today: No. 116)

1907: Akazienallee 48 (later destroyed in the war)

1908: Tauentzienstraße 13 (later destroyed in the war)

c. 1914: Kaiserallee 219/220 (today: Bundesallee 220)

After Dessau:

1917: Kaiserallee 135

After marrying Rudolf Sieber:

1923: Nassauische Straße, Kaiserallee 17

1924: Kaiserallee 54 (today: Bundesallee 54)



Begins primary school in spring 1907

Auguste-Victoria-Schule (girls’ school founded in 1901, closed in 1937), Nürnberger Straße 63

After Dessau:

April 1917 to spring 1918: Viktoria-Luisen-Schule (today: Goethe-Gymnasium)

Gasteiner Straße 21–25 / at the corner of Uhlandstraße 91–93 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf



May 17, 1923: Marie Magdalene Dietrich marries assistant director Rudolf Emilian Sieber in the Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church.



Deutsches Theater and studio theater, Schumannstraße 13 a: Marlene Dietrich plays her first role at this theater on December 7, 1922 in "Die Büchse der Pandora" (“Pandora’s Box” by Frank Wedekind, directed by Carle Heine); she also performs in "Thimoteus in flagranti" by Hannequin and Veber (beginning January 11, 1923), "The Circle" by William Somerset Maugham (premiere: January 24, 1923) and "Penthesilea" by Heinrich Kleist (premiere: February 6, 1923).

Further theaters: Schlossparktheater, Großes Schauspielhaus, Theater in der Königgrätzer Straße, Tribüne, Komödie, Lustspielhaus



Berlin, Friedenau Cemetery, Stubenrauchstraße 43–45, grave No. 34/16

The inscription on her gravestone reads: "Hier steh' ich an den Marken meiner Tage" (Here I stand at the marks of my days) – a line from the poem “Abschied vom Leben” (Farewell from Life) by Theodor Körner.

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