On the corner of Barerstraße and SchellingStraße, draped head to toe in the blue and white of the Bavarian flag sits the ‘Schelling Salon’. In a district fueled by young creative’s, whether it be business or at university, it’s easy to take historic hubs, such as this one, that are scattered around Maxvorstadt, for granted.
The billiard hall dates all the way back to 1872 when the original owners, Fridoline and Silvester Mehr founded the establishment. Despite the current ownership being in its 4th generation, Evelin Mehr, keeps the sam traditions alive within this heirloom. I have a suspicion not a lot would have changed. Low lighting and rows of billiard tables mixed with the scent of stale beer and salty snacks sets the scene in this truly unique bar.
My severe lack of German really hit home here, feeling as though I’d stepped into the past. However, despite the slightly reserved owner, Evelin Mehr, being slightly apprehensive of my eagerness to know about the establishment, she allowed me to take some photos. Many thanks go to Evelin.