Train Station Guide and City Plan Issued for the 1936 Olympics
Finely executed city plan of Berlin, with a large inset showing the details of the area around the Olympic Stadium, including the facilities created for the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics.
The map provides a highly detailed treatment of the area around Berlin, with particular emphasis on transit routes.
In addition to transit, the map also locates post offices, theaters, concert halls and monuments.
A fine large map of Pre-WWII Berlin.
Georg Stilke was an important German publisher in the 19th Century. In 1869 Stilke teamed up with Schäfer-Voit to publish the well-known fashion newspaper Der Bazar . Later, Stilke teamed with the writer Paul Lindau, to create the magazine Die Gegenwart (1872–1891) in 1872 . Stilke also founded the monthly magazine Nord und Süd (1877–1904) together with Lindau and from 1892 published the magazine Die Zukunft in collaboration with Maximilian Harden. Four years later, Stilke took over the publishing house of the Prussian Yearbooks. In addition to the magazines mentioned, Stilke has published a number of books and works of art.
In 1882 Stilke, founded a new line of business with the train station trade. Initially, his company sold daily newspapers and "easy reading" at the stations of the Berlin Stadtbahn, from 1894 also at all other stations in Berlin. From 1891 onwards, Stilke opened other station bookshops in Hamburg and at the stations of the Hamburg / Altona connecting line.
In 1900 his son Hermann Stilke (1870–1928) took over the business and expanded it continuously. After Hermann Stilke's death, his son Georg H. Stilke (1904–1974) became the sole owner of the company, expanded it by buying up the Nicolaische Buchhandlung and rebuilt it after the Second World War. From 1947 to 1958 he was chairman of the Association of German Train Station Booksellers. At the beginning of the 1970s, the Stilke Group realized around 50% of total station book sales (€ 82.4 million).