On 23 October 1907 His Majesty the Kaiser, Her Majesty the Kaiserin, the
Princesses and the Princes visited the impressive building of the Hotel
Adlon and paid their tribute to that site.
In the decades to come, the royalty of Europe, the Tsar, the Maharajah of Patiala, Edison, Ford, Rockefeller, Rathenau, Stresemann and Briand were among those who stayed at the hotel, as well as Einstein, Sauerbruch, Strauss, Furtwängler and Karajan. Charlie Chaplin lost the buttons of his trousers to an excited Berlin crowd in front of the Hotel, and Marlene Dietrich was more or less discovered at the Adlon.