The Forsthaus Paulsborn is a historic restaurant and event venue located in the Grunewald forest. It was originally a hunting lodge and now serves traditional German cuisine and hosts various events.
Amidst the urban chaos of Berlin, the Forsthaus Paulsborn provided Bowie with a serene retreat into nature’s embrace.
For me, one memory endures indelibly from those days. It was a first Christmas together: Bowie and my boss with partners, children and add-ons like me. At the secluded Forsthaus Paulsborn in the Grunewald, the deep and dark urban forest that hugs the city’s western fringe, we ate and drank too much and Bowie gave me a copy of Fritz Lang’s biography. At the end of the happy evening I followed him downstairs to the huge, ceramic bathroom where, as we stood before the urinals, we sang Buddy Holly songs together.– Rory MacLean, Financial Times, 31 January 2014