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Particular ambition was devoted to the quality of their Christmas stol- len. Initially only known and loved in Dresden, stollen first spread throughout Germany and then started to be sent abroad around the end of the 19th century. Shipments to tropical countries and the US were soldered into individual tin crates by a master tinsmith. The First World War presented the patisserie with major problems, including a lack of specialist employees and an acute shortage of raw materials. Never- theless, the com- pany celebrated its centenary in 1925 with many tributes. When the Second World War ended in 1945, the Kreutz- kamm family were left with the almost total destruction of everything they owned, as they were especially hard hit by the bombing of Dresden. After the war it was impossible to return to occupied Dresden, and so production eventually restarted in Munich in 1950. The company established itself rapidly here and very soon was making cheese straws for the Hofbräuhaus and supplying the Oktoberfest, alongside its tra- ditional products. All the signs pointed to growth, so new production facilities were set up outside the city. When the Berlin Wall came down in autumn 1989, the Conditorei Kreutzkamm was faced with a com- pletely unexpected new situation. It quickly became clear to the family that they wanted to continue their traditions in their old home, and a suitable shop was found very close to where their old headquarters had been. After extensive renovation the premises were opened in 1991, so now a family member was back in Dresden, looking after the business and its many customers and visitors from Saxony and the rest of the world. The company now produces some 800 different items, which are sup- plied to department stores such as KaDeWe in Berlin and Harrods in London. In spring 2011, a very special café was opened in the Alt- markt-Galerie Dresden: it was created with a great deal of atten- tion to historical detail, as a reminder of the company’s early beginnings, and was incorporated into the expansion of the shopping center. Visi- tors can also see a small collection of objects from the company’s early years. Dining area of Max Kreutzkamm‘s confectioner‘s shop and café around 1925 markt-Galerie Dresden: it was created with a great deal of atten- tion to historical detail, as a reminder of Kreutzkamm‘s traditional café today at Altmarkt-Galerie in Dresden DES Annual Report 2011 61