Just a quick follow-up on one of my earliest blogs about the Officers Club. I just discovered that it’s now called the Village Pavilion and apparently it is used for conferences and large events. Here is the official site; clicking around on some of the links at the top reveals some pictures featuring the large chandeliers which I was pretty sure I remembered. The site has no mention of Der Keller, so I assume that bar/casual eatery no longer exists in the basement.
In addition, here’s a youtube video of a briefing covering the Army’s impending move from Heidelberg to Wiesbaden. In the first minute of the video you get a few views of what I remember as the formal dining room. The chandeliers are seen there as well, and I also noticed the restaurant-style double doors in the background with the circular windows. There’s even a glimpse of the tall curtains I remember being along the left wall. Looks like the grand piano has been moved elsewhere, though.
And finally, not strictly related, I found this page which has a picture of the dining room from the 1960s.
Maybe not such a big deal, but it was interesting for me to see the interior of this building for the first time in over 30 years and validate some distant childhood memories.