Café Louvre was founded more than a century ago in 1902. It hosted some of the most influential personalities of their time. Among its guests were Karel Capek, Franz Kafka as well as Albert Einstein during his professorship in Prague. In 1911-1912, Albert Einstein worked at The Prague German University. He was a regular guest at Café Louvre accompanied by George Pick and Vladimir Heinrich, later a professor of astronomy at the Czech University. Café Louvre also witnessed the birth of the PEN Club Czechoslovak Center in 1925 at the pressence of thirty-eight writers including the first chairman Karel Čapek and the first President of the Republic T. G. Masaryk as an honorable guest.