Zum schwarzen Ferkel

One day, she entered 'Ferkel' next to Munch – blond and elegant and dressed with such sophistication, which accentuated the suppleness of her body, while avoiding the sharpest contours...

Adolf Paul in 'Min Strindbergsbok'

Here was everything, food and drink, telephone, city messengers, stationery, so many here go about their businesses, even authors. Here, actors, artists and writers gathered, all more or less famous. [...] Everything was there, as I said, except a clock, so one forgot time, and that did not matter, for one was never thrown out, even after the cockerel cried, and besides I think most of the visitors' main reason for visiting was to forget time, both the present and particularly the past.

August Strindberg in 'Klostret'

In one of the back rooms, with a Marine-painting painted by Strindberg himself, we kept our court, where we met every evening for conversation. Common guests were Adolf Paul, Gallén, Strindberg, Gunnar Heiberg and some times Drachmann, and there were also a lot of German authors there, who came out of curiosity.

Edvard Munch

The Polish author Stanislaw Przybyszewski and the German physicians Max Asch and Carl Ludwig Schleich were among the first in Strindberg's circle. Later, the critics Franz Servaes and Julius Meier-Graefe joined the group, together with Richard Dehmel and many others. The originally German circle was also joined by several Scandinavians. Sigbjørn Obstfelder, Gustav Vigeland, Frits Thaulow, Hulda and Arne Garborg, Oda and Christian Krogh were all guests of the famous tavern. Finnish-Swedish Karl A. Tavaststjerna belonged to the Ferkel-circle, as did the Polish Alfred Wysocki.