Architecture

Architecture

Berlin is something of an upstart in the world of European capitals. As a city, it didn’t really get going until the 19th century. But then it took off in style – especially with regard to its architecture. In just a few years, the home of the Hohenzollern family had developed into a major conurbation with more than a million inhabitants. But Berlin is a city in flux. A "new" Berlin has clearly emerged since the fall of the Berlin Wall, but the city is still constantly evolving.

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Bauhaus-Archiv
04/04/2015 - 04/04/2015
Anlässlich der Internationalen Bauausstellung 1957 in West-Berlin realisierten 53 Architekten aus 13 Ländern, darunter Walter Gropius, Egon Eiermann und Max Taut, ihre...
Bauhaus-Archiv
04/15/2015 - 04/15/2015
Kann das Bauhaus noch den Takt vorgeben? Wer sich heute im Produkt- und Möbeldesign umsieht, stößt immer wieder auf Einflüsse dieser Schule, aber auch auf...
Bauhaus-Archiv
04/18/2015 - 04/18/2015
Es ist lebendig geworden im Westen. Am Breitscheidplatz lädt das umgebaute Bikini-Haus seit der Neueröffnung 2014 zur Besichtigung ein. Von den Bauten von Schwebes/...
Over a period of almost four centuries, an extensive park landscape has emerged between Potsdam and Berlin, taking its inspiration from the ideas of the French baroque...
The east part of the city was also hit by devastating war demolitions. The first designs for the reconstruction after 1945 were not yet shaped by the East-West...
After the War’s end, the urban planning’s primary task was the rebuilding of the destroyed city in both halves of the city. In the west, the areas of Kurfürstendamm and...
The Armoury is the oldest surviving building located on Unter den Linden and it is also the most important large Baroque structure in the capital. Initially built as an...
The Abspannwerk Scharnhorst (Scharnhort Substation) is an unconventional industrial building with an extraordinary design. A somewhat inconspicuous brick stone façade...
The opening of the Jewish Academy means that the nearby Jewish Museum Berlin now has access to a research centre which connects various educational institutions. The...
When you go off the beaten path in Berlin, you have the chance to discover some wonderful places outside the city centre that tell as much about the history of Berlin....
Spandau is five years older than Berlin, as long-time residents sometimes like to stress proudly. This is perhaps because, despite all the new buildings, the long...
The Amerika Haus on Hardenbergstraße in Berlin-Charlottenburg was designed by architect Bruno Grimmek and built in 1956-57 as part of the International Building...
The Amerika Gedenkbibliothek (AGB) is one of the biggest libraries in Berlin. It is a present from the USA to the people of Berlin after the Soviet blockade (1948/1949...
The opening of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation's Archaeological Centre in Spring 2012 saw the national museums of Berlin bringing together their five...
Today, this 7,000 sqm venue at the edge of the Spree River is the site for countless concerts, fairs and parties – but the building complex in Berlin’s Treptow district...
With the façade like that of an Italian Renaissance palace, the swimming pool at Baerwaldstraße 64-67 stands in the heart of Kreuzberg. Its glamour sets it apart from...
The ‘Haus des Lehrers’ and the adjacent congress hall, which today is home to the bcc (Berlin Congress Center), create the immediate neighbourhood of Alexanderplatz. The...
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With its magnificent dome, the Berlin Cathedral is definitely one of the capital’s crowd pullers. Located in the northern area of the Spree Island, many of the buildings...
Berlin Central Station is one of the most spectacular architectural projects of the capital. After undergoing eleven years of construction, the station formerly known as...
The city hall with its striking facade is one of the landmarks of Berlin. The name "red city hall" is a playful reference to the building material of the red bricks....
In July 2008 six representative Berlin Modernism housing estates were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The estates, built between 1919 and 1934, are outstanding...
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Anyone who has ever been to Berlin has seen it. Indeed, it is hard to imagine not being able to take notice of it. No wonder - the Berlin Television Tower, which is 368...
At any nation's seat of government, countries from around the world obviously maintain a diplomatic presence. Thus, with the move of the Federal Government from Bonn to...
A "once-in-a-century" project with impressive architecture is taking shape on Schlossplatz close to Museum Island in Berlin. Following a decision by the German Bundestag...
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The Berlinische Galerie is temporarily closed due to construction work. Reopening: 29.05.2015
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With 22.000 types of plants, Berlin’s Botanical Gardens rank among the three most important botanical gardens in the entire world. Created between 1897 and 1910...
While the only remaining city gate of Berlin formerly used to represent the separation of the city between East and West Berlin, since the Berlin Wall came down in 1989...
The vestibule leads directly into the terrace room. You then pass the grand piano and a set of walnut chairs before entering the second room – the hunting room which was...
The protestant church of St. Mary was founded during the first medieval urban expansion of Berlin in 1250 as a parish church for the new town. Like the newly renovated...
The Abspannwerk Buchhändlerhof (Substation Buchhändlerhof) is an outstanding example of industrial architecture from the 1920s. However, the name is probably best known...
Kino International – © Yorck Kinogruppe

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.