Karl-Marx-Allee

Karl-Marx-Allee

Worker palaces in wedding-cake style

Karl-Marx-Allee – © Scholvien

Karl-Marx-Allee was the most famous street in the GDR. Located between Strausberger Platz and Frankfurter Tor there are numerous residential blocks from the 1950’s designed in the classical Socialist style, which were also referred to as "worker palaces in wedding-cake style".

At Kino International on Karl-Marx-Allee 33, the flair of the East still remains intact. The historic, listed building with its large glass dome houses a cinema, a public library and rooms for holding events.

The avenue was originally called Große Frankfurter Straße and on 21 December 1949 (the 70th birthday of Stalin) it was renamed Stalinallee and on 13 November 1961 it renamed Karl-Marx-Allee. After reunification, the residential buildings were sold to various investors and most of them underwent extensive renovation. Today, the apartments are highly popular and form a harmonious image on the outside, which terminate at Frankfurter Tor with their two domed towers.

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Karl-Marx-Allee
10243 Berlin Friedrichshain

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