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200 years of German history along one street

Chausseestrasse in Mitte is an example of the growth of the metropolis, of disruptions, catastrophes, new beginnings and the diversity of the city. At the beginning of the 19th century the area was called “Tierra del Fuego” because of the many smoking chimneys.



Prominent Berliners found their final resting place in the French and Dorotheenstadt Cemetery. Right next door is the home of Helene Weigel and Bertolt Brecht. A few blocks further is the monumental BND building, which again stands on historical ground. And just before the end of the 1.7 kilometer long road, East Berlin ended until 30 years ago.


Using this street, Holger Schmale tells the story of the city through two centuries and five social systems


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