Rüdesheimer Straße is one of the most beautiful streets in Europe - at least that was the description by the New York Times. Rüdesheimer Platz is also without doubt one of the most charming sites in all of Berlin.
In 1905, Georg Haberland designed the square, drawing inspiration from the English country house style. The houses are adorned with small front gardens, decorative façades and gables.
Rüdesheimer Platz is the centre of the so-called Rheingauviertel. No wonder then that it is decorated with a large Siegfried fountain, a wine queen and a Father Rhein (Rhenus Pater).
Bookworms can stock up with books in the “Villa Libris” book exchange box. Here anyone can deposit old books so that others can borrow them.
You will also discover a piece of typical, almost extinct Berlin: A historic toilet house dating from 1900 - named Café Achteck.
The wine fountain
In summer the wine fountain springs up on the square: Wine makers on the Rheingau serve wines in a small wooden hut. Local residents and friends come with picnic baskets and savour the wine while sitting on the square, which transforms into a large open air terrace.
All around Rüdesheimer Platz
The Kleines Theater (Little Theatre) performs the biographies of well-known personalities. A few minutes´s walk away is where the cemetery in Stubenrauchstraße can be found, in which Berlin´s most famous daughter, Marlene Dietrich, is laid to rest.
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