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29 January 2010

1906 – Hackesche Hofe, Berlin

Architects: Kurt Berndt, August Endell A fabulous sequence of eight interlinked courtyards now containing restaurants and small clothing shops, the Hackesche Hofe was designed around 1906. Many of the courtyards are plainly finished...

29 January 2010

1905 – Berliner Dom, Berlin

Architect: Julius Carl & Otto Raschdorff Before the construction of this massive cathedral, a smaller cathedral which was founded by Friedrich the Great and renovated by Schinkel stood on the site. Opposite one...

29 January 2010

1882 – Hackesche Markt, Berlin

Architect: Johannes Vollmer A beautifully restored railway station on the S-Bahn line, Hackesche Markt has an ornate brick and ceramic exterior. The interior has decorative polychromatic brickwork and a single span curving roof.

29 January 2010

1878 – Bahnhof Alexanderplatz, Berlin

Architect: Johann Eduard Jacobsthal Horribly clad on the exterior, this station on the S-Bahn still has its original 19th century heart. Originally designed by Johann Eduard Jacobsthal, it was reconstructed by Hans Joachim...

29 January 2010

1878 – Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse, Berlin

Architect: Johannes Vollmer The original station which opened in 1878 was designed by Johannes Vollmer. However due to the need for expansion over the years, very little of his work is now visible....

29 January 2010

1881 – Postfuhramt , Berlin

Architect: Carl Schwatlo The Postfuhramt housed the central office of Berlin’s pneumatic postal system as well as the main post office for packages. In addition, the building contained a postal and telegraph school....

29 January 2010

1876 – Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Architect: Friedrich August Stüler, Johann Heinrich Strack Part of the Museumsinsel complex of galleries and museums, the Nationalgalerie is surrounded by a long colonnade of Doric columns. The building itself takes the form...

29 January 2010

1866 – Neue Synagogue, Berlin

Architects: Eduard Knoblauch, Friedrich August Stüler Once the largest synagogue in Europe, the ornate Neue Synagogue survived Kristallnacht in 1938 due to the vigilence of a guard. It was badly damaged by bombs...

29 January 2010

1869 – Rathaus, Berlin

Architect: Hermann Friedrich Waesemann The beautiful City Hall of Berlin is a fabulous brick structure whose beauty would lie in the repetition of elements if it not for the wonderful tower.The building is...

29 January 2010

1846 – St Matthauskirche, Berlin

Architect: Friedrich August Stüler Surrounded by the modern buildings of the Kulturforum, St Matthauskirche escaped the wholesale demolition of the area by Albert Speer as he pursued his plan for Germania. It was...