The Hackesche Höfe are a central point of contact for the Berlin scene and for tourists - a mixture of offices, hip trades and apartments. Here and in the immediate vicinity you will find numerous bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs as well as a small cinema.
Since there are hardly any parking spaces around the courtyards, the best way to get here is by public transport.
February 16, 2020
“The Hackesche Höfe in Mitte house a mixture of shops, culture and nightlife in a historic building ensemble.
The Hackesche Höfe belong to an extensive old town district that has no equal in Berlin: the Spandauer Vorstadt, north of Alexanderplatz. The eight interconnected courtyards between Rosenthaler Straße and Sophienstraße were renovated in 1993 for 80 million marks and are now a popular meeting place for trendy people, night owls and tourists with their many shops, galleries and restaurants and clubs.
In front of the Hackesche Höfe
The area of today's Hackesche Höfe, north of Alexanderplatz, was outside the city walls at the end of the 17th century. There were numerous barns for storing straw and hay, as it was forbidden to store them inside the city walls due to the fire risk. The term Scheunenviertel comes from this time and has been used for the area around the Hackesche Höfe.
The Hackesche Markt is created
Around 1700, many people settled in the area in front of the city walls; the Spandau suburb with its own church was built. In 1731, at the behest of the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm I, the city wall was expanded. Now the Spandau suburb belonged to Berlin. The Hackesche Markt was created according to plans by city commander Hans Christoph Graf von Hacke, who was to develop open spaces in this area. Today's Hackesche Markt was created.
Jewish life around the Hackescher Markt
In the following years the area experienced an influx of Jewish and French immigrants. The first synagogue was built and the Jewish cemetery on Grosse Hamburger Strasse was built. The synagogue still standing on Oranienburger Strasse was built in 1866. "
Source & further information at: berlin.de/sehenswuerdigkeits/3560128-3558930-hackesche-hoefe.html
February 20, 2018
Wouldn't exactly recommend to ride through there (especially on market days) but yes, a place where you always find food, street artists and public transport. ;-)
May 10, 2018
"Opening of the Hackesche Höfe 1906
Directly opposite the Hackescher Markt in 1906 the Hackesche Höfe were opened after several years of construction. The complex of eight courtyards was designed and built by the architect Kurt Berndt as the largest residential and commercial property in Germany. The idea behind the architecture of the Hackesche Höfe was the close interlocking of the functions of the courtyards: the buildings of the first courtyard were used only culturally, the following commercial and in the other courts were intended only rental apartments. August Endell designed the first courtyard with an attractive Art Nouveau façade.
Hackesche Höfe in World War II
During the Second World War, the Hackesche Höfe were partially destroyed. After a renovation, the entire complex was listed as a historical monument in 1977. During the German division, the Hackesche Höfe became a people's property and not maintained. Thus, the facades gradually fell into decay. After the turn of the Hackesche Höfe 1993 were restored for 80 million marks.
Today's use of Hackesche Höfe
Since then, the Hackesche Höfe belong again to the sights of Berlin. The inhabited courtyards are closed every evening, while the front courtyards remain open with their diverse users. In addition to many offices, the farms are home to numerous small shops, restaurants, a cinema and a vaudeville. "Source & more info: berlin.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/3560128-3558930-hackesche-hoefe.html
February 20, 2018
The S Hackescher Markt offers some nice locations to stop off, such as. Such as the Irish pub "Kilkenny", the cocktail bar "am - pm", the ice cream café "Häagen - Dazs" and much more. The Hackesche Höfe are also close by, which have been listed since 1977. There you will find many cafes / bars as well as the Hackesche Höfe cinema, the Sophienclub and the Variety Chameleon.
May 9, 2018
A beautiful market consisting of 8 inner courtyards offers many delicacies, toys, traffic light men and much more.
Unfortunately, it is often very full.
August 18, 2018
The Hackesche Höfe, Berlin
The Hackesche Höfe are located in the Spandauer Vorstadt in the Mitte district (Mitte district) of Berlin, not far from the so-called Scheunenviertel. They have been under monument protection since 1977.
In 1672 a Jewish cemetery was laid out north of the Spree in front of the Spandauer Tor. In the same year, the elector ordered in a decree that all barns for hay and straw be moved outside the Berlin city wall in order to reduce the risk of fire in the city. Both measures changed the agricultural area immediately in front of the Berlin fortifications. A new district gradually developed, later known as the Spandau suburb. The term Scheunenviertel for part of the area has survived to the present day.
In 1750, Frederick the Great commissioned his city commander, Hans Christoph Graf von Hacke, to have some open spaces in the half-developed district built on. This resulted in a marketplace named after the count, today's Hackesche Markt. In the 19th century, the overpopulated Scheunenviertel became a social problem, the poorhouse of Berlin. In other parts of the Spandau suburb, a bourgeois, predominantly Jewish milieu had developed. The center of the Berlin Jewish community was the New Synagogue on Oranienburger Strasse, which was inaugurated in 1866.
The economic development of the Spandau suburb was influenced by the clothing industry. Textile manufacturers had already settled here in the 18th century. In the late 19th century, ready-made clothing and accessories were manufactured on numerous floors of factories or by home workers. In 1906, when the Hackesche Höfe came into existence, Berlin was a ready-made metropolis.
August 27, 2022
A very special architecture and well restored after the turn. Worth a visit.
March 1, 2020
Much has been written here. Only so much of me ... take a look at this and plan on a visit to Berlin.
August 4, 2019
A beautiful area, especially the Hackesche Höfe.
From here you can also quickly get to the Museum Island.
March 1, 2020
In the Hackische Höfe there are restaurants, shops and so much more.
June 1, 2022
Historical market with 8 connected inner courtyards, lots of interesting gastronomy
August 1, 2021
There are many small shops in the Hackesche Höfe, such as the Aseli Boutique, a Berlin original.
April 7, 2021
Today, the Hackesche Höfe are an important meeting place for art, culture and shopping. There are numerous art galleries, designer shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes in the courtyards. It is also an important meeting point for Berlin's street art scene, which has decorated the courtyard walls with colorful graffiti and murals.A visit to the Hackesche Höfe is a unique experience that gives you an insight into the history and culture of Berlin. The architecture of the courtyards is impressive and the ambiance is lively and artistic. The courtyards also offer a wealth of activities and attractions to suit all tastes.Near the Hackesche Höfe you will also find the Hackescher Markt, one of the most famous markets in Berlin, which takes place every Thursday and Saturday. Here you can buy fresh groceries, handicrafts and souvenirs.The Hackesche Höfe are easily accessible by public transport and offer a wealth of activities and sights for every taste. The place is also a popular destination for tourists who want to experience the lively and artistic atmosphere of Berlin.
February 25, 2023
The Rosenhöfe next to the Hackesche Höfe are also worth seeing. I liked the stairwell and the passage with many small shops, which was already overgrown in summer.
June 3, 2022
Very nice little alley with many climbing plants, small interesting shops and a great staircase.
June 3, 2022
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