Strausberger Platz with its two towers marks the beginning of the GDR boulevard Karl-Marx-Allee and its buildings in the sugar confectionery style. GDR's star architect Hermann Henselmann, who had also designed the distinctive towers of the Frankfurt Gate in the course of the Karl-Marx-Allee, had planned the course. If you stroll along the Karl-Marx-Allee, you can learn all about the history of the GDR splendor boulevard on numerous information boards.
February 28, 2019
Strausberger Platz, Berlin
Strausberger Platz is a large urban square in the Friedrichshain district of Berlin and marks the border to the Mitte district. It is connected to Alexanderplatz via Karl-Marx-Allee and to United Nations Square via Lichtenberger Straße. These two streets intersect in an oval roundabout at Strausberger Platz.
August 26, 2022
"There is hardly any other place in Berlin where history can be traced as well as at Strausberger Platz. Today, the houses, built in the" confectioner's style ", only give an idea of what the square with the adjacent Karl-Marx-Allee must have seen Destruction, reconstruction, demonstrations ... and today? Today, Strausberger Platz is developing into a new Berlin hotspot that reflects pure city life. But first, let's look back at the history and experiences of this extraordinary place. "It continues here:
February 19, 2020
Strausberger Platz is a large urban square in the Berlin district of Friedrichshain.
April 21, 2021
The construction site at Strausberger Platz was one of the starting points for the strikes against the increased labor standards in the GDR on June 16, 1953 and thus the uprising on June 17, 1953.
In addition to apartments, the child's house housed a puppet theater, a kindergarten, a children's department store and a children's café on the top floor, which was labeled “Adults only when accompanied by children”. The banisters with fairy tale motifs were remarkable. The miniature animals that delighted the children can no longer be found since the renovation of the house in the 1990s.
The Berlin House contained restaurants, cafés and a bar on the lower and upper floors. The two gate buildings each have a large inscription on their west side, the House of the Child a quote from Goethe's Faust II: “I would like to see such a crowd stand free ground with free people ”.
November 6, 2021
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