Von Zuckerbäckern und Arbeiterpalästen – Berliner Moderne
Bike Touring Highlight
visitBerlin planned a bike ride.
June 13, 2019
The Frankfurter Allee is the main character of this tour right through Berlin. If you ride your bike over the bike lanes to the side of the wide street with its impressive buildings left and right, you will feel what everything was built here in the 1950s: The Stalinallee - as the Frankfurter Allee was called from 1949 - was the prestige object of the GDR. It was to show that the GDR also has more to offer the working people than the capitalist West - not simple apartments, but real palaces! Critics have ridiculed this architectural style as a sugar confectioner's style.From today's point of view, we know that most of the once so magnificent houses would have long since been abandoned to decay, the entire street, which is now a listed building, would not have been extensively renovated after reunification. And so the whole street shines today in its original glory - maybe even a little bit more.Along the route, you will pass buildings that are reminiscent of West German buildings of the Berlin Modern Age. Between Strausberger Platz and Alexanderplatz, cultural buildings such as Kino Kosmos, Kino International and Café Moskau follow a similar, functional and functional style. It is worth stopping here to look at the buildings in peace, or to extend the break with a movie or a hot coffee.Then the route makes a turn to the west of Berlin. Passing the Siegessäule (Victory Column), you will cross the Tiergarten and then take a look at two monumental architectural works of Berlin Modernism: the Bauhaus Archive and the Neue Nationalgalerie. Then you drive via the Karl-Marx-Allee and the Frankfurter Allee back to the starting point of the tour.
June 14, 2019