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Berlin Modernism Housing Estates

Berlin Modernism Housing Estates

Appearing between 1913 and 1934, Berlin's six Modernist housing estates, with their promise of 'light, air and sunshine' for residents, provided a welcome antidote to the gloomy tenement buildings of Wilhelmine Germany. Their clean lines made them hugely influential in 20th century architecture and town planning.

Contemporary, light-filled, welcoming, well-proportioned and above all affordable for ordinary people, these apartments with kitchens, bathrooms and balconies were innovative in their time and even today have retained their fresh feel. The timeless design of Gartenstadt Falkenberg, the Schillerpark estate, Wohnstadt Carl Legien, Weisse Stadt, 'Siemens town' and the Britz estate (also known as the horseshoe estate because of the distinctive design of its main building) has ensured they all remain popular places to live to this day. By visiting the exhibition apartments or taking a guided tour of the buildings, all of which have been fully preserved, you can get a real feel for what it's like to live in such an innovative environment. The principal architects responsible for the planning of the estates were Bruno Taut and Martin Wagner but some star architects of the day, such as Hans Scharoun, Hugo Häring and Walter Gropius were also involved.

Anyone wanting to visit the estates should allow plenty of time, as they are spread right across Berlin – although this does provide a good opportunity to take a tour of the city by public transport. On the horseshoe estate, don't miss Tautes Heim, the holiday home that the lead architect Bruno Taut built for himself there. Fully renovated with all its 1920s-style fixtures and fittings, the house represents a trip back in time.

Opening times, tours and tips

'Siemens town':

UNESCO World Heritage information office with café

Further information: http://www.visitberlin.de/de/ort/grosssiedlung-siemensstadt

Britz Estate – the horseshoe estate:

UNESCO World Heritage info-point

Further information: http://www.visitberlin.de/de/ort/grosssiedlung-britz-hufeisensiedlung

Tautes Heim:

UNESCO World Heritage as accommodation: this authentically restored holiday home in the horseshoe estate allows you to experience what it was like to live here in the 1920s and 1930s.

Further information: www.tautes-heim.de

Guided tours

www.ticket-b.de

Further information:

www.welterbesiedlungen-berlin.de

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The Palast is by far the most visited theatre in Berlin. On the biggest theatre stage in the world, over half a million guests each year experience the finest modern show entertainment. With over 100 artists, the last magnificent building of the GDR stages the world’s largest revue shows.

VIVID is a declaration of love to life. Featuring more than 100 stunning artists on the world’s biggest theater stage. A production budget of 12 million euros for spectacular costumes and stage sets of unparalleled dimensions. A kaleidoscope of physical perfection and outstanding artistic performances that may prompt tears of joy. Accompany R’eye on her hypersensuous identity quest and indulge your eyes in spectacular diversity.

Sljedeći termini:

27.09.2018 - 01.07.2020

Mjesto održavanja manifestacije

Friedrichstadt-Palast
Friedrichstr. 107
10117 Berlin
Fon: +49 30 2326 2326
tickets@palast.berlin
www.palast.berlin

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Friedrichstadt-Palast
Friedrichstr. 107
10117 Berlin
Fon: +49 30 2326 2326
tickets@palast.berlin
http://www.palast.berlin

Ne odgovaramo za cijene, termine i radno vrijeme.

Located in Berlin Mitte, the very heart of the capital, the Hackesche Höfe complex is Germany's largest series of enclosed courtyards and one of Berlin's main attractions. This is where you will find the atmospheric Chamäleon Theatre, a charming venue whose historical, art nouveau concert hall goes hand in hand with superb cuisine and the latest in stage technology. It is the perfect setting for variety, cabaret and events that are out of the ordinary.

Walking into the Hackesche Höfe, with its maze of interconnected courtyards and artistically significant historical façades, feels like stepping back into turn-of-the-century Berlin.This magnificent structure was originally opened in 1906 and comprehensively renovated in 1994. Today, it is an ideal home for the Chamäleon Theatre and its premium entertainment format, which combines different artistic genres and innovative programming to make it a pioneering force in German theatre and variety. The theatre's former ballroom was lovingly restored in 2004/2005 and – thanks to its glamorous art nouveau features and wonderful ambience – is one of Berlin's loveliest auditoriums. Behind the scenes, however, there is nothing but the very latest in technology. High-end lighting and sound systems ensure maximum visual and acoustic pleasure, and an adaptable stage system accommodates a wide variety of stage designs. Even the seating within the auditorium can be changed as required to suit the audience's needs. A well-stocked bar and excellent cuisine served by the partner restaurant 'al dente' round off the bill nicely, guaranteeing theatre-goers the perfect culinary accompaniment to a fine evening's entertainment.

Sljedeći termini:

23.02.2019 - 18.08.2019

Mjesto održavanja manifestacije

Chamäleon Theater
Rosenthaler Straße 40
10178 Berlin

Ne odgovaramo za cijene, termine i radno vrijeme.

The "loveliest variety theatre in Europe", a "variety gem", "probably the most beautiful auditorium in Berlin" – just some of the rave reviews given to the Wintergarten in Berlin. This charming music, variety and show theatre, which reopened in 2009 under the same name as its internationally acclaimed forebear, is continuing a tradition of great entertainment with a wonderful, diverse programme. This is where locals and visitors pass beneath the legendary star-studded canopy and enter into an atmospheric world of mirrors, wood and dark red velvet.

At the Wintergarten, the stage is set for the best that variety has to offer – from Meret Becker to the Tiger Lillies, from Max Raabe to Eckart von Hirschhausen, from new talents to international stars. It's all part of a great tradition dating back to 1887, when the original Wintergarten variety theatre wowed audiences on Friedrichstrasse, in the Berlin-Mitte quarter, until its demise in 1944.The theatre was relaunched on Potsdamer Strasse in 1992, but the curtain went up for the final time in January 2009, despite the venue's great popularity. By February 2010, however, this wonderful institution's name was once more up in lights, and the new Wintergarten opened its doors with a glittering premiere of the 'Great Variety Show', a homage to the genre's illustrious past. Since then, three lavish, inhouse variety shows have been playing to audiences all year round and the theatre has re-booted the classic dining theatre concept with its own contemporary take: Show and Dine. Whether you feel like a light bite or a three-course meal, a bottle of wine, glass of champagne or a cocktail, the Wintergarten will have just the thing to add some sparkle to your evening.

Sljedeći termini:

06.03.2019 - 30.06.2019

Mjesto održavanja manifestacije

Wintergarten
Potsdamer Straße 96
10785 Berlin

Ne odgovaramo za cijene, termine i radno vrijeme.

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