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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

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Further information:

www.welterbesiedlungen-berlin.de

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Evenemang

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.

Aktuella datum:

27.09.2018 - 01.07.2020

Plats för eventet

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

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Every two years, the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art showcases the latest works by international artists at various locations in the German capital.

The three-month exhibition provides a space for artistic experimentation, while identifying and critically examining the latest trends in the art world. It is an opportunity especially for young artists to communicate with a global audience. The Berlin Biennale is organised by the KW Institute for Contemporary Art.

Aktuella datum:

28.06.2019 - 29.09.2019

Plats för eventet

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin

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“ELVIS – The Musical” is a show experience of a very special kind, which turns back the clock to bring the cult of Elvis Presley to life again!
"The King" is performed by Grahame Patrick, whose brilliant performance presents Elvis’ entire musical life, including gospel, blues and uninhibited rock´n´roll. In the show, Patrick creates the perfect illusion – every gesture and facial expression is exactly right, the costumes are identical down to the last sequin, and, of course, he sings live! A host recounts the different periods of Elvis’ life, bringing the King a little closer to everyone.

Aktuella datum:

31.07.2019 - 08.09.2019

Plats för eventet

Estrel Festival Center
Sonnenallee 225
12057 Berlin
Fon: 030 6831 0
Fax: 030 6831 2345
ticket@estrel.com
www.stars-in-concert.de

Arrangör

Stars in Concert
Sonnenallee 225
12057 Berlin
Fon: 030 6831 6831
Fax: 030 6831 2345
ticket@estrel.com
http://www.stars-in-concert.de/de/

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