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Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin

Categories: Neighborhoods, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Step back in time to post-World War II Germany at Karl-Marx-Allee, one of East Germany's main housing projects during the postwar reconstruction. Built by the German Democratic Republic between 1952 and 1960, the enormous development contained apartments for workers, shops, restaurants, a hotel, and a cinema considered enormous by the era's standards. Wedding cake-style buildings in the social classicist style tower above the nearly 2 km long avenue. The facades are adorned with ceramic facings with traditional Berlin iconography by Karl Friedrick Schnickel. As you walk down the grand boulevard, you will be able to imagine life in 1950s East Germany, when this area was a prime shopping destination and icon of the new Soviet era. Put Karl-Marx-Allee into our Berlin trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Is a very large, very wide Avenue, well wooded and run some of the "tourist route". I walked by it from start to end and really liked it!
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  • East Germany era various parade is held. This is the Avenue stretched wide enough for it just to tickle your funny line in 1 kg? One was a 4-lane, median is 4 lanes. If buses can in the best mood will be unfortunately now was no appearance. Tour buses will run.
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  • Architecture in the Moscow "Sugar baby style", built in GDR times for officials. The popular uprising in East Germany, evolved from a strike of the East German construction workers due to boost the Normen.hier, 1956.
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