The historic architectural ensemble at Strausberger Platz has been the home for our blog author Daphne after winning the Central Berlin Apartment Lottery in 2015.
The conditions of participation:
“It’s taken for granted that you’re a fan of Berlin, and that you’d love to live here. So, tell us why Strausberger Platz is where you belong. What qualifies you? What talents do you bring? What do you normally do in life? We want to be sure that, like Berlin, you are dynamic, creative, unconventional, communicative, networked and cosmopolitan.”
Living rent-free for one year in the heart of Berlin.
27-year-old Daphne Damiaans from Haarlem won our lottery and in the end it has been two years, that she was living rent-free at Strausberger Platz – blogging about her life in Berlin. In her posts, she shares her impressions and experiences as well as the fruits of her research into East German history, architecture and culture.
Read on for a ‘Best of’ compilation of Daphne’s 10 most popular posts, which you have shared, clicked, liked and commented the most!
GDR furniture is far more than plastic design from the 70s and collectors from all over the world are fascinated by the quality of the former East German design.
Convince yourself at our Central Berlin Gallery and visit the exhibition which is dedicated to Ludwig Schirmer’s images on ‘The Building-Block Principle’.
Karlshorst Racetrack boasts a tradition of thrilling horseracing events that goes back over a 100 years. Read on to find out more about the turbulent history of the track in the district of Lichtenberg within easy reach of Central Berlin.
Bordering on Berlin-Mitte, Strausberger Platz is located in Friedrichshain, one of Berlin’s most popular districts. The district owes much of its current fame to a mile-long stretch of road that has made Friedrichshain what it is today: Warschauer Straße, the district’s beating heart.
The Grand Hotel on Friedrichstraße celebrated its grand opening almost exactly 30 years ago on 1 August 1987. A high-end property by contemporary standards, the hotel’s unique architectural style and location enriched the local hospitality scene, offering a memorable experience to well-heeled visitors to East Berlin.