Have you always wanted to move to Berlin – the colorful, trend-setting capital that is home to the most start-ups and the liveliest cultural scenes? Then grab your pen (or hit your keyboard) and tell us exactly why you would like to live at Strausberger Platz , and what you would like to report on there as a blogger.
Once you have moved in, your have the opportuninty to tell the world about your experiences: Report for the Eastern Blog and tell us how it feels to live there – about the things you see and the people you meet.
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How can you enter?
You have until 23 March 2015 to submit your text about Strausberger Platz via lottery.centralberlin.de/. The competition is open to anyone aged 18 years and over. The winner will be selected by the jury of Einar Skjerven (CEO of Skjerven Group) Christian Tänzler (Press Officer for VisitBerlin) and Andreas Tölke (Author). Awaiting the winner is an authentically modernized three-room apartment on the first floor of one of Strausberger Platz’s impressive apartment buildings. The 73-square-meter apartment offers much more than a bright kitchen and a fully-equipped, modern bathroom with a bathtub; it also offers a unique view out over Strausberger Platz and its landmark “floating ring” fountain. The jury will announce the lucky winner in the beginning of April and the apartment in central Berlin will be ready for the winner to move into for a year from May 1.
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Why the prize draw? To give you a taste of history!
With this international apartment lottery the Skjerven Group is building on the momentous history of Strausberger Platz and Karl-Marx-Allee. Back when this was part of East Germany many of the apartments around Strausberger Platz were also allocated by lottery. This last great European boulevard was constructed in the fifties as part of the German Democratic Republic’s development program. In return for helping with the reconstruction work (either 300 hours or 100 half-shifts), the GDR’s citizens were entered into the draw for one of the coveted apartments. Some 40,000 volunteer workers took part.
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