Berlin is a buzzing metropolis. Germany’s capital city offers visitors and residents a wide and varied choice of exciting highlights and activities. Famous as a mecca for lovers of art and culture, Berlin also has a number of buildings that equal the architectural highlights of cities like Paris, Madrid and London.
While East Berlin was building the prestigious Karl-Marx-Allee, something equally ambitious was happening in the Hansaviertel of West Berlin. Both parts of the severely damaged city wanted to show their strength and resilience after the war, both parts wanted to introduce a new view on architecture and housing. The result couldn’t be more different, however: Karl-Marx-Allee is a typical example of monumental architecture, whereas the Hansaviertel is modernist.