Scheuenviertel Walking Tour, Berlin

Scheuenviertel Walking Tour, Berlin
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You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Berlin Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Berlin Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Scheuenviertel or "the Barn Quarter" was named so after the barns built here in the 17th century to store hay. Once the center of the Eastern Jewish community, nowadays Scheuenviertel is a trendy entertainment, art, and shopping zone.

Scheuenviertel Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Scheuenviertel Walking Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Berlin (See other walking tours in Berlin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Author: clare
Volksbühne

1) Volksbühne

The Volksbühne ("People's Theater") is a theater in Berlin, Germany. Located in Berlin's city center Mitte on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in what was the GDR's capital. The Volksbühne was built during the years 1913 to 1914 and was designed by Oskar Kaufmann, with integrated sculpture by Franz Metzner. It has its origin in an organization known as the "Freie Volksbühne" which sketched out the vision for a theater "of the people" in 1892. The goal of the...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Allee Schönhauser Straße

2) Allee Schönhauser Straße

Allee Schönhauser Straße is the main shopping lane in the Prenzlauer Berg district. This former major transport route once linked Berlin and the Palace Shonhauzen, hence the name Allee Schönhauser (German: Schönhauser Alley). Nowadays, this lively road is lined with small, independent boutiques that sell Berlin-designed clothing and accessories, as well as art books and things for...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Neue Schönhauser Strasse

3) Neue Schönhauser Strasse

Neue Schönhauser Strasse is the place where stores are a bit more high-end than in any other part of the city. One of the main boutiques here is the atelier of Claudia Skoda, the icon of the 1970's. Neue Schönhauser Street also has some shopping opportunities for bizarre...   view more
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Hackesche Höfe

4) Hackesche Höfe (must see)

The Hackesche Höfe is a complex of eight interlinked courtyards. It has shops, residential apartments and offices and is one of the most visited locations in Berlin.

Hackesche Höfe was built by a glass manufacturer named Hans Quiltz in 1901. It was primarily a Jewish locality until the Nazi regime. It had many upscale shops and residences at the time including a cabaret, Jewish girls’ club, a ballroom, a poet’s society and factories. It is regarded as one of the finest examples of...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Sophienkirche

5) Sophienkirche

The Sophienkirche is an Evangelical Church in Berlin which is only open during services. It is a landmark building in the city and also one of its few well preserved churches.

The baroque styled Sophienkirche was built in 1712 under the patronage of Queen Sophie Louise the Queen of King Frederick I of Prussia. It is one of the finest examples of Baroque style architecture in Germany. It has the architectural style of protestant churches of the early 19th century. The 69 meter tower was added...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Clärchens Ballhaus

6) Clärchens Ballhaus

The Clärchens Ballhaus is the last surviving Berlin ballrooms that were commonplace in the city during the 1920s. It survived World War II and communism and closed down soon after the unification of Germany. After a recent refurbishment has become a vibrant dancing venue in the city once again.

The Clärchens Ballhaus was established in 1913 by Fritz Buhler. At the time it was called the Buhler Ballhaus. After his death in World War II, his wife Clara Habermann took over the management and...   view more
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Kunst-Werke

7) Kunst-Werke

The Kunst-Werke (KW) is one of Berlin's most notable contemporary art venues. Unlike many other museums, the KW has no permanent exhibition. Founded in the early 1990s, it is missioned to support innovation, collaborations, and curatorial creativity. The institution is housed in a former margarine factory in Mitte, comprising five floors of transformable space and a spacious courtyard for outdoor presentations. On site there is also an impressive glass cafe, Cafe Bravo, created by artist...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Bonbonmacherei

8) Bonbonmacherei

Bonbonmacherei is a small shop on Oranienburger Street in Berlin, which sells handmade sweets found nowhere else but here. Part of the treat is the unique opportunity to watch candies being painstakingly prepared before your very eyes. The air of Berliner Bonbonmacherei is thick with peppermint, strawberry and other delicious aromas. Made with vintage equipment in a strict accordance with historic recipes, its signature sweets include humbugs, sour drops, and green leaf-shaped...   view more
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Neue Synagoge

9) Neue Synagoge (must see)

The Neue Synagoge ("New Synagogue") was built 1859–1866 as the main synagogue of the Berlin Jewish community, on Oranienburger Straße. Because of its splendid eastern Moorish style and resemblance to the Alhambra, it is an important architectural monument of the second half of the 19th century in Berlin. The building was designed by Eduard Knoblauch. The front of the building, facing Oranienburger Straße, is richly ornamented with shaped bricks and terracotta, accented by coloured...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Monbijoupark

10) Monbijoupark

Monbijou Park is a large green space covering over 3 hectares in the busy commercial area of Mitte in Berlin. It was once the garden of the Royal Palace where the soldier king of Prussia, Frederick William I and his wife, Sophia Dorothea resided.

Monbijou Park was laid as the garden of Monbijou Palace on the banks of the River Spree. Queen Sophia Dorothea named the park and palace Monbijou which means ‘my jewel’ in French. The castle was almost completely destroyed during the Berlin...   view more
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