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Past and present united

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losterstraße is the nucleus and the origin of the city of Berlin. And BEAM marks the entrance to this historic quarter that is on its way to completely reinventing itself. Here, a completely new quarter is being built on Molkenmarkt, envisaged as an innovative campus for the city community. When the old is united with the new, the future can be shaped.


You could taste brandy in Waisenstraße already as early as 1621. A groom of the elector at the time opened a drinking parlour on the ground floor of a residential building. Rebuilt after destruction in the Second World War, Zur Letzten Instanz in the historic Klosterviertel quarter is now a listed building and one of the oldest restaurants in Berlin.

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Littenstraße is home to one of eleven district courts in Berlin, which was built between 1896 and 1904 as a municipal court based on the designs by Paul Thoemer, Rudolf Mönnich and Otto Schmalz. Badly destroyed in the Second World War, subsequently restored and listed as a historical monument, this was the place of the Supreme Court of the GDR.

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© 2016 Ansgar Koreng


At Krögel 2, the focus is on arts and crafts and design. The Direktorenhaus (Director’s House), the main building of the Alten Münze (Old Mint), is today an art and cultural centre. The adjacent production halls housed the Prussian mint, which was built by Johann Heinrich Gentz around 1798. Today, the areas are considered a transit zone for artisans, designers and manufacturers.

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