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"The Tacheles Complex" Berlin-Mitte Tip by cwest03

Berlin-Mitte, Berlin: 14 reviews and 13 photos


The Tacheles Complex on Oranienburger Straße, built in 1907 was one of the largest warehouses in town in its time. World War II took its toll on this building and the results are still visible today as you can see in this picture. a good portion of the back side of this building was blown out. This didn't stop squatting artists from occupying the building and saving it from demolition in the early 1990s. The building today is home to artist studios, a cafe and a few bars. The building has actually been fixed up a bit since I first visited in 1998 but its war scared character has been retained. Some of the original spirit still remains however I fear that the mainstream has been moving in and will soon completely commercialize the area. It's hard to keep a good thing a secret. Check it out before it's completely lost it's charm.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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