Neuer Marstall

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

The 1901 neo-baroque Neuer Marstall (New Stables) by Ernst von Ihne once sheltered royal horses and carriages. In 1918, revolutionaries hatched plans to topple the Prussian monarchy here; a GDR-era bronze relief on the (north) facade facing Schlossplatz shows Karl Liebknecht proclaiming a German socialist republic that same year. The building now hosts concerts of the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler , a prestigious music academy.

The Neuer Marstall is an extension of the 1670 Alter Marstall (Old Stables), which is Berlin’s oldest baroque building. It rubs shoulders with the Ribbeckhaus , the city’s only surviving Renaissance structure. Both harbour public libraries.