The 1901 neobaroque Neuer Marstall by Ernst von Ihne once sheltered royal horses and carriages. In 1918 revolutionaries hatched plans to...
Berlin's biggest construction site, the Humboldt Forum, will be a museum and an art and cultural centre built to look like an exact...
This futuristic structure opens up a window on the Berlin City Palace, to be called the Humboldt Forum , the reconstruction of which has...
Lost in Grub Street
This cocktail bar packs a punch, so to speak. The focus here is on ‘Big Bowls’: huge stainless steel vessels filled with potent punch...
On the top floor of the Humboldt-Box , this cafe is a fabulous place for relaxing over coffee, cake or a light meal with stunning views...
Schlossplatz 1 · interesting places nearby
The hulking 1960 State Council Building is the only remaining Schlossplatz structure from the GDR era. It integrates the arched portal of the original, demolished Berlin City Palace, from which Karl Liebknecht proclaimed a socialist republic on 9 November 1918.
The colourful window in the foyer is by the artist Walter Womacka and depicts scenes from the German workers' movement. Somewhat ironically, the building is now used by a private international business school financed by such blue-chip corporations as Bayer, Deutsche Bank and Siemens.