The 1901 neo-baroque Neuer Marstall by Ernst von Ihne once sheltered royal horses and carriages. In 1918, revolutionaries hatched plans...
This perkily turreted church is a rare neo-Gothic design by Schinkel (1830) and cuts a commanding presence on the Werderscher Markt....
This futuristic five-floor structure opens up a window on the Berlin City Palace, to be called 'Humboldt-Forum', whose reconstruction...
Tourist-geared but cosy, this brewpub is the only place where you can guzzle the local St Georg pilsner. In winter the woodsy beer hall...
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 from the demolished original Berlin City Palace from where 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.