Kraftwerk Mitte


If you are interested in urbanism and the redevelopment of industrial facilities, check out this giant 19th-century red-brick powerplant reborn as a cultural venue, housing a namesake nightclub, two theatres (including Staatsoperette), two music schools and the Energy Museum. In summer, there are a few open-air cafes scattered around the vast premises.

Wi-fi is free in the entire area.

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