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Scheunenviertel, Berlin

Scheunenviertel - Berlin, Germany
Scheunenviertel
Steinstraße, Berlin, Germany 10178Map
(Gormanstraße)
Neighborhood: Mitte
Overview

Known as the Scheuenviertel ("Barn Quarter") because of the barns that were built here to store hay in the 17th century, the area around Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz used to be the centre of the so-called "Eastern Jewish" community. Destroyed by stormtroopers during the Nazi era, few of the original buildings were left standing and the whole area fell into disrepair in the post-war years. Recently revamped and refurbished, the streets around Steinstraße, Mulakstraße and Gormanstraße are now home to numerous restaurants, cafés and bars providing sustenance to hungry and thirsty tourists.

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Scheunenviertel General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz: S1, S2, S25
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