Episode 47: Hackesche Höfe



Rosenthaler Strasse 40, 10178 Berlin


  • Opened in 1906
  • Under national preservation since 1972
  • Area size: 27.000 m2

This week, we introduce you to Berlin’s most special courtyards, the Hackesche Höfe. To avoid any confusion, let’s quickly distinguish between Hackescher Markt and Hackesche Höfe. Sometimes these names are used interchangeably, but they actually refer to two distinct places. Hackescher Markt is a beautiful market square and busy transport intersection with a super pretty Italian Neo-Renaissance style S-Bahn station.  And across that square, you can find the Hackesche Höfe, an ensemble of connected courtyards.

Berlin’s Hackesche Höfe have a lot to offer: a cozy courtyard feeling, exquisite design shops, amazing architecture and quite some history. Sounds interesting? Yes it does, and we’ll fill you in on the most exciting details about this place. You can find the Hackesche Höfe right in the city’s historic center Berlin Mitte, neatly tucked in between Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstrasse  and Museum Island. This favorable location makes the Hacksche Höfe a hot-spot and a must-see place for every tourist in town. But the place has more to offer than just being a nice photo opportunity.

Immerse with us into the depth of this courtyard labyrinth and get to know the story behind the Hackesche Höfe in our talk below!

Episode and photo: Ute Linden

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