Episode 78: Klosterkirche

roberta caldas klosterkirche

Location:

Klosterstrasse 73a, 10179 Berlin

Facts:

  • Originally a fieldstone church
  • Housed the first press in Berlin

You probably noticed by now that there are not so many buildings from the time of Berlin’s foundation. Well, Berlin went through a lot during the 20th century, but there are still some traces of the old and original Berlin around. You just need to look closer.

One of them is the Klosterkirche in Mitte. Today an exhibition space and one of the few witnesses of Berlin’s origin, these ruins have a lot of history to tell. Just a taste of it: did you know that Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Berlin’s rockstar architect, went to school there?

To learn more, listen to the talk below:

Photo and episode: Roberta Caldas

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