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The Friedrichstrasse runs through Berlin as a north-south axis. Between Checkpoint Charlie and the Friedrichstrasse train station, a popular shopping mile was created after reunification.

The straight north-south axis in the centre of Berlin experienced an incomparable rebirth after the fall of the Wall in 1989. Countless construction projects have resulted in the creation of a completely new shopping mile between Checkpoint Charlie and Friedrichstrasse station.

Galeries Lafayette und Quartier 206

The centrepiece is the Friedrichstadt-Passagen with the French department store Galeries Lafayette (corner of Französische Straße), designed by Jean Nouvel, Quartier 206 with selected upscale boutiques by Henry N. Cobb and Quartier 205 by Oswald Mathias Ungers.

Admiralspalast and Friedrichstadtpalast

The Friedrichstraße was once as notorious as legendary as an entertainment mile. In the Admiralspalast and the Friedrichstadtpalast, located north of the train station, the tradition lives on with variety shows and glamorous revues.

Berliner Ensemble

The Berliner Ensemble on Schiffbauerdamm, once the workplace of the dramatist Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), is one of the leading German theatres.

Friedrichstraße station as border crossing point

During the division of Berlin, the Bahnhof Friedrichstraße, opened in 1882, played a sad role. Today, an exhibition in the glass pavilion called the Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears) reminds us that the busy traffic junction between 1963 and 1990 was a border crossing between the GDR and West Berlin.

Friedrichstraße Berlin


The Friedrichstrasse runs through Berlin as a north-south axis. Between Checkpoint Charlie and Friedrichstraße station a popular shopping mile has been created after the reunification of Germany  more


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Friedrichstr. 83
10117 Berlin

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Mitte District

Friedrichstraße in the heart of Berlin is home to fashion stores for international luxury and high street brands, books, jewellery and upscale home decor.  more

Ein Mann fotografiert bei sonnigen Wetter das Brandenburger Tor

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Last edited: 21 January 2020