Mitte: Southeast

Mitte: Southeast

Concrete high-rise buildings, old buildings, the proximity to water, and Kreuzberg right next door - this is what the southeast of Berlin's Mitte district has to offer.

  • Mitte - Luisenstadt© Franziska Delenk
    Concrete apartment building on Leipziger Straße
  • Mitte - Luisenstadt© Franziska Delenk
    Concrete apartment building on Leipziger Straße
  • Mitte - Luisenstadt© Franziska Delenk
    Concrete apartment building on Leipziger Straße
  • Engelbecken© dpa
    Engelbecken
  • Mitte - Luisenstadt© Franziska Delenk
    Fountain in front of the Engelbecken
  • Mitte - Luisenstadt© Franziska Delenk
    Engelbecken
  • Mitte - Luisenstadt© Franziska Delenk
    Heinrich-Heine-Straße
  • Mitte - Luisenstadt© Franziska Delenk
    Köllnischer Park
  • Mitte - Luisenstadt© Franziska Delenk
    Rungestraße
  • Mitte - Stralauer Vorstadt© Franziska Delenk
    Lichtenberger Straße
  • Mitte - Stralauer Vorstadt© Franziska Delenk
    Schillingstraße
  • Mitte - Stralauer Vorstadt© Franziska Delenk
    Strausberger Platz
The southeast of Mitte, with the historic neighborhoods Luisenstadt and Stralauer Vorstadt, is dominated by prefabricated concrete buildings. However, there are exceptions, especially in Luisenstadt south of the Spree and the historic Berlin up to Kreuzberg.

Köllnischer Park

Exceptions are, for example, the neighborhood around Köllnischer Park and the old buildings on Rungestraße with their commercial courtyards, where you will find various galleries, agencies, offices, the Museum of Computer Games, and a private acting school. You can quickly reach Alexanderplatz, Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg, or Potsdamer Platz.

Engelbecken and Michaelkirchplatz

Not far away are the Engelbecken and Michaelkirchplatz, and thus the border to Kreuzberg. From 1961 to 1990, the Berlin Wall ran right through this historic area of Luisenstadt. Current plans envisage a structural densification of the area, which was badly damaged during the Second World War. To this day, some sections of the bank are still being used or lie fallow.

Concrete buildings on Leipziger Straße

Leipziger Straße, which leads from the Fischerinsel to Potsdamer Platz, is a paradise for those who like concrete Soviet architecture. The Leipziger Straße housing estate was built starting in 1969 as a socialist counterpart to the Axel Springer high-rise building in West Berlin. The aim was to link residential and social functions. During the GDR era, the low-rise buildings between the 22 to 25-storey apartment blocks housed exclusive shops. These days, the apartments here have been extensively renovated.

Last edited: 14. July 2021

Portrait of Mitte