The Scheunenviertel in Berlin-Mitte
The Scheunenviertel is part of Berlin’s central district Mitte. Its focal point is the Hackesche Höfe, a warren of Jugendstil courtyards full of boutiques and cafés. Nearby our apartment is the art scene’s main drag, while the revived Jewish Quarter centres on the Neue Synagoge. The renovated Scheunenviertel is packed with galleries, bars and shops.
With many buildings in disrepair, rents became cheap in the early 90s, and the new residents soon learned how to take advantage of city subsidies for opening galleries and other cultural spaces. Result: Today, the Scheunenviertel has become Berlin’s hot cultural centre. It stretches around the curving north bank of the Spree and reaches out to the Museumsinsel (Museum Island) with its five renowned museums and its galleries .
The Scheunenviertel also is a main nightlife district. Historically, it was centre of Berlin’s immigrant community, including many Jews from Eastern Europe. During the 1990s the quarter again began to attract Jewish immigrants, including both young Americans and Orthodox Jews from the Soviet Union .
Surrounding the apartment you will find everything you need: cinemas, shops, parks, playgrounds. Berlin’s glitziest shopping street Friedrichstraße is only 10 minutes to walk .
Take the subway at “Oranienburger Straße” (S-Bahn) or at “Rosenthaler Platz” (U-Bahn), both stops are only 3 minutes within walking distance, and in a few more minutes you will arrive at Potsdamer Platz or at Alexanderplatz. The bus no. 240 stops right in front of our building and drops you directly by the main-station in 7 minutes.