Karl Marx Allee, Berlin

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    Karl Marx Allee

    by alancollins Updated Nov 25, 2008

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    Karl Marx Allee which is nearly 2kms in length, is located between Strausberger Platz and Frankfurter Tor. The area was totally destroyed during WW2 and work started in 1949 on what was then called Stalinallee to construct what was going to be a showpiece road and area for the new GDR. The avenue was widen to 90m to accommodate parades and over the next 10 years 8 storey blocks of flats, shops and restaurants were constructed in the socialist classicism style. During June 1953 there was a workers uprising against the communist government which was quashed by military force costing 125 lives. Over the years the buildings gradually became run down but during the 1990’s work was started to restore the buildings and the area is now a historic monument. As I wandered along early on a Sunday afternoon I noticed that a couple of the larger restaurants were popular with diners consuming their Sunday Brunch. The area is worth a visit just to view the soviet style of architecture.

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    by sabsi Updated Sep 14, 2003

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    Have a look at a huge road full of Soviet style buildings built in the 1950s. I love this street, it looks gorgeous!! It's probably my favourite street in Berlin!

    I even had the chance to look at the inside of these buildings. The flats are great, I'd love to live there some day. But it's really hard to get a free flat here I guess!

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