Frankfurter Allee privatisation project
Karl-Marx-Allee is an important street in Berlin’s districts of Mitte and Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Magnificent apartment blocks from the 1950s in the style of Socialist Classicism are special highlights worth a visit. The avenue was first called Große Frankfurter Straße before it was renamed Stalinallee on Stalin’s 70th birthday and Karl-Marx-Allee in 1961. It leads from Alexanderplatz via Strausberger Platz to Frankfurter Tor where it merges into Frankfurter Allee. The adjacent residential buildings (the so-called Henselmann buildings), which extend from Strausberger Platz beyond Frankfurter Tor to Frankfurter Allee, were designed as workers’ palaces and were to represent the strength and engineering art of the German Democratic Republic.
The next underground service is available nearby at Frankfurter Tor (U5) station. Road traffic is ideally connected in all directions via Karl-Marx-Allee in the direction of Alexanderplatz, Lichtenberger Straße/Holzmarktstraße in the direction of Ostbahnhof, O2-World/East-Side or in the direction of Prenzlauer Berg and Pankow and via Frankfurter Allee out of town via the Ring-Center.