XIX Century / Secession in Berlin. 1. Graefekiez

Berlin Graefekiez 1

The Graefekiez area is located on the east side of Kreuzberg district in Berlin. The two main streets are Diffenbachstraße and Graefestraße.
From the side of Kottbuser Dam, the street begins with a small square called Hohenstaufenplatz. The street opens with a  church-hospital-senior home complex built in 1908 in a “Gründerzeitbebauung”, that is “the time of the founders” style.

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The style is supposed to imitate mythical times from when the german people arose (around the time of late antique – early medieval period)

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From there we can go through Diffenbachstraße. The tenements here (the ones that remained till this day) were built at the turn of the century in a revivalist style, combining neobaroque and neoclassical styles with a dose of Jugendstil.

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See my other entries on Art Nouveau/Jugendstil buildings in Berlin:

Hotel Splendid: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/01/11/art-nouveau-traces-in-berlin-1-splendid-hotel/

Geisebrechtstraße: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/01/12/art-nouveau-traces-in-berlin-2-geisebrechtstrasse/

Tietz: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/02/02/berlin-brothers-tietz-shopping-mall-gebruder-tietz-jugendstil-art-nouveau/

Bülowstraße: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/02/16/u-bahn-station-at-buelowstrasse-art-nouveau-jugendstil/

Roter Adler: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/03/01/art-nouveau-traces-in-berlin-roter-adler-hotel-michaelsen-palais/

Admiralspalast: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/03/08/admiralspalast-art-nouveau-jugendstil/

Wittenbergplatz: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/05/10/wittenbergplatz-subway-u-bahn-station-in-berlin-charlottenburg/

Französischer Friedhof:  https://seeinberlin.com/2016/05/24/the-dorothenstadt-french-cemetery-dorotheenstadtischer-franzosischer-friedhof/

Thomasiusstraße: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/06/07/apartment-building-at-thomasiusstrasse-art-nouveau-jugendstil-belle-epoque/

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