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Potsdamer Straße/Kleistpark
Berlin, Berlin 10783
+49 (0)30 25 0025 (Touristen Information)
Until about 100 years ago, Kleistpark was the location of Berlin's botanical gardens. However, when the suburb of Schöneberg became part of the city itself, the gardens were moved further out to the district of Dahlem. The remaining area was turned into a park and the baroque colonnades which now form the entrance were moved here from their former home at Alexanderplatz. The park is surrounded by an interesting collection of 20th century architecture, including a neo-baroque court building and a skyscraper by Bruno Taut, both of which were constructed to match the colonnades. The court building housed the notorious Nazi "People's Court". After the War it became the headquarters of the Allied Controlling Committee for Germany.

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Kleistpark photo by Stephan
Kleistpark Photo: Stephan
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Kleistpark Photo: ze_carrots

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