Location 1. TACHELES (ARTS CENTRE)Address: Oranienburger Straße 54-56, U-Bahn (= underground) line 6 to Oranienburger TorFrom the film: Good Bye, Lenin!
Tacheles is an artists’ collective which before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was THE place to be for young people in East Berlin, a venue for bands, an exhibition space for artists, in short a dynamic meeting place. Tacheles has since been renovated and remains an important centre for artists from all disciplines: from theatre to dance, cabaret through to film. Some of the artists can be seen working in the space behind the building where they also exhibit their works.
Location 2. KARL MARX ALLEE
Address: Karl-Marx-Allee 33, U-Bahn line 5 to Schilling Straße
From the film: Das Leben der Anderen
In the former East Berlin Karl-Marx-Allee was the most important thoroughfare where large scale public events such as military parades were held. The tall blocks of flats and wide streets were designed by Russian architects in the middle of the 20th century and are similar to the broad avenues found in Paris.
Location 3. OBERBAUMBRÜCKE
Address: Oberbaumbrücke. U-Bahn lines 1 & 8 to Schlesisches Tor
From the film: Lola rennt
The Oberbaumbrücke is considered the most beautiful bridge in Berlin with the distinctive feature that this is where the U-Bahn crosses over the street on the double-deck bridge. One of the border posts between East and West Berlin was situated at this bridge. If you go from Kreuzberg across the bridge you can see on the left in Mühlenstraße one of the few sections of the Berlin Wall still standing.
Location 4. ALEXANDERPLATZ
Address: Alexanderplatz, U-Bahn lines 2, 5 & 8 to Alexanderplatz
From the film: The Bourne Supremacy
Alexanderplatz was named after the Russian Tsar Alexander I. In the 1960s this was the heart of East Berlin. The first thing you notice is the 365m high television tower and then the world clock in the middle of the square.